Best Pop-Punk Bands


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41 MxPx MxPx MxPx is an American punk rock band from Bremerton, Washington founded in 1992 as Magnified Plaid. The band has skate punk leanings, with connections to the pop punk scene.

Christian or not, these fellas have been playing pop-punk for over 20 years, and paved the way for many of the other bands on this list. They adhere to the guidelines of pop-punk more closely than many of these bands, since they are pioneers in the genre. Sure, the recent stuff isn't as good as their older material, but Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo is one of the best pop-punk albums of all time.

Play it loud! This is the best song ever, they changed my life, first heard it when I was 7 and I'm still listening.

One of the most passionate bands on this list. They actually believe in what they play and have always stayed true to who they are.

Awesome band - The8Bit

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42 Rancid

Good songs that ARE so POP. Tim Armstrong even wrote songs for Pink and Good Charlotte!

43 Knuckle Puck

I saw this band in Belfast supporting State Champs, and the atmosphere was stellar. I had liked the band for a long time before and hearing Nick scream the opening words to 'No Good', and everyone charging to the front of the venue to sing with him was truly awesome.

They are an absolutely incredible band and need much more recognition than they get. Amazing songs and great lyrics. Joe has a great voice and I can see them rising to the top fast

Knuckle Puck is going to be the next biggest pop punk band. These guys deserve a listen from everyone!

Knuckle puck has never had a weak performance.

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44 Hoobastank Hoobastank Hoobastank is an American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California with lead singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen.

No comments for Hoobastank? They really didn't get far, I am so disappointed. The Reason, my favourite song by far. He has a great voice too, where did you guys go?!

Love this band, but they aren't pop punk in the slightest. The Reason (The album) Had some slight elements of it, but they are far from pop punk

45 Screeching Weasel

The best pop-punk band ever. They should be number one. Without Screeching Weasel, pop-punk would have not sounded like it does now. Screeching Weasel = legends of punk.

Top 3 easy. I love their songs. Listen to Totally and you'll be a fan

Amazing band. Pop punk with NO emo! Yes!

My Brain Hurts do I need to say more

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46 Cartel

Suprised they are so low on the list. "Say anything else" is a great song that I would recommend to anyone. Helped get me into the genre

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47 Autopilot Off

I first heard Autopilot Off's "Clockwork" back on my favorite video game, SSX3. Other than that, I never really heard any of their other music.

48 Waterparks

Just 3 guys from the new pop punk gen, totally expecting to see them go up the list in the coming years

Make me crazy

49 Less Than Jake

Very underrated band really like there music

Some of their songs are among the finest pop punk songs ever. Not the best band but they have their moments.

They are ska-punk with pop-punk aspects. while underrated and far superior to most of these bands, they shouldn't even have been put on this list

Brill get new ep bomb drop very hot tune " done it again lads thanks "😊

50 Short Stack

Come on Stackers! Keep the Faith Alive! After all, Bradie Andy + Shaun aren't keeping it alive anymore..
Just give Planets another listen then see that they deserve your vote.

51 Box Car Racer

Really good band basically Blink 182 with out Mark

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52 Rise Against Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.
53 State Champs

GREAT BAND! Awesome singing and good guitar, plus they do some sweet acoustics too!

Love their music, deserves to be a lot higher than this

Why are they not in the top 20 at least. I don't know man

My favorite band of all time... The best vocals ever. damn it's too hight.

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54 Billy Talent Billy Talent Billy Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.

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!

55 Brand New

You people have GOT to be kitten me... You're going to put Fall Out Boy and Paramore over Brand New?!? Deja Entendu? Your Favorite Weapon?! They started a huuUge under ground, with respects to My Chemical Romance and TBs, emo-(pop) Punk scene on the east coast in the early 2000s that is still around and even growing more popular to this day. Yeah so they sometimes they might come off as whinny but you know you can relate exactly to what he's singing. They paved the way for one guy just writing songs on his bed with his guitar then showin it to his buds. For a group of friends to book some venues, grab the gear, bring the hand-pressed shirts and self made albums, hop in the van, and drive up and down the coast for a week or two. This is shown by the now popular The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, All Time Low, and so on. They've headlined Festivals around the world and every show they play gets sold out within minutes of going on sale. I'm just saying have some respect. Peace

I personally believe Jesse Lacey is one of the best singer song writers of this generation. Brand New is WAY underrated

These guys are true, they should be in the top 10 without an issue, FOB and Panic have nowhere close the talent compared to these guys

Tfw Fall Out Boy is ranked higher than talent. - Sop

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56 Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.

Pierce the veil is the best band! Why the freak is it on number 76?

Amazing band, but more post hardcore than pop punk!

210 come on have you heard their new music on point with pop-punk I love them


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57 With the Punches
58 The Misfits The Misfits Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.
59 The Stooges The Stooges The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are more.
60 Atlantis Awaits
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