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When you think of “pop-punk,” Blink-182 is probably one of the first two bands that comes to mind. (Don’t worry, the second band will be up next.) After releasing a few albums, including the Colleen Green favorite “Dude Ranch,” which she recently released a song-for-song rendition of, the band hired Travis Barker as a drummer. It then released a music video for “What’s My Age Again?” in which they were all naked. Suddenly, the punk trio rose to prominence in the music industry. Only one original member, Mark Hoppus, is still alive and well, but Blink is still going strong.
Green Day is the other pop-punk supergroup. Sure, its best famous song is arguably “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” an acoustic ballad that has played at millions of graduations. Of course, that sound is opposed to some of the band’s great punk songs, such as “Basket Case” and “When I Come Around.”
Jimmy Eat World was almost caught off guard when its breakout album, “Bleed American,” was released exactly around the time of the 9/11 attacks, prompting it to be relaunched as a self-titled album. The title single featured violent punk but lacked the anthem element that leads to pop-punk singalongs. That’s where two more songs from the album, “Sweetness” and “The Middle,” came in. Also, you will find out which Pop Punk band are you on this quiz.
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There was a time when pop-punk was popular and Saves the Day was caught up in that frenzy. That was OK since songs like “At Your Funeral” and “Freakish” deserved to be heard. Saves the Day has had a lot of band members around frontman Chris Conley, yet the band has never ceased making records.
Jawbreaker did not achieve widespread success, but it did influence a slew of pop-punk bands that followed in its wake. The trio only recorded four albums, all of which were issued between 1990 and 1995. After the final single, “Dear You,” was released, the band disbanded, which only added to its cult following. Jawbreaker recently reformed, much to the delight of all pop-punk lovers who have been spinning “Bivouac” for nearly 30 years at this point.
The Buzzcocks, like the Ramones, were at the vanguard of the pop-punk trend. In fact, given that they formed in 1976, they were one of the first pop-punk bands. While their most known album is a collection of singles called “Singles Going Steady,” that album has some classic pop-punk songs. Unfortunately, frontman Pete Shelley passed away in 2018, effectively terminating the band’s run.
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So many bands on this list consider themselves to be direct descendants of the Descendents, a California pop-punk band. Indeed, Tom DeLonge has stated that Blink-182 owes a great deal to the Descendents, who made their debut in 1982 with the famous album “Milo Goes to College.” Milo in question is Milo Aukerman, who also happens to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology.
While Seattle is still known for its grunge scene, Tacocat brings a lot of pop-punk energy from the Pacific Northwest as well. It’s a more current band than many of the legendary pop-punk acts, which may explain why its hilarious songs are more amusing. We strongly advise you to listen to their great 2019 album “This Mess is a Place.”
Rancid arose from the ashes of Operation Ivy to become one of the bands at the forefront of pop-punk in the 1990s. They certainly looked the part, with their Mohawks and punk rock clothes. The ferocity was seen in their famous record “…And Out Come the Wolves.” It includes chart-topping singles such as “Ruby Soho” and “Time Bomb.” The album received an A-plus from Entertainment Weekly. That’s not too shabby.