171 artists, 4650 songs
Hardcore punks may claim that pop-punk bands like Green Day, Blink-182, the Offspring, NOFX and Good Charlotte aren't truly punk, but actually they're very close in spirit and sound to many original punk bands like the Buzzcocks, Descendents and Rezillos. Like those bands, modern pop-punk groups tend to sing about dysfunctional romantic relationships, silly situations and boredom. Their energetic, boisterous attitudes and infectious, catchy melodies appeal to disaffected youth, offering a rebellious alternative to the sugary, overproduced pop of teen idols and boy bands. Other popular pop-punk bands include Pennywise, Unwritten Law and Less Than Jake.