Top 10 Best Pop-Punk Songs

The Top Ten
1 Basket Case - Green Day

Much more edge and grit compared to the so-called "Number one pop punk song," "All the Small Things" by Blink-182. Its fast pace, bratty punk attitude, and energetic feel leave much more satisfaction than Blink's annoying vocals, slower-paced, sugar-coated, family-friendly song. It deserves the number one spot. But that's just my opinion.

What the hell is this? This song practically invented pop punk music 20 years ago and is still a hit today! Even if you don't like punk music, you like this song. Everybody likes this song.

2 American Idiot - Green Day

This song is pure pop punk. Basket Case threw Green Day into the spotlight, and American Idiot cemented their position. The fact that they can still fill stadiums for songs over 10 years old just shows how influential this was. The guitar, the lyrics, the bass... It's a song that went against the current way of thinking and spat in the face of society.

It goes without saying that this deserves to be higher. I can say with some degree of certainty that this will outlast most other songs on this list.

Now this is a song. The catchy melody, the deep lyrics, and Billie's vocals. An 8/5, no doubt. Don't be an American idiot, vote for this!

3 All the Small Things - Blink-182

The song that introduced everyone to the world of pop punk! Blink-182 is one of the most influential bands from the '90s, and most of today's popular pop punk artists would not be here without them.

One of the greatest, plain and simple, punk songs ever written. Tom Delonge is a very underrated songwriter. This is magic, with instantly catchy riffs and nasal vocal lyrics.

This song made me grab a guitar and made me love music. It made me some new friends and some new bonds. This song made me who I am right now.

4 Sugar, We're Goin Down - Fall Out Boy

This song was played to death, which made it lose a little bit of its luster, but it is far and away the best song on this list. If you want a song with catchy one-liners to sing with your friends on a long car ride, this is your song. "I'm just a notch in your bedpost, but you're just a line in a song."

Fall Out Boy introduced a whole new generation to pop punk. I would say any of their songs deserves to be on this list. Sugar, We're Goin Down is definitely one of the best pop punk songs ever written, along with Dance, Dance, also by FOB.

5 Backseat Serenade - All Time Low

Heard it for the first time and realized this is exactly the tune I was searching for!

Listened to it before, but awesome.

6 Longview - Green Day

A song with lyrics that talk about average guy stuff, with one of the best bass lines in the genre. This song could and should make the Top 20.

I love this pop-punk song, not a terrible excuse.

7 Lost in Stereo - All Time Low

The song is amazing, just like a lot of their work. They are an amazing band who never fail their fans.

I love this song! I listen to it every day. It is pretty much MY song that I live by! I think this song is amazing.

Their way of combining great vocals with catchy licks, some sick drum skills, and totally underestimated bass lines makes them the real underdog in this list, together with You Me at Six (I just don't like Always Attract).

8 Dammit - Blink-182

Usually the first pop punk riff that any guitarist learns. This song has it all: a badass intro riff, heartfelt lyrics, a killer middle section, and Mark Hoppus doing one of his best vocal performances before Enema of the State.

Classic Blink-182. Much better than the far too radio-friendly and overplayed All the Small Things.

Amazing guitar opening, vocals, and song overall. Way better than All the Small Things!

9 Weightless - All Time Low

Definitely one of All Time Low's best. It was the first song I heard from them, and it got me hooked. The underlying angst definitely gives it my vote.

It's a great song, and it may have been too mainstream for all you true pop-punk aficionados, but you can't deny the skill and time that went into making it.

10 In Too Deep - Sum 41

This was the raddest song out when I was about 15, and I still sing along at the top of my lungs in the car. It was this band that really got me into pop punk. Great music. Great live shows. Epic song.

It is simply amazing. Catchy, dumb, and it means something. Everything that pop-punk stands for. No questions asked.

The tiny solo is amazing. This and The Rock Show by Blink-182 are the best pop-punk songs ever. Everything about this screams awesome pop-punk.

The Contenders
11 Fat Lip - Sum 41

Most original of all the songs. Mixing elements of hip hop and melodic hardcore/punk rock. Does it like no other pop punk or even punk rock band has done it before. Passionate lyrics, great chord backings, and the best riff on here.

Love this song. Got me into pop-punk music. Deserves to be number one!

This is one of the best pop-punk songs ever, yeah!

12 The Sharpest Lives - My Chemical Romance

I don't understand why this song is this high. My Chemical Romance is one of my favorite bands of all time, and while it's not a bad song, I just think there are better pop punk songs out there. Not even just from My Chemical Romance, but from the genre in general.

My Chemical Romance, from the beginning, embodied raw emotion in each of their songs that draws any listener in. No matter what mood you're in, they have songs that will appeal to it and seem to sing the thoughts you can't form on your own.

13 My Friends Over You - New Found Glory

Oh wow. Freshman year. This album got me off the radio and into the used CD store.

Last time I saw them live, I still cried, like I always do. LOVE NFG forever!

New Found Glory is classic pop-punk! They should be up there with Green Day and All Time Low, especially on account of this song.

I love this song so much, along with Basket Case, American Idiot, and Backseat Serenade.

14 Best of Me - The Starting Line

This song is just amazing! The Starting Line is so underrated in this category of music, so it's nice to see this song in the top ten.

15 Irresistible - Fall Out Boy

I agree Fall Out Boy may be pop punk, but ever since Save Rock and Roll, they have really moved away from their pop punk roots, which is quite sad. They're more pop rock nowadays. But I personally think their earlier works are way better than this new crap of theirs! What were they thinking? They should return to their pop punk roots!

Save Rock and Roll is a hip hop-influenced pop rock album, and American Beauty/American Psycho seems to be Save Rock and Roll with less hip hop.

I can believe Sugar, We're Goin Down is pop-punk, but this?

16 Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard

The song has one of the greatest choruses of the 21st century, according to Billboard. No other pop punk band was featured in that list except Yellowcard, and here I see it at number 36? This comes easily in the top 5.

How is this not in the top 5? This is like the song you imagine when you're on the beach in summer with your friends, an absolute classic.

The first thing I think of when pop-punk is mentioned is this song.

17 X-Kid - Green Day

Guitar that hooks you from the start and finishes strong. It's amazing how far this song got on this list without being on the radio. Long live Green Day.

This should be in first place. The best song I've ever heard!

18 Welcome to Paradise - Green Day

Literally the best pop-punk song. Ridiculous it's not on the list.

19 Fell for You - Green Day
20 What's My Age Again? - Blink-182

THE best pop punk song by far, in my opinion. I understand why songs like "Basket Case" and "All the Small Things" are up there in the rankings, but this should follow them. The lyrics and sound are the definition of the era and genre.

THE definitive pop-punk song. Blink-182 is the band that is always mentioned when it comes to pop-punk, alongside other bands such as Green Day and The Offspring.

I thought this would be in the top 10. It's a really punk song!

21 Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World

Salt, sweat, sugar on the asphalt.

22 I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco

The instantly recognizable accordion riff cements the song's status as an iconic pop punk track. The flamboyant, outgoing lyrics match the way Brendon Urie acts in the video.

I Write Sins Not Tragedies is a very well-structured song and sounds great. The guitar, bass, and drums in the chorus are perfect for Urie's vocals.

This song is amazing! The beginning pulls me right in, and I can't stop listening to it. It has a story behind it, and the video is absolutely perfect for the song. I love it!

23 All We Know - Paramore
24 Always Attract - You Me at Six

This song is so sweet by YM@S. I fell in love with it when I first heard it. It should be up in the top 10!

25 Misery Business - Paramore

This song is so addicting! Can't stop listening to it.

Paramore is amazing. I think Misery Business shows their true talent!

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