1 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk/punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. 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 rock. Some of their influences include The Ramones, Sex Pistols, NOFX, and Bad Religion. They are best known for their... read more
I thought they were supposed to save punk when they came out, but they turned out to be for squalling brats who didn't go to any Ramones shows in the Seventies, because they weren't born yet. I call it kiddie punk. What a farce.
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.
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 on the Take Me Home Tour.
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!
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
Pure pop music. I have no clue why there are so many people out there trying to claim that this band is punk.
Blink-182 is a pop-punk band formed in 1992. The original lineup consisted of Mark Hoppus on bass guitar and vocals, Tom DeLonge on guitar and vocals, and Scott Raynor on drums. Raynor was fired from the band in 1998 and replaced by drummer Travis Barker. They gained mainstream popularity after the release of the album "Enema of the State." The band has gone on to produce eight studio albums during... read more
Always sucked, always will. Worst punk band in history.
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.
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.
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.
Ramones sex pistols and the clash are posers?
5 My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance is an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013, and again from 2019 to present day. 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.
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.
7 Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy is an American pop punk 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.
Not even punk but pop rock.
Silly crap for pre teens
8 Panic! at the Disco
Panic! at the Disco was 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.
Definitely not punk. I don't know even.
Signed a recording contract without performing a live show… how does that happen? Another product of the corporate music factory
9 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 percussion). Former members include Nick Thomas (guitar, bass, piano and keyboards) and Chris Salih... read more
POP this is not punk what.
10 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.
Never heard of em
11 Good Charlotte
Good Charlotte is an American pop-punk 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, who has been a member of the band since 2005. After embarking on a 4-year-long hiatus in 2011, the... read more
12 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.
Orange County jock punk
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.
I don't even care what this is...
14 Sum 41
Sum 41 is a Canadian pop-punk band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and separated in 2023. They consist of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Jason McCaslin, and drummer Frank Zummo. Their most popular songs include The Hell... read more
More children's music
No one in any underground scene anywhere has ever liked this band
15 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 songs are Savior, Prayer For the Refugee, Satelite, Give It All, Swing Life Away, Help Is on The Way, and Make It Stop (September's Children).
Honestly they're kind of borderline poseur… I don't like them, but the band members enjoy good music and use their celebrity platform responsibly. They just don't write great music in my opinion
16 Limp Bizkit
Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal/rap metal/rock 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 have made 5 albums to date.
Nobody belongs on this list more than this band. They unabashedly embraced "pay-for-play" and wrote some really, really bad music. There are better things that one can do "for the nookie"
When even mention them? Ever?
17 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.
18 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 of popular music, having initiated a punk movement in the United Kingdom, and inspired many later punk and alternative rock musicians.
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.
The band was comprised of Kurt Cobain (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Grohl (Drums) and Krist Novoselic (Bass).
Nirvana is most well-known for their... read more
Grunge not punk.
20 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 Records and the so-called "East Bay Sound."
Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The band is well known for politically charged lyrics and activism, focusing on anti-war activism, anti-imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments.
22 Combat 84
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!
24 Simple Plan
Simple Plan is a French-Canadian pop rock/pop-punk band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released six albums.
They're too cheesy.
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.