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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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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
    Up 655
    Down 207

    the people's #1
    Ramones

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 549
    Down 227
    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    93
  4. 4
    Up 512
    Down 136
    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk More
    89
  5. 5
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    Down 135
    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    82
  6. 6
    Up 430
    Down 168
    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk More
    82
  7. 7
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    Down 150
    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music More
    78
  8. 8
    Up 386
    Down 155
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore More
    77
  9. 9
    Up 273
    Down 134
    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    73
  10. 10
    Up 331
    Down 179
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk More
    73
  11. 11
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    Down 154
    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly More
    70
  12. 12
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    Down 132
    Hardcore Punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal More
    69
  13. 13
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    Down 171
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore More
    68
  14. 14
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    Down 138
    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop More
    65
  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
    63
  17. 17
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    Down 112
    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk More
    62
  18. 18
    Up 207
    Down 115
    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    61
  19. 19
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    Down 132
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    61
  20. 20
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    Down 117
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock More
    61
  21. 21
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    Down 121
    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
    61
  22. 22
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    Down 221
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music More
    60
  23. 23
    Up 158
    Down 124
    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music More
    59
  24. 24
    Up 150
    Down 104
    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk More
    57
  25. 25
    Up 199
    Down 138
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music More
    56
  26. 26
    Up 161
    Down 115
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock More
    55
  27. 27
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    Down 115
    Punk rock, Post-punk More
    55
  28. 28
    Up 162
    Down 95
    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    54
  29. 29
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    Down 109

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dead Milkmen

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    53
  30. 30
    Up 160
    Down 88
    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock More
    53
  31. 31
    Up 139
    Down 77
    Punk rock More
    52
  32. 32
    Up 113
    Down 80
    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock More
    51
  33. 33
    Up 138
    Down 83
    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk More
    51
  34. 34
    Up 112
    Down 82
    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    51
  35. 35
    Up 81
    Down 47
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
    50
  36. 36
    Up 113
    Down 73
    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock More
    50
  37. 37
    Up 104
    Down 72
    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock More
    49
  38. 38
    Up 123
    Down 102
    Pop punk, Punk rock More
    49
  39. 39
    Up 67
    Down 17
    Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues More
    48
    added by: pigonthewing
  40. 40
    Up 118
    Down 87
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    48
  41. 41
    Up 127
    Down 103
    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    48
  42. 42
    Up 87
    Down 62
    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music More
    47
  43. 43
    Up 63
    Down 53
    Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk More
    47
    added by: Micksandy
  44. 44
    Up 112
    Down 76
    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    46
  45. 45
    Up 87
    Down 65
    New Wave, Punk rock More
    46
  46. 46
    Up 71
    Down 38
    Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock More
    45
    added by: jinxiethelucky
  47. 47
    Up 56
    Down 46
    Rock music, Punk rock More
    45
  48. 48
    Up 54
    Down 49
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Classic Punk More
    45
  49. 49
    Up 86
    Down 39

    ranked low on reranks
    Germs

    Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    45
  50. 50
    Up 95
    Down 95
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music More
    45
    added by: Desertrat89
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