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
    Up 682
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    most listed
    The Clash

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 655
    Down 206

    the people's #1
    Ramones

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 549
    Down 226
    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    93
  4. 4
    Up 512
    Down 135
    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk More
    89
  5. 5
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    Down 135
    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    82
  6. 6
    Up 429
    Down 167
    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk More
    82
  7. 7
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    Down 150
    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music More
    78
  8. 8
    Up 385
    Down 154
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore More
    77
  9. 9
    Up 273
    Down 133
    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    73
  10. 10
    Up 330
    Down 179
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk More
    72
  11. 11
    Up 302
    Down 154
    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly More
    70
  12. 12
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    Down 132
    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal More
    69
  13. 13
    Up 327
    Down 171
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore More
    68
  14. 14
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    Down 137
    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop More
    65
  15. 15
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    Down 162
    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 112
    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk More
    62
  18. 18
    Up 206
    Down 115
    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    61
  19. 19
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    Down 131
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    61
  20. 20
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    Down 120
    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
    61
  21. 21
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    Down 117
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock More
    60
  22. 22
    Up 248
    Down 220
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music More
    60
  23. 23
    Up 158
    Down 123
    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music More
    59
  24. 24
    Up 150
    Down 103
    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk More
    57
  25. 25
    Up 198
    Down 138
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music More
    56
  26. 26
    Up 185
    Down 114
    Punk rock, Post-punk More
    55
  27. 27
    Up 160
    Down 115
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock More
    55
  28. 28
    Up 161
    Down 95
    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    54
  29. 29
    Up 130
    Down 108

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dead Milkmen

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    53
  30. 30
    Up 160
    Down 87
    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock More
    53
  31. 31
    Up 138
    Down 77
    Punk rock More
    52
  32. 32
    Up 113
    Down 79
    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock More
    51
  33. 33
    Up 138
    Down 82
    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk More
    51
  34. 34
    Up 112
    Down 81
    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    51
  35. 35
    Up 81
    Down 46
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
    50
  36. 36
    Up 113
    Down 72
    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock More
    50
  37. 37
    Up 123
    Down 101
    Pop punk, Punk rock More
    49
  38. 38
    Up 103
    Down 72
    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock More
    49
  39. 39
    Up 67
    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    The Cramps

    Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues More
    48
    added by: pigonthewing
  40. 40
    Up 118
    Down 86
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    48
  41. 41
    Up 126
    Down 102
    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    48
  42. 42
    Up 87
    Down 61
    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music More
    47
  43. 43
    Up 63
    Down 52
    Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk More
    47
    added by: Micksandy
  44. 44
    Up 87
    Down 64
    New Wave, Punk rock More
    46
  45. 45
    Up 111
    Down 76
    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    46
  46. 46
    Up 56
    Down 45
    Rock music, Punk rock More
    46
  47. 47
    Up 54
    Down 48
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Classic Punk More
    45
  48. 48
    Up 86
    Down 38

    ranked low on reranks
    Germs

    Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    45
  49. 49
    Up 70
    Down 38
    Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock More
    45
    added by: jinxiethelucky
  50. 50
    Up 95
    Down 94
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
    45
    added by: Desertrat89
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