Pop punk music is usually more melodic and cleaner-sounding than the original punk rock music. Bands such as New Found Glory, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Simple Plan and Fall Out Boy have refined pop punk into a form which stresses strong melody and varied rhythms. Lyrics would prety much be the same the only difference would be in the style of singing and also the music. PUNK rockers would tend to sing at a much fatster pace whereas POP-PUNK rockers are melodic and would tend to be slow and much more clearer.

***** One more very important thing, please DONOT listen to all these people in here trying to tell what Pop-Punk genre is all about as most of them donot know shyt about PUNK. They consider Bad Religion & NOFX Pop-Punk. I mean they are the Godfathers of hardcore PUNK ROCK and even a deaf person can tell they are most certainly not POP-PUNK. I had a good laugh when these so called 'smart people' tried to categorize NOFX and Bad Religion into Pop-Punk. Go listen to them first and then decide for yourself.
Bands like New Found Glory, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Simple Plan and Fall Out Boy are POP-PUNK.

Bands like NOFX, Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Sham69 and Rancid are all PUNK.
by The PunK Kid August 13, 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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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 style of punk which features catchier tunes than regular punk, and simple 3-4 chord riffs.
Screeching Weasel, The Queers, Mr. T Experience, The Descendents, The Ramones, Bouncing Souls, and the Teen Idols are pop-punk. Blink 182, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, and New Found Glory are not.
by Tradd June 05, 2004
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there is no such thing as "pop-punk" for that would be a contradictory statement of the two opposite energies of the universe.
what it really is is "Modern Punk", just like rock punk has changed for nothing remains the same and people need to except that. it is punk fused with an element of just having fun playing music.

PUNK IS NOT DEAD, IT JUST CHANGED.
The Cure and The Who and Lou Reed are key influences in the genre of (for sake of requirement) " pop-punk ".
by The Harlequin March 31, 2006
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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."
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