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

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2,625 708
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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1,508 671
Sum 41 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Sum 41 Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

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1,392 515
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
The Offspring Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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1,930 891
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Fall Out Boy Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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1,772 784
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
My Chemical Romance Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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

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1,112 548
The All-American Rejects is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
The All-American Rejects Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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1,556 617
All Time Low is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
blackrose2537 added All Time Low Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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910 481
New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
New Found Glory Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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1,415 746
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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894 386
Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Bowling for Soup Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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1,009 597
Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
sangredeargento added Simple Plan Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

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739 379
Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
brendonboydbutt added Yellowcard Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

The Best Pop Songs About Cheating

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

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992 559
A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
A Day To Remember Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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806 497
Mayday Parade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Mayday Parade Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

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557 460
Taking Back Sunday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Taking Back Sunday Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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

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524 349
Neck Deep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added Neck Deep Pop punk

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Dead Milkmen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Dead Milkmen Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

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317 94
The Queers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
The Queers Pop punk, Punk rock, Surf music

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354 451
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Relient K Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

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245 314
MxPx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
MxPx Pop punk, Christian punk, Skate punk

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430 320
The Story So Far is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
The Story So Far Pop punk, Punk rock

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479 467
You Me At Six is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
EstefaniaCea added You Me At Six Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
jenniferschreiner21 added 5 Seconds of Summer Pop punk, Pop music

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479 496
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Pop punk, Indie, Emo

The Best Pop Songs About Alcohol

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Naked Raygun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
pierre-kezdy added Naked Raygun Punk rock, Post-hardcore, Hardcore punk

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269 106
Generation X is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Generation X Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk

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Starship is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
State Champs Glam metal, Pop rock, Arena rock

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285 376
Motion City Soundtrack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Motion City Soundtrack Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

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399 218
Cobra Starship is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Cobra Starship Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop

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247 31
Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Gus Payne added Bad Religion Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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Brand New is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Brand New Pop punk, Gothic rock, Rock music

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
The Wonder Years Pop punk, Melodic hardcore

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282 163
The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
The Veronicas Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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273 432
Boys Like Girls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Boys Like Girls Pop punk, Country pop, Rock music

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359 386
Knuckle Puck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added Knuckle Puck

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The Starting Line is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
The Starting Line Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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360 466
Alkaline Trio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Alkaline Trio Horror punk, Pop punk, New Wave

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270 343
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
caitlinevans13 added Sleeping with Sirens Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

The Best Pop Songs About Kissing

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277 458
Angels & Airwaves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Angels & Airwaves Pop punk, Neo-progressive rock, Shoegazing

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235 406
The Ataris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
The Ataris Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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302 147
The Squids is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Darby added The Squids Comedy, Punk rock

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388 399
Real Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added Real Friends

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199 398
Sugarcult is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Sugarcult Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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187 372
Millencolin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Millencolin Pop punk, Ska punk, Skate punk

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266 377
Box Car Racer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Box Car Racer Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

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109 266
American Hi-Fi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
American Hi-Fi Pop punk, Pop music, Pop rock