Top Ten Punk Rock Poser Bands

The Top Ten
1 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 ...read more.

Seriously, why does it even matter if Green Day are or aren't punk? Punk does not necessarily equal quality. And besides, I don't care if they are "poser" punk, I like Green Day solely because I enjoy their music, not because of their punkness.

Green Day was barley even punk rock before Dookie came out, but after that? Forget about it. American Idiot is no where even near punk! Just listen to the drums! Same with 21st Century Breakdown, which was somehow even less punk.

Green Day was pure punk rock now they are more Alternative/pop punk. But to me they are still punk. Still a good band

They completely ripped off the Descendants.

2 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 ...read more.

Pfr, these guys are just a bunch of asses who think that by making cheesy songs for 11 year old girls and making stupid faces they're punk. They're a shame for the genre, just another cool-wanna be band that will be forgotten in three years.

My friend totally loves these in fact she came in with a 5sos bracelet into school today and spent ages trying to get it off! I kinda like their music

This is the #1 poser. I mean, I can see why other people would call the other bands poser bands, but this, this is POP. Not POP PUNK. Just POP!

Pure pop music. I have no clue why there are so many people out there trying to claim that this band is punk.

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

Another Pop group disguised as Punk.

Not even punk

4 The Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.

They're just Bubblegum Rock by todays standards. Sure, they may have started the punk rock movement but it got so much better after they were gone.

How are the guys who invented punk rock posers? They may not be the most popular punk band, but they were responsible for the influence and sound of punk rock. They shouldn’t even be on this list because lots of people don’t know what posers are.

Ramones sex pistols and the clash are posers?

How are they poser? They invented Punk

5 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.

Let's not forget about their debut album bullets, which actually was punk. And fantastic punk at that. Fairly misfit-esque Everything after was emo/ pop punk though.

These guys were emo pop punk at best.

They never claimed to be punk

6 The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

Only the first album is punk. After that it's commercial power-pop with punk lyrics but not punk rock in music anymore.

They were the ones who sold out and brought punk to the mainstream. Great, but posers when it comes down to it.

Stupid, I doubt a poser knows who was the clash

7 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 honestly cannot 100% tell the difference between pop-punk and pop-rock

Not even punk but pop rock.

WOAT tier band, yeah I said it

8 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.

Big liberal use of the word punk on this one

9 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.

Not poser punk at all and they’re good.

10 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, ...read more.
The Contenders
11 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

Aren't they like a mix of Emo, Indie, Pop and Hip Hop

12 Sex Pistols The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history ...read more.
13 Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Green day is the best band 4 ever

Grunge not punk.

Grunge is influenced by Punk although I'd say Grunge is more of an Alt Rock genre with influences from Hardcore Punk, Sludge Metal and even Noise Rock

14 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. ...read more.
15 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.
16 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 ...read more.
17 Operation Ivy Operation Ivy, sometimes called "Op Ivy," was an American Ska punk band, from Berkeley, California formed in May 1987. The band was stylistically important as one of the first bands to mix the elements of hardcore punk and ska into a new amalgam called ska punk and was critical to the emergence of Lookout ...read more.
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19 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.

People claim they are punk but they are not they are just a emo pop band.

Another annoying Emo Pop band

20 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.

They’re probably one of the greatest punk bands ever. Why are they on this list? It’s just inaccurate!

I feel like they were maybe added simply to annoy the creator of this list. I can kind of understand because I hate the word anyway but I didn't add them.

21 Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

They're too cheesy.

22 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. Some of their most well-known ...read more.
23 Blondie Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s.
24 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland. They're mostly known for their singles like Break Stuff, My Way, My Generation, Nookie, Eat You Alive, Rollin', and Take a Look Around. They ...read more.
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