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Pop punk is best described as pure, unadulterated crap. Thats right, nothing good makes its way into this music. You will know that you are listening to pop punk when you have the sudden urge to kill yourself. The bands who play the music usually know 3 chords on their respective instruments, plus someone bangs on a single snare drum. The most common characteristic of a pop punk fan is a large cleft centered on the face, surrounded with short, curly hair and a tiny, sensitive bud located within a few folds of skin, in the upper portion. The color of the hair usually matches the eyebrows. A pop punk fan also has no tolerance for good bands, and will commonly say such uneducated statements like "The Beatles suck, man, put on some Guster, rock on, derrrrrrr". You may substitute "The Beatles" for any classic/90's rock band. To form a band name for your own pop punk band, pick an obscure word out of Webster's, and then follow it with a dash and a random number of 3 digits or less.
St. Peter: Why do you think you deserve to be in heaven son? After all, suicide is a mortal sin.
You: Well, Pete, I accidentally heard a pop punk song...
St. Peter: Say no more, my son. Welcome to heaven, and you won't have to hear that shit here. Would you like your complimentary Led Zep album now, or later?
by ska_talon January 06, 2005
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the biggest oxymoron of the 21st century
Pop-punk? But I thoug punk was supposed to be anti-mainstream?
by ThroatSlit April 01, 2006
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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.
by michelle shirelle May 05, 2004
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The best fucking music.

It's not dead.
Defend it.

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.
by notsadanymoreyo November 01, 2011
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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.
by idontwantaname September 14, 2005
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Pop punk music is usually more melodic and cleaner-sounding than the original punk rock music. Bands such as New Found Glory, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Simple Plan and Fall Out Boy have refined pop punk into a form which stresses strong melody and varied rhythms. Lyrics would prety much be the same the only difference would be in the style of singing and also the music. PUNK rockers would tend to sing at a much fatster pace whereas POP-PUNK rockers are melodic and would tend to be slow and much more clearer.

***** One more very important thing, please DONOT listen to all these people in here trying to tell what Pop-Punk genre is all about as most of them donot know shyt about PUNK. They consider Bad Religion & NOFX Pop-Punk. I mean they are the Godfathers of hardcore PUNK ROCK and even a deaf person can tell they are most certainly not POP-PUNK. I had a good laugh when these so called 'smart people' tried to categorize NOFX and Bad Religion into Pop-Punk. Go listen to them first and then decide for yourself.
Bands like New Found Glory, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Simple Plan and Fall Out Boy are POP-PUNK.

Bands like NOFX, Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Sham69 and Rancid are all PUNK.
by The PunK Kid August 13, 2006
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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).........
by joey12345 June 21, 2005
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A genre of music that is a softer form of Punk. A mainstream bastardization of punk. An oxy-moron of the genre it claims influence from.
Pop-Punk is a damning genre to the punk culture.
by The UweBolla Virus February 28, 2006
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