Best Pop-Punk Bands


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21 Relient K

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


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22 We The Kings

Whats wrong with this list? WE THE KINGS should definitely be number 1! That's what! Just listen to them! P.S. laugh out loud, travis' hair

Underrated, but deserving of its current spot. We the Kings are a great band, with unfortunately too few hits. Would love to hear more of them, but they need to step their game up and show us what they can really do.

We The Kings have such great energy while performing live. They engage with their fans, and they have so many AMAZING songs! They deserve to be much higher on the list

Should be up there at least in TOP 15

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23 Every Avenue

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

Tell me I'm a wreck may be one of my favourite songs ever

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24 Man Overboard

Man Overboard... "Defend pop punk" if you've ever heard of pop punk you know who Man Overboard is. They're an amazing group and their shows are a load of fun. They should be in top ten at least!

They're the number one pop punk band these days. Everyone who listens to pop punk has at least heard of Man Overboard.

Catchy riffs and harmonies win me over and with four guitars they give some great depth. I was at a show to see someone else.m, never heard of MoB. Their show was incredible though and I started listening to all their music after that. Stage presence is unconquerable with these guys up there.

Love man overboard they are so pop punk


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25 You Me at Six

One of the best bands to come out of England in a long time. All their songs hit home on an emotional level and should be top 10. Simply amazing! Check their songs on YouTube and then buy their album!

Just amazing! Listen to Reckless, Stay With Me, and No One Does It Better. Their drum, their guitar and especially Josh's voice: Purely amazing!

They deserve one of the best, for second their album, trust me, so much their songs better than paramore, - cVycQyc

Put it higher. - DynastiSugarPop

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26 Descendents Descendents The Descendents are a punk rock band formed in 1977 in Manhattan Beach, California by guitarist Frank Navetta, bassist Tony Lombardo and drummer Bill Stevenson.

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.

These are the pop punk godfathers. Not New Found Glory.

Ah Descendents the pioneers of pop punk along with their later reincarnation after Milo left the band ALL - Parklink

They invented and perfected pop punk

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27 Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.

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.

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28 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take more.

If you are saying 5SOS is not pop punk then you are going down the path of popular opinion and not even listening to their music before you state you opinion. It's not true that just white girls listen to them as I am a guy and I absolutely love these guys music. It's been stated already but definitely needs to be restated many many times. 5SOS is a new generation of pop punk. Music changes within genres as time goes on. Take some time to listen to them yourself. They definitely deserve to be higher up than this.

I think it's mainly that these guys are associated with One Direction and are on the charts with singles give them a bad credit. But can I say that they're better associated with Good Charlotte/Madden Brothers and All Time Low than One Direction. They truly are a new generation of pop punk, but two things are keeping a public agreement. Especially if you hear what they're releasing now, just listen to them, give them a chance, because they are starting a new generation of pop punk.

They appeal to my pop punk vibe, its not true that only white girls listen to them, I've been a fan since they started, I love the songs 'don't stop' and 'kiss me kiss me'.

Black flag of our generation

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29 Allister

I was going through this list and listening to all the bands and noticed I already this amazing band... The song remember almost makes me cry when I hear it.

Such an underrated pop punk band. Every song of there's is poppy, catchy, and have such relatable topics.

Last Stop Suburbia is one of the greatest pop punk albums ever.

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30 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

Boys like girls was my first album and still my favourite and always will be! Pop punks best band for sure should be number 1 by now!

One word to describe them, AMAZING

Love cranking their songs and belting them out. They have over 3000 plays on my itunes as it is right now, sensational band

I love this band. They work hard, they really sounded pop punk rock, they should be number 1, and all time low should be on number 2.

No comments on this band? Okay, I'll be the first to comment!
Boys Like Girls... Where do I start? I love everything about this band, the music, the members, everything! They deserve to be in the top ten. People don't seem to consider them as good as other bands, but they're better. A lot better. They work hard and the out come is some seriously great music!

31 Real Friends

If you don't know who they are by now, you're living under a rock. Definitely the next big thing.

Real friends keep pop punk real and alive. Also Chicago hometown coming in clutch

Real Friends, eat my ass.

Love it so much! - MabelPinesJessieJ

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33 Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio is an American punk rock band from McHenry, Illinois. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba, bassist and vocalist Dan Andriano, and drummer Derek Grant.

Definitely should be higher on the list. Mostly every one of their songs are good, for sure much underrated.

An amazing band whose music covers a huge variety of styles and emotions.

Really a band that should be in the top 10. They're up there with the greats

In no world should alkaline trio be this criminally low

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34 We Are the In Crowd

Paramore is the best damn band in the world, and Hayley Williams is the most beautiful girl in the world with the best and coolest hairstyles ever! So you're all just jealous because Hayley is prettier and has a better voice and just better real talents! We Are in the crowd sucks like spider poop because they're a joke like you fugdeheads that have terrible taste in music. So go fly kite's with Picasso!

This band was the reason I started liking pop punk music. They're vocals are fantastic, and I love everyone in the band.

This band has released 2 flawless albums and 1 flawless ep tay jardine is a huge hero of mine - Ryanbread28

They have one the best female singers

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35 Tonight Alive

Beautiful, kind, outstanding vocalist, Jenna will give you goosebumps with her amazing voice. She gives every song meaning and every song is relatable to someone. The rest of the band are crazy musicians. Even more amazing live. They deserve more success than they have.

A very good band, with Jenna on vocal, they are awesome. I'm disapointing why they are not on the top ten list. Love this band so much

Wow awesome band. As much as I like Green Day these guys are awesome

They live very close to me and they're a great band which should get out out there more

Best Pop punk of this generation. Great sound, power vocals. Can't ask anything more.

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36 Weezer Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

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

There are about 20 bands on this list that I like (Neck Deep, Relient K, TSSF) but Weezer is the band that I have the most "Memories" (sorry) with.
I remember one summer, me and my best friend were driving to the beach. Their self titled was released and my friend, already being a fan, had it in his car. We were in the middle of the country and he put Pork And Beans on.
Safe to say, we were singing along VERY loudly by the end.
Imma do the things that I wanna do, I ain't got a thing to prove to you.

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37 Zebrahead

Their music always seems to be positive. Even sad songs sound like major. The song lyrics are well written, and the melody of their songs is great. Top 40? Must be a mistake. They deserve top 20 minimum!

These Guys Have Been Pumping Out Songs For 20 Years, Absolute Perfection

Good Pop-Punk band. Must be in this top.

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38 Hey Monday Hey Monday Hey Monday is an American pop punk band from West Palm Beach, Florida, formed in 2008. The band is on a hiatus as of December 2011. They released their debut album Hold On Tight in 2008, which produced the singles "Homecoming" and "How You Love Me Now." The album was followed up with their 2010 EP Beneath more.

WHAT! Hey Monday is only 11 :-o They should be first, since they are such an awesome band. Don't you guys agree? Candles, Homecoming, Run Don't Walk, I don't wanna dance, Wish You Were Here... Etc

Hey Monday are a fantastic band with an amazing lead singer, highly underrated in my opinion

Seriously Brilliant. Deserve way more fame than they have. Changed the meaning of punk-pop.
By the way -Green Day are not punk-pop! They are definitely punk with no pop leanings whatshowever!

Hey Monday is more like Hey Crapday, because this band is like Britney Spears on pot and so they blow butt. Paramore is actually the best pop punk band ever and they have waaayyy more spunk and edge than Hey Crapday.

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39 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

Definitely one of the best punk bands there has ever been. Just listen to their stuff. They rock. Why is the Clash not number 1?

The Clash isn't pop punk! If this was a list for Punk Rock then The Clash would top it miles off!

The clash is Punk rock, along with the Ramones and Green Day. Get your genres right.

The clash isn't number one, because it is punk, or punk rock. it isn't pop punk.

40 AFI

this is the only band on the list thats remotely pop punk. what ever happened to screeching weasel, teenage bottlerocket? real pop punk. AFI and old green day is the closest stuff on the list. not all time low

At first they were punk. but then with Sing the Sorrow, they got pop punk. And DECEMBERUNDERGROUND! Come on. if you don't know them, listen to Miss Murder or Love Like Winter. This deserves at least #15. Not #60 what?

What? How is this 59? A great band, deserves a higher rank in my opinon

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