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 652
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    most listed
    The Clash

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 616
    Down 193

    the people's #1
    Ramones

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 519
    Down 211
    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    93
  4. 4
    Up 484
    Down 126
    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk More
    90
  5. 5
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    Down 156
    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk More
    83
  6. 6
    Up 381
    Down 125
    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 342
    Down 142
    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music More
    79
  8. 8
    Up 363
    Down 146
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore More
    76
  9. 9
    Up 259
    Down 126
    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    73
  10. 10
    Up 317
    Down 169
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk More
    73
  11. 11
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    Down 145
    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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    Down 162
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore More
    67
  14. 14
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    Down 130
    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop More
    66
  15. 15
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    Down 156
    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock More
    64
  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 105

    ranked low on reranks
    Descendents

    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk More
    62
  18. 18
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    Down 115
    Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock More
    62
  19. 19
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    Down 109
    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    61
  20. 20
    Up 186
    Down 110
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock More
    61
  21. 21
    Up 182
    Down 125
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore More
    61
  22. 22
    Up 155
    Down 119
    Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rock music More
    60
  23. 23
    Up 227
    Down 208
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music More
    59
  24. 24
    Up 146
    Down 100
    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk More
    59
  25. 25
    Up 190
    Down 133
    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music More
    56
  26. 26
    Up 157
    Down 111
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock More
    55
  27. 27
    Up 176
    Down 110
    Punk rock, Post-punk More
    54
  28. 28
    Up 154
    Down 88
    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    54
  29. 29
    Up 127
    Down 104

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dead Milkmen

    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    54
  30. 30
    Up 148
    Down 82
    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock More
    52
  31. 31
    Up 135
    Down 73
    Punk rock More
    52
  32. 32
    Up 134
    Down 79
    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk More
    51
  33. 33
    Up 108
    Down 77
    Punk pathetique, Punk rock, Indie rock More
    51
  34. 34
    Up 107
    Down 76
    Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock More
    51
  35. 35
    Up 76
    Down 42
    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
    50
  36. 36
    Up 107
    Down 68
    Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock More
    50
  37. 37
    Up 100
    Down 68
    Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock More
    49
  38. 38
    Up 118
    Down 97
    Pop punk, Punk rock More
    49
  39. 39
    Up 63
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    The Cramps

    Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues More
    49
    added by: pigonthewing
  40. 40
    Up 112
    Down 82
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    48
  41. 41
    Up 120
    Down 97
    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock More
    48
  42. 42
    Up 85
    Down 56
    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music More
    47
  43. 43
    Up 52
    Down 42
    Rock music, Punk rock More
    47
  44. 44
    Up 61
    Down 48
    Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk More
    47
    added by: Micksandy
  45. 45
    Up 109
    Down 72
    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    46
  46. 46
    Up 83
    Down 60
    New Wave, Punk rock More
    46
  47. 47
    Up 53
    Down 44
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Classic Punk More
    46
  48. 48
    Up 69
    Down 35
    Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock More
    46
    added by: jinxiethelucky
  49. 49
    Up 81
    Down 36
    Punk rock, Hardcore punk More
    45
  50. 50
    Up 78
    Down 66
    Punk rock, Oi! More
    45
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