Boy bands with electric instruments. People who listen to Pop Punk have never heard real punk bands like The Offspring, or Green Day. Wait a second. They have heard of both bands, unfortuanately both bands have sold out to this disgrace. Darn it all.

BTW, How the hell did Avril Lavigne fall under Punk.
Pop Punk Fan: I went to a B182 concert. I'm so punk.

Me: No you're not. I bet you have never heard of great bands like The Offspring or Green Day.

Pop Punk Fan: Yes I have, I just bought American Idiot.

Me: Oh wait, I forgot. Both bands suck now. I hate idiots who think that pop has a place in punk.

by Okita-Kun September 18, 2005
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)

Shit: 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
by ojuice3112 April 25, 2008
A fusion genre of pop and punk rock music, combining elements from the genre to create softer subjects of music while keeping the loud and anarchy-inspired noise of the punk rock. Before the 21st Century, it was quite unpopular and unknown to most, but has recently been given more notice by the rise of Warped Tour type bands such as All Time Low and The Wonder Years. Bands such as Green Day and blink-182 helped to popularize this genre and maybe even create it themselves. Pop Punk of this decade, however has been sounding more terrible as it is progressing with the horrible Warped Tour bands mentioned above, as they're turning it into a contradiction, since punk is anti-mainstream and pop is the definition of mainstream music.
Scene Teen: Hayy girl did you hear ATL's new song?
Scene Teen 2: omg yasss I loved it!!
True Punkrocker: If you're gonna listen to pop punk at least don't listen to the shitty type.
by Punk is Love Punk is Life May 10, 2014
To be pop punk you have to be chill as frick.

You listen to real friends, wonder years, man overboard, being as an ocean, title fight, brand new, neck deep, la dispute, etc.
Most pop punk people say "stay posi" and eat pizza.
Person 1: Did you see that girl?

Person 2: yeah man, she's so pop punk!
by Nippleweed December 03, 2013
The only music genre where the performers are as awkward and clumsy as the kids who listen to it
Hey All Time Low is a pop punk band
by trolololbitches July 27, 2012
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
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
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.
sum 41 is NOT pop punk.
by happybirthdayy January 22, 2010

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