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Punk

Most popular artists in Punk

This chart is based on the monthly listeners metric for all artists tagged with the genre punk by Spotify. It may contain some errors or some data may not be up to date. You can check the artist profile to update data if necessary.

# Artist Monthly Listeners Followers
1
28,979,994
14,964,189
2
20,635,694
5,589,633
3
20,587,159
8,249,372
4
14,500,626
2,748,536
5
11,894,618
1,559,799
6
9,878,371
3,851,651
7
7,854,474
2,694,937
8
5,733,782
2,627,418
9
3,935,403
2,440,489
10
3,117,305
722,106
11
2,913,802
910,614
12
2,789,341
928,617
13
2,762,744
1,233,286
14
2,238,147
755,004
15
2,178,303
562,099
16
2,147,697
1,372,583
17
1,984,123
638,854
18
1,809,074
1,115,997
19
1,536,328
879,259
20
1,531,681
430,640
21
1,480,008
1,283,134
22
1,390,054
355,013
23
1,374,209
1,801,987
24
1,362,394
478,688
25
The Pogues
1,242,504
585,953
26
1,138,284
1,065,759
27
Flogging Molly
1,082,700
667,457
28
Suicidal Tendencies
1,020,848
721,272
29
The Interrupters
1,014,906
347,714
30
Social Distortion
947,130
638,435
31
Dead Kennedys
940,366
825,129
32
Butthole Surfers
935,948
354,102
33
Pennywise
923,641
756,618
34
Reel Big Fish
909,519
493,146
35
The Stooges
901,472
624,462
36
Buzzcocks
887,354
428,149
37
Alkaline Trio
858,996
390,576
38
Generation X
837,811
128,071
39
Descendents
836,684
473,668
40
Millencolin
695,406
397,618
41
Less Than Jake
688,112
374,786
42
Bikini Kill
684,708
501,365
43
Wire
651,122
201,224
44
The Replacements
643,033
292,000
45
Anti-Flag
605,712
437,261
46
Killing Joke
580,899
332,499
47
Minor Threat
577,593
356,662
48
The Undertones
552,174
242,568
49
L7
523,847
322,360
50
The Damned
500,341
366,274
51
Against Me!
481,997
291,853
52
The Distillers
481,685
351,874
53
Melvins
464,075
392,125
54
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
462,562
333,088
55
Black Flag
461,856
618,396
56
Gang Of Four
445,383
235,187
57
Meat Puppets
400,907
280,758
58
X
397,873
150,160
59
Bad Brains
383,515
455,869
60
Operation Ivy
370,179
270,039
61
The Bouncing Souls
355,717
206,797
62
Agent Orange
344,276
185,353
63
Mudhoney
343,314
288,958
64
Public Image Ltd.
342,558
303,024
65
Television
318,973
367,069
66
Lagwagon
308,252
270,330
67
The Suicide Machines
308,188
117,875
68
MxPx
306,721
254,839
69
Stiff Little Fingers
282,258
206,410
70
Face To Face
278,891
182,746
71
Minutemen
268,328
159,586
72
The Casualties
248,208
162,320
73
Adolescents
247,182
163,855
74
T.S.O.L.
241,187
128,991
75
Transplants
235,597
216,620
76
Cock Sparrer
227,135
112,030
77
Circle Jerks
219,880
245,395
78
New York Dolls
219,105
280,231
79
X-Ray Spex
215,805
149,645
80
The Dead Milkmen
212,305
143,853
81
Catch 22
211,276
106,738
82
The Vandals
209,781
193,088
83
Propagandhi
207,950
180,397
84
Authority Zero
197,341
103,662
85
Hüsker Dü
191,223
234,874
86
The Slits
181,454
128,510
87
Guttermouth
180,778
118,561
88
The Exploited
174,583
225,212
89
Subhumans
170,750
138,220
90
No Use For A Name
167,349
220,144
91
Teenage Bottlerocket
167,336
87,655
92
MC5
165,083
191,830
93
The Gun Club
163,321
106,266
94
Agnostic Front
153,573
176,696
95
Wipers
147,340
95,235
96
Strung Out
143,670
150,333
97
7 Seconds
142,887
72,693
98
Screeching Weasel
141,022
95,189
99
Germs
136,668
135,787
100
Against All Authority
136,452
42,273
101
Dead Boys
135,927
132,805
102
The Adicts
134,591
172,448
103
Fear
134,414
95,856
104
D.R.I.
125,408
217,904
105
Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards
119,691
87,831
106
Street Dogs
114,910
60,090
107
The Dickies
114,885
54,592
108
Jawbreaker
114,180
101,150
109
Swingin' Utters
110,755
54,050
110
Gorilla Biscuits
106,221
112,504
111
GG Allin
105,189
100,067
112
Richard Hell
105,159
94,426
113
Sick Of It All
104,034
170,130
114
Leftöver Crack
100,097
108,622
115
Crass
99,875
114,843
116
Cro-Mags
93,872
106,317
117
Choking Victim
92,700
90,053
118
Dwarves
91,742
65,599
119
Discharge
86,767
117,207
120
H2O
86,422
96,698
121
S.O.A.
84,516
24,732
122
Voodoo Glow Skulls
82,645
109,949
123
Reagan Youth
82,338
57,919
124
Dag Nasty
80,344
47,663
125
The Queers
80,269
58,021
126
Good Riddance
79,966
103,080
127
GBH
78,518
123,225
128
Government Issue
70,787
26,217
129
Pulley
70,289
59,882
130
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
69,184
69,201
131
Johnny Thunders
68,569
94,042
132
Tim Armstrong
66,622
90,109
133
U.K. Subs
65,385
66,527
134
The Business
61,213
49,106
135
The Rezillos
60,363
52,515
136
Mission Of Burma
58,226
69,842
137
Angry Samoans
55,173
23,820
138
D.O.A.
53,137
53,236
139
Cockney Rejects
52,095
69,298
140
The Unseen
50,078
47,579
141
OFF!
49,250
61,765
142
MDC
49,015
59,417
143
Sid Vicious
48,577
149,776
144
Tim Timebomb
48,390
57,905
145
All
47,966
56,391
146
U.S. Bombs
47,801
31,634
147
Anti-Nowhere League
43,928
54,742
148
The Vibrators
43,390
68,317
149
Dicks
41,305
28,594
150
Negative Approach
41,103
36,469
151
Peter and the Test Tube Babies
40,979
40,145
152
Poison Idea
39,559
44,854
153
Teen Idles
39,334
26,422
154
The Adverts
39,097
45,779
155
Zero Boys
37,180
30,646
156
Jello Biafra
36,927
58,633
157
Gang Green
35,885
51,934
158
D.I.
32,812
40,134
159
JFA
31,012
32,957
160
Bigwig
30,249
27,820
161
Wasted Youth
26,394
45,235
162
Flipper
26,297
48,168
163
Youth Brigade
23,923
20,339
164
Total Chaos
17,037
37,649
165
Dr. Know
12,107
27,248
166
Sham 69
5,192
117,851

Some info about punk

Punk rock, often abbreviated as "punk," is a music genre that emerged in the mid-1970s, primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. Rooted in 1960s garage rock, punk bands rejected the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. They created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through independent record labels.

The genre traces its roots to several influential bands from different regions. In New York City, bands like The Ramones distilled rock into basic, speedy blasts, setting a crucial template for punk music. Their 1976 debut album, "Ramones," is regarded as a pivotal influence that galvanized the punk scene. Meanwhile, in Detroit, bands like The Stooges and MC5 adopted a more aggressive approach to rock, which significantly shaped the sound and attitude of early punk rock.

Across the Atlantic, the UK scene was brewing its distinct style, driven by economic frustration and political discontent. The Sex Pistols, with their 1977 debut album "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols," became the embodiment of punk, featuring raw sound and provocative lyrics that captured the youth's disillusionment with the establishment. Alongside them were bands like The Clash, who infused their music with reggae and rockabilly influences, and The Damned, the first UK punk band to release a single and an album.

Punk's aesthetic of ripped clothes, safety pins, spiked hair, and anarchic slogans became iconic, influenced by designer Vivienne Westwood and the scene around her London shop, SEX. This visual style underscored punk's emphasis on authenticity and individuality, countering the era's prevailing music and fashion.

The genre quickly spread beyond the US and UK. Countries like Canada, Australia, and Germany developed their vibrant scenes. In California, punk took a new turn with the advent of hardcore, characterized by even shorter, faster, and more aggressive songs. Bands like Black Flag, Bad Brains, and Minor Threat propelled hardcore punk, which would later spawn alternative offshoots like emo and straight edge.

Punk's impact also seeped into broader culture, influencing everything from the indie film movement to fashion and visual art. Its ethic and aesthetics gave rise to alternative cultural movements and enabled the genesis of indie and alternative rock in the 80s and 90s.

As the 80s wore on, punk began to diversify, giving birth to subgenres like ska punk, exemplified by bands like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and pop punk, with bands like Green Day and Blink-182, who enjoyed commercial success in the 1990s and early 2000s. These bands helped punk reach a broader audience, although sometimes facing criticism from punk purists for diluting the genre's original rebellious spirit.

Despite its evolution and commercialization, the core of punk remains an attitude of rebellion and a challenge to the status quo. It continues to influence and inspire new generations of musicians and fans who find a voice in its raw, unfiltered expression and anti-establishment ethos. Punk, in its essence, is more than just music; it's a cultural movement that continues to evolve while staying true to its roots of radical self-expression and autonomy.