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

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  2. 2
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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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  3. 3
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    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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  4. 4
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    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk

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  5. 5
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    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  6. 6
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    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk

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  7. 7
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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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  8. 8
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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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  9. 9
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

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  10. 10
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    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  11. 11
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    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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  12. 12
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    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

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  13. 13
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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  14. 14
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

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  15. 15
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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  16. 16
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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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  17. 17
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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  18. 18
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    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  20. 20
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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  21. 21
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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  22. 22
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    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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  23. 23
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music

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  24. 24
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

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  25. 25
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    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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  26. 26
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  27. 27
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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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  28. 28
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    Punk rock, Post-punk

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  29. 29
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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  30. 30
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    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  31. 31
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    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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  32. 32
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    Punk rock

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  33. 33
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    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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  34. 34
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    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock

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  35. 35
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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk

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  36. 36
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    Pop punk, Punk rock

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  37. 37
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks & added by VanessaHawelu Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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  39. 39
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    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock

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  40. 40
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    ranked low on reranks & added by pigonthewing Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

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  41. 41
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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  42. 42
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    Rock music, Punk rock

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  43. 43
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    added by Micksandy Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk

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  44. 44
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    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock

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  45. 45
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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  46. 46
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    ranked low on reranks Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  47. 47
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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  48. 48
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  49. 49
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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Classic Punk

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  50. 50
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    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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