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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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2,494 962
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

2
2,716 773
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

3
1,555 744
Sum 41 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

4
1,998 955
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

5
1,469 548
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

6
1,837 842
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

7
1,662 728
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

8
1,468 802
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

9
1,144 610
The All-American Rejects is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

10
1,591 676
All Time Low is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
blackrose2537 added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

11
946 532
New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

12
950 411
Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

13
1,038 656
Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
sangredeargento added Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

14
771 426
Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
brendonboydbutt added Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

15
889 566
Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk

16
1,023 607
A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

17
831 547
Mayday Parade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

18
575 512
Taking Back Sunday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

19
774 990
Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

20
552 396
Neck Deep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added Pop punk

21
354 115
The Queers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Punk rock, Surf music

22
358 81
Dead Milkmen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

23
365 499
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

24
258 361
MxPx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Christian punk, Skate punk

25
390 375
Starship is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Glam metal, Pop rock, Arena rock

26
310 118
Generation X is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk

27
305 64
Naked Raygun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
pierre-kezdy added Punk rock, Post-hardcore, Hardcore punk

28
444 367
The Story So Far is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Punk rock

29
487 518
You Me At Six is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
EstefaniaCea added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

30
713 1,288
5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
jenniferschreiner21 added Pop punk, Pop music

31
306 38
Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Gus Payne added Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

32
489 547
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Indie, Emo

33
437 235
Cobra Starship is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop

34
290 422
Motion City Soundtrack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

35
323 175
The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

36
443 462
Brand New is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Gothic rock, Rock music

37
341 366
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore

38
284 481
Boys Like Girls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Country pop, Rock music

39
373 432
Knuckle Puck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added

40
373 511
Alkaline Trio is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Horror punk, Pop punk, New Wave

41
180 369
The Starting Line is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

42
287 505
Angels & Airwaves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Neo-progressive rock, Shoegazing

43
338 155
The Squids is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Darby added Comedy, Punk rock

44
244 449
The Ataris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

45
398 444
Real Friends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added

46
283 392
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
caitlinevans13 added Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

47
205 442
Sugarcult is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

48
203 355
The Bouncing Souls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

49
104 139
Seaway is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands

50
277 419
Box Car Racer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore