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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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2,449 931
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

2
2,669 746
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

3
1,524 713
Sum 41 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

4
1,436 531
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

5
1,967 930
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

6
1,799 821
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

7
1,633 707
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

8
1,436 781
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

9
1,128 587
The All-American Rejects is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

10
1,573 651
All Time Low is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
blackrose2537 added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

11
929 513
New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

12
929 398
Bowling for Soup is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

13
1,024 633
Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
sangredeargento added Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

14
750 407
Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
brendonboydbutt added Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

15
873 547
Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk

16
1,006 588
A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

17
819 528
Mayday Parade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

18
562 491
Taking Back Sunday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

19
756 963
Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

20
346 68
Dead Milkmen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

21
342 100
The Queers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Punk rock, Surf music

22
533 377
Neck Deep is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added Pop punk

23
359 480
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

24
252 342
MxPx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Christian punk, Skate punk

25
704 1,254
5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
jenniferschreiner21 added Pop punk, Pop music

26
295 109
Generation X is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk

27
293 56
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
436 349
The Story So Far is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Punk rock

29
481 496
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
484 528
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Indie, Emo

31
377 358
Starship is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Glam metal, Pop rock, Arena rock

32
280 32
Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Gus Payne added Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

33
425 224
Cobra Starship is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop

34
288 405
Motion City Soundtrack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

35
310 166
The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

36
437 444
Brand New is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Gothic rock, Rock music

37
333 350
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore

38
280 462
Boys Like Girls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Country pop, Rock music

39
367 414
Knuckle Puck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added

40
364 494
Alkaline Trio is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Horror punk, Pop punk, New Wave

41
174 352
The Starting Line is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

42
274 375
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
caitlinevans13 added Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

43
280 487
Angels & Airwaves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Neo-progressive rock, Shoegazing

44
328 148
The Squids is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Darby added Comedy, Punk rock

45
236 434
The Ataris is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

46
394 426
Real Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
punkformashton added

47
203 424
Sugarcult is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

48
188 400
Millencolin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Ska punk, Skate punk

49
270 403
Box Car Racer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

50
115 292
American Hi-Fi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pop Punk Bands
Pop punk, Pop music, Pop rock