2.)A hollow version of the Punk Rock movement that began in the 80s.
i.e. wearing the clothes or singing a vague version of the music without actually understanding, or living it.
3.)A musical genre including the main musical groove to Punk Rock but containing lyrical content typical of a generic Pop song, esp. love songs.
Also called "ponk"
Being different becoming so cool that being different is being the same.
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.
All Time Low
Pop-Punk- Blink 182, Good Charlotte, The Used, New Found Glory, Sum 41, Pennywise, The Offspring (now) e.t.c