Pop-punk is rising again on the charts, and its most recent take on it has already begun-with no live show and long overdue Warped Tour, a sign of the genre’s past reign. Last year, pop-punk made a comeback, but with the help of some unlikely force.
The first of the forces were hip-hop crossovers, who pushed pop-punk to the top of the charts. 24kGoldn and iann dior’s single, “Mood”, mixes elements of pop-punk and hip-hop and goes to No. 1. In the Alternative Airplay chart, Under All Time Got their first No. 1 of their solo “Monsters”, which featured hip-hop star blackbear. A remix is shown Demi Lovato also reached Number 18 in the Top 40.
It’s not just pop-punk / hip hop crossovers that topped the charts last year. Rapper-turn-rocker Machine Gun Kelly always had a foot in the rock scene, played on the Warped Tour early in his career, but decided to lean on that side of his musical background by releasing a pop-punk album last year in help Blink-182 drummer and super- performer Travis Barker. It’s not just as much as early 2000’s pop-punk, with heavy influence from Blink-182, but it does mean bands like Jawbreaker, Operation Ivy, and My Chemical Romance. A deluxe track, which attempts Fall Out Boy’s “Dance, Dance,” also featured Bert McCracken’s use. Pivot pays: Tickets to My Fall in Num. 1.
MOD SUNS, who is in charge High Downfalls, the film for Machine Gun Kelly’s chart-topping album, also made the switch from hip-hop to pop-punk. MOD SUN, whose real name is Derek Smith, was with the post-hardcore band Four Letter Lie and Scary Kids Scaring Kids before releasing three solo hip-hop albums. This year, he released a pop-punk album The Internet has killed the Rock Star, with features from Avril Lavigne and Machine Gun Kelly.
Rapper Trippie Redd also released a rock album this year, Neon Shark vs Pegasus, made by – you guessed it – Travis Barker. There is no denying that Barker is a major player in this pop-punk and the overlap of hip-hop. His solo album in 2011, Give Some Drummer, they featured Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne (who later toured Blink-182). He’s working on Yelawolf’s EPs, 03 Greedo, and nothing, anywhere. He also features songs by Lil Nas X, XXXTentacion, and Ghostemane.
This pop-punk revival is long overdue. Fall Out Boy and Paramore remain popular even when there are breaks and comebacks (which always help attract viewers). My Chemical Romance albums continue to slip in as well Billboard chart – despite their last studio album being released 10 years ago. In some ways, it’s as if the pop-punk influence has never left pop music.
Like pop artists Halsey and 5 Seconds of Summer not only have pop-punk hints in their sound, but are friends with leading artists in the genre like All Time Low and State Champ. Genre-agnostic pop will act similarly Billie Eilish and Posting Malone incorporated pop-punk and hip-hop, among other genres, into their music. The alternative breakout duo Twenty One Pilots, which in many ways are followers of bands like Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance, has a strong hip-hop influence, along with emo and indie.
The ongoing association with Pop-punk is in part due to a long history of hip-hop visitor forms. In particular, Fall Out Boy, took a lot of cues from hip-hop, collaborating with artists like Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, and Jay-Z in their careers. Pete Wentz’s Decaydance label signed by rap-rock band Gym Class Heroes, whose frontman Travie McCoy, reached pop-level popularity with his 2010 single “Billionaire” featuring Bruno Mars. At the same time, Hayley Williams sang rapper BOB’s hit “Airplanes” and its sequel, which also featured Eminem. Paramore’s “The Only Exception” also made an appearance on pop radio along with “Airplanes”.
The blurring of these two genres culminated in the advent of emo rap, which set the stage for today’s pop-punk moment. Emo rap, in addition to mixing rap with emo and pop-punk from the mid-2000s, made emo accessible to people unlike emo bands in the past (mostly male and white) and reflected the mainstream. emo The weather has had an impact on an entire generation of musicians and fans. Artists like the late Juice WRLD, Lil Peep, and XXXTentacion started gaining popularity by drawing from and even singing pop-punk songs. It changes something different by translating it into something more relevant: hip-hop.
Pop-punk is, literally, a mixture of punk music with pop. During the period from the mid-2000s, hip-hop became mean differently to our era, dominating the charts for the past five years. This means that “pop” in pop-punk now has a hip-hop companion. It’s hard to imagine that these artists would have had this success if their alt-rock style hadn’t been mixed with hip-hop.
But there’s a major reason pop-punk is back, and it’s caused a lot of change in the music industry. TikTok revived hits from the 2000s and 2010s – most of the staples of the scene like 3OH! 3 “DONTTRUSTME”, “All I Wanted” by Paramore, and “Dear Maria, Count Me In” by All Time Low. It also featured more recent songs, such as “I Miss Sex but Most I Don’t Want to Die Yet” at the adjacent pop-punk Waterpark, which also didn’t release the track as a single (and after signing to the hip-hop label 300 Entertainment). YUNGBLUD, whose work combines elements of pop and punk in other genres, has regularly collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker, and his song “parents” went viral on TikTok earlier this year.
TikTok has also released some new stars. Jxdn (Jaden Hossler) was already known primarily as an influencer on TikTok before releasing his own music – he also came into pop -punk as his favorite class, influenced by emo rap and artists throughout color, such as Blink-182 and All Time Down He also got help from Travis Barker, who signed jxdn to his DTA record label, and produced LILHUDDY’s “The Eulogy of You and Me” with fellow TikTok star musician Nessa Barrett’s first Avril-Lavigne style “la di die,” which also appeared on jxdn.
TikTok is good at two things that will help bring back pop-punk: nostalgia and launching subcultures. TikTok’s nostalgia machine has caused hits in the past that have gone viral among a new generation, from Fleetwood Mac to Arctic Monkeys. Pop-punk has always had a strong diehard fanbase, even if not a part of mainstream pop culture in the past decade. (In many cases, listeners have proven that they are willing to show up in real life, beyond TikTok; MGK recently Playing a personal show for 5,500 people, drawing different reactions due to the ongoing pandemic.) At TikTok, users organize their content across subcultures using tags, and TikTok serves that content to a wide audience, allowing them to gain a following and later go viral.
It’s the combination of hip-hop and TikTok that most are responsible for bringing in pop-punk as well. TikTok is an audio -powered app. Users bite the sound from other posts and use it in their own videos, and users can find other videos that use that audio TikTok also allows users to paste, splice, or add sound or video clips. Sample and repeat it, but in audiovisual form. So, it’s no surprise that it has become a musical launch or that hip-hop and mixing genre music have found a natural habitat there.
Hip-hop has long relied on sampling. When hip-hop artists started experimenting with rock songs, emo rap was born. Emo music and TikTok share a target demographic: teenagers. And teens today are growing up during a mainstream hip-hop boom. Powfu’s emo rap songs “Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)” with beabadoobee, The Kid LAROI with “You’re Not Here”, and Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour LIF3” are all famous sounds tag in the app.
After the emergence of pop-punk into the mainstream in the late 2000s, it went through a tightrope, resulting in mid-2010 that the iteration seemed more raw and less influenced. That has changed in the last two years. The 2020 albums by Neck Deep, Stand Atlantic, and Boston Manor, whose former material was in line with the more back-to-basics pop-punk style, instead released several experimental albums, which included pop, electronic, and even hip- hop influences. Artists like Rivals and DE’WAYNE continue this trend.
A new generation of pop-punk bands, such as Pinkshift and Meet Me @ The Altar, are gaining momentum. And while their sound is more traditional, raw, a lot more punk than pop, they represent a different form of development within the race: the same band is racially different and predominantly female.
All in all, there’s a big pivot to rock in the pop world, with Miley Cyrus ’rock’n’roll Plastic Hearts and Poppy’s metal-forward I disagree album. Doja Cat even made a metal version of “Say So” at the 2020 MTV EMAs. It’s hard to say which direction it will go – whether it’s just a pop -punk explosion or a complete take on the rock – and who will benefit from it. Historically, bands that did great in the year 2000 were able to maintain that strength, but it was much harder for young bands to break through.
Today, rock fever especially inspires pop and hip-hop stars who were already famous before making rock music and could have achieved the same level of success as a pop or rap album. If the resurgence of pop-punk continues, it will be interesting to see who the newer artists are waking up this season and after that as well.