6 Pop Punk Listicles (Meta)

-POP (2)If you’re itching for some new bands to check out or wanting to stroll down memory lane, look no further. Here’s a list of pop punk band, song and album compilations that I think include some great choices.

1 – LA Weekly: The Top Five Pop Punk Bands of All Time

I agree with this one, especially if we’re talking influence on the genre. These aren’t the up and coming bands, this is a good rundown of the classics. I also felt cool because I’ve seen two of them live – The Offspring (who just released a new single) and Green Day.

2 – Thought Catalog: 49 Phenomenally Angsty Pop-Punk Songs From The 2000s You Forgot Existed

An awesome list of songs that transported me right back to my middle school days. When the first song was “Hold On” by Good Charlotte – my original favorite pop punk band, I still have a handmade poster of them in my closet – I knew it was going to be good. If you’re looking for some really great #tbt songs, or just want to get a taste of the genre from 15 years ago, check out this list. In my heart, these songs will never die.

3 – FDRMX: Five Pop Punk Albums That Turn 10 in 2015

Even though I’m only 19, this list made me feel old. I had a picture of Brendon Urie in my locker when I was in sixth grade, and now his band’s freshman album is turning 10. And I still remember listening to From Under the Cork Tree during summer days in the car with my dad. 2005 does not feel like it should be this long ago. But maybe it’s a testament to the staying power of these albums as well; I’m still not tired of listening to “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies” or “Dance, Dance.”

4 – Thought Catalog: 5 Pop-Punk Songs And How They Defined My Teenage Years

I’m only into two of these songs, but the author’s stories were cool to read and I definitely identified with the ones I knew – “You’re So Last Summer” and “Mix Tape.” Everyone has those songs that always trigger a story, or a lyric that was written on everything they owned.

5 – Mind Equals Blown: Top 10 Pop-Punk Albums of All Time

This list is from 2011, but I still found it to be very relevant. It includes some of my all time fave albums that I think would still make the cut today. I especially love it because it includes the album “Paper Walls” by Yellowcard which is thing is an amazingly underrated album. Seriously worth a listen, along with the other albums on this list.

6 – Pop Punk World: 30 Songs That Will Make You Reminisce

As the title suggests, these songs are good for some reminiscing. It ranges from the ever-popular “Sugar, We’re Going Down” by Fall Out Boy to “My B-Side Life” by Veara. It fits tastes for mainstream listeners and hipsters alike. Even if you’re not a huge pop punk listener, you’re bound to find a song or two on here that will trigger some memories.

Let me know if you have any lists you’d recommend or end up finding a new favorite band or song thanks to these lists!

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