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. 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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    most listed
    The Clash

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 190

    the people's #1
    Ramones

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    99
  3. 3
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    Down 209
    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    93
  4. 4
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    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk More
    90
  5. 5
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    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk More
    83
  6. 6
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    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    83
  7. 7
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    Down 141
    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music More
    79
  8. 8
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    Down 146
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore More
    76
  9. 9
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    Down 126
    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    73
  10. 10
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    Down 168
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk More
    72
  11. 11
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    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly More
    71
  12. 12
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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae More
    70
  13. 13
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore More
    67
  14. 14
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop More
    67
  15. 15
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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock More
    63
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Green Day

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock More
    62
  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks
    Descendents

    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk More
    62
  18. 18
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    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
    62
  19. 19
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    Down 108
    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    61
  20. 20
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    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    61
  21. 21
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock More
    61
  22. 22
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    Down 117
    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music More
    60
  23. 23
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    Down 207
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music More
    59
  24. 24
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    Down 98
    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk More
    59
  25. 25
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    Down 131
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music More
    56
  26. 26
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock More
    55
  27. 27
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    Down 109
    Punk rock, Post-punk More
    54
  28. 28
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    Down 87
    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    54
  29. 29
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dead Milkmen

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    54
  30. 30
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    Down 81
    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock More
    53
  31. 31
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    Punk rock More
    52
  32. 32
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    Down 77
    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk More
    51
  33. 33
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    Down 75
    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    51
  34. 34
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    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock More
    51
  35. 35
    Up 76
    Down 41
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
    50
  36. 36
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    Down 67
    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock More
    50
  37. 37
    Up 118
    Down 96
    Pop punk, Punk rock More
    49
  38. 38
    Up 99
    Down 68
    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock More
    49
  39. 39
    Up 62
    Down 10

    ranked low on reranks
    The Cramps

    Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues More
    49
    added by: pigonthewing
  40. 40
    Up 112
    Down 81
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    48
  41. 41
    Up 118
    Down 97
    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    47
  42. 42
    Up 52
    Down 41
    Rock music, Punk rock More
    47
  43. 43
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    Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk More
    47
    added by: Micksandy
  44. 44
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    Down 56
    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music More
    47
  45. 45
    Up 83
    Down 59
    New Wave, Punk rock More
    47
  46. 46
    Up 108
    Down 71
    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    46
  47. 47
    Up 69
    Down 34
    Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock More
    46
    added by: jinxiethelucky
  48. 48
    Up 52
    Down 44
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Classic Punk More
    46
  49. 49
    Up 80
    Down 34
    Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    46
  50. 50
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    Punk rock, Oi! More
    45
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