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The Best Pop Punk Bands  

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This pop punk bands list ranks the best pop punk bands by votes. This list of good pop punk artists and groups let’s you see who pop punk fans think are the best pop punk artists. Pop punk bands, though associated with both punk rock and power pop, are entirely different beast than the two genres they combine. The best pop punk bands emerged in the mid-to-late 1990s, emerging from those early DIY years to become global superstars whose songs are some of the most well known punk songs. Pop punk bands have become some of the most heard bands on the radio and the top pop punk bands continue to sell out arenas, headline festivals, and have rabid fan bases. The continued popularity of the genre demonstrates that punk pop is more than just a flash in the pan.

So, what are the best pop punk bands? Any list of pop punk bands has to include the likes of Blink-182, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Rise Against, The Offspring, and Good Charlotte. These are widely known as pop punk bands who advanced the genre far beyond what people would have ever imagined when pop punk first emerged. This list should also include good pop punk bands that are known to many as well as newer acts that one day could be considered some of the greatest of all time.

That said, it's up to you determine what are the best pop punk bands. If you notice that a band is missing and should be included, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best pop punk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest pop punk musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote on the names based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular and alternative pop punk bands that you might've heard of. 
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The Story So Far is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Punk rock
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The Squids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Darby added Comedy, Punk rock
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Starship is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Glam metal, Pop rock, Arena rock
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Cobra Starship is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop
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The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave
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Brand New is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Gothic rock, Rock music
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You Me At Six is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
EstefaniaCea added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
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MxPx is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Christian punk, Skate punk
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5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
jenniferschreiner21 added Pop punk, Pop music
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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore
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Relient K is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music
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Knuckle Puck is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added
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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Indie, Emo
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Real Friends is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added
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Motion City Soundtrack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock
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Boys Like Girls is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Country pop, Rock music
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Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
caitlinevans13 added Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock
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Alkaline Trio is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Horror punk, Pop punk, New Wave
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The Bouncing Souls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock
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Box Car Racer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore
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Angels & Airwaves is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Neo-progressive rock, Shoegazing
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The Starting Line is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
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Four Year Strong is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
KellenSoares added Pop punk, Rock music, Happy hardcore
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Say Anything is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
TaylorSquires added Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
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As It Is is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Lucy Matthews added