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Pop-Punk Week

The 12 Best Pop-Punk Covers By Non Pop-Punk Artists

Yes, Taylor Swift has taken on a FOB classic.

Ah, the mid-2000s. The days of RAZR phones, low-waisted jeans, Manic Panic and yes — pop-punk. Most of those things have rightfully been lost to the test of time, but the heartbreak, pop-punk tunes of that era still resonate and ripple across music even today. Next, 12 of the best pop-punk covers that prove the genre's not dead.

Taylor Swift Covers Fall Out Boy's "Sugar We're Going Down"

Turns out America's pop princess also had a punk phase.


One Direction Covers Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag"

This cover definitely skews more pop than punk, but it's still full of that good ol' teen spirit, baby.

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Post Malone Covers Green Day's "Basket Case"

Post Malone slays Green Day's outsider kid anthem on a sparkly pink guitar.

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Lil Peep covers blink-182's "Dammit"

The late and beloved rapper Lil Peep gives an emotional rendition of this blink-182 classic.

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Julien Baker covers Death Cab For Cutie's "Photobooth"

While you debate in your head whether Death Cab For Cutie is pop-punk, hear indie's most heartbreaking crooner take on their nostalgic tune "Photobooth."

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Halsey (and Brendan Urie) Cover Panic! At The Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"

Halsey and Urie radiate the sweetest mentor and mentee energy in this fun and enthusiastic performance of cultural touchstone "I Write Sins Not Tragedies."

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Phoebe Bridgers Covers Ednaswap's (or Natalie Imbruglia's) "Torn"

If catharsis is what you're looking for, here's Phoebe Bridgers belting the karaoke and crying-in-the-backseat-of-a-car classic, "Torn."

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Alex Lahey Covers My Chemical Romances' "Welcome To The Black Parade"

Australian singer-songwriter Alex Lahey gives a solemn and rousing performance of MCR's seminal "Welcome To The Black Parade," a cover that even Gerard Way said gave him "chills."

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Cascada Covers Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi"

Remember Cascada's "Everytime We Touch"? Well, the German dance singer apparently once covered Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi" and it's... an incredible listen.

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Rudimental covers Paramore's "Now"

Paramore's "Now" gets a balmy and clubbier update courtesy of British drum and bass group Rudimental and vocalist Ella Eyre.

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Snail Mail Covers Paramore's "The Only Exception"

Snail Mail's raw and bare-boned rendition of Paramore's dreamiest ballad makes the lyrics hit 10000x harder.

5 Seconds Of Summer Covers Blink-182's "I Miss You"

5SOS offers their tender and boyish take on Blink-182's soft and goopy "I Miss You."

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