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
    + 1318
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1333
    - 449


    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1194
    - 429


    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 1016
    - 281


    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 782
    - 293


    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 920
    - 322


    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 657
    - 300


    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 821
    - 315


    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 680
    - 348


    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 530
    - 274


    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1115
    - 810

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

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 598
    - 320


    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 509
    - 279


    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 667
    - 345


    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 433
    - 277


    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 649
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 489
    - 217

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 466
    - 327


    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 406
    - 220


    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 362
    - 214


    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 329
    - 233


    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 316
    - 244

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 326
    - 180


    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 279
    - 224

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

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 342
    - 195


    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 359
    - 222


    Punk rock, Post-punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 395
    - 242


    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 256
    - 222


    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 248
    - 206


    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 247
    - 209


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 302
    - 138

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

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 451
    - 420


    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 239
    - 163
    ) open
  34. 34
    + 228
    - 190


    Pop punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 272
    - 208


    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 187
    - 167

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 271
    - 172


    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 206
    - 150


    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 194
    - 89

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

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 203
    - 136


    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 205
    - 169


    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 213
    - 106

    ranked low on reranks
    Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 193
    - 164


    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 174
    - 97

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

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 120
    - 121

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 166
    - 142


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 143
    - 123

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

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 208
    - 142


    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 215
    - 153


    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 156
    - 115


    Noise rock, Anarcho-punk, Art rock

    ) open
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