The Most Influential Pop Punk Bands of All Time

January 6, 2020
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-Kevan Kenney

Pop Punk. The music of a generation. An 11-year-old me couldn’t get enough of the stuff once MTV2 started spinning "My Friends Over You" by New Found Glory.

Of course, I’m older and wiser today and understand the story doesn’t begin there. The idea to incorporate pop sensibilities with a punk approach date back to at the very least Northern California in the late '80s when Billie Joe, Mike, and Trey started banging’ on things in somebody’s garage.

Whether you came up with All Time Low or can remember MXPX, check out ALT Press’ list of the 10 most influential bands to come out of the scene.

See the full list HERE and check out my own personal Top 10 below...

"My Friends Over You" - New Found Glory

"Best of Me" - The Starting Line

"Girl All The Bad Guys Want" - Bowling for Soup

"Dammit" - Blink 182

"Right Now" - SR 71

"Memory" - Sugarcult​

"Sk8r Boi" - Avril Lavigne

"The Click" - Good Charlotte

"San Dimas High School Football Rules" - The Ataris

"Grand Theft Autumn" - Fall Out Boy