The 114 Best Punk Songs Of All Time

Best Punk Songs Of All Time

Big changes were coming in the 1970s. Rock and roll were looking for new inspirations and Rock music moved away from her roots. A genre that could inspire its fans in a rebellious way was punk.

The punk rock movement followed the call for change, which roared out of various garages in the mid-70s.

Punk music first developed in the UK and quickly made its way across the pond to America. Punk bands like The Ramones, The Clash, and The Sex Pistols gave the many rebellious youths a chance to let loose and experience rock music the way it was initially meant to be shared.

Punk changed the entire musical landscape. The fact is that there is hardly any genre of music that was not changed by punk. Metal, grunge, grindcore or electronica, and big bands like Slayer, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, or Machine Head were inspired by punk music.

Our playlist of the best punk songs of all time includes over 100 pieces. These songs were chosen for their initial and continuing popularity and their influence and impact on the development of punk.

(You can find a Spotify playlist at the end of the article.)

The most successful punk songs of all time:

Each song is linked to its music video via the title.

1.London CallingThe Clash
2.Favorite ThingThe Replacements
3.Blitzkrieg BopRamones
4.Rocket ReducerMC5
5.Search and DestroyThe Stooges
6.Complete ControlThe Clash
8.I Wanna Be Your DogThe Stooges
9.Angels With Dirty FacesSham 69
10.God Save the QueenSex Pistols
11.Jocko HomoDevo
12.Anarchy in the UKSex Pistols
13.On the RunEddie and the Hot Rods
14.Color Me ImpressedThe Replacements
15.Where Eagles DareMisfits
16.If The Kids Are UnitedSham 69
17.Free MoneyPatti Smith
18.Death or GloryThe Clash
19.Kick Out the JamsMC5
20.Personality Crisis New York Dolls
21.Welcome to ParadiseGreen Day
22.I Wanna Be SedatedRamones
23.Suspect DeviceStiff Little Fingers
24.Oh Bondage, Up Yours!X-Ray Spex
25.Staring At The Rude BoysThe Ruts
26.Holiday in CambodiaDead Kennedys
27.UnityOperation Ivy
28.Blank GenerationRichard Hell and the Voidoids
29.KnowledgeOperation Ivy
30.In the CityThe Jam
31.Doesn’t Make it AlrightStiff Little Fingers
32.Pink Turns to BlueHüsker Dü
33.In My EyesMinor Threat
34.Waiting RoomFugazi
35.I Against IBad Brains
36.X OffenderBlondie
37.Realities of WarDischarge
38.WeekendThe Dictators
39.Straight EdgeMinor Threat
40.WardanceKilling Joke
41.Pay To CumBad Brains
42.Chemical WarefareDead Kennedys
43.White RiotThe Clash
44.Mighty & SuperiorConflict
45.Nazi Punks Fuck OffDead Kennedys
46.No More Heroes The Stranglers
47.Kill The PoorDead Kennedys
48.Johnny Hit and Run PaulineX
49.American JesusBad Religion
50.West GermanyMinutemen
51.Smash it UpThe Damned
52.WarheadU.K. Subs
53.Big A Little ACrass
54.Motor City is BurningMC5
56.Your GenerationGeneration X
57.Celebrated SummerHüsker Dü
58.In Your EyesCircle Jerks
59.YouBad Religion
60.Fuck The SystemThe Exploited
61.Hybrid MomentsMisfits
62.Nervous BreakdownBlack Flag
63.Story of My LifeSocial Distortion
64.White Man (at Hammersmith Palais)The Clash
65.Rock ‘n’ Roll High SchoolRamones
66.Give Me The CureFugazi
67.Last CaressMisfits
68.Safe European HomeThe Clash
69.Banned in D.C.Bad Brains
70.Basket CaseGreen Day
71.California Über AllesDead Kennedys
73.The Kids Aren’t AlrightThe Offspring
74.Orgasm AddictBuzzcocks
75.Lexicon DevilGerms
76.This Aint No PicnicThe Minutemen
77.ClampdownThe Clash
78.See No EvilTelevision
79.American IdiotGreen Day
80.UnsatisfiedThe Replacements
81.RoadrunnerThe Modern Lovers
82.Los AngelesX
83.LongviewGreen Day
84.Bastards of YoungThe Replacements
85.Holiday In The SunThe Sex Pistols
86.LandPatti Smith Group
87.Pablo PicassoThe Modern Lovers
88.Mommy’s Little Monster Social Distortion
89.GloriaPatti Smith
90.Live Fast Die YoungCircle Jerks
91.What Do I Get?Buzzcocks
92.Radio RadioElvis Costello
93.I Wanna Be Your BoyfriendRamones
94.Pull My StringsDead Kennedys
95.Viet NamMinutemen
96.So WhatAnti-Nowhere League
97.Police TruckDead Kennedys
98.Neat Neat NeatThe Damned
99.Ever Fallen in LoveBuzzcocks
100.TV PartyBlack Flag
102.Institutionalized Suicidal Tendencies
103.Sonic ReducerDead Boys
104.Teenage KicksThe Undertones
105.Chinese Rocks Heartbreakers
106.Judy Is a PunkThe Ramones
107.New RoseThe Damned
108.Rise AboveBlack Flag
109.Fuck Armageddon… This Is HellBad Religion
110.Final SolutionPere Ubu
111.Brain Stew Green Day
112.Psycho killerTalking Heads
114.Alternative UlsterStiff Little Fingers
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