A punk subgenre, originally introduced in the 1970s, but obtained worldwide commercial success in 1990s and early 2000s, thanks mainly to Green Day, Blink-182, Rancid, and The Offspring.
Most definitions of pop-punk on this site put down several bands, like Simple Plan.
What Pop-punk really is is the fast, loud guitars of punk rock, but with catchy, usually light, melodies. Lyrics aren't meant to be political or angry.
Today's mainstream pop-punk is extremely different from that of the 90s, sounding more like emo
, with moody, one-hit bands in hollister sweaters wearing a backwards hat.
The chart-topping bands of 2004 aren't recieving as much attention as before.