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1 definition by Strike Anywhere

 
1.
A term that many people misuse, as they confuse it with 'popular punk'. Pop punk is punk with poppy hooks, while popular punk is, as the name indicates, popular, and a very watered down version of punk.

Examples of pop punk (also known as skate punk):
NOFX
Lagwagon
Bad Religion
Pennywise
88 Fingers Louie
Anti-Flag
Rancid

Examples of popular punk:
blink 182
Yellowcard
Simple Plan
Good Charlotte
NOFX is a good pop punk band.
by Strike Anywhere January 16, 2005