Best Pop-Punk Bands
The Top Ten
Green Day is timeless. They have been able to stay at the top of the music world since the early 90's. They are incredible live, on cd and just in general.
In my opinion these guys are what made punk music what it is today, whether it's punk pop OR punk rock (although they are probably more punk rock to be honest). But either way they deserve to be No. 1, GO Green Day
Green Day is the reason I listen to music, why I love music, why I love to sing out loud, why I scream Green Day, why I sing in my sleep(), why I don't care what people say, why I live without warning... And what makes me wanna live!
Green Day is another band I think can actually be first because they have awesome story telling through there songs. I actually don't listen to Green Day only some of there songs but they have such meaningful and fun catchy melody as well as good stage performance. This band I don't mind being first but second in my truthful saying because I love blink 182 and have already placed the comment above. However visually and artistically and their videos produced on T.V. are sending powerful messages about falling in love or dysfunctional politicians. This band seemed to lead their style of music artistically and performed very seriously. However Bowling for soup I find their music more fun. But fall out boy shouldn't even be between 1-10th top list. They are the most girliest band and look like a bunch of kids trying to be a wanna be cute boys. Green Day and Blink much more serious in the undertaking of punk pop musician.
Blink created this style of music; they HAVE TO be number 1. Or if they're number 2, it should be Green Day number 1 because of their longevity too.
But not All Time Low! I love this last band, but without Blink, no ATL guys..!
Tom, Mark & Travis are gods of pop-punk music : Number 1!
Green Day brought the pop-punk movement into the limelight, then Blink 182 took it to the next level with Dude Ranch and Enema of the State. Every single pop-punk band of today will list Blink 182, The Offspring, and Green Day as their influences.
Blink should be number 1 because every band above them other than Green Day was influenced by Blink 182 so they should be number 1
Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker's music from 99' to 05' was just pop-punk at its finest. Arguably the greatest band in the genre (Green Day also) and really pushed the genre to the mainstream. blink-182 pre Enema with Scott Raynor on drums was awesome too with songs like Dammit, M&M's, Carousel, Josie and Wasting Time. I know they're more punk rock tracks they are still that same blink sound. Enema, TOYPAJ and Self-titled are all in the top 10 best pop punk albums of all time. Even after their long hiatus, they still made a solid comeback album in Neighbourhoods (which to me is criminally underrated).
For me blink with Matt Skiba is hard to compare to the dynamic duo which was Matt & Tom. I'm just glad they're still making music but would love for Delonge to make a return!
This band changed my vision of making my life. They're so great in live and they never made an album that disappointed me. That's why I vote for them. Same For Good Charlotte, Sum 41 and Green Day. Pop Punk will never die, guy ;)!
what else can I say than they are simply the band that have stolen my heart and I have no doubts that this bands is gonna work miracles with their music.
they have changed my life forever and I will never forget them
I love All Time Low, they are by far my favorite band and in my opinion the best band ever! there music is simply amazing! ATL FTW!
Really I got nothing words fail to compare music is my life all time low simply the sun in my solar system then we've gotta mayday parade Jupiter next best things Blink 182 and damn these bands are to live for. I respect everyone's opinion and I express my own Green Day, Paramore not for me shame really but we just don't click perhaps that's why I'm struggling to process the thought of why it no. 1 oh well it's got too many fans since a year ago all time low was like 26 And see one day they'll be first way of the world its just sad that it has to go down eventually but just keep loving it a list don't matter. Good music is something you'll fall in lovve with all over again even if you haven't listened to it in five years.
THESE GUYS FRICKIN ROCK! They have an awesome drummer, an awesome bassist, awesome vocalist whom can also play the guitar very well and another good guitarist. All in all these guys ROCK!
Where Is Your Boy? Is the single greatest Pop Punk song of all time, the only other songs which compete are What's My Age Again? And All The Small Things, both from Blink-182. These 2 are the 2 best Pop Punk bands. Don't get me started on Sugar, We're Going Down. I only didn't mention it because it isn't 100% Pop Punk, it's more like 60% Rock, 40% Pop Punk.
FOB has shown their versatility by staying on the top of the charts since 2005, and returned from their hiatus with a #1 album. While most pop punk bands struggle to fill a smaller venue, FOB is selling out arenas. The band went from Pete and Patrick writing most of the songs to the whole band working together to are their new music. Patrick Stump hits notes that make me shiver and his voice is great live. I know a lot of old fans say they've sold out, but really it's just them growing and changing as people. They also do awesome collaborations with a wide variety of artists outside of their genre (if you haven't listened to Make America Psycho Again stop what you're doing and go listen now). Jay-z, Kanye, Wiz Khalifa, Timberland, Steve Aoki, the list goes on. If I could relive the 2005 Warped tour every summer, my life would be awesome. In a time where most bands are irrelevant after one hit song, they are still going strong and I hope they never stop.
"FOB! Long live the car crash hearts, as they rode into our ears with their original sound! Where is your boy tonight? I hope he is a gentlemen and agrees with me when I say FOB is the best band of all time. The Pros and Cons of breathing have been altered, as FOB is the biggest pro for living ever. I Don't Care what you think, as long as it's about FOB. Best band ever, deserves number one.
Why aren't these guys on the list? they made history after three cheers for sweet revenge and the black parade!
My Chemical Romance beats Yellowcard. Even if you like only one song, if you hear another from them, you will like it too. I can't say which album was the best, because they're all great:
I BROUGHT YOU MY BULLETS, YOU BROUGHT ME YOUR LOVE, Hardcore, screamo.
THREE CHEERS FOR SWEET REVENGE, less screamo, most songs are about anger, all songs are awesome here.
THE BLACK PARADE, this album made history, some people said it was emo, for me it was where they got more into the pop punk style, all songs are awesome they are all composed great.
DANGER DAYS: THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS, most songs were about Gerard's comics, this is my favorite, it's not the best, as I said, there is no best album. But this one is my favorite, I love all songs from it. I think this album was where they sounded more like Green Day.
Fake your death (came out in May Death Never Stop You) is also a great song
While My Chemical Romance didn't define the genre the way Blink-182 or Green Day, My Chemical Romance means more to their fans. My Chemical Romance has helped many people through many different types of personal issues; loss and self-loathing especially. The profound impact they have had on their fans is evident in the fact that they may have the most vocal fans of any inactive band. My Chemical Romance themselves are dead but on places like Tumblr you can hardly tell that anything's changed. I do understand that having impactful music does not necessarily make it good music. Fortunately, My Chemical Romance has that side of things covered as well.
I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love isn't the best album ever, but for any fan of the pop-punk genre it is a must listen with noteworthy songs like Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us/ Vampires Will Never Hurt You (The Greatest Hits picks) and Drowning Lessons.
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is ...more
Right, everything here is great. Lots of people agree (they sold out their first reunion concert in under 30 minutes). These guys put in so much work to the band and it shows. Bullets is chaos and emotion with awesome guitar (thanks Ray). Revenge is a story that covers a whole range of emotions and is a great middle ground between the high grade rock ballad that is the Black Parade and the basement-made Bullets. The Black Parade is completely immersive and extremely well put together without being generic or monotonous. Even the songs written for it that didn’t make it to the B-Sides would excellent with good recording equipment and a couple more drafts. Danger Days is exciting and cohesive. One of the best arguments available for concept albums. They mean so much to their fans and do incredible work.
Sum 41 are flexible with respect to genres and excel in every one of them. Simply the best
Sorry guys but sum 41 is the best punk band nowadays, so I think it must be at least number 3 vote if you agree
As much as they are loved, they are still underrated! They went harder and lost mainstream attention, but it made them all the better. They are great song writers with lots of different influence in their songs, yet remain true to the genre. It's the energy and heaviness behind their music and the cynical attitude and lyrics that make them a great punk band and set them apart from most others. As far as I'm concerned, they are pop punk legends and deserve more recognition than they get.
With the exclusion of chuck, sum 41 have some of the best pop punk and even punk albums out there. From 13 voices to does this look infected, from there cover of master of puppets to the infamous in too deep this band is awesome. They're what I'd call to be the opposite of A7X as they both grew up listening to heavy metal and hardcore punk and both influenced it in their music as you can tell in songs like 'pain for pleasure' and 'A.N.I.C.' but they also stick with the pop punk style too. Love sum 41 forever!
The one thing that I truly love about Paramore that isn't there in any other band in the world is how they word their songs, and the beautiful lyrics they use. One single note, one single letter can make you cry or make you laugh or dance or scream or everything all at once. Once you hear one song, once you actually LISTEN to the words and the lyrics, you'll be hooked. This band changed the way I looked at the world, and I'm forever grateful.
Amazing band, such awesome energy in all their live perfomances and three fantastic albums. Plus - Hayley is extremely good looking ;D
13?! Seriously guys 13?! Why the hell is it doing in the 13th spot?! Paramore is EPICALLY AWESOME! Give it a chance! The band is so unique! Their songs are so rhythmic and full of energy makes you sing with them when you listen to it! Brilliant lyrics! Listen to them and you will know! Give them a chance!
I said this before, I will say it again
Paramore are awesome. They have amazing music and great lyrics. Hayley is a vocal powerhouse. Josh, Hunter (in their Paramore days) and Taylor have killer guitar skills (I'm inclined to say Josh had the best sorry Taylor and Hunter), Jeremy is key in keeping a bassline strong and Zac plays those drums with so much energy I wonder how he was still standing after those concerts! They all bring so much passion to the music scene with great, catchy and relatable lyrics and killer music!
On the other side of it all they are still really humble, they all care about their fans a lot and know that's why they are where they are. They put so much energy in all they do and haven't become influenced to change who they are because of fame.
Some argue that they aren't Alternative rock or punk pop anymore (or that they never were) but if you look deep enough into their music they definitely are. They've taken experiences of all kinds and ...more
This is the best band in the whole universe, let alone this damn list! Every song by them has a story behind it and the long song titles are unique and symbolic. I also love the 1920s burlesque theme of their first album "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out". They are just so unique and fantastic and I will always love them!
"Every song has a story behind it" you mean like every song ever made? - Inart
Just be honest. You know you love Brendon Urie and Ryan Ross. You can't stop looking at those sexy faces. You know you fall in love again every time you hear Brendon sing. Don't lie to yourself. You love him. And Ryan. Forever.
Their music is so unique and catchy. I can definitely say it's really catchy. I wanted to listen to some more pop punk bands (I guess) so I listened to Paramore. So not worth my time. When I first heard "I write sins not tragedies" I can sing it all the way through the first time I heard it. However I listen to 2 Paramore songs and I couldn't see the difference between the 2 of them.
Unique beat. Everything is damn unique. Great songs. Catchy ones. This should belong in the top ten. "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out", best album of them. Well Too Weird To Live, To Rare To Die was okay.
The Offspring is definitely the best pop punk band, in my opinion.
I dare you to listen to 'Pretty Fly For A White Guy' and not fall in love with this absolutly amazing band. Long live the Offspring.
The very definition of pop-punk. It's real punk attitude with songs that either rebel or make fun.
Definitely should be in here. One of the greatest pop-punk bands, yet so underrated. Not only their energetic music, also the great solos rule!
How can The All-American Rejects NOT be in the Top Ten!? Come on... They've been an awesome band ever since Swing Swing swung into my eardrums! The Top Ten should include All Time Low, Mayday Parade, The All-American Rejects, The Maine, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Boys Like Girls, The Cab (? ), We The Kings and Faber Drive (? )!
THIS NEEDS TO BE IN THE TOP 10 man. I've never heard a band with so many songs that NEVER GETS OLD. I've listened to so many pop-punk style bands, and for some reason, these guys' music is CONSISTENTLY never leaving my playlist. Song after song. This band has many mainstream hits but in my opinion their first album (self titled) was the best. If you are new to them, listen to: Swing Swing, Gives you Hell, Last Song, Move Along, Dirty little secret. You won't be disappointed.
The All-American Rejects should definitely be in the top-10 on this list. If not for anything, the timing of their initial release puts them in the forefront for a lot of these rock bands. Outside of Green Day, Blink-182, and Sum41, The All-American Rejects paved the way for the cross between rock, pop, and punk. Plus the progression between their first album with Swing Swing, to Move Along with countless hits like Move Along, Dirty Little Secret and It Ends Tonight, to a few more albums with Gives You Hell, Beekeeper's Daughter, and now to their newest stuff, Sweat. Top 10 for sure.
Out of the listed bunch, this band is the only one contending that has continually matured their sound and stayed loyal to their fanbase. For example, their 2012 album Kids in the Street is certainly a musical risk, but the band still included songs like "Someday's Gone" and "Walk Over Me" and especially "Beekeeper's Daughter" to satisfy their longtime fans. They have also never sold out, unlike Fall Out Boy or Paramore.
31. You must be kidding me. They belong in the top 10 zone. These guys are great. Hear them out, great lyrics. Gift and Curses, Only one, recently For you and your deniel, lights and sound, ocean avenue, lights and sound and tons of more great songs. Common man they should be much higher
Yellowcard is one of the most underrated bands out there but are the most innovative when integrating a violin in the genre making them more unique and original and that's important. They've created over eight albums with so many amazing tracks and Ryan Key creates some of the best and heart wrenching lyrics and delivers them perfectly for their music genre. My number one favourite pop-punk band and my number one favourite in general.
Wth, I can't believe they're not in the top 10, let alone on the list!
Only 3 percent? Come on guys. Ocean Avenue, Only One, and a new album that is bordering on Ocean Avenue's popularity. Southern Air is going to be epic, Always Summer, Awakening, and Southern Air are all really good!
Simple Plan makes music that many people can relate to, whenever I feel down, I would find a song by SP and cheer myself up. Their lyrics are really meaningful if you listen carefully to them. They sound very good live too.
they just have so many kinds of punk.
from punk-pop till punk-rock.
i love them with all my heart.
they should be much higher on this list.
So awesome... Them along with Sum 41 and Good Charlotte are my 3 all time favorite bands. They're like one of the first bands I ever remember hearing. Like I love the other bands too but I think SP is most fitting and should be higher.
The most versatile band out of all the pop-punk bands that emerged from the early 2000's
NFG should be in 3rd position, because they are one of the founders of pop punk which is still consistent compared to All Time Low and Fall Out Boy, who has changed the flow to trash pop.
Influenced the entire new wave pop-punk generation, one of the originals that are still around.
Are you kidding me? How are they not in the top five? They even have a tour just for pop punk! Seriously who picked these?
Whoa. They should be at least in the top5 men. Come on people these guys are one of the pop punk gods!
They aren't a pop punk band but they are still incredibly good. When I say they aren't a pop punk band, they do have pop punk songs like "All I Want" and "Monument" but they are actually a post-hardcore band with elements of metalcore. By far the heaviest band on this list, and they probably have the most emotional songs out of all the bands in this list. I Do believe though based on their very few pop punk songs they should still place inside the top 10.
All Time Low - Good, but overrated by teen girls
NFG - Good but yet again very overrated
BFS - Made a few good songs and a brilliant one in "1985" but that doesn't make them a great band.
The Wonder Years - Who the hell are they?
AAR - Yet another great band but their later stuff has swayed away from pop punk
In my opinion ADTR should be 10th with the top 10 being:
1: Green Day (They practically created the genre and were the first to perfect it)
2: Blink-182 (One of my favourite bands of all time)
Jeremy's voice is the bomb! I personally didn't like screamo songs but after I heard his scream, it changed my life
They've changed the music industry. They are without a doubt, the best pop punk band out there. How are they number 22? They need to be number 1. They are the definition of perfection.
For the simple fact that a day to remember is in the 19th spot, breaks my heart. They definitely deserve the first spot on this list. Jeremy and his crew have come along way, and not to be dropped in the 19th spot on any list.
Insane band everything about them rules their new stuff isn't so good but they rule I've seen them and they ruled.
Good Charlotte will always and forever be a part of the early 2000's pop punk history! They're music is real they're awesome to fans and they have a great message one of my favorite bands forever
This band is way too low. Good Charlotte is one of the best punk bands in the genre. Proving a punk is all about attitude, the Gothic looking band really hits home a lot about the issues in society.
On 16?! Good charlotte should be at least in the top 10 they are so cool they don't make music anymore right now but seriously their music back then was more punk poo then some bands I've seen above
Although Jimmy Eat World would be better classified as Alternative Rock/ Emo, they're still one of the greatest pop punk acts of the 2000's, and are one of few that still get regular airplay on the radio.
This band is as underrated as amazing
Although they are not a 'straight-forward' pop punk band - they are FAR better than most, if not all the bands on this list - great song writer, great voice, great band
This band is better than any of these bands, but they aren't pop-punk.
How is Bowling soup so much below in the list? Yes, Bowling for soup is not top 5 material, but 20! Are you kidding me?
Blink-182 is my favorite band but bowling for soup should be in the top 5, they are pop punk, all time low is one of my favorite bands but they gotten to sound overly pop but bowling for soup still has its punk elements! Girl all the bad Guys want is crazy good
Bowling for Soup didn't define the sound of punk. They defined the philosophy of punk. These guys were our Socrates, and should be much higher on the list. They taught us that it doesn't take spiked hair to be punk, only a carefree and rebellious attitude. Should be MUCH higher on this list. Punk wouldn't be what it is today without them.
Whilst bowling for soup weren't extremely significant to the development of the genre that's not what they're about. They're about playing kick ass tunes and god do they do that well
These are the pop punk godfathers. Not New Found Glory.
Best punk pop band of all time and proved it with their latest release once again. Heard them live? I have heard some of the bands higher on this list and they don't compare. Number 1.
Ah Descendents the pioneers of pop punk along with their later reincarnation after Milo left the band ALL
My dad listened to them in high school and I heard him playing hope a lot. they were the first PUNK band I liked, or at least the first that was very similar to stuff like sex pistols or ramones.
I absolutely love Weezer, but I just don't think they're pop punk. They sound more power pop to me.
Amazing band, one of the best alternative bands, but they aren't really pop punk
So the guys that started the whole craze and influenced most bands are at 40... Wow
Probably because they're alternative and power pop, not pop-punk. - Dunsparcity
I love the blue album and make believe. best pop punk band, best emo band, best rock band, best band ever!
Dave has the most amazing vocals I have heard from a band in a while. The music is consistently changing and improving. I can't wait for bad habits to come out. Definitely deserves to be in the top five!
Probably the most underrated band on this list. Their last album was just as good as "Does this look infected", or "Take off your pants and Jacket"... And that's coming from someone who ranks Blink and Sum41 #1 and #2 respectively.
The last 2 albums were amazing, can't wait for more. Every Avenue should be in the top 10
Every avenue is should be higher, last 2 cds have been flawless
The Ramones are most definitely pop punk. And they should be #1 on this list. Their sound is definitely very melodic and catchy, and all of the bands that pretty much copy their sound are considered pop punk, so why not them? If anything, I would argue that 90% of the band on this list don't belong - they might fit the definition of what pop punk has come to mean in the last 20 years, but the real good pop punk, like the Ramones, Buzzcocks, Descendents, Screeching Weasel, MTX... that's what deserves to be on a top 10 list, not that modern crap.
This is Strange I can't really compare my favorite pop punk band blink 182 to Ramones, they sound completely different and the era of Ramones generation is different. I know Ramones went commercial later on in life to a more pop standard. But when I first listen to them which was a couple of days ago they have a Rock n'roll feel and a more classic punk rock sound. They feel more older than the little young pop punk boys.
I agree The Ramones shouldn't be in this list they should be in a list of their own called " Pioneers of Punk" They are credited with creating the Punk sound along with Iggy Pop and the New York Dolls. Not Sex Pistols or The Clash as many believe
They're true legends but they're not pop-punk, they're punk-rock and those two genres are not the same.
Awesome band cannot believe they were not on the list. Red Flag, Fallen Leaves, Try Honesty all great songs! Absolute legend in Canada and also very popular in Germany.
211? Billy Talent rocks!
Are you kidding me? Billy Talenton 53? Oh, seriously, come on guys, they have to be at least Top Ten!
Best lyrics EVER!
I think you'll notice when things become different
The good vibes in our lives won't feel so consistent
And less becomes more cause the weight is too heavy
I swim in the water that's breaking your levee
The way that you left me is alright, it's alright
If I argue the point then we yell and we fight
And I won't be home for the rest of the night
You might hate my words but you know that I'm right
You know that I'm right
This is your life, there's no way to run from it
The doubt in your brain or the pain in your stomach
I only have but one complaint at the moment
Don't paint me black when I used to be golden
The way that you left me is alright, it's alright
If I argue the point then we yell and we fight
And I won't be home for the rest of the night
You might hate my words but you know that I'm right
You know that I'm right
Don't paint me black when I used to be golden
This is my favorite band of all time. My older brother has been listening to their stuff since he was in high school and introduced me to it when I was in 8th grade. I'm now a sophomore in college and have yet to get "worn out" of this band. They continuously come out with new music that keep me coming back for more. I'm actually writing a paper about them in Music and Rock and Roll class on their effects on pop punk. Overall every album released from this band has been kick ass. "Under Soil and Dirt" and "The Story So Far" are great! I've seen them live twice now, soon to be 3 times after Halloween, and Parkers vocals never disappoint. Will and Kelen are always kick ass on the guitars. The entire band is talented and down to earth. Not only are they a band I can relate to, but they're a band I could see myself smoking and jamming with. They deserve to be in the top 10, without a doubt.
Literally every song is so packed full of amazing lyrics and he is an amazing thoughtful singer
Brilliant band. Outstanding live and full of energy.
They put so much hard work into both Under Soil And Dirt as well as What You Don't See.
And they write the best lyrics ever.
Very underrated band.
Their songwriting, musicianship and production is excellent & they have quite the knack for writing good hooks.
For all of those (like me) who are atheist, agnostic or simply have different religious views: Don't be put off by the whole "Christian punk" thing, the Christian undertones are nothing too overt and the quality of the songs is great enough that they are going to be well worth your time.
Relient K put out six solid albums in a row without missing a beat: Their debut album is silly, The Anatomy Of The Tongue In Cheek shows them evolving but still being silly, Two Lefts Don't Make A Right... But Three Do is ear candy from the first song to the last, Mmhmm is my favorite album of theirs because it showcases a more serious side of the band in terms of lyrics (not to mention its heaviness compared to the first three in terms of musicality), Five Score And Seven Years Ago is a logical next step from Mmhmm, and Forget And Not Slow Down shows the most mature, yet most heartfelt side of Matthew Thiessen's lyrical genius. Relient K has also put out a few great EPs and can really get the crowd going when they play live. If there's a "Christian Pop Punk" band that belongs in the Top 10 on this list, it's Relient K, bar none.
Should be in top 10 - Relient K and Jimmy Eat World are easily the most underrated pop punk (or close to that genre) bands in the world. Such great song writers, SO CATCHY, great musicians... They have it all... Except for the MTV backing that other bands on this list gets/got... Unfortunately
They are so amazing, unbelievably underrated, Matt Thiessen is one of the greatest modern songwriters out there. The lyrics are all so poetic and easy to relate to.