The Best Punk Bands Of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Best Punk Bands Of All Time

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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.

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

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Ramones

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    100
  2. 2
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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    100
  3. 3
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    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    92
  4. 4
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    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk More
    91
  5. 5
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    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    84
  6. 6
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    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk More
    83
  7. 7
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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music More
    80
  8. 8
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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore More
    78
  9. 9
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    Down 103
    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    77
  10. 10
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk More
    74
  11. 11
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    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly More
    72
  12. 12
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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae More
    71
  13. 13
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore More
    67
  14. 14
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop More
    66
  15. 15
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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock More
    65
  16. 16
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    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk More
    65
  17. 17
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    62
  18. 18
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock More
    62
  19. 19
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    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    61
  20. 20
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    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
    61
  21. 21
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    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk More
    61
  22. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Offspring

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music More
    59
  23. 23
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Green Day

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock More
    59
  24. 24
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    Down 100
    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music More
    59
  25. 25
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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music More
    59
  26. 26
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    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock More
    59
  27. 27
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    Down 93
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock More
    58
  28. 28
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    Punk rock, Post-punk More
    58
  29. 29
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    57
  30. 30
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    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock More
    57
  31. 31
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    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    56
  32. 32
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
    56
  33. 33
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    Down 86
    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    56
  34. 34
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    Punk rock More
    56
  35. 35
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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk More
    55
  36. 36
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    Down 80
    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    55
  37. 37
    Up 107
    Down 80
    Pop punk, Punk rock More
    54
  38. 38
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    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock More
    54
  39. 39
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    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    53
  40. 40
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    Down 66
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    53
  41. 41
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    Down 71
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
    52
    added by: Desertrat89
  42. 42
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    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock More
    52
  43. 43
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    Punk rock, Oi! More
    52
  44. 44
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music More
    51
  45. 45
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    Down 22
    New Wave, Rock music, Protopunk More
    51
  46. 46
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    Down 15
    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop More
    50
    added by: pigonthewing
  47. 47
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    New Wave, Punk rock More
    50
  48. 48
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk More
    50
    added by: Micksandy
  49. 49
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    Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia More
    50
    added by: MadameLil
  50. 50
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    Punk blues, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    49
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