The Best Punk Bands Of All Time Bands/Musicians
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The Best Punk Bands Of All Time

List Criteria: The definition of "punk" is nebulous - if you don't consider a band punk, feel free to vote em down

The subject of who is the greatest punk band has fueled argument and debate for decades. Punk and punk inspired musical acts are more common than ever but the underground punk acts of the 70s and 80s will always be remembered for creating a culture for rebellion. Add your list of your favorite punk bands here or vote up the punk acts you love and help create the definitive list of the greatest punk bands of all time.
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  1. 1
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    most listed
    The Clash

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 200

    the people's #1
    Ramones

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 540
    Down 218
    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    93
  4. 4
    Up 503
    Down 130
    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk More
    89
  5. 5
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    Down 132
    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    82
  6. 6
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    Down 165
    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk More
    82
  7. 7
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    Down 147
    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music More
    78
  8. 8
    Up 379
    Down 151
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore More
    77
  9. 9
    Up 268
    Down 129
    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    73
  10. 10
    Up 325
    Down 175
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk More
    72
  11. 11
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    Down 151
    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly More
    70
  12. 12
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    Down 128
    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal More
    69
  13. 13
    Up 323
    Down 168
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore More
    68
  14. 14
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    Down 134
    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop More
    65
  15. 15
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    Down 160
    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock More
    63
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Green Day

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock More
    63
  17. 17
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    Down 111
    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk More
    62
  18. 18
    Up 204
    Down 113
    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    61
  19. 19
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    Down 119
    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
    61
  20. 20
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    Down 130
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    61
  21. 21
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    Down 115
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock More
    61
  22. 22
    Up 243
    Down 214
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music More
    60
  23. 23
    Up 157
    Down 122
    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music More
    59
  24. 24
    Up 149
    Down 102
    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk More
    57
  25. 25
    Up 196
    Down 137
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music More
    56
  26. 26
    Up 158
    Down 114
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock More
    54
  27. 27
    Up 181
    Down 113
    Punk rock, Post-punk More
    54
  28. 28
    Up 158
    Down 93
    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    54
  29. 29
    Up 130
    Down 107

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dead Milkmen

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    53
  30. 30
    Up 155
    Down 86
    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock More
    52
  31. 31
    Up 138
    Down 76
    Punk rock More
    52
  32. 32
    Up 110
    Down 78
    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock More
    51
  33. 33
    Up 136
    Down 81
    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk More
    51
  34. 34
    Up 110
    Down 80
    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    51
  35. 35
    Up 81
    Down 45
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
    50
  36. 36
    Up 111
    Down 71
    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock More
    50
  37. 37
    Up 122
    Down 100
    Pop punk, Punk rock More
    49
  38. 38
    Up 102
    Down 71
    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock More
    49
  39. 39
    Up 67
    Down 14

    ranked low on reranks
    The Cramps

    Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues More
    48
    added by: pigonthewing
  40. 40
    Up 124
    Down 98
    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    48
  41. 41
    Up 116
    Down 85
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    48
  42. 42
    Up 86
    Down 60
    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music More
    47
  43. 43
    Up 63
    Down 51
    Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk More
    47
    added by: Micksandy
  44. 44
    Up 86
    Down 63
    New Wave, Punk rock More
    46
  45. 45
    Up 111
    Down 75
    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    46
  46. 46
    Up 55
    Down 44
    Rock music, Punk rock More
    45
  47. 47
    Up 53
    Down 47
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Classic Punk More
    45
  48. 48
    Up 70
    Down 37
    Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock More
    45
    added by: jinxiethelucky
  49. 49
    Up 83
    Down 37
    Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    45
  50. 50
    Up 96
    Down 69
    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock More
    45
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