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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
    + 1185
    - 399

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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  3. 3
    + 1044
    - 385

    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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  4. 4
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    - 247

    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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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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  8. 8
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    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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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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    - 250

    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

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  13. 13
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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  14. 14
    + 579
    - 310

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

    ) open
  15. 15
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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  16. 16
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  18. 18
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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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  19. 19
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    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  20. 20
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    - 195

    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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  21. 21
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    - 217

    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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  22. 22
    + 297
    - 209

    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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  23. 23
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    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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  24. 24
    + 251
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music

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  25. 25
    + 308
    - 178

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

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  26. 26
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

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  27. 27
    + 230
    - 185

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  28. 28
    + 350
    - 225

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 323
    - 199

    ranked low on reranks Punk rock, Post-punk

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  30. 30
    + 230
    - 190

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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  31. 31
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    - 144
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  32. 32
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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  33. 33
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    - 170

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop punk, Punk rock

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  34. 34
    + 244
    - 118

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

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  35. 35
    + 235
    - 186

    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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  36. 36
    + 245
    - 159

    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk

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  37. 37
    + 170
    - 69

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

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  38. 38
    + 360
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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  39. 39
    + 178
    - 119

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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  40. 40
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    - 153

    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock

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  41. 41
    + 187
    - 134

    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock

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  42. 42
    + 191
    - 92

    ranked low on reranks Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  43. 43
    + 176
    - 147

    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock

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  44. 44
    + 156
    - 84

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

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  45. 45
    + 142
    - 116

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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  46. 46
    + 186
    - 130

    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  47. 47
    + 189
    - 137

    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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  48. 48
    + 149
    - 124

    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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  49. 49
    + 136
    - 99

    Noise rock, Anarcho-punk, Art rock

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  50. 50
    + 108
    - 105

    Rock music, Punk rock

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