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The Best Skate Punk Bands  

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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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Lagwagon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Goleta, California, United States of America
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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
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Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Hermosa Beach, California, United States of America
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NOFX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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Millencolin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Örebro, Sweden
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No Use for a Name is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
San Jose, California, United States of America
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Descendents is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Manhattan Beach, California, United States of America
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Strung Out is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Simi Valley, California, United States of America
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Propaghandi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added
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Rancid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Berkeley, California, United States of America
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Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
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
Victorville, California, United States of America
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Pulley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added 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 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 Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
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Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added Berkeley, California, United States of America
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Ten Foot Pole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MaximePerreault added Simi Valley, California, United States of America
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Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
JohnSphar added Hermosa Beach, California, United States of America
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The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Garden Grove, California, United States of America
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Guttermouth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Frederick Boucher added Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
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Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Venice, Los Angeles, California
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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 Southern California, California, United States of America
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No Fun at All is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Rick Brown added Skinnskatteberg, Sweden
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MxPx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Bremerton, Washington, United States of America
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Satanic Surfers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Leonardo Pereira added Sweden