Best Pop-Punk Songs

In case you didn’t know, pop punk is a subgenre of punk rock, which inherits punk rock’s instrumental style and adds soft pop melodies. The first band to ever play pop punk was Ramones, approximately in 1976. The genre peaked during the late 90s - early 2000s becoming financially profitable and popular among the masses. Rancid, The Offspring and Green Day were a saving grace for the fading pop punk and managed to keep it alive for a decade. Later Sum 41, Blink 182 and Zebrahead along with other popular bands joined the stream and recorded a reasonable number of pop punk songs. Which is a reason enough for RankTopTen to create a ranking for those masterpieces of music that we all loved when we were teens.

With music developing massively, the fan base of pop punk is slowly becoming smaller and smaller. Even the relatively recent evolution of pop punk into easycore the situation is not very promising. But who needs evolution when we have some good old Green Day tracks in our playlists? Longview, American Idiot, we can bed you will name at least some of their songs that qualify for this chart. This list is dedicated to top pop punk songs ever written and performed. Seen something you listen to everyday? Hit that “up” button and make your preferred song go higher up the list. What are your best pop punk songs? Feel free to vote! Share your opinion via the comments and make everyone believe that your pick belongs to the top of the chart.


Longview - Green Day

Everybody likes the Longview, as it seems to be so close to each of us. One of the best pop punk songs tells its fans about an ordinary lazy day when you are bored with doing nothing and want to change something, but you are too lazy for this. However, such simple theme did not prevent the song from having the third position in the best songs of 1994 by Rolling Stone magazine.


Basket Case - Green Day

Not only fans’ opinion, but also victories and nominations in different charts and rankings make the song Basket Case one of top pop punk songs. It was a real breakthrough for the Green Day band. The music video was shot at a psychiatric hospital; it is famous for the originality and freshness.


American Idiot - Green Day

American Idiot is considered one of the best pop punk songs because it reflects the mood of punk rebellion as good as possible. Green Day in general challenges our reality, but American Idiot probably is the loudest of their repertoire. In spite of its fervent mood, the song acrimoniously forces people to face problems of the present and does not allow to stay indifferent to its message.


Sugar, We're Goin Down - Fall Out Boy

Even among top pop punk songs, it is hard to find the one that can compete with Sugar, We’re Goin Down. This track took the eighth place on the Billboard Hot 100, as well it is probably the best Fall Out Boy’s song. Sugar, We’re Goin Down was the favorite for punk fans for a long time, and subsequently appeared as a soundtrack in Supernatural TV series.


Backseat Serenade - All Time Low

Backseat Serenade is one of pop punk songs that show us all the charm of being young; this is represented in its rhythm, melody, and spirit. All adherents of punk and fans of funny music liked the song, and its amusing video emphasizes the mood, which the artists have put into the track.

Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World

Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy

It is hard to imagine the list of top pop punk songs without Dance, Dance, which was the ninth in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its inflammatory rhythm distinguishes the track even among the fastest songs. The famous Dance, Dance music video shows the school party and short stories about young men, who also are members of the band.


X-Kid - Green Day

We all accustomed to the fact that pop punk songs are the music about youthful rebelliousness and love affairs, but adolescence also implies problems, which are too difficult for immature personality to cope with. X-Kid is the song dedicated to all young people who have chosen wrong way of trouble avoidance. Its uncharacteristic for punk music theme helps the X-Kid stand out among other songs and cannot leave anybody indifferent.

Ignorance - Paramore
Irresistible - Fall Out Boy
My Friends Over You - New Found Glory
Best of Me - The Starting Line
Always Attract - You Me at Six
The Sharpest Lives - My Chemical Romance
Ass Back Home - Secrets
Weightless - All Time Low
Fat Lip - Sum 41
Lost In Stereo - All Time Low
In Too Deep - Sum 41
Welcome to Paradise - Green Day
All We Know - Paramore
Welcome to My Life - Simple Plan
Fell for You - Green Day
When I Come Around - Green Day
My Own Worst Enemy - Lit
When I'm With You - Faber Drive
I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco

The Anthem- Good Charlotte

The Anthem is one of the best pop punk songs that reflect a rebellious spirit of teenagers and show the world their desire to go their way outside of social norms and annoying rules. It became the best-known song of the band, which does not lose its relevance even today.