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This skate punk bands list ranks the best skate punk bands and musicians by votes. This list of top skate punk groups let’s you see who skate punk fans think are the best bands in skate punk music. Originally a derivative of the West Coast hardcore punk scene, skate punk gets its name for its popularity within the skating community. Skate punk can be defined as melodic hardcore punk that when combined with the high energy of straightforward punk rock creates a sound that's distinctly associate with skateboarders. Emerging in the early 1980s in Southern California, Arizona, and Texas, skate punk has become one of the most popular forms of punk rock. In the late 1990s, the genre exploded into the mainstream and hasn't looked back since. Though some may associate skate punk and pop punk together, they're different genre and shouldn't be confused.


So, what are the best skate punk bands? Any list of skate punk bands has to include the likes of NOFX, Bad Religion, Blink 182, Rancid, Pennywise, and the Descendents. When you think of skater music, these are the groups that likely jump to the front of your mind. These bands have managed to endure over the years, especially when compared to other good skate punk bands. Regardless of mainstream popularity, the best skate punk bands should be at near the top of this poll. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best skate punk bands. If you notice that a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best skate punk bands of all time?" and "who are the greatest skate punk rock bands ever?"

If you're a skate punk that knows about the genre, please vote based for the bands that have put out your favorite skateboarding songs. Even if you don't skate, vote up your skate punk bands. 
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4,246 1,056
NOFX is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
NOFX Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

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2
3,792 929
Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Bad Religion Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

3
3,529 854
Lagwagon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Lagwagon Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

4
3,709 907
Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Pennywise Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

5
4,505 1,176
Millencolin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Millencolin Pop punk, Ska punk, Skate punk

6
3,080 989
No Use for a Name is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
No Use for a Name Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

7
3,574 1,264
Strung Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Strung Out Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore

8
2,583 897
Descendents is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Descendents Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

9
2,563 1,055
Rancid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Rancid Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

10
1,534 595
Propaghandi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Propaghandi

11
1,870 821
Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Good Riddance Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

12
1,913 859
face to face is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
face to face Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

13
1,315 633
Pulley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Pulley Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

14
1,489 755
The Bouncing Souls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added The Bouncing Souls Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

15
1,290 708
Less Than Jake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Phillip Oertel added Less Than Jake Pop punk, Ska punk, Third-wave of ska

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16
2,214 1,351
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
The Offspring Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

17
1,817 1,101
Rise Against is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MaximePerreault added Rise Against Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

18
2,633 1,659
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

19
1,087 613
Ten Foot Pole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MaximePerreault added Ten Foot Pole Pop punk, Punk rock

20
1,263 737
Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added Operation Ivy Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

21
1,218 746
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added Black Flag Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

22
1,482 935
Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Suicidal Tendencies Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

23
825 476
Guttermouth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Guttermouth Pop punk, Pop music, Skate punk

24
882 531
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

25
1,084 682
No Fun at All is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Rick Brown added No Fun at All Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

26
1,291 843
Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JesseBailey added Goldfinger Pop punk, Ska punk, Alternative rock

27
1,301 869
MxPx is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MxPx Pop punk, Christian punk, Skate punk

28
1,126 777
Anti‐Flag is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added Anti‐Flag Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

29
845 595
88 Fingers Louie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MaximePerreault added 88 Fingers Louie Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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30
515 340
Satanic Surfers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Leonardo Pereira added Satanic Surfers Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

31
856 650
H2O is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added H2O Melodic hardcore, Skate punk, Punk rock

32
798 607
AFI is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Simon Lacroix added AFI Horror punk, Neo-progressive rock, Gothic rock

33
572 414
Big Wig is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Big Wig

34
921 742
Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Agent Orange Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

35
848 685
Adolescents is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Adolescents Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

36
824 673
Screeching Weasel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Screeching Weasel Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

37
770 629
Circle Jerks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added Circle Jerks Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

38
1,335 1,179
Sum 41 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Sum 41 Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

39
672 560
7 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added 7 Seconds Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

40
840 763
JFA is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JFA Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

41
412 332
Diesel Boy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Chris Nowara added Diesel Boy Skate punk, Punk rock

42
590 548
Teenage Bottlerocket is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
vaportimes added Teenage Bottlerocket Pop punk, Punk rock

43
520 473
SNFU is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Steve Pinel added SNFU Punk rock, Hardcore punk, Post-punk

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44
666 640
A Wilhelm Scream is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
A Wilhelm Scream Horror punk, Pop punk, Rock music

45
427 382
Hi-Standard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Hi-Standard Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

46
528 518
Strike Anywhere is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MaximePerreault added Strike Anywhere Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

47
418 406
Snuff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Giulio Zarmatti added Snuff Punk rock, Hardcore punk

48
397 384
Swingin' Utters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Swingin' Utters

49
479 498
The Ataris is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Phillip Oertel added The Ataris Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

50
108 56
Ignite is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
dennis87 added Ignite Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk