Commercialized rock music labeled as "punk". Idiot consumers eat it up.
"Punk isn't dead, it's just been strangeled."
by no July 17, 2003
Genre of music. People that are pop punk wear crew necks, eat pizza, and say works like "stoked" and "rad".
"Defend pop-punk"
"So stoked to see the story so far they're so pop-punk."
by ftdsgfdisvf October 12, 2013
Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Simple Plan -ARE NOT POP PUNK.
First you have to be punk in order to become a pop punk band.

Heres some Pop Punk bands:
Enemy You
Screeching Weasel (there bark like a dog album)
Teen Idols
Travoltas
Limp

Do not listen to the crap on MTV.
Pop + Punk = Enemy You
Pop + Crap = Good Charlotte
by screechingqueer March 23, 2005
1)An oxymoronic term in the fact that punk is the essence of individuality and seperation from society, whereas pop is the celebration of society's standards of fashion and higherarchy.
2)A term often applied to alternative or "bubble gum" rock bands that play repetitive riffs and wear items like studded belts and wristbands.
The Starting Line, Story of the Year, Ocean Avenue, Lost Prophets
by Deryck June 08, 2004
DOESN'T EXIST!!!! Punk is a form of music AGAINST mainstream music. Its a paradox. Only MTV poseurs think this is real punk.
MTV Poseur: FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD CHARLOTTE IS FUCKING PUNK!!!!!!!

Me: No, they are pop music. Have you even heard of real punk bands? Like Black Flag, Minor Threat, Aus-rotten, Filth, The Meat Puppets, Napalm Death, or Amebix?

MTV Posuer: LIKE FUCK YOU LOSER! YOU LISTEN TO SHITTY BANDS WHO ARE PUSSY PUNK!!!! YOU DIDN'T EVEN MENTION SIMPLE PLAN AND THE BEST PUNK ROCKER EVER, AVRIL LAVIGNE!!!!

Me: You are a sad little fool, you believe pop punk is real and now I must euthanize you.
by PunKing January 11, 2011
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
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

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