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The Best Skate Punk Bands 

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Updated February 11, 2020 183k votes 13.5k voters 249.1k views 97 items

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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NOFX is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Millencolin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Lagwagon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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No Use for a Name is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Strung Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Descendents is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Rancid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Propaghandi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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face to face is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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The Bouncing Souls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Pulley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Less Than Jake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Ten Foot Pole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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MxPx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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No Fun at All is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Me First and the Gimme G... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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Guttermouth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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