Best Pop / Punk Bands of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.

Green Day was the first band post 9/11 to speak their minds about the American government with American Idiot, not only was it an amazing politically charged super album but an awesome rock opera turned award winning musical, not to mention it was a pretty kick ass comeback

green day brought punk back from the dead, without them there would be no blink or sum 41, fob and mcr so american idiot best pop punk song of 2000's deffo!

Blink 182 have been around since 1992... I don't think American Idiot paved the way for Blink 182...

Of course they are number one they started and has moved music to another level even beyond rock they are awesome but blink 182 is a close close second

Can't get any better than Green Day...

2 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

I can't believe it! If it weren't for blink there would no Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, All Time Low, Paramore...i could go on forever baby! Needless to say, blink was the band that cemented Pop-punk as one of the best Genres Of Rock!

Tom de longe had the best voice in the pop punk history, followed by Brandon flowers Tyson ritter billy joe Armstrong and chester bennington

Blink-182 is an irrelevant copy of Green Day. Here is the point.

Copy of Green Day? Are you kidding? How is Blink-182 a copy of Green Day? I like both bands equal and they have different style, they aren't a copy of each other. - Wolf92xd

Blink-182 brought true pop punk into the maintstream, and showed everyone what being young and reckless is all about. They have a song for any emotion you could ever relate to or for any situation in life. They truly are musical masterminds.

3 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

I definitely like this list more than the other one, most of the bands that deserve to be higher up are, like good charlotte, panic! At the disco, bowling for soup... But get All Time Low off here, they're too new...

It's timeless. Who doesn't love Dance Dance or Sugar We're Going Down? Even though Save Rock and Roll was way off far of Take This To Your Grave, they are still one of the best bands ever

Patrick stump kills it along with the rest of the band

Fall out boy are absolutly awesome, there voices are so good they are all so damn hot and there songs are so flawless. Love them so much ; )...

4 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

I wouldn't call emo rock punk

My Chemical Romance is the Best Band Ever! Their lyrics are so deep and meaningful, and all the tracks are amazing! I wish they had never broken up since they are an amazing band. Love you guys!

This band is great. Gerard is sassy as hell and that's led live shows even better. The fact that paramore is ranked higher is a slap in the face. Fact is they're horrible compared to My Chemical Romance.

Definitely topping the other bands. My Chemical Romance was incredible, and they had more MEANING to their songs.

5 Good Charlotte Good Charlotte Good Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin and drummer Dean Butterworth, more.

If I see another pop punk list with All time Low near the top I'm going to puke. GC deserve higher than that overrated band ATL.

How is this band good look at the ratings this band gets I did think the young and hopeless got harsh reviews but this band is just so meh


6 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.

Lovelovelove! (haha, see what I did there? )

They're just amazing I have like all of their songs! They're a great band and hayley is the best singer. Beautiful, strong and rock star yeah! Her pronounciation is so cute sometimes I smile at myself listening to her lol. Awesome guitar too. Great harmony.

They're one of those bands that definitely stand out in the genre and not just because they're a female fronted band kicking ass in a genre dominated by male fronted bands. Each album of theirs was unique and at least they don't keep putting the same album out over and over again. They're not afraid of experimenting and it comes out pretty well. Also their lyrics are hella more ground breaking and creative compared to most other pop punk bands. Plus their live performances >
Paramore are just amazing, the music and the people.

I think paramore and fob deserve the top spot. I could go on forever about how much I love them and how amazing they are but I'm just going to say... They kick ass.
And in my opinion paramore&fob > My Chemical Romance

7 Panic! At the Disco Panic! At the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

They will always be remembered and I love their uniqueness! They had a 1920s burlesque theme for their first album "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out". I thought that was one of a kind and no other band has done anything like them! Their music tells a story and I love every song!

Their circus/burlesque fetish made them unique, and they weren't like any band you've ever heard. They were original lyrically and musically, adding orchestral instruments, and subtle elements such as dark cabaret and electro pop. They will always be my favorite band..

Love these people sooo much! I don't think they're/he's emo... he's too sweet

There are no words to describe how they made me feel, and how they changed me.

8 Yellowcard Yellowcard Yellowcard was an American rock band that formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1997 and were based in Los Angeles beginning in 2000. The band is well known for its singles "Ocean Avenue", "Only One", and "Lights and Sounds".

How did Yellowcard get above SUM 41

How are these guys ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE?!? Guys the list says pop-punk not emo.

9 Sum 41 Sum 41 Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist more.

Sum 41 was one of the best and one of the popularest punk bands ever. should be at least 5th and panic! only had 1 punk song

Sum41 create so many creative and awesome songs. I can't believe that I can love all the song of a band. Like I did to sum41, no other else.
Vote for it. and keep creative!

Panic isn't even punk what and sum 41 is one of the most underrated bands of all time

They have an amazing way of flashing that PUNK side of pop-punk

10 Bowling for Soup Bowling for Soup Bowling for Soup is an American rock band originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1994. The band consists of Jaret Reddick, Chris Burney, Erik Chandler, and Gary Wiseman.

These guys have a lighter, sometimes humorous, take on pop punk but damn does it work. They completely deserve a spot in the top ten.

Great band catchy lyrics and very underrated. love bowling for soup

Amazing band with great songs should definitely be in top ten

The Contenders

11 Home Grown
12 Sail to North
13 Simple Plan Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

They are so talented. Really. They went from playing at the drummer's home to playing at sold out shows. To me, they are the kings of pop punk.

Come on guys simple plan with their album just Balls!



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15 All Time Low All Time Low All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. more.

Perfect band full of perfect people who make perfect perfect albums full of perfect songs.

Yeah, safe to say, I think ATL is perfect.

All time low are just so amazing! They have such a perfectly flawless punk pop sound!

This should be #1! No other pop-punk band tops All Time Low!

How is New Found Glory not up here? Anyway ATL has to be up there with my top fave pop-punk bands. Though I do admit they came at a later time along with My Chemical Romance, Boys Like Girls, and Panic! At the Disco, when the more popular bands were fusing pop-punk with emo. I'd categorize such bands in the "late 2000s" era of pop-punk. Just saying late 90's early 2000's pop-punk has a more edgy feel to it, while still being angsty: A.E. the song (not so much Avril) "Sk8r Boi", Yellowcard-"Ocean Avenue", NFG-"My Friends Over You", Sugarcult-"Stuck in America" Allister-"None of my Friends are Punks", Bowling For Soup-"Almost", and old Fall Out Boy-"Grand Theft Autumn"

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17 The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects are an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. The band consists of bassist and lead vocalist, Tyson Ritter, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Nick Wheeler, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist, Mike Kennerty, and drummer Chris Gaylor.

This band is awesome it should be at least be in the top 10, If you don't agree then listen to "Gives you hell"! It will surely change you're mind!

This is my favorite band ever, but where the hell is linkin park

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19 The Offspring The Offspring The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.

THANK YOU! You're gonna go far, Come out and play, Self-Esteem and The kids aren't alright are all great songs! Why isn't this at least in the top 5!

Are you stupid they are 90s and punk rock

Hm... I don't know if id really call them pop punk. More alt rock nowadays - SmileyStudios

2nd after Green Day listen your going to go far kid Phonomenal

20 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.

This band ought to be in the Top 5. If you don't agree, then listen to The Great Escape, Love Drunk, etc. Oh, and by the way, Green Day is NOT a pop punk band! They are a punk ROCK band. None of their songs have anything pop in 'em.

My favourite band for sure much better than blink182 and panic! At the disco. Top 5 material.

Amazing can listin to boys like girls 24-7!

I love their songs. esp. the "thunder"..

21 Mayday Parade Mayday Parade Mayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. Their debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends was released in 2006, and sold over 50,000 copies without any label support.

Amazing band

Mayday Parade is extremely talented with amazing vocal range.

What people?! This should be in the top 10 at least.

Number one for sure. like what?!

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22 Dance! No Thanks
23 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.
24 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist more.
25 Relient K

Great band

26 Forever the Sickest Kids

These guys should be higher

27 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, 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 more.

MA BOOOYS. But you've got it all wrong, they couldn't be punk to save their balls


5SOS My heart. They're really good. But yeah... not really punk. At all. ♥

28 Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

The most addicting happy sounding breakdowns on this planet.

Metal influenced pop punk band and they are just spectacular.

29 Patent Pending

Love these guys there songs have so much character and humour

30 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn

Kellin Quinn, Sleeping With Siren's lead vocals, has an amazing voice, and he is extremely talented. In a lot of their songs, he has a higher singing voice, but, if you listen to If You Can't Hand, We Like It Loud, or Kick Me, you get a chance to hear the rasp he can achieve. If You Can't Hang shows the most vocal range for Kellin Quinn and really showcases his talent.

That moment when this is a pop punk list not post-hardcore

Kellin quinn's voice is very cool and I love it.

SWS are good but they really aren't even pop punk

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31 Taking Back Sunday


What. This band is severely underrated

32 Hawthorne Heights
33 Blank Pages
34 Real Friends

Late nights in my car absolutely kills it!

How are they not farther up on the list?

I love Real Friends.

35 Artist vs. Poet
36 Radio Feelings
37 Same As Sunday
38 On Call Heroes
39 Amber Pacific
40 No Use for a Name
41 Lit
42 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.

While this would be my #2 for 2000's bands as a whole (#1 is Yellowcard) this band can't quite be classed as pop-punk in my opinion. Jimmy Eat Would is more of an emo band, in it's truest form. - LifeAsAPro

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44 We Are the In Crowd

They are so under appreciated. They are actually super great, and Tay's voice is fantastic.

WATIC is an amazing band why are they so low. They are very pop punk. They should at least be in top 20 or at most top 10. They are very under appreciated. IS IT BECAUSE THERE IS A GIRL LEAD SINGER?!

45 Transit
46 Seaway
47 With The Punches
48 For Valor and Glory
49 The Classic Crime
50 American Hi-Fi American Hi-Fi American Hi-Fi is an American rock band formed in Boston in 1998. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Stacy Jones, lead guitarist Jamie Arentzen, bassist and backing vocalist Drew Parsons, and drummer Brian Nolan.
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