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1 definition by aigh44

a sub genre of punk which was spearheaded by bands like blink-182, The Offspring, and Green Day. these are real pop punk bands. they are often called posers, but that is just because they are constantly being copied by bands like Simple Plan, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte, and Bowling for Soup
maybe blink 182's untitled album and American Idiot weren't punk, but back in the day these bands were real pop-punk
Simple Plan: (whiney voice) I'm just a kid, and life is a nightmare!!!

blink-182 fan: screw you, listen to some real music
good pop punk songs:
anthem, pt. 2 (don't get these mixed up with the anthem)
have you ever
pretty fly (for a white guy)
welcome to paradise

not pop punk (no punk):
i'm just a kid
welcome to my life
the anthem
dance floor anthem
by aigh44 April 06, 2008