Pop punk band chart

Top 5 Best Pop-Punk bands of All Time

It’s obvious that TripSurfer has been heavily influenced by the punk scene. From Ska to New Wave, alternative music has played a big role in shaping our style. While there are many music genres that have inspired the brand, TripSurfer simply wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Pop-Punk.



Starting off our list of best pop punk bands is Sum-41. The Canadian band has solidified its position as one of the best pop-punk bands of all time. Since 2001, their pop hooks and explosive riffs have been the soundtrack for rebellious, angsty people of all ages. For many, Sum-41 has been their introduction to the punk genre. With hit songs like “In Too Deep” and “Fat Lip” being catchy and up-beat enough to appeal to general audiences, Sum-41 is like a gateway drug into the punk scene.



While it may be a little less pop and a lot more rock, Rancid has left an indelible mark on the pop punk music scene. In 1991, the band burst onto the scene with their raw, energetic sound and infectious hooks. Rancid’s success paved the way for the popularization of pop punk in the late ’90s and early 2000s, influencing countless bands that followed. Their socially conscious lyrics, gritty yet melodic sound, and charismatic stage presence resonated with a generation of fans, propelling them to become one of the genre’s most iconic and enduring acts. Even today, Rancid continues to tour and release new music, cementing their status as true punk rock legends and a significant force in shaping the sound and spirit of pop punk music.


All Time Low

All Time Low is undeniably one of the best pop punk bands to emerge in recent years. With their infectious melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and energetic performances, they have captured the hearts of fans all over the world. One of the band’s greatest strengths lies in their ability to create anthemic and relatable songs that resonate with listeners of all ages. From catchy, upbeat tracks like “Dear Maria, Count Me In” to emotionally charged ballads like “Therapy,” All Time Low has a versatile sound that appeals to a wide range of musical tastes. The band’s longevity and consistency in delivering quality music over the years is another testament to their talent and dedication. With their genuine and honest approach to songwriting, All Time Low has become an influential force in the pop punk genre, leaving a lasting impact on both fans and fellow musicians alike.

Photo of Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low wearing TripSurfer hoodie.


Green Day

Their breakthrough album “Dookie” catapulted them to mainstream success and established Green Day as the face of a new wave of punk. The band emerged onto the alt rock scene with a different kind of punk sound. The band managed to create the perfect contradiction of “pop sounding punk music.” Their songs became anthems for disaffected youth, resonating with listeners worldwide. Green Day continues tackling political and social themes while maintaining their signature punk sound. The band’s immense popularity and commercial success helped bring pop punk to the mainstream, inspiring countless bands and contributing to the genre’s continued popularity.



Few bands have been able to touch the level of magic that Blink-182 has created. Since their teenage years, Tom and Mark have brought a fresh and youthful perspective to the punk rock scene. The boys managed to create the perfect soundtrack of adolescence. With the help of drummer, Travis Barker, the band reached a level of success few punk bands ever reach. Blink-182’s music resonates with listeners on a deep level, tapping into themes of love, growing up, and embracing one’s individuality. Their humorous and often irreverent approach added a unique charm to their songs, making them relatable and endearing. Blink-182’s influence on music is immeasurable, inspiring countless bands to follow in their footsteps. Their music has stood the test of time and continues to connect with new audiences, cementing their place as one of the greatest bands ever.