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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 punk scene, skate punk gets its name for its popularity within the skating community. Skate punk can be defined as melodic punk that when combined with the high energy of straightforward punk rock creates a sound that's distinctly associate with skateboarders and sex. 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, 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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Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Pennywise Hermosa Beach, California, United States of America

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NOFX is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
NOFX Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Bad Religion Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

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Lagwagon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Lagwagon Goleta, California, United States of America

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4,595 1,211
Millencolin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Millencolin Örebro, Sweden

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3,150 1,015
No Use for a Name is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
No Use for a Name San Jose, California, United States of America

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3,662 1,296
Strung Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Strung Out Simi Valley, California, United States of America

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2,684 919
Descendents is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Descendents Manhattan Beach, California, United States of America

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2,647 1,089
Rancid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Rancid Berkeley, California, United States of America

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

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Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Good Riddance Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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face to face is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
face to face Victorville, California, United States of America

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1,364 662
Pulley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Pulley Simi Valley, California, United States of America

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The Bouncing Souls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added The Bouncing Souls New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

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Less Than Jake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Phillip Oertel added Less Than Jake Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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2,305 1,391
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
The Offspring Garden Grove, California, United States of America

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Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added Operation Ivy Berkeley, California, United States of America

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Ten Foot Pole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MaximePerreault added Ten Foot Pole Simi Valley, California, United States of America

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Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added Black Flag Hermosa Beach, California, United States of America

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1,544 958
Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Suicidal Tendencies Venice, Los Angeles, California

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863 495
Guttermouth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Guttermouth Huntington Beach, California, United States of America

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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Southern California, California, United States of America

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1,121 699
No Fun at All is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Rick Brown added No Fun at All Skinnskatteberg, Sweden

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Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JesseBailey added Goldfinger Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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MxPx is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MxPx Bremerton, Washington, United States of America

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1,159 803
Anti‐Flag is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added Anti‐Flag Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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870 613
88 Fingers Louie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MaximePerreault added 88 Fingers Louie Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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552 355
Satanic Surfers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Leonardo Pereira added Satanic Surfers Sweden

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H2O is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added H2O New York City, New York, United States of America

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Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Agent Orange California, United States of America

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885 695
Adolescents is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Adolescents Fullerton, California, United States of America

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Circle Jerks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added Circle Jerks Hermosa Beach, California, United States of America

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851 690
Screeching Weasel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Screeching Weasel Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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699 573
7 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added 7 Seconds Reno, Nevada, United States of America

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JFA is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JFA Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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Teenage Bottlerocket is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
vaportimes added Teenage Bottlerocket Laramie, Grant Village, Wyoming

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541 488
SNFU is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Steve Pinel added SNFU Edmonton, Canada

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Hi-Standard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Hi-Standard Japan

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A Wilhelm Scream is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
A Wilhelm Scream New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Strike Anywhere is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MaximePerreault added Strike Anywhere Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

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436 421
Snuff is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Giulio Zarmatti added Snuff Hendon, London, United Kingdom

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Swingin' Utters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Swingin' Utters

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Ignite is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
dennis87 added Ignite California, United States of America

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409 469
The Distillers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added The Distillers Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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466 549
The Flatliners is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MaximePerreault added The Flatliners Richmond Hill, Canada

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395 456
Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Vitor Augusto Costa added Belvedere Calgary, Canada

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462 566
Rich Kids on LSD is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Rich Kids on LSD Montecito, California, United States of America

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329 383
Bodyjar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Bec Wilson added Bodyjar Melbourne, Australia

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486 604
Dri is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Dri

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Authority Zero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Authority Zero Mesa, Arizona, United States of America