Greatest punk songs

What are the greatest punk songs that you know? This is our list of 20 greatest punk songs in history of punk music:

1. Blitzkrieg Bop – Ramones
2. Anarchy in the UK – Sex Pistols
3. Complete Control – The Clash
4. Kick Out the Jams – MC5
5. Holiday in Cambodia – Dead Kennedys
6. Waiting Room – Fugazi
7. London Calling – The Clash
8. Search and Destroy – The Stooges
9. God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols
10. Where Eagles Dare – The Misfits
11. I Wanna Be Sedated – Ramones
12. In the City – The Jam
13. Straight Edge – Minor Threat
14. Johnny Hit and Run Pauline – X
15. Celebrated Summer – Husker Du
16. White Man (in Hammersmith Palais) – The Clash
17. California Uber Alles – Dead Kennedys
18. See No Evil – Television
19. Bastards of Young – The Replacements
20. Gloria – Patti Smith


Best punk bands

What are the best punk bands that you know? This is our list of 20 best punk bands in history of punk music:

1. The Clash
2. MC5
3. The Ramones
4. The Sex Pistols
5. The Stooges
6. Dead Kennedys
7. Fugazi
8. Black Flag
9. The Misfits
10. Bad Brains
11. Minor Threat
12. Joy Division
13. The Buzzcocks
14. Hüsker Dü
15. Bad Religion
16. Minutemen
17. The Damned
18. The Circle Jerks
19. X
20. Television

History of punk music

By late 1976, bands such as the Ramones, in New York City, and the Sex Pistols and The Clash, in London, were recognized as the new musical movement. The following year saw punk rock spreading around the world, and it became a major cultural phenomenon in the United Kingdom. For the most part, punk took root in local scenes that tended to reject association with the mainstream. An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterized by distinctive styles of clothing and adornment and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies.

By the beginning of the 1980s, faster, more aggressive styles such as hardcore and Oi! had become the predominant mode of punk rock. Musicians identifying with or inspired by punk also pursued a broad range of other variations, giving rise to post-punk and thealternative rock movement. By the turn of the century, pop punk had been adopted by the mainstream, as bands such as Green Dayand The Offspring brought the genre widespread popularity.


punk subgenres

What are all punk subgenres that you know? In order to fully understand the nature of punk music, it’s important to be aware of all the forms it comes in. Punk is no longer just about the Sex Pistols and the Ramones; there are many punk subgenres with different influences and different sounds. Some punk subgenres are :

Anarcho Punk
The foundations of this movement can be linked to one song. The Sex Pistols first single, “Anarchy in the UK”, was the first time punk and anarchy would be connected, and it would give rise to this specific subgenre. Anarcho punk isn’t entirely about anarchy, but it is heavily politically motivated. Its lyrics often convey messages about political issues, including animal rights and anti-government stances.Many anarcho punk bands believe that political change should be affected “by any means necessary.”

Celtic Punk
Celtic punk is essentially punk rock accompanied by traditional Irish instruments. As a musical movement, it was founded in the ’80s by the Pogues, a band of punk musicians in London who were seeking to reclaim their Irish heritage. Celtic punk bands often play a blend of traditional Irish folk and political songs as well as original compositions. While the plight of the Irish people throughout history is often a topic of their songs, it’s not considered an overtly political movement.

Cowpunk is a strange marriage of country and punk rock. An offshoot of the psychobilly movement, cowpunk pays tribute to old country and honkytonk bands. While it’s more melodic than psychobilly music, and has a harder edge than later alt country bands, cowpunk tends to share a following with both of those other types of music as well.

Gypsy Punk (AKA Immigrant Punk)
Essentially punk rock that reflects Eastern European roots, the idea of Gypsy Punk was essentially spawned by Gogol Bordello who, while they may not have been the first, are definitely the most well known. While the word Gypsy suggests roots in Romany, this isn’t always the case, and bands under the Gypsy punk moniker often reflect Russian and Jewish musical traditions, as well as a wide variety of world music influences. Utilizing traditional Eastern European instruments and music and mixing them with punk sensibilities, Gypsy Punk is known for its high energy, ethnic pride and sweaty, dance positive live performances.


Punk is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music. Punk bands created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Many punk bands self-produced recordings and distributed them through informal channels.

ImageRamones were first punk band ever. They started it all. Their songs were short, simple, and often stupid, but they were still the single most influential and one of the best bands ever to be in the punk genre. The band went through several lineup changes, and unfortunately disbanded in 1996.