Greatest Punk Songs of All Time

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41 Heaven Knows - Rise Against
42 Pay to C** - Bad Brains
43 (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - Sex Pistols
44 My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down - The Ramones
45 Only One - Yellowcard

This song is simply the best. It's a great love song my ex and I listen to. - airscene

This should have been the No.1 Song of All genres and of all time!

46 Stay Together for the Kids - Blink-182
47 Progress - Bad Religion

Bad religion is the best punk band in my opinion. They have decent lyrics, a good sound and have been making plenty of good music. Also they haven't broken up yet like so many punk bands. It's dissapointing to see Green Days American idiot song, which isn't punk at all, in the top ten. Bad religion is much better than Green Day and deserves to be in the top ten ASAP

Weird choice, but I have to agree. Every bad religion song should be within the top 500

48 Poison Heart - Ramones

Excellent Dee Dee composition and Joey's vocals are just gut wrenchingly powerful. A dark attack/acknowledgement of this apathetic world. Has great Johnny punk guitars and a fantastic Joey vocal performance that conveys really powerful emotions. Underrated punk gem and one of the best songs ever period. - shawnwalker

Most of the time Johnny Ramone's barre chord riffs become monotonous. Though those are great. But this riff is more technically played. More unique sound. - zxm

49 Train In Vain - The Clash
50 Murder on the Airwaves - Zebrahead

Finally! Zebrahead gets a shout on one of these lists

51 I Fought the Law - The Clash

A punk anthem. Even though they didn't originally write it, it was the Clash who immortalized it.

52 The Guns of Brixton - The Clash

Just look how many covers of this song was made. This song is the best mix of reggae and punk.

Killer bass line. Another work of musical art by the Clash.

53 My War - Black Flag V 1 Comment
54 Bodies - Sex Pistols

Amazing, totally underrated song...

Amazing song. The aggression captivates punk in a single song.

55 Still Breathing - Green Day
56 Silly Thing - Sex Pistols
57 The River - Good Charlotte

Just a brilliant song! And its featuring members of my favorite band. Nothing better than this. Fat Lip would be my second pick.

I love this song so much, the lyrics are so meaningful. This song has helped me through a lot, and it features 2 members from my all time favorite band. Truly a masterpiece if you havnt heard it your missing out on a lot

I love love love this tune, one of the better ones of new good charlotte!

This song is the best, I don't really think it is a punk song, but the lyrics in this is so great and guitar work in this is absoloutly mad! Vote for The River! It is a perfect song by a legendary ban

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58 Kill the Poor - Dead Kennedys

Best Dead Kennedys-Song, one of the best lyrics ever written.

Excellent hardcore song about things that matter.

My top so far:
1. Kill the Poor - Dead Kennedys
2. American Idiot - Green Day
3. Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
4. Rockaway Beach - Ramones
5. Pet Sematary - Ramones
6. Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
7. Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
8. Basket Case - Green Day
9. London Calling - The Clash
10. Teenage Lobotomy - Ramones

Honourable Mentions:
Ramones: Blitzkrieg Bop, Cretin Hop, Sheena is a Punk Rocker, I Don't Want to Grow Up
The Clash: Lost in the Supermarket, Guns of Brixton, Train in Vain
Green Day: Longview, Jesus of Suburbia, Holiday, Whatsername
Dead Kennedys: Let's Lynch the Landlord, Chemical Warfare, California Uber Alles
Sex Pistols: Anarchy in the UK

59 White Riot - The Clash

A true punk anthem. Absolutely should be in the top 10.

The B-Side '1977' was one of the best punks songs ever made. The Kinks brought uip to date...

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60 Public Witness Program - Fugazi
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