Punk has been around for almost 40 years now and is one of the most prevalent music genres today. In the past 20 years, the face of punk has transformed a great deal, rather than wholesome punk, this is the age of Pop-Punk, also, in the early 2000’s, most of the punk bands sidetracked their punk roots and started experimenting with Alternative Rock.

 Punk Rock Bands

In our last article we talked about the Godfathers of Punk rock, and now we’re back with a new list. The top five Punk/Pop-Punk bands of this decade are:

1. Green Day

Green Day is definitely a punk legend. No other band of the past decade, (except maybe Blink182) has turned Punk into a mainstream music genre like Green Day. It’s safe to assume that every punk fan has at least two or three Green Day songs listed as their all-time favorites.  Some of the best work by Green Day so far:

Green Day

Boulevard of Broken Dreams


Basket Case

21 Guns

Wake Me Up When September Ends


2. Blink 182

Blink 182 earned its success by making hardcore punk songs in their early years. Although, they have been on-again, off-again ever since they first disbanded in 2005, every time they come back it’s with a bang. Here are a few must-try Blink 182 songs:

Blink 182

Up All Night

All The Small Things

What’s My Age Again?


I Miss You

3. All Time Low

All Time Low is the best Pop-Punk band around. The group was formed in 2003 as a high school band. Albeit being a punk band, ATL have a knack for creating best party songs. Their music is upbeat and the lyrics are catchy. All Time Low definitely deserve to be in this list. Five ATL songs worth listening to:

All Time Low

Break Your Little Heart

I Feel Like Dancin’

Dear Maria, Count Me In

Painting Flowers


4. Paramore

Paramore is another Pop-Punk band you don’t want to miss. But unlike All Time Low, songs by Paramore have darker lyrics and heavier tunes. This is one of the very few female-fronted punk bands. Paramore is a rather recent band and has gained rapid success owing to its unique style. Few Paramore songs that you must check out:


Misery Business


That’s What You Get


Let The Flames Begin

5. Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy is another renowned Pop-Punk band, creating the finest punk music year after year. Although, like almost every other punk band, Fall Out Boy has also tried their hand at other genres like Alternative Rock, Soft Rock etc., but the core of Fall Out Boy’s essence remains the same – Pop-Punk. Most Popular songs by Fall Out Boy:

Fall Out Boy

Dance, Dance

Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down

This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race

Dead on Arrival

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