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 famous punk bands of all time.

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  1. 1
    + 1454
    - 496

    most listed
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1475
    - 496

    the people's #1
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1316
    - 468

    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 1117
    - 307

    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 853
    - 321

    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1002
    - 352

    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 708
    - 330

    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 896
    - 347

    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 589
    - 303

    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 733
    - 398

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1239
    - 879

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

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 559
    - 299

    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 644
    - 338

    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 723
    - 373

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 473
    - 295

    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 706
    - 466

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 535
    - 226

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 501
    - 350

    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 399
    - 224

    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 431
    - 240

    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 360
    - 245

    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 350
    - 193

    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 337
    - 263

    often listed
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 391
    - 238

    Punk rock, Post-punk

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 297
    - 236

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

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 372
    - 215

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

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 276
    - 234

    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 423
    - 258

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 264
    - 222

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 267
    - 177
    ) open
  31. 31
    + 268
    - 220

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 497
    - 470

    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 248
    - 200

    Pop punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 335
    - 165

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

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 206
    - 179

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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 291
    - 227

    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 296
    - 183

    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 226
    - 163

    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 224
    - 146

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 217
    - 97

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 224
    - 174

    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 235
    - 113

    ranked low on reranks
    Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 136
    - 133

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

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 206
    - 178

    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 194
    - 105

    added by jinxiethelucky
    Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 227
    - 148

    ranked low on reranks
    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 184
    - 166

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 165
    - 147

    Punk rock, Oi!

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 153
    - 140

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 147
    - 140

    added by Micksandy
    Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk

    ) open
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