Best Pop-Punk Songs


The Top Ten

1 Basket Case - Green Day

What the hell is this? This song practically invented pop punk music 20 years ago and is still a hit song today! Even if you don't like punk music, you like this song. Everybody likes this song.

One of the biggest influential bands on this planet. Green Day were one of the creators of Pop-Punk. As much as I do love Blink-182, Green Day's Dookie should definitely be on top of this list.

Just plain amazing

Much more edge and grit as apposed to the so called "Number one pop punk song" All the Small things by Blink-182. It's fast pace, bratty punk, and energetic feel leaves much more satisfaction than Blink's annoying vocals, slower paced, sugar coated, family friendly song. It deserves the number one spot. :P but that's just my opinion.

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2 All the Small Things - Blink-182

One of the greatest, plain and simple, punk songs ever written. Tom Delonge is a very underrated songwriter. This is magic, instant-catchy riffs and nasal vocally lyrics.

Introduced me to the world of pop punk. This song is epic! Apparently I have to keep writing

The song that introduced everyone to the world of pop punk! Blink-182 are one of the most influential bands from the 90's and most of todays popular pop punk artists would not be here cause of them.


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3 American Idiot - Green Day

Great music great satire.

This song is pop punk. Basket case threw Green Day into the spotlight and American idiot cemented their position. The fact that they can still fill stadiums for songs 10+ years old just shows how influential this was. The guitar, the lyrics, the base... It's a song that went against the then current way of thinking and spat in the face of society. It goes without saying that this deserves to be higher but I can say with some degree of certainty that this will outlast most other songs on this list.

This is one of my favorite green day song - RoseCandyMusic

Green day Is the best band in the world

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4 Sugar, We're Goin Down - Fall Out Boy

Not just the best pop-punk song of all time, but the best song of any genre! The lyrics are a work of pure genius. And as for it being overplayed, are American Idiot and All the Small Things not overplayed too? I know they are more so than SWGD in my nation, UK! Make this song No1!

This song was played to death, which made it lose a little bit of its luster, but it is far and away the best song on this list. If you want a song that has catchy one-liners to sing with you friends on a long car ride, this is your song. "I'm just a notch in your bedpost, but your just a line in a song. "

This is my favourite song of all time simply because it introduced me to the music I now love! Long live Sugar we're going down!

Sugar we're going down is an amazing song and should be in at least the top 5. If not, top 10 is good too. But not 16! You serious! But I believe FOB rocks and so does this song.

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5 Longview - Green Day

A song with lyrics that go on about average dude stuff, with one of the best bass lines in the genre. This song could and should make the Top 20.

I love this pop punk song, not a terrible excuse. - DynastiSugarPop

Yeah go Longview it should be first

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6 Backseat Serenade - All Time Low

This song got me into pop punk

Heard it for the first time, and realized this is exactly the tune I was searching for!

Listened to it before, but awesome. - DynastiSugarPop

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7 Lost in Stereo - All Time Low

Their way of combining great vocals with catchy licks, some sick as drum skills and bass lines totaly underrestamated makes them the real underdog in this list, together with you me at six ( I just don't like always attract)

I love this song! I listen to it everyday it is pretty much MY song that I live by! Haha I think this song is amazing

The song is amazing just like a lot of their work. They are an amazing band who never fail their fans.

How can this be before What's my age again, when I come around, in too deep.. ?

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8 In Too Deep - Sum 41

This was the raddest song out when I was about 15 and I still sing along at the top of my lungs in the car. It was this band that really got me into pop punk. Great music. Great live shows. Epic song.

It is simply amazing. Catchy, dumb, and it means something. Everything that pop punk stands for. No questions asked.

This song is amaing on so many levels!

The tiny solo is amazing. This and The Rock Show by Blink 182 are the best pop punk songs ever. Everything about this screams awesome pop punk

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9 Dammit - Blink-182

I like the gritty riffs, more punky than typical blink, love it. - Revrad

Classic Blink 182. Much better than the far too radio friendly and overplayed All The Small Things.

Usually the first pop punk riff that any guitarist learns. This song has it all: a badass intro riff, heartfelt lyrics, a killer middle section, and Mark Hoppus doing one of his best vocal performances before Enema Of The State.

The riff at the start, the live performances are the definition of pop punk, this song spring boarded blink 182's career

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10 Fat Lip - Sum 41

Most original of all of the songs. Mixing elements of Hip pop and Melodic Hardcore/Punk Rock. Does it like no other pop punk or even punk rock band has done it before. Passionate lyrics, Great chord backings, and best riff on here.

Great riff, great lyrics, completely reflects teenage life

BEST song ever, when the first time I heard it I was like on crack :D

This is one of the best pop-punk songs ever yeah!

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The Contenders

11 Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy

I love this song! It's so intense and sexy! I love Fall Out Boy... And ESPECIALLY Pete Wentz!

This song is absolutely amazing! I play this song as a cover with my band and the bass line is really fun to play.

I'm two quarters and a heart down for this song! :) one of my favorites

This song actually this WHOLE album is the best thing next to I write sins not tradegys by Panic! At the Disco

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12 What's My Age Again? - Blink-182

THE best pop punk song by far in my opinion. I understand why songs like "Basket Case" and "All the small things" are up there in the rankings, but this should follow them. The lyrics and sound are the definition of the era and genre

THE definitive pop-punk song. Blink are the band that is always mentioned when it comes down to pop-punk, alongside other bands such as Green Day and The Offspring. - adammarc98

Still my favourite band after 15 years. Classic song.

This was really the first "pop punk" song.

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13 Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard

The song has one of the greatest choruses of 21 century according to Billboard, no other pop Punk band was featured in that list except Yellowcard and here I see, number 36? This comes easily in the top 5.

The first thing I think of when pop-punk is mentioned is this song

I like this song it's so unique with the violin

How is this not top 5? This is like the song you imagine when you're on the beach in summer with your friends, an absolute classic ~

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14 Weightless - All Time Low

Definitely one of All Time Low's bests. First song I heard from them and it got hooked. The underlying angst definitely gives it my vote.

It's a great song and it may have been too mainstream for all you true pop punk affciendos but you can't deny the skill and time that went into making it.


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15 The Sharpest Lives - My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance from the beginning embodied a raw emotion in each of their songs that draws any listener in. No matter what mood you're in they have songs that will appeal to it and seem to sing the thoughts you can't form on your own!

I don't understand why this song is this high. I mean My Chemical Romance is one of my favourite bands of all time, and while it's not a bad song I just think there are better pop punk songs out there... Not even just from My Chemical Romance, but from the genre in general...

This songs is pure genius, one of my favorites from the album that changed my life! Every time I here it, even all these years later it brings a dumb smile to my face!

Love this song, even though they've broke up their music still speaks to people in different ways and will inspire more people to take up music.

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16 Ass Back Home - Secrets

Would Have Been Much Better Without The Harsh Vocals

This song doesn't deserve to be in top 10

This song is so my thing

So much screaming... - DynastiSugarPop

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17 I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco


The sweet sound of strings, making the perfect melody. Leading us right into the mystifying sound of Brendon's voice, with an underlying melody of the chimes and bells. As the introduction trails off, the guitar and drums accompany Brendon into the chorus. AND THAT IS HOW TO PROPERLY DESCRIBE I WRITE SINS, NOT TRAGEDIES.

This song is amazing! The beginning pulls me right in and I can't stop listening to the song! It has a story behind it. And the video is absolutely perfect for the song and I love it!

The instantly recognizable accordion riff cements the song's status as a iconic song in pop punk. The flamboyant, out-going lyrics match the way Brendon Urie acts in the video.
I Write Sins Not Tragedies is a very well structured song and sounds very good. The guitar, bass and drums in the chorus are perfect for Urie's vocals.

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18 Always Attract - You Me at Six

Sorry, but I don't think this is a pop Punk Song. It's really slow and it's just an acoustic guitar-driven pop

This song is so sweet by ymas I fell in love with it when I first heard it should be up in the 10!

Have u evn listen to dis song? it's not a pop punk song from any angle dude

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19 My Friends Over You - New Found Glory

New Found Glory is classic Pop-punk! Should be up by Green Day and All Time Low, especially on account of this song.

I love this song so much along with Base Cake, American Idiot, and Backseat Serenade. - DynastiSugarPop

Really, I'm surprised there isn't at least something by New Found Glory on here...

Just a complete song from start to end

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20 When I Come Around - Green Day

The best song in Dookie!

Should be at least top 5!

Favorite Green Day song

My favorite song in dookie

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21 Best of Me - The Starting Line

This song is just amazing! The Starting Line is so underrated in this category of music so it's nice to see this song in the top ten!

I can listen to this song over and over again and like many others I do have the opinion that this band is heavily underrated

What a song its just amazing

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22 The Anthem - Good Charlotte

This song should be number one! Such an epic tune, the message just sums up the entire concept of punk. I love this song and never skip it on my ipod

The pop-punk anthem, should be placed accordingly

Great song, should be higher on the list.

Those verses are insane

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23 Irresistible - Fall Out Boy

I can believe sugar and dance can be pop punk but, This?

Thi isn't even good, never mind pop punk


I aggree fall out boy may be pop punk but ever since save rock and roll they have really moved away from there pop punk roots. which is quiet sad. they more pop rock nowadays. but I personally think there earlier works are way better than this new CRAP of theirs! what were they thinking! they should return to there pop punk roots! save rock and roll is a hip hop influenced pop rock album and american beauty american psycho seems to be a save rock and roll with less hip hop.

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24 Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World

Salt, sweat, sugar on the asphalt.
Our hearts littering the topsoil.
Tune in and we can get the last call.
Our lives, our coal.

Salt, sweat, sugar on the asphalt.
Our hearts littering the topsoil.
Sign up it's the picket line or the parade.
Our lives.

Best lyrics. - DynastiSugarPop

Salt, sweat. Sugar on the asphalt.

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25 X-Kid - Green Day

Oh yay! People know this song!

Guitar that hooks you from the start and finishes strong. It’s amazing how for this song got on this list without being on the radio. Long live Green Day

This should be at the 1st place... The best song I've ever heard!

good song

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26 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

Undoubtedly the most successful song on this entire list.

The sample plays holiday! Which is da go

WHAT?!? How is this song not in the Top 20, at the very least?! This is one of the best Green Day songs.

My pride and power song

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27 My Own Worst Enemy - Lit


Listened to that before. So amazing. - DynastiSugarPop


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28 Carousel - Blink-182

This or The Anthem Part Two. Can't think of a better, rawer more original pop-punk song.

Blink is not raw that are bubblegum pop and yes I have heard this song it is so unorganized, offbeat drums, sloppy vocals and gitar and poor bass part in the beginning and damn that vocalist is awful and not to mention the guitar just pops up what band the only band worse is good Charlotte punk ass bitch boy band posers

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29 I Miss You - Blink-182

This is the best pop Punk song. It's the best song bu Blink according to this site! How come this be so underrated? This is one of those songs that make you say "Are all the best love songs sung by pop punk bands? ". Come on guys vote this up. Please!

How does this song not at least make the top 20? It's an amazing song, with killer lyrics. An all time pop punk classic

What can I say? Pop Punk's signature love song

I normally Don't listen to Blink 182 but this song is really good

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30 Fell for You - Green Day

Fell For You before When I Come Around?!

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31 Welcome to Paradise - Green Day

Literally the best pop punk song ridiculous it's not on the list

The best pop punk song ever.

How is this not #1?

So cool.

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32 Ignorance - Paramore

Awesome song. Can listen to this in loops. Missery buisness is overrated

Paramore are awesome and ignorance is an underrated song! Nice to see this rather than misery business as we seem to see on every other list like this!

Paramore is very very very cool band

I think it's more alternative rock than pop punk but it's still a great song

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33 All We Know - Paramore

I love this band and song! - DynastiSugarPop

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34 Welcome to My Life - Simple Plan

I like this song because you relate to it easily

I like simple plan but I honestly thought out of all simple plan songs why welcome to my life why not me agianst the world or I can wait forever, this song is overrated

One of the biggest hits of 2004

One of the greatest pop-punk songs
Simple plan has to be the first one

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35 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

This should be much higher on list, it was the song that originally introduced me into this branch of music and it's the song that I instantly think of when someone says pop punk.

This song doesn’t just deserve to be on the top 10 list on pop-punk, but on best songs ever period.

Why is this song not 43 places higher?

43? Come on guys. This is arguably one of the greatest pop punk songs and probably one of the greatest songs of the 2000s.

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36 1985 - Bowling for Soup

Not the best pop punk song because of blink, green day, sum 41, the offspring, etc. but this song is hell'a catchy - Revrad

Awesome song, awesome music video. Explain us what happen in 1980s. VIVA LA POP-PUNK

All time favorite, awesome song

I love this song so much

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37 Misery Business - Paramore

This songs is so addicting! Can't stop listening to it.

This shows the pure talent of paramore and it gos out to the popular kids who think their cool but no the unpopular kids know how it feels to be mad but the popular kids will learn

Amazing song, amazing band.

Paramore are amazing, I think misery buisness shows their true talent!

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38 Self-Esteem - The Offspring

How the hell is Green Day always higher than The Offspring? Green Day had 2 big albums: Dookie and American Idiot. Offspring had Splinter, Ixnay, Smash, Conspiracy of One, Americana. It's like they're the Nickelback of punk. People hate on them just because it's cool to hate on them. - Xean45

Should be higher... much higher, also why does ATL have like 3 songs in the top ten? - Revrad

Awesome song - blackphoenix

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40 Time-Bomb - All Time Low

I love how every atl stan hates dirty work because atl said they don't like it because it was forced but little do they know it's the best album - poppunk

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41 Thunder - Boys Like Girls

The song that got me into pop punk. I love it that much it should be at number 1 by now! Best song ever!

I love pop punk.

INSTANTLY fell in love with This song <3 probably played it tens of thousands of times <3 I just can never get over it! It NEVER gets old

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43 Kids In the Dark - All Time Low

This song just goes to show us that pop-punk is alive and well.

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44 Want You Bad - The Offspring

Not their best song but its still good

Love this song so much

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45 Feeling This - Blink 182

This songs shakes the very foundation of Pop Punk.

Best song ever from blink182! I love it so much

Should have been in the Top 3

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47 The Middle - Jimmy Eat World

Ultimate song! Should be up top with blink and Green Day

Must be top 5 at least, what a song with a great meaning!

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48 The Rock Show - Blink 182

If you say you are a fan of pop punk but don't love this song then you never knew what true pop punk sounds like. That's all I gotta say.

I love the videoclip of this hit! Blink-182 is the definition of pop punk

Mayday parade did a cover of this at warped tour 2018 (rip) while I was enjoying myself singing, it was the last song they performed and I also was thinking "this is the last warped tour, I can talk about it and say mayday was the last band I saw here I wanna cry" - poppunk

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49 The Kids Aren't Alright - The Offspring


The Offspring released Americana in 1999 in my opinion this is the best pop-punk album other than rookie because screw "enema of the state" the only song that blink wrote that I can stand to listen to is Dammit

Get this to #1 now

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50 The Ballad of Mona Lisa - Panic! at the Disco

There's nothing wrong with just a taste of what you paid for...

I love this song. It just never gets old for me!

This song is amazing bye

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1. American Idiot - Green Day
2. Backseat Serenade - All Time Low
3. Sugar, We're Goin Down - Fall Out Boy
1. Dammit - Blink-182
2. X-Kid - Green Day
3. American Idiot - Green Day
1. I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco
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