|First posted 3/11/2014; updated 6/3/2020.|
Top 50 Songs
Punk rock grew out of the garage rock of the ‘60s and the rejection of more commercialized, mainstream rock in the ‘70s. Its creators often embraced a rebellious, confrontational, and anti-establishment ethos which resonated with their disenfranchised listeners. While the movement was short-lasting and reached a limited audience, its influence extended into the alternative rock of the ‘80s and ‘90s, most clearly in the grunge movement.
This list was created by aggregating 29 lists (sources listed below). Click here to see other genre-specific song lists.
1. Blitzkrieg Bop…Ramones (1976)
11. Gloria…Patti Smith (1975)
21. Longview…Green Day (1994)
31. In the City…The Jam (1977)
41. Ruby Soho…Rancid (1995)
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