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
    Up 669
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    most listed
    The Clash

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 641
    Down 198

    the people's #1
    Ramones

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 539
    Down 217
    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    93
  4. 4
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    Down 130
    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk More
    89
  5. 5
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    Down 131
    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    82
  6. 6
    Up 420
    Down 164
    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk More
    82
  7. 7
    Up 349
    Down 147
    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music More
    78
  8. 8
    Up 375
    Down 151
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore More
    76
  9. 9
    Up 266
    Down 129
    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    73
  10. 10
    Up 325
    Down 174
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk More
    73
  11. 11
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    Down 151
    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly More
    70
  12. 12
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    Down 127
    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal More
    69
  13. 13
    Up 322
    Down 167
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore More
    68
  14. 14
    Up 242
    Down 133
    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop More
    65
  15. 15
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    Down 160
    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
    63
  17. 17
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    Down 109
    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk More
    62
  18. 18
    Up 204
    Down 112
    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    61
  19. 19
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    Down 128
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    61
  20. 20
    Up 188
    Down 118
    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
    61
  21. 21
    Up 189
    Down 114
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock More
    61
  22. 22
    Up 239
    Down 213
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music More
    60
  23. 23
    Up 156
    Down 121
    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music More
    59
  24. 24
    Up 148
    Down 102
    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk More
    57
  25. 25
    Up 192
    Down 137
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music More
    55
  26. 26
    Up 158
    Down 113
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock More
    55
  27. 27
    Up 179
    Down 112
    Punk rock, Post-punk More
    54
  28. 28
    Up 158
    Down 92
    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    54
  29. 29
    Up 130
    Down 106

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dead Milkmen

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    54
  30. 30
    Up 152
    Down 85
    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock More
    52
  31. 31
    Up 137
    Down 75
    Punk rock More
    52
  32. 32
    Up 136
    Down 80
    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk More
    51
  33. 33
    Up 109
    Down 77
    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock More
    51
  34. 34
    Up 110
    Down 79
    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    51
  35. 35
    Up 79
    Down 44
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
    50
  36. 36
    Up 110
    Down 70
    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock More
    50
  37. 37
    Up 102
    Down 70
    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock More
    49
  38. 38
    Up 121
    Down 99
    Pop punk, Punk rock More
    49
  39. 39
    Up 67
    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks
    The Cramps

    Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues More
    49
    added by: pigonthewing
  40. 40
    Up 123
    Down 98
    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    48
  41. 41
    Up 115
    Down 84
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    48
  42. 42
    Up 86
    Down 59
    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music More
    47
  43. 43
    Up 62
    Down 50
    Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk More
    47
    added by: Micksandy
  44. 44
    Up 86
    Down 62
    New Wave, Punk rock More
    46
  45. 45
    Up 110
    Down 74
    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    46
  46. 46
    Up 70
    Down 36
    Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock More
    46
    added by: jinxiethelucky
  47. 47
    Up 55
    Down 43
    Rock music, Punk rock More
    46
  48. 48
    Up 53
    Down 46
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Classic Punk More
    46
  49. 49
    Up 82
    Down 36

    ranked low on reranks
    Germs

    Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    45
  50. 50
    Up 79
    Down 66
    Punk rock, Oi! More
    45
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