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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
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good pop punk songs:
dammit
anthem
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
girlfriend
complicated
by aigh44 April 06, 2008
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it's a term used to name the music style of bands like Green Day, Blink 182, Good Charlotte, or Simple Plan.
This bands were influenced by the skatepunk bands like Bad Religion, Nofx, Pennywise, etc. They made the songs catchier so it would become more listenable to the mainstream audience therefore more popular. That's where the name pop-punk comes from.
Being mainstream music has caused the rejection of this music by other punkrockers who are against the mainstream and corporate music.
Nowadays pop-punk is influating other bands to create new styles of music like rock-pop or new hardcore-pop better known to the audience as emo music
Green Day, Blink 182, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan are the best examples of pop-punk
by andre palacios December 02, 2007
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A type of music which is similar to classic punk rock music, except with appealing vocals/instrumentals. Because the genre is catchy, lots of people listen to it. This irritates others, because punk isn't supposed to be popular.
People who listen to pop-punk normally know that they themselves and the bands they listen to are not punk, they just listen to the music because they like it (or they listened to real punk and didn't like it too much). Most actually respect punk rock bands, just choose not to listen to them. The same probably goes for the band.
Pop punk bands (that are good if you give them a chance):
The Offspring, Sum 41 (not the early Sum 41), Green Day, Blink-182 (early).
Stuff that is sadly in the same category: Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, New Found Glory.
by Angus the Superduck September 11, 2005
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1. A term used to describe the recent trend after the fall out success of boy bands and glamour rap. Pop punk contains no punk quality other than untalented musicians.

2. Soccer Mom approved punk that is trendy, okay to like, and accessable at the nearest mall.

3. A hypocritical commercial gimmick that wont last. Thankfully.
Pop punk derives from histrionic teenagers who would commit suicide because their rich parents bought them a car with standard interior as opposed to leather.
by Euthanasia March 28, 2005
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an oxymoron. punk is supposed to be anti-popular so how can you have popular punk. pop punk was invented by greedy record companies to make money off of 10-year-old kids
by pop punk sucks January 10, 2004
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A less violent version of punk, appealing to a younger age range with less violent topics.
by Benz December 10, 2003
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music that was cool in the 90's but has sucked in the 2000's
the offspring and nofx are examples of good pop punk bands
by futuramafan February 05, 2008
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