Most Underrated Pop Punk Bands


The Top Ten

1 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".

Unlike a lot of pop punk bands, these guys have sounds that really make their music much more unique to the genre.

2 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 is excellent but they are clearly underrated and their videos on YouTube deserve at leat 200 million views, but that applies to Green Day and My Chemical Romance as well.


3 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.

Where are these dudes fan base honestly, they're good and deserve more!

Personally really like Good Charlotte. I always thought they were super underrated.

Well, just listen to The River. That's all I have to say! - Kiteretsunu

Yellowcard is not that underrated, they are more unknown than underrated
Good Charlotte for the other hand is really underrated

4 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.

They started at the rise of pop punk. Only had 1 hit, but in my opinion they are the best. They stayed with the 99 pop punk that got so huge and never changed. But they are great at what they do.

Bowling for soup is seriously underrated. I mean... Their song is simply unique, a mix of pop, punk-rock and humour. They always have some reference, to a movie, T.V. show or even other singers; I mean... I've never seen another band do that, at least not on the scale that BFS does. They should have way more fans...

Bowling for soup is so underrated (along with Good Charlotte) They really need more recognition!

5 Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio is an American punk rock band from McHenry, Illinois. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba, bassist and vocalist Dan Andriano, and drummer Derek Grant.

They have something that most pop-punk bands don't; diversity in their sound.

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

Simple Plan are a ridiculously underrated band of any genre, let alone pop-punk! What other band could create a tune like When I'm gone?

7 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.

It's a shame.

YES! The Offspring are ridiculously underrated! Despite being around since the 80s 1/20 people that listen to alternative music have never even heard of The Offspring. Not to mention dexter has the highest IQ out of anyone in the pop-punk genre!

Criminally Underrated, They are the only band from the early 90s that can do multiple styles of Punk Rock from their first album all the way to their laightest album, they have the catchiest riff and amazing lyrics even though the people who claimed that they sold out just because a guitarist from a popular 80s Punk rock band who couldn't live with the fact that the Offspring were more popular than his band so he convinced the fans that Offspring sold out and the asskissers started the "whats punk and whats not punk" movement. some people need to grow up and get with times. Times change, and so does music.

8 Sugarcult Sugarcult Sugarcult is an American rock band from Santa Barbara, California formed in 1998. The band currently consists of Tim Pagnotta, Airin Older, Marko DeSantis, and Kenny Livingston.

A lot of these bands listed are too popular for what I would consider to be "underrated", but hey, most of them are pretty good. - ThatoneMetalhead

9 Zebrahead Zebrahead Zebrahead is an American punk rock band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1995, the band has released thirteen studio albums to date.
10 The Used The Used The Used is an American rock band formed in Orem, Utah, in 2001. The group consists of vocalist Bert McCracken, bassist Jeph Howard, drummer Dan Whitesides, and guitarist Joey Bradford.

The Contenders

11 The Ataris
12 Real Friends

Real friends! My babies! They are super underrated and I love them with all of my heart! - poppunk

13 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.
14 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.

Hell yea more people need to know this band this band got me into pop punk

15 MxPx MxPx MxPx is an American punk rock band from Bremerton, Washington founded in 1992 as Magnified Plaid. The band has skate punk leanings, with connections to the pop punk scene.

MxPx is amazing

16 Weezer Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

If Weezer's pop punk, then I guess Nickelback is Death Metal.

So underrated. Take a listen to the cover of Africa. AMAZING!

Nice try, but Weezer is not pop punk, it is post-punk and alternative

17 Lit
18 Light Years
19 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.

Everyone likes them now because they are becoming more mainstream. However, their pop punk stuff isn't even thought about twice by the people on the bandwagon. Listen to Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, I Don't Care, Saturday, & Sugar We're Going Down, and that is one of the real reasons why Fall Out Boy is an underrated pop punk band

20 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.

I love Green Day, but it's not underrated

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22 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.
23 Thursday
24 Relient K
25 Cartel

Cartel is underrated

26 Say Anything
27 The Undertones
28 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.

I like 5 seconds of summer..they aren't pop-punk - poppunk

29 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.
30 We the Kings
31 Save Me Hollywood
32 Roam

These guys have a wicked sound, always listen to their songs on repeat! Amazing band

33 Marianas Trench Marianas Trench Marianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band consists of members Josh Ramsay, Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman.

HAHA they, aren't Pop Punk.

34 SR-71

A band that named themselves after a bomber. Bowling for Soup got famous off of SR-71's song "1985". - ThatoneMetalhead

35 Skylight the City
36 Motion City Soundtrack

So underrated they weren't even mentioned

37 999
38 22 Jacks
39 Teen Idols
40 Teenage Bottlerocket
41 Yidcore
42 Wheatus
43 Vanilla Sky
44 The Unlovables
45 Stereos
46 The Summer Obsession
47 Quietdrive
48 Poor Old Lu
49 Walk the Moon Walk the Moon Walk the Moon is an American pop-rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca started the band in 2006, while a student at Kenyon College, deriving the band's name from the song "Walking on the Moon" by The Police.
50 The Swellers
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Sugarcult
2. Zebrahead
3. The Ataris
1. Yellowcard
2. Sum 41
3. Good Charlotte
1. Good Charlotte
2. Bowling for Soup
3. Weezer

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