basically, pop punk are popular punk bands such as blink-182, green day, sum41 etc...
thats how the "pop" got into punk.. cause its popular punk music.. well thats my meaning of it so yeah...
chick: omg! blink 182 is like totally hardcore punk!
dude: your fucking stupid.. blink is pop punk meaning popular than most punk bands
chick: uhmm.. no they're not my friend told me they are hardcore punk
dude: here's a bat.. think as if your friend is a piñata..
you people are mixing up mall punk and pop punk. pop punk should be called "buzz pop", because when using a term like "pop punk", the real pop punk kids must constantly defend their bands by saying "it's pop punk, but not that shit on MTV." look at lookout records circa 1996-oh, forgot about the queers, screeching weasel, groovie ghoulies, riverdales..all that shit, didnt you? what would you classify that as? those bands are certainly NOT in the same boat as good charlotte and sum 41. i'm not even going to attempt to define "punk rock", because it's annoyingly controversial and no matter how hard you try, people are always going to have different definitions for it. whatever. however, "pop punk", to me, is just simple 3 chord songs pop songs, mostly ramones influenced, faster paced then most regular pop songs, about whatever. shit that doesnt matter. fun. girls. heartache. beer. whatever. its supposed to be fun. i hate when shit is all serious. this is lame. bye.
the queers, screeching weasel, riverdales, apers, riff randells, parasites, mr. t. experience, lillingtons, excessories, flipsides, ruth's hat, teen sensation glasses, after school special, and the entire mutant pop records catalog, for starters.
Okay. There are two definitions for pop punk.
a. The TRUE pop punk, which is punk music with pop hooks. Oftentimes this music will talk about girls, love, etc. because thos things are IMPORTANT to the lyricist at the time. Anyone who says that talking about love isn't punk because "no real punk rockers do" means that you are CONFORMING to what youv'e been told is punk. Now, now, we wouldn't want that, would we, Mr. Self-Declared-Anti-Conformist?
Here, you might be saying,"What a hypocrite. You are telling me right now what the definition of pop punk is, so why can't i be told the definition of punk?"
You see, the reason I am posting the definition of pop punk is because this is a DICTIONARY, and that's what they are for. I'm not trying to impose my beliefs on you, I'm trying to make this site a reliable reference for anyone who would like to know what pop punk is widely accepted as meaning.
Okay. Rant is over.
b. According to MTV and Top 40 radio, pop punk is bad pop music played by people that dress like mall punks. This isn't true, but it's widely accepted, so this is here for reference.
The best fucking music.
It's not dead.
When people hear pop punk they for some reason only think of Green day, meanwhile pop punk is it's own scene and even though theyhave contributed to it, they aren't it.
Pop punk a genre mostly for the young. For those kids who know they don't fit in.
Think New Found Glory. Blink 182. The Wonder Years. Man Overboard. Major League. Such Gold. Title Fight. This Time Next Year. Four Year Strong. I Call Fives. Tigers Jaw. And a fuckload more.
Pop punk can lean towards having a more hardcore sound and to being much more easycore.
Pop punk is a family.
"My favorite pop punk band has gotta be The Wonder Years."
Defend pop punk.
"Pop punk changed my life. I'm not sad anymore because of it.
Just regular punk music but with a poppy sound to it. Same type of lyrics, just alittle spice to the music.
pop punk bands include the queers, screeching weasel, some green day, maybe offspring, limp, allister, enemy you, diesel boy. and many more good bands.
boy1: i'm so pop punk i listen to good charlotte
boy2: (slaps boy1)......
boy1: did i mention simple plan?
boy2: (slaps him again).........
If you were to ask an average teenage girl who listens to pop punk WHY she likes certain pop punk bands, the answer you'll most likely get is that she thinks the guys in the band are "hot."
Seriously. When was the last time you heard a girl say she liked Fall Out Boy without also saying that "Pete Wentz is liek omfg SOO HAWT!!1!"? It's the same with bands like Green Day, My Chemical Romance, or any others that are popular right now.
If the bands' fans would learn to appreciate them for their musical talent rather than their members' looks, then maybe there wouldn't be so many idiots making the band look like a bunch of terrible no-talent sellouts (or, in fact, actually MAKING them terrible no-talent sellouts).
Guy: So I see you like Fall Out Boy. May I ask why?
Pop Punk fangirl: OMFG becuz Pete Wentz is liek SOOOO HAWT!1! Hes in that band and liek hes totally SEXII!1!
Guy: ... Ok... and what about their music??
Pop Punk fangirl: Ohh yes!! Patrick Stump's voice is SOOOO WONDERFUL!!! Ahhh.. *swoons*
Guy: -_- wait here while I go get a heavy object...
Nobody here has once said that Pop-Punk usually involves harmonies, and being creative with different progressions. The only reason the word "Pop" is in front of punk, is because melodies are a lot more structured and clearer. It's just music that is easy on the ears, and usually talks about love, failure, and life. Much like the golden 50's, Pop-Punk is the equivelent to doo-wop bands like the early Beatles and The temptations. Though there can be many bad Pop-punk bands who sing about going to school and riding skateboards, it is just a form of music for the youth. I just say that back in the day, it was ok to sing about love, but what happened?
Kid 1:I really enjoy these Pop Punk bands.
Kid2: I know! Those 3 part harmonies are ridiculous!
Pop punk is a subgenre of punk played simplistically, but with good melodies. Lyrics have catchy hooks and are usually about love, alienaton, feeling insecure, or whatever the hell random thing the writer wants (Da Stike by Millencolin is about bowling).
Unfortunately, the genre is being ruined by MTV who are telling 14 year old girls that anyone who wears black and has emo-hair is punk. All of these bands are just posers who play watered down versions of the genre for personal gain.
Real pop punk is real punk. In fact, in a way, is more punk than many others because they don't try too hard to be punk. Good pop punk bands will write songs that are the antidote for heartache. Bad pop punk bands make heartache even worse (see emo)
Pop punk: Millencolin (personal fave), Screeching Weasel, Descendants, NOFX, Lagwagon, Rancid, Buzzcocks, Ramones, Blink 182 (Dude Ranch), Green Day (Kerplunk-Nimrod)
Not punk: Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, All American Rejects, Sum 41 (even though I'll admit I like a couple of their songs)
Really really really really not pop punk: Avril Lavigne