Best Pop-Punk Bands

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The Top Ten

1 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.

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!

Legends

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2 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

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

The most important pop punk band. Simply the best. Inimitable. They have elevated the genre to levels never achieved before. Songs like I miss you, What's my age again, All the small things, etc. have made history. I love blink-182, they're saving my life...

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3 Sum 41 Sum 41 Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.

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.

Its should be at first... come on man are all of you are dumb... this band just give amother kind of lyrics

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4 All Time Low All Time Low ...read more.

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!

All Time Low is a band for the ages. Everything about them is amazing, there great lyrically, vocally and instrumentally. They have such a unique sound that is always progressing, from Dear Maria to Dirty Laundry- everything is amazing. This band changed my life.

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5 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

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.

Must be in top 3. May be each individual have vote all time low (which should be all time low to fall out boy) a 100 times and 41 times to sum 41(they are good but not better than fall out boy) to get them above this legend.

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6 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

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

I don't know the genre this fits under, but I thought the songs were wonderful. they didn't rely on good sounding vocals, but more on emotive vocals. Which is the funnest to sing to. There are some very clever lyrics and it's just an interesting band to say the least. I think it deserves to be ahead of fall out boy at least.

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7 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

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 - Roblarr

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!

Their songs' lyrics are godamn awesome & amotional.

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8 New Found Glory

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!

New found glory forever

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9 Simple Plan Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

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.

Enjoy this band a ton. Good music and just all round entertaining dudes.

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10 Yellowcard Yellowcard

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! - kity21

Yellowcard deserves to be way above such bands like All Time Low. It's about talent/creativity not about popularity.

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The Contenders

11 The Offspring The Offspring The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.

The very definition of pop-punk. It's real punk attitude with songs that either rebel or make fun.

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.

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!

Blink shouldn't even be in the top 5... A. Enema of the state sucked B. Tom Delonge is an idiot. It should be Green Day first, the offspring second and then Newfound glory, fallout boy, My Chemical Romance ATL, yellow card, good charlotte sum 41 and panic at the disco

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12 Panic! At the Disco Panic! At the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

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.

Amen

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13 All American Rejects

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 (? )!

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.

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.

Hope it gives u hell

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14 The Wonder Years

It would be silly not to rank these guys in the top 10 spots. They not only revived the genre, they helped establish new boundaries with a more dynamically complex rhythm as well as deep and almost prophetical lyrics. If you don't believe me, listen to Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing.

The Greatest Generation is the greatest masterpiece and crowning Jewel of modern pop-punk and the future of it as well. There there, Passing through the screen door are are two perfect songs to open up the already complete album and then top it off with the ballad I Just want to sell out my funeral. The band and the album are critically acclaimed

Pop Punk is starting to mature as of now and if anyone is at the forefront of this movement, it is most definitely The Wonder Years. They are one of the few bands still writing music that can continue to write intense songs that you can listen to and feel the emotion poured into them.

The Wonder Years are some of the best around
Ever since The Upsides their music has been fantastic

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15 Bowling for Soup Bowling for Soup Bowling for Soup is an American rock band originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1994. The band consists of Jaret Reddick, Chris Burney, Erik Chandler, and Gary Wiseman.

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.

One of the few bands to make it here by music and not looks.

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16 The Story So Far

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

They are the definition of pop punk, all this main stream artist bull is not pop punk, straight up the story so far and knuckle puck are the ones holding down the pop punk scene not 1 band in the list above besides the wonder years

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17 Good Charlotte Good Charlotte Good Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin and drummer Dean Butterworth, ...read more.

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.

Nah, them and Paramore should not be on the list. I don't like neither of them, especially Good Charlotte. This band just wants to be like Blink-182, but fail at it. - AnimeDrawer

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18 Ramones Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.

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 - Parklink

They're true legends but they're not pop-punk, they're punk-rock and those two genres are not the same.

They aren't pop punk what? - ProPanda

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19 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.

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.

A DAY TO REMEMBER <3 adtr My Chemical Romance p! atd fob and green day introduced me to pop punk and now I've fallen into this void of amazing music... I remember seeing adtr live in Birmingham back in January they fired t shirts into the crowds along with beach toys and rolls of toilet paper.. they interacted with the crowd loads I loved watching them and I love their music

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20 Mayday Parade Mayday Parade Mayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. Their debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends was released in 2006, and sold over 50,000 copies without any label support.

Although they seem to have lost some of their steam since the loss of Jason Lancaster, their first EP and album blow most current bands out of the water with their perfect mix of duel vocals, strong instrumentals, and beyond amazing lyrics. Ranging from catchy pop-punk songs to tear-jerking ballads, Mayday is a band one will never forget.

This band has just taken pop punk so far! They took the catchy riffs and just started making them absolute masterpieces! They are all just remarkable in how much talent they have and they use those dual vocals to perfection! Who cares if they lost Jason Lancaster? Sure they're album right after losing him wasn't too great but their latest album has definitely made a mark! Jake is a much more talented second singer than Jason ever was though.

When I was a young girl, my cousin introduced me to this band. I was hesitant at first, because I really had no experience with music besides Top 40 crap and Christian music, but OHMYGOSH. As soon as my iPod played the first few seconds of Jamie All Over, I instantly knew that this was going to change my life for the better. Mayday Parade was my introduction to punk pop, and it breaks my heart to see it down this far. VOTE MAYDAY PARADE AND GET IT TO A MORE DESERVING SPOT!

I think Mayday Parade it's one of the best and most underrated pop punk bands out there.
Their album "A lesson in romantics" and "Valdosta EP" are just perfect.

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