Greatest Punk Songs of All Time

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21 The Kids Aren't Alright - The Offspring

Damn this is hard... to pick between two equally amazing songs, but my vote is the kids aren't alright over self-esteem because it needs the vote more and to anyone says Americana wasn't as good as Smash screw you!

If we're talking best PUNK rock songs, the offspring should be in the top 10!

The offspring should at least be in the top 5!

Great intro, Great solo, and especially Great lyrics. I'm happy that they wrote a song about reality, this song may be depressing but it's the truth. #TheOffspring.

I recommend this song to any guitarists who's looking for a challenging and great song.

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22 Institutionalized - Suicidal Tendencies

Great song reflecting true life - sextysex

All I wanted wasa pepsi just ONE PEPSI and she says NO you're on drugs and I'm like MOM I just thinking NO you're ON DRUGS

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23 Brain Stew - Green Day

That's because boulevard and 21 guns aren't even punk rock at all

This songs is way more punk than Boulevard of Broken Dreams or 21 Guns.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams and 21 Guns is mainly alternative rock - zxm

My fave guitar riff of all time #AMERICANIDIOTSUCKS

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24 Judy Is a Punk - The Ramones V 1 Comment
25 Neat Neat Neat - The Damned

No argument - ever

Definitely top 20 - Cyrobian

The opener for the first punk rock album in the UK. Can't get any more classic than that.


26 Rise Above - Black Flag

This needs to be higher meine friends
- Rassta-Blassta

This song lasted for so long and is still riot worthy!

Black flag for the win!

By the way, I don't think sellouts like Green Day should be in this list

Makes you wanna punch someone

RISE ABOVE... Green Day, Sum 41, and Blink-182

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27 So What - Anti-Nowhere League

so what

28 New Rose - The Damned

It's generally regarded as the first British Punk-Rock-Single (released 22/10/76) and remains a timeless classic, therefore belongs in Top 5. What's wrong with the people who vote for this lists?

#32 - what a laugh.

Classic. Keep the comments coming they make me laugh not in a bad way! Guess site is us surprised rsmones, rsmones is not here, covered brill by mitorhead too

29 New Noise - Refused

For New Noise to not even be in the Top 10 is a tragedy.

30 Blood-Red White & Blue - Rise Against
31 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day

Green Day has few songs down the list but apart from Basket Case, Longview and Welcome to Paradise, there more of Green Day's alt rock style! This song however is a mix of both styles and I love it! Jesus of Suburbia is the Stairway to Heaven of Punk Rock! - micdanchris

Annoying how to best songs are put at the worst place. Green Day all the way!

This song is the anthem of my life. Could listen to it all day.

This song should be on number 1

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32 Clash City Rockers - The Clash
33 God Save Us All - Sum 41
34 I'm Shipping Up to Boston - Dropkick Murphys

This is truly an epic song. It's so awesome and the band has such a unique sound. It's like Irish pirate music with electric guitars and drums!

35 I Miss You - Blink 182

Are you kidding me? this isn't punk! this isn't even pop punk! this is an alternative rock song! this isn't supposed to be in this list!

Everyone knows this song, even if you don't like this music you've heard it

This is not even a punk rock or pop punk song at all; it is alternative rock. I wonder how this song came in this list, but it is a good song.

Great song
Ok and Weird Vocals
Awesome Bassline
Great drumming
but I would not really call it punk...

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36 Rock the Casbah - The Clash

Shocked there isn't more Clash in the top 10. Rock the Casbah is a masterpiece.

37 Pay to C** - Bad Brains
38 (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - Sex Pistols
39 Welcome to My Life - Simple Plan

This song is kinda like a power punk ballad

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40 Heaven Knows - Rise Against
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