It's not dead.
When people hear pop punk they for some reason only think of Green day, meanwhile pop punk is it's own scene and even though theyhave contributed to it, they aren't it.
Pop punk a genre mostly for the young. For those kids who know they don't fit in.
Think New Found Glory. Blink 182. The Wonder Years. Man Overboard. Major League. Such Gold. Title Fight. This Time Next Year. Four Year Strong. I Call Fives. Tigers Jaw. And a fuckload more.
Pop punk can lean towards having a more hardcore sound and to being much more easycore.
Pop punk is a family.
Defend pop punk.
"Pop punk changed my life. I'm not sad anymore because of it.
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.
***** 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 NOFX, Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Sham69 and Rancid are all PUNK.
pop punk bands include the queers, screeching weasel, some green day, maybe offspring, limp, allister, enemy you, diesel boy. and many more good bands.
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