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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
    + 1236
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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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  3. 3
    + 1099
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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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    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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    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
    + 619
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 411
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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
    + 440
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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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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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  21. 21
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    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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  22. 22
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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

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  25. 25
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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  27. 27
    + 242
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

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  28. 28
    + 237
    - 194

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 337
    - 209

    ranked low on reranks Punk rock, Post-punk

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  30. 30
    + 235
    - 199

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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  31. 31
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    - 151
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  32. 32
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    ranked low on reranks & added by VanessaHawelu Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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  33. 33
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    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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  34. 34
    + 216
    - 178

    Pop punk, Punk rock

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  35. 35
    + 251
    - 196

    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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  36. 36
    + 395
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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  37. 37
    + 255
    - 164

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

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  38. 38
    + 183
    - 78

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

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  39. 39
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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  40. 40
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    - 158

    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock

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  41. 41
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    - 95

    ranked low on reranks Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  42. 42
    + 194
    - 140

    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock

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  43. 43
    + 184
    - 155

    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock

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  44. 44
    + 166
    - 87

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

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  45. 45
    + 153
    - 124

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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  46. 46
    + 198
    - 133

    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  47. 47
    + 203
    - 143

    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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  48. 48
    + 139
    - 112

    Punk blues, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  49. 49
    + 157
    - 130

    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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  50. 50
    + 143
    - 106

    Noise rock, Anarcho-punk, Art rock

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