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pop punk is a style of music that combines the fast-paced rock rhythms of punk, and catchy hooks and melodies of pop. YES, bands like bowling for soup, fall out boy, relient k are considered pop punk. they have fast punk rhythms of normally 3-4 chords, but have catchy pop melodies. If you're going to say that pop punk isn't true punk, the ramones (the first punk band) had catchy fun light-hearted songs. Then the sex pistols came in and turned it into a political thing. pop punk is NOT powerpop (the click five, we the kings, boys like girls, etc.) people who listen to pop punk often appreciate the catchy melodies over the faced paced punk riffs.
Pop Punk - Blink 182, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Bowling For Soup, All Time Low (before dirty work), Relient K, Green Day (later), Motion City Soundtrack, Fall Out Boy, FM Static, etc.
by poppunk101 December 29, 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.
a.Screeching Weasel, The Ramones, Bouncing Souls are pop punk.

b. Good Charlotte, Simple Plan
by idontwantaname September 14, 2005
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If you were to ask an average teenage girl who listens to pop punk WHY she likes certain pop punk bands, the answer you'll most likely get is that she thinks the guys in the band are "hot."

Seriously. When was the last time you heard a girl say she liked Fall Out Boy without also saying that "Pete Wentz is liek omfg SOO HAWT!!1!"? It's the same with bands like Green Day, My Chemical Romance, or any others that are popular right now.

If the bands' fans would learn to appreciate them for their musical talent rather than their members' looks, then maybe there wouldn't be so many idiots making the band look like a bunch of terrible no-talent sellouts (or, in fact, actually MAKING them terrible no-talent sellouts).
Guy: So I see you like Fall Out Boy. May I ask why?

Pop Punk fangirl: OMFG becuz Pete Wentz is liek SOOOO HAWT!1! Hes in that band and liek hes totally SEXII!1!

Guy: ... Ok... and what about their music??

Pop Punk fangirl: Ohh yes!! Patrick Stump's voice is SOOOO WONDERFUL!!! Ahhh.. *swoons*

Guy: -_- wait here while I go get a heavy object...
by SomeBadJoke November 01, 2006
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Well, "pop-punk", is a type of music that is dying right now, this is because there are many bands such as "son on dork" and mcfly who are trying to push their way into this discription. It is a catchy type of generic rock which produces huge record sales, so is very lucrtive to endorse. Usually three or four band memebers, two on vocals. Target audience 10 - 25 year olds. Uses simple but very effective riffs and chord combos. Feel good music. Summer music. from a broad prospective it can offend people who like slightly heavier music. this genre was created when punk rock was split into many different and new catagories in the late 90's. Usually the listeners and members of bands use toilet humer and sex jokes, this can be very funny at times, but now in 2006 has been milked and milked. Although many will be sad to see pop-punk bands starrt to disapear, it is a inevitable fact. soza guys.

Written bye Sam.
Pop-punk examples

Ex 1) Tom - "never eat dog seamen, its the number one cause of um, bad breath"

Ex 2) Mark - you know what?
Tom - "never attack someone that shits on them self"
by Sam hkvguciy April 19, 2006
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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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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 style of rock characterized by a fast tempo, melodic vocals, and "juvenile" subject matter (although some later pop punk delves into deeper lyrical topics). The style was formed in the late 80's when bands began combining an early punk guitar style and lyrics with cleaner vocals, two and three part harmonies, and prominent hooks. This style is much more melodic, but still high energy and sometimes moshable. Depending on the subgenre, bands can exhibit varying degrees of hardcore punk, emo, and post-hardcore influences as well. Pop punk bands such as Green Day and Blink-182 went on to develop more alternative influenced sounds with their later albums, while bands like All Time Low nearly abandoned the punk aspect of the music, instead going for a more pop-based, radio-friendly sound.
Fan #1: "Hey, did you hear about that pop-punk show going on tonight?"

Fan #2: "Yeah man, let's go skate around outside the venue and then pogo to some sweet tunes!"
by Plus55 January 05, 2011
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