Best Pop-Punk Bands
Green Day has a unique style that is both rebellious and intelligent that is, simply put, legendary. They've had a huge impact on my personal life and have helped to influence different perspectives in my life, as I'm sure they've done for many others. I agree that Blink 182 has highly influenced pop punk and helped make it what it is today, but they were formed in 1992 and only had one or two songs that made it to the top 10's on billboard, while Green Day has had several and has been around since 1987. Many bands now have adopted their style of music and are widely considered one of the founding fathers of this genre of music. Then again, if I had to pick any other band to be number 1, it would be Blink.
Green Day are the godfathers of pop punk, they had some albums that were straight punk (Insomniac, 39/Smooth) but than they had big albums like Dookie, American Idiot, 21CB full of the greatest songs in alt and punk rock (Blvd, Basket Case, 21 Guns, When I Come Around, Jesus of Suburbia, East Jesus Nowhere.) they were such a hybrid of pop punk and punk rock, what made them stand out is that unlike most pop punk bands, they had a darker feel in their lyrics, of how screwed the world is sometimes and how politics are full of nonsense these days...yet they have a blast doing it...Blink, Sum 41 and Offspring without a doubt belong in the top 5 at least but Green Day very well created pop punk.
One of the stand-out pop punk bands of the 90's & 00's and one third of the 3 amigos of pop punk (Blink-182, Sum 41 & Green Day). Kerplunk, Dookie, Warning & American Idiot are their best albums for me.
I wish they got a bit more respect from the old school punk rock purists because they're legitimate musicians & songwriters and they're not just some rich kids from California without any real issues in their lives: Billie Joe Armstrong's dad died when he was 10 & Mike Dirnt was given up for adoption because his mum had a heroin addiction.
Unlike most of the bands on this list, Green Day has many layers, and meanings to their songs. Sure blink182 has a few (Adam's Song, Stay together for the kids), but the entire American idiot album is one big political, social, and personal message. Instead of dibbling in teenage breakups, for the most part, Green Day actually stays with at least part of the 'punk' spirit. Which a lot of Pop Punk bands seem to have forgot. *cough*All Time Low*cough*, who basically strip the beats from punk and make pop songs. Instead of purely emphasizing the POP side of POP PUNk, they find a middle ground, to keep with political, social, and religious problems punk does so well, and they have been doing it well, since '1039 and slappy hour'(First Album under name Green Day) all the way to 'tre' Green Day Deserves the number 1.
Blink 182 because most pop punk bands sound the same nearly every single albums like my chemical romance very broad sounding guitars although they are very good musician. Blink 182 first albums to their last sound very different and unique. Great octave picking and lots of single note played simply but every single song they make using simple chord progressions sound very different. Each by year they play to people's emotions and play to the society that changes by time. To be honest all pop punk bands are really good because they too have lots of different sounding in their music when being played but Blink 182 can do a lot more. Nearly every single track sounds different so that it relates too all different people, cultures, society, political economy, Depression and also teenage life. This is what I believed their group was made for, And then Angel and airwaves happen where they changed into more story telling and magical wonders and imaginations. So whatever they do they can ...more
Alright, blink-182 deserves the number one spot on this list. Most of the bands below wouldn't exist if it wasn't for blink-182, who basically brought pop-punk into it's absolute explosion of popularity with "Enema of the State", and influenced so many bands. Paramore, Panic!, All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Knuckle Puck, Yellowcard, Sum 41, old pop-punk bands, new pop-punk bands, they all spawned thanks to blink-182. blink-182 wasn't only the reason that a lot pop-punk bands exist, but they also were the band that took the sound of pop-punk and made it sound absolutely perfect. They perfected the pop-punk sound, with Tom's nasally singing and fantastic guitar, Mark's monotone yet fun voice and sick ass bass lines, and Travis's sexy drum skills all combined together to create the ultimate blend of pop-punk/punk rock. This band defined the genre better than anyone, and at their peak, they'd beat any pop-punk/punk rock band ever.
Alright guys... How is Blink not at the top of this list? They made the genre of pop punk and are still rocking the world... They have a brand new album coming out in 3 days. All Time Low's new album and Green Day's most recent album failed to live up to their expectations, but Blink on the other hand, will live up to their expectations. With songs such as All the Small Things, Anthem Part Two, Up All Night, What's My Age Again, Go, Obvious, Dammit, Always, and Down, You can't pass this band up. They are the greatest thing to ever happen to pop punk, and you can't deny that.
Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker's music from 99' to 05' was just pop-punk at its finest. Arguably the greatest band in the genre (Green Day also) and really pushed the genre to the mainstream. blink-182 pre Enema with Scott Raynor on drums was awesome too with songs like Dammit, M&M's, Carousel, Josie and Wasting Time. I know they're more punk rock tracks they are still that same blink sound. Enema, TOYPAJ and Self-titled are all in the top 10 best pop punk albums of all time. Even after their long hiatus, they still made a solid comeback album in Neighbourhoods (which to me is criminally underrated).
For me blink with Matt Skiba is hard to compare to the dynamic duo which was Matt & Tom. I'm just glad they're still making music but would love for Delonge to make a return!
I love my four little babies. If someone asked me who I liked the most, I'd simply smile and say "Zackjackrianalex" as if it were one name, because they are one being. These 4 guys have helped me get through so much, without even saying hello. From songs like Remembering Sunday to Missing You to Oh, Calamity, they never seem to let me down. I think I speak for every hustler out there when I say they deserve to be number 1. I'm so grateful for these guys, who have changed me for the better. I love them, and I hope that one day I'll be fortunate to tell them all of this in person.
Really I got nothing words fail to compare music is my life all time low simply the sun in my solar system then we've gotta mayday parade Jupiter next best things Blink 182 and damn these bands are to live for. I respect everyone's opinion and I express my own Green Day, Paramore not for me shame really but we just don't click perhaps that's why I'm struggling to process the thought of why it no. 1 oh well it's got too many fans since a year ago all time low was like 26 And see one day they'll be first way of the world its just sad that it has to go down eventually but just keep loving it a list don't matter. Good music is something you'll fall in lovve with all over again even if you haven't listened to it in five years.
All Time Low is the best band I have ever listened to. Songs like My Only One, Six Feet Under The Stars, and Lullabies are probably the best love songs I have ever heard. Alex Gaskarth really knows how to write his own lyrics, with little to no help, except for Outlines, which was written with Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. Highly recommended band. For fans of Paramore, You Me At Six, and Green Day. Blink-182's style of PERFORMING ON STAGE is alike to All Time Low, but All Time Low doesn't sound a thing like Blink, so not really for fans of them, but they are amazing.
I have loved All Time Low since I can remember. Every song is amazing and I can't think of one that I dislike. They're absolutely great live, I've now seen them twice and I'm going to see them next year too, I can't get enough of them. I listen to them every day and I will never get bored. They will always be my favourite band, they've helped me through so much stuff and I couldn't live without them!
FOB has shown their versatility by staying on the top of the charts since 2005, and returned from their hiatus with a #1 album. While most pop punk bands struggle to fill a smaller venue, FOB is selling out arenas. The band went from Pete and Patrick writing most of the songs to the whole band working together to are their new music. Patrick Stump hits notes that make me shiver and his voice is great live. I know a lot of old fans say they've sold out, but really it's just them growing and changing as people. They also do awesome collaborations with a wide variety of artists outside of their genre (if you haven't listened to Make America Psycho Again stop what you're doing and go listen now). Jay-z, Kanye, Wiz Khalifa, Timberland, Steve Aoki, the list goes on. If I could relive the 2005 Warped tour every summer, my life would be awesome. In a time where most bands are irrelevant after one hit song, they are still going strong and I hope they never stop.
Fall Out Boy is my absolute, most favourite band ever. And I don't even care that that's incorrect English. Everything they've ever made is absolutely beautiful and amazing and brilliant and I could go on for days. Their music has helped reach out to all kinds of people from all around the world and have therefore created one of the nicest communities ever. Their lyrics are meaningful, their music really catchy (trust me, they're stuck in your head all day) and they're just genuinely nice people. Basically, go listen to them now.
My favorite band of all time. The greatest emo pop punk band to date. Unlike many of the other bands on the list, Fall Out Boy continue to dazzle us with top 20 hits like 'Uma Thurman" and "Centuries", even though I wouldn't classify those as pop punk, they were still hugely successful. And to be honest, I hate All Time Low! Are you serious? FOB should be number 4! All Time Low are just an older version of 5SOS, whom I also hate. In conclusion, FOB is the true number 4 band!
"FOB! Long live the car crash hearts, as they rode into our ears with their original sound! Where is your boy tonight? I hope he is a gentlemen and agrees with me when I say FOB is the best band of all time. The Pros and Cons of breathing have been altered, as FOB is the biggest pro for living ever. I Don't Care what you think, as long as it's about FOB. Best band ever, deserves number one.
Right, everything here is great. Lots of people agree (they sold out their first reunion concert in under 30 minutes). These guys put in so much work to the band and it shows. Bullets is chaos and emotion with awesome guitar (thanks Ray). Revenge is a story that covers a whole range of emotions and is a great middle ground between the high grade rock ballad that is the Black Parade and the basement-made Bullets. The Black Parade is completely immersive and extremely well put together without being generic or monotonous. Even the songs written for it that didn't make it to the B-Sides would excellent with good recording equipment and a couple more drafts. Danger Days is exciting and cohesive. One of the best arguments available for concept albums. They mean so much to their fans and do incredible work.
Even as an adult I go back and listen to their albums, and can appreciate their musical journey and concepts even more than I did as a teenager! On the pop punk list, people will say "They're not pop punk, they're emo" and on the emo list people say "They are NOT emo", and I mean, you're both technically right. They also made synth pop and post hardcore music! Their influences are varied, concepts are full, and they enjoy a good metaphor. Great band!
HOW THE @#$! IS THIS NOT IN THE TOP THREE?! My Chemical Romance is without a doubt the best band in the history of history! Don't get me wrong, Fall Out Boy & Green Day are amazingly awesome, but these 4 or 5, depending on the time period, make a majority of musical geniuses sound like an elementary school band recital! "Welcome to the Black Parade" ALONE should put them in the top spot! Not to mention the grungy "Teenagers", the upbeat-for-the-theme "Dead! ", & the incredibly melodious "Sing". I just wish people knew about more of the members than Gerard Way (Who is still an awesome lead singer).
I don't know the genre this fits under, but I thought the songs were wonderful. they didn't rely on good sounding vocals, but more on emotive vocals. Which is the funnest to sing to. There are some very clever lyrics and it's just an interesting band to say the least. I think it deserves to be ahead of fall out boy at least.
Not a Pop Punk band. Their debut album All Killer No Filler is a pop punk album. However, through the years they have progressed into harder, more aggresive music that contains elemnts of punk rock. Songs like March of the Dogs, Moron, Still Waiting, and We're All to Blame are punk rock songs critizing the United States government and their decisions like going to war or being materialistic. Songs Moron and The Jester are songs that attack George W. Bush. Softer more alternative songs like With Me and So Long Goodbye are very personal to Deryck Whibley about losing someone you love (Lead guitarist Dave Baksh left the band). Other songs like Walking Didaster and Dear Father focus on the topic of Whibley growing up without a father. Their latest album Screaming Bloody Murder is an extremely heavy album that really shows their talent They are a Punk Rock band, not pop punk.
As much as they are loved, they are still underrated! They went harder and lost mainstream attention, but it made them all the better. They are great song writers with lots of different influence in their songs, yet remain true to the genre. It's the energy and heaviness behind their music and the cynical attitude and lyrics that make them a great punk band and set them apart from most others. As far as I'm concerned, they are pop punk legends and deserve more recognition than they get.
Sum 4? is one amazing but highly underrated Pop punk band. Their music, vocals, tune and pretty much everything has no fault and they deserve as much fame as their talent reaches. For people new to this band I would suggest listening to In Too Deep, Fat Lip, Pieces, The Hell song, screaming Bloody murder and still waiting. If you don't like these songs then you may not like the genre at all.
If I had to pick a favorite pop punk band, Sum 41 gets my vote. They are the most diverse Pop Punk band in my opinion, and the only one that has stayed consistently good. Every record put out by them is different, which is great. a lot of artists are scared to mix up their sound, not Sum 41. No matter what genre they experiment with, whether it be Pop Punk, Rap Rock, or Metal, they nail it on the head.
I can understand why Green Day and Blink-182 are 1st and 2nd, but in my eyes it will always be Paramore. I'm a loyal little metalhead, but Paramore are definitely my favourite band from this genre. They're awesome! Don't believe me? Check out Emergency, All We Know, Misery Business and Crushcrushcrush. You'll instantly see how amazing they are.
The Farro brothers are both incredible musicians and so are the other members, and Hayley's voice is so unique and powerful. For proof, search up a live performance of Let The Flames Begin. Her live voice is even better than it is on the album and her stage presence is simply phenomenal.
I'd also like to speak out in saying that Hayley Williams is extremely hot and a fantastic role model for young girls. She's such a little rock chic and does an amazing job to stand her own in a rock band full of guys. I'm straight as hell, but I'd be a lesbian for her. She's my fiery haired princess and my punk rock queen and I adore her so so ...more
I said this before, I will say it again
Paramore are awesome. They have amazing music and great lyrics. Hayley is a vocal powerhouse. Josh, Hunter (in their Paramore days) and Taylor have killer guitar skills (I'm inclined to say Josh had the best sorry Taylor and Hunter), Jeremy is key in keeping a bassline strong and Zac plays those drums with so much energy I wonder how he was still standing after those concerts! They all bring so much passion to the music scene with great, catchy and relatable lyrics and killer music!
On the other side of it all they are still really humble, they all care about their fans a lot and know that's why they are where they are. They put so much energy in all they do and haven't become influenced to change who they are because of fame.
Some argue that they aren't Alternative rock or punk pop anymore (or that they never were) but if you look deep enough into their music they definitely are. They've taken experiences of all kinds and ...more
The one thing that I truly love about Paramore that isn't there in any other band in the world is how they word their songs, and the beautiful lyrics they use. One single note, one single letter can make you cry or make you laugh or dance or scream or everything all at once. Once you hear one song, once you actually LISTEN to the words and the lyrics, you'll be hooked. This band changed the way I looked at the world, and I'm forever grateful.
I can't believe paramore is only at 8, they should be at 1,2 or 3. Paramore is a great band because they don't swear and are really nice,and the music is incredible plus they already have 4 albums (all great by the way) and if you really listen to the lyrics they are incredible, if you don't want to listen to the lyrics listen to the guitar, then have the best songs to rock out to. Plus they also have some softer songs that you can also listen to. They just have such good music!
Yellowcard is one of the most underrated bands out there but are the most innovative when integrating a violin in the genre making them more unique and original and that's important. They've created over eight albums with so many amazing tracks and Ryan Key creates some of the best and heart wrenching lyrics and delivers them perfectly for their music genre. My number one favourite pop-punk band and my number one favourite in general.
My favorite band of all time! Simply the best in lyrics by far! The last 2 albums Southern Air and When you're through thinking say yes! Put a new level in Pop Punk, unreacheable! I love other bands like Old FOB, Blink 182, Sum 41 and Green Day but this one is simple amazing. What makes so difference between the others? THE VIOLIN
One of the most mature bands in the genre. They have progressed from your stereotypical group of 20 something radio pop punkers into a melodous and lyrically brilliant rock group. Southern Air was one of 2012's best albums. These Northern Florida boys should be in the top five.
31. You must be kidding me. They belong in the top 10 zone. These guys are great. Hear them out, great lyrics. Gift and Curses, Only one, recently For you and your deniel, lights and sound, ocean avenue, lights and sound and tons of more great songs. Common man they should be much higher
The offspring are a great band with a lot of fun songs to listen to. They have such a unique sound and are easily one of the best bands of the pop-punk genre.
How is The Offspring, the fourth most popular (Besides the garbage ones like Fall Out Boy...) At number 10? Dexter Holland has a staggering IQ of 170. In addition to having one of the smartest musicians today, they also have good music with lots of variety.
Those two songs (Dividing by Zero and Slim Pickens Does the Right Thing and Rides the Bomb to Hell) were meant to be listened to together, like Tool's Parabol/Parabola and Green Day's Holiday/Boulevard of Broken Dreams AND Brain Stew/Jaded. The Offspring (in my opinion) accomplished this better than Green Day in both instances, and is very close to Tool's ten minute masterpiece.
I would've like to vote for Green Day but these guys deserve more respect. I only like the first wave of pop punk which is mainly Green Day and offspring. Blink is great too. I'm not sure if bad religion rancid and social distortion would be included in the first wave of pop punk but that's how I perceived it. Most of these other bandso are more pop rock than pop punk. They're just not very good
Snarky punk that found ways in later years to appeal to a larger audience. Their third album, Smash, has sold over 11 million albums worldwide and was released on an INDEPENDENT label. No major advertising company helping them out. They've stuck around for almost 30 years now and were one of the forerunners of modern pop-punk.
The All-American Rejects should definitely be in the top-10 on this list. If not for anything, the timing of their initial release puts them in the forefront for a lot of these rock bands. Outside of Green Day, Blink-182, and Sum41, The All-American Rejects paved the way for the cross between rock, pop, and punk. Plus the progression between their first album with Swing Swing, to Move Along with countless hits like Move Along, Dirty Little Secret and It Ends Tonight, to a few more albums with Gives You Hell, Beekeeper's Daughter, and now to their newest stuff, Sweat. Top 10 for sure.
Out of the listed bunch, this band is the only one contending that has continually matured their sound and stayed loyal to their fanbase. For example, their 2012 album Kids in the Street is certainly a musical risk, but the band still included songs like "Someday's Gone" and "Walk Over Me" and especially "Beekeeper's Daughter" to satisfy their longtime fans. They have also never sold out, unlike Fall Out Boy or Paramore.
THIS NEEDS TO BE IN THE TOP 10 man. I've never heard a band with so many songs that NEVER GETS OLD. I've listened to so many pop-punk style bands, and for some reason, these guys' music is CONSISTENTLY never leaving my playlist. Song after song. This band has many mainstream hits but in my opinion their first album (self titled) was the best. If you are new to them, listen to: Swing Swing, Gives you Hell, Last Song, Move Along, Dirty little secret. You won't be disappointed.
Great band. While straying from punk to some extent, their early work is still largely in the genre, and therefore makes them a genuine, and good punk band.
Gonna be honest, I don't like very much past their debut album. But I might like their debut album so much that it makes up for their pop sounding asses later on. First band to fuse genres like baroque pop, vaudeville, and electronic with pop punk. They nailed it and just because of THAT album they deserve higher in the list. Unfortunately, it's not quite the same. RIP panic at the disco. Lean more toward punk. Write new material!
Their music is so unique and catchy. I can definitely say it's really catchy. I wanted to listen to some more pop punk bands (I guess) so I listened to Paramore. So not worth my time. When I first heard "I write sins not tragedies" I can sing it all the way through the first time I heard it. However I listen to 2 Paramore songs and I couldn't see the difference between the 2 of them.
This is the best band in the whole universe, let alone this damn list! Every song by them has a story behind it and the long song titles are unique and symbolic. I also love the 1920s burlesque theme of their first album "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out". They are just so unique and fantastic and I will always love them!
Literally, the band that made me who I am today. It seems that I never really had any interest in music until I heard about P! ATD. They opened my eyes to music that I had never even considered trying. I owe my life to them. Because of their music and the genre they introduced me to, I am actually a better person and have found my identity!
Simple plan has a great combination of songs that are fun to listen to, as well as songs with a lot of meaning to them. They are one of the best pop-punk bands out there behind Green Day and blink.
Defiantly pop punk/emo at it's best. Not much of a fan of the new album, but No Pads was one of the best pop punk albums ever. I'd Do Anything, Addicted, and I'm Just A Kid is true pop punk at it's finest. And Simple Plan (the album) was a great example of how emo pop could become more mainstream with songs like Your Love Is A Lie and When I'm Gone.
This band is way too underrated. Their lyrics may be very simple, but that makes it easier to relate to them. They also don't just write lyrics everyone, at some point, can relate to, but also have a great connection with their fans. You will never meet a band more caring about their fanbase than them.
They deserve to be no. 1, 2 or at least 3. Simple Plan also created pop punk, just like Blink-182. Their lyrics are awesome, they have meaningful songs, catchy songs, sad, happy songs, songs for every situation. I just love them. They are the most awesome band ever.
All II'm going to say is which band didn't ever break up, made consistent music, didn't sell out, and kept true to the Pop Punk mentality? Not Green Day (music wasn't consistent), not Blink (broke up), Not Fall Out Boy (did both listed offenses), and not All Time Low (they aren't sell outs, but certainly aren't the face of the genre). Many up and coming Pop Punk bands look up to these guys, and not the other bands who in my opinion shouldn't be that high. It's based on Pop Punk influence, not fan base.
NFG are the kings of pop punk! They were awesome in the late 90's and just keep getting better. Have you heard Resurrection? Every song is a hit! Chad has put together meaningful lyrics and catchy riffs. Cyrus keeps the heart pounding with his knockout drum beats. Ian lays down a firm foundation on bass and Jordan's unique voice is the icing on the cake! If you haven't seen them live, you are missing out on a one very high energy show! These fans know how to celebrate. NFG is #1!
The guys have been consistently recording and touring, have shown no sign of weakness and have always been true to the genre. They never gave in to the lure of the dollars to try and make commercial music, and have a truly devoted fan base around the world. They have been mentioned as role models by bands such as All Time Low, Yellowcard or Simple Plan.
Hands down best Pop Punk band of all time. I still listen to them everyday. I see them on tour when I can. They are just as amazing now as when I first found them in high school in 2000. #1 without a doubt.
Although Jimmy Eat World would be better classified as Alternative Rock/ Emo, they're still one of the greatest pop punk acts of the 2000's, and are one of few that still get regular airplay on the radio.
This band is better than any of these bands, but they aren't pop-punk.
Although they are not a 'straight-forward' pop punk band - they are FAR better than most, if not all the bands on this list - great song writer, great voice, great band
Should be further up the list, they have made some of the best pop punk songs ever
They aren't a pop punk band but they are still incredibly good. When I say they aren't a pop punk band, they do have pop punk songs like "All I Want" and "Monument" but they are actually a post-hardcore band with elements of metalcore. By far the heaviest band on this list, and they probably have the most emotional songs out of all the bands in this list. I Do believe though based on their very few pop punk songs they should still place inside the top 10.
All Time Low - Good, but overrated by teen girls
NFG - Good but yet again very overrated
BFS - Made a few good songs and a brilliant one in "1985" but that doesn't make them a great band.
The Wonder Years - Who the hell are they?
AAR - Yet another great band but their later stuff has swayed away from pop punk
In my opinion ADTR should be 10th with the top 10 being:
1: Green Day (They practically created the genre and were the first to perfect it)
2: Blink-182 (One of my favourite bands of all time)
They are just so great there is no question about it, they have such a great combination of music styles that just somehow go together, from screaming their heart out to their softer songs like Have Faith in Me and just wow. Amazing.
No flaws can be heard, none.
Listen to their softer song or their heavy stuff and you can't escape the power and emotion of every second. They care about what they do and keep fans satisfied by being themselves.
If you haven't heard ADTR, go listen now!
For the simple fact that a day to remember is in the 19th spot, breaks my heart. They definitely deserve the first spot on this list. Jeremy and his crew have come along way, and not to be dropped in the 19th spot on any list.
This band is way too low. Good Charlotte is one of the best punk bands in the genre. Proving a punk is all about attitude, the Gothic looking band really hits home a lot about the issues in society.
Good Charlotte will always and forever be a part of the early 2000's pop punk history! They're music is real they're awesome to fans and they have a great message one of my favorite bands forever
On 16?! Good charlotte should be at least in the top 10 they are so cool they don't make music anymore right now but seriously their music back then was more punk poo then some bands I've seen above
Nah, them and Paramore should not be on the list. I don't like neither of them, especially Good Charlotte. This band just wants to be like Blink-182, but fail at it.
There are about 20 bands on this list that I like (Neck Deep, Relient K, TSSF) but Weezer is the band that I have the most "Memories" (sorry) with.
I remember one summer, me and my best friend were driving to the beach. Their self titled was released and my friend, already being a fan, had it in his car. We were in the middle of the country and he put Pork And Beans on.
Safe to say, we were singing along VERY loudly by the end.
Imma do the things that I wanna do, I ain't got a thing to prove to you.
I absolutely love Weezer, but I just don't think they're pop punk. They sound more power pop to me.
I love Weezer but they're not Punk at all.
Edit: I think they do have a bit of Pop Punk in them.
I love the blue album and make believe. best pop punk band, best emo band, best rock band, best band ever!
I grew up on Bowling For Soup. I have been in love with Frontman and Songwriter, Jaret Reddick, since I was only 6 years old. He and I are 25 years and 25 days apart, but I have given him and all of his bands a lot of my time with no regrets. I have spent at least a decade of commitment loving Jaret and I do not plan to stop anytime soon. Bowling For Soup has shown many people how to get through the day and has even stopped a few suicides that I know of. Bowling For Soup deserves more than just #13.
Bowling for Soup didn't define the sound of punk. They defined the philosophy of punk. These guys were our Socrates, and should be much higher on the list. They taught us that it doesn't take spiked hair to be punk, only a carefree and rebellious attitude. Should be MUCH higher on this list. Punk wouldn't be what it is today without them.
Bowling for Soup vgets my vote for 3 reasons.
1. I love their fun and high energy music.
2. They are hilarious live, like every on needs to hear he stuff they say to the crowd.
3. I get some stuff signed at a meet and greet on the Vans Warped Tour and they were so cool. They shook my hand, took a picture with me, I ot a few hugs, but most of all the lead sdinger treated me like a human being, held a real conversation with me.
Blink-182 is my favorite band but bowling for soup should be in the top 5, they are pop punk, all time low is one of my favorite bands but they gotten to sound overly pop but bowling for soup still has its punk elements! Girl all the bad Guys want is crazy good
Best punk pop band of all time and proved it with their latest release once again. Heard them live? I have heard some of the bands higher on this list and they don't compare. Number 1.
My dad listened to them in high school and I heard him playing hope a lot. they were the first PUNK band I liked, or at least the first that was very similar to stuff like sex pistols or ramones.
These are the pop punk godfathers. Not New Found Glory.
Not really pop punk
Probably the most underrated band on this list. Their last album was just as good as "Does this look infected", or "Take off your pants and Jacket"... And that's coming from someone who ranks Blink and Sum41 #1 and #2 respectively.
Dave has the most amazing vocals I have heard from a band in a while. The music is consistently changing and improving. I can't wait for bad habits to come out. Definitely deserves to be in the top five!
WHAT? Every Avenue is Top Ten material easily! With good lyrics and an absolutely brilliant music
The last 2 albums were amazing, can't wait for more. Every Avenue should be in the top 10
The Greatest Generation is the greatest masterpiece and crowning Jewel of modern pop-punk and the future of it as well. There there, Passing through the screen door are are two perfect songs to open up the already complete album and then top it off with the ballad I Just want to sell out my funeral. The band and the album are critically acclaimed
Pop punk is definitely not dead, and these guys are responsible for keeping it going! Soupy has an amazing voice, their music is so innovative and melodic, and I don't think any other band these days can write better lyrics. Blink held the title of Greatest Pop-Punk Band of the late 90's & early 00's, but TWY is most definitely the new face of Pop-Punk!
It would be silly not to rank these guys in the top 10 spots. They not only revived the genre, they helped establish new boundaries with a more dynamically complex rhythm as well as deep and almost prophetical lyrics. If you don't believe me, listen to Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing.
Pop Punk is starting to mature as of now and if anyone is at the forefront of this movement, it is most definitely The Wonder Years. They are one of the few bands still writing music that can continue to write intense songs that you can listen to and feel the emotion poured into them.
The Ramones are most definitely pop punk. And they should be #1 on this list. Their sound is definitely very melodic and catchy, and all of the bands that pretty much copy their sound are considered pop punk, so why not them? If anything, I would argue that 90% of the band on this list don't belong - they might fit the definition of what pop punk has come to mean in the last 20 years, but the real good pop punk, like the Ramones, Buzzcocks, Descendents, Screeching Weasel, MTX... that's what deserves to be on a top 10 list, not that modern crap.
This is Strange I can't really compare my favorite pop punk band blink 182 to Ramones, they sound completely different and the era of Ramones generation is different. I know Ramones went commercial later on in life to a more pop standard. But when I first listen to them which was a couple of days ago they have a Rock n'roll feel and a more classic punk rock sound. They feel more older than the little young pop punk boys.
I agree The Ramones shouldn't be in this list they should be in a list of their own called " Pioneers of Punk" They are credited with creating the Punk sound along with Iggy Pop and the New York Dolls. Not Sex Pistols or The Clash as many believe
The Ramones literally invented punk. I wouldn't say they are pop punk, more punk rock or alternative rock.
This is my favorite band of all time. My older brother has been listening to their stuff since he was in high school and introduced me to it when I was in 8th grade. I'm now a sophomore in college and have yet to get "worn out" of this band. They continuously come out with new music that keep me coming back for more. I'm actually writing a paper about them in Music and Rock and Roll class on their effects on pop punk. Overall every album released from this band has been kick ass. "Under Soil and Dirt" and "The Story So Far" are great! I've seen them live twice now, soon to be 3 times after Halloween, and Parkers vocals never disappoint. Will and Kelen are always kick ass on the guitars. The entire band is talented and down to earth. Not only are they a band I can relate to, but they're a band I could see myself smoking and jamming with. They deserve to be in the top 10, without a doubt.
The story so far don't seem to be recognized much because they are pretty new and pop punk (besides 5sos if you can even call that "punk") isn't nearly as popular as it used to be. However, they have released 3 studio albums, all with great lyrics and powerful vocals and guitar work.
Parker Cannon is great at delivering great lyrics while also making them catchy and fast paced. Awesome band!
I'm sorry but The Story So Far deserve to be in the top 10. They started the new wave of pop punk, the genre wouldn't be what it is today without them and have inspired many of today's pop punk bands. They write amazing lyrics and Parker Cannon has one of the best and most powerful voices in all of pop punk.
Brilliant band. Outstanding live and full of energy.
They put so much hard work into both Under Soil And Dirt as well as What You Don't See.
And they write the best lyrics ever.
What? How is this 59? A great band, deserves a higher rank in my opinon
Awesome band cannot believe they were not on the list. Red Flag, Fallen Leaves, Try Honesty all great songs! Absolute legend in Canada and also very popular in Germany.
Are you kidding me? Billy Talenton 53? Oh, seriously, come on guys, they have to be at least Top Ten!