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
    + 1371
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    most listed
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1373
    - 476

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1229
    - 447

    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 1052
    - 293

    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 803
    - 307

    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 945
    - 336

    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 675
    - 314

    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 845
    - 329

    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 544
    - 290

    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 701
    - 366

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1164
    - 834

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 526
    - 284

    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 610
    - 327

    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 686
    - 354

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 441
    - 285

    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 669
    - 443

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 503
    - 221

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 482
    - 334

    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 413
    - 228

    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 371
    - 218

    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 337
    - 238

    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 330
    - 185

    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 321
    - 250

    often listed
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 371
    - 227

    Punk rock, Post-punk

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 283
    - 228

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

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 353
    - 202

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

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 262
    - 226

    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 403
    - 247

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 250
    - 211

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 249
    - 169
    ) open
  31. 31
    + 250
    - 214

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 312
    - 148

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

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 469
    - 439

    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 232
    - 195

    Pop punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 191
    - 171

    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 275
    - 215

    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 281
    - 176

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

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 209
    - 154

    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 207
    - 139

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 199
    - 92

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 210
    - 172

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

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 195
    - 167

    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 214
    - 110

    ranked low on reranks
    Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 122
    - 124

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Punk rock

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 180
    - 99

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 171
    - 147

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 213
    - 144

    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 145
    - 129

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

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 155
    - 138

    Punk rock, Oi!

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 221
    - 158

    ranked low on reranks
    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

    ) open
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