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Starting with bands such as propaghandi and the vandals, true pop punk today is much more accessible and centered around bands such as Fireworks, Transit, The Wonder Years, Polar Bear Club, and to a lesser extent Title Fight.

New Found Glory is considered to be the band which brought Pop Punk into the spotlight and influenced all of the bands above to some extent.

Fall out boy, Sum 41, Simple Plan, ect. are not pop punk. They are no different than mainstream top 40 artists like brittney spears or miley cirus. They use the same gimmicky pop hooks and overproduction except with guitars and awful fucking clothing.
by happybirthdayy January 22, 2010
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Not considered to be Punk music. Punk died, but lives on in music that claims only to be rock ‘n’ roll plain and simple and straight from the garage. Punk exists now only in spirit and is not something you can purchase at Hot Topic.

Among Christian lore there is supposed to be a Christ, and then in various sects of Christianity there is the Anti-Christ. Well in this case…

Punk = Christ
Pop-Punk = Anti-Christ

Oh, and Rancid is not Punk just because Tim Armstrong had a Mohawk.
I blame the Descendants for the lame format later to be established as the current template for pop-punk artistssuccess.
by Cpt. Buttcheek March 22, 2008
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A term that many people misuse, as they confuse it with 'popular punk'. Pop punk is punk with poppy hooks, while popular punk is, as the name indicates, popular, and a very watered down version of punk.

Examples of pop punk (also known as skate punk):
NOFX
Lagwagon
Bad Religion
Pennywise
88 Fingers Louie
Anti-Flag
Rancid

Examples of popular punk:
blink 182
Yellowcard
Simple Plan
Good Charlotte
NOFX is a good pop punk band.
by Strike Anywhere January 16, 2005
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Pop: fads that are popular or mainstream, including music.

Punk: an movement of people and fads that go against what is popular and mainstream.

Pop-punk: stupid not-tallented bands like good charlotte and blink. they sound punky, but are corprate sell outs and therefore CANNOT by definition be punk at all. The entire point of punk is to be reafreshingly defferent from the mainstream of pop. So you can't mix them.
pop and punk are like oil and water.
by J3TT August 19, 2005
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A really shitty music genre that's still going strong in the 2000s. It was good in the 90s but bands like bad charlette,simple plan and new found glory had to ruin it. Its just pop-rock. The second wave of this crap is boys like girls,all time low, and we the kings. To play this music the lead singer has sound like a 5 year old boy, the guitars have to be very lite, isen't that cute?
Teen: How do I start a pop-punk band. Indie rocker: oh just ripoff blink-182. You'll make it big man. Teen: okay cool!!
by sage thunder May 02, 2010
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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..
by yougaysonofabetch December 23, 2009
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not to be cofused with pop rock with a punk influance, blink 182, good charlotte ect. pop-punk is simply punk rock with more of a melodic pop sound, like bad religion or the bouncing souls
bad religion are the grand-dads of pop-punk
by jack January 20, 2004
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