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. From 80s punk to today's top punk bands, which are the best punk rock bands of all time and the best punk bands ever?

Good punk bands aren't hard to find, there's plenty of great punk music out there, thanks to the many punk groups on this list. Don't see your favorite punk rockers below? Click Rerank to 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
    + 1379
    - 474

    most listed
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1383
    - 478

    the people's #1
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1239
    - 449

    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 1058
    - 297

    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 811
    - 308

    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 951
    - 339

    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 681
    - 315

    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 851
    - 332

    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 548
    - 292

    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 707
    - 368

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1175
    - 838

    often listed
    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 529
    - 288

    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 615
    - 327

    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 691
    - 354

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 445
    - 286

    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 673
    - 445

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 508
    - 221

    ranked low on reranks
    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 485
    - 334

    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 416
    - 229

    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 374
    - 218

    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 340
    - 239

    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 334
    - 185

    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 322
    - 252

    often listed
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 373
    - 228

    Punk rock, Post-punk

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 285
    - 229

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 355
    - 203

    ranked low on reranks
    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 265
    - 226

    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 406
    - 247

    ranked low on reranks
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 252
    - 212

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 251
    - 171
    ) open
  31. 31
    + 253
    - 214

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 316
    - 148

    ranked low on reranks & added by VanessaHawelu
    Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 472
    - 441

    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 235
    - 195

    Pop punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 192
    - 172

    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 276
    - 217

    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 282
    - 177

    ranked low on reranks
    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 209
    - 156

    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 209
    - 139

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 201
    - 92

    ranked low on reranks & added by pigonthewing
    Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 212
    - 172

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 217
    - 110

    ranked low on reranks
    Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 196
    - 168

    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 123
    - 125

    Rock music, Punk rock

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 183
    - 99

    ranked low on reranks & added by jinxiethelucky
    Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 171
    - 149

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 214
    - 145

    ranked low on reranks
    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 146
    - 130

    added by MadameLil
    Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 155
    - 140

    Punk rock, Oi!

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 222
    - 159

    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

    ) open
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