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A History Of Pop-Punk Bands In Teen Movies

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 22 May 2018 at 09.50

There was a time in cinematic history where pop-punk bands showed up in nearly every teen movie going. We miss it a lot. 

So in honour of a golden era in film making, we thought it only right to chronicle the best appearances from bands for your viewing pleasure. 

Along with lending their songs 'Mutt' and 'Everytime I Look For You' to the series' soundtrack, Blink-182 also appeared in the first American Pie movie! The band end up watching our mate Jim try his best to pull on webcam while they are at band practice, and there's a monkey there for some reason too. The late 90's were really wild. 

We wish that Good Charlotte had played our prom. All we got was an average buffet and 'Welcome To The Black Parade' played at the disco. ANYWAY the kids in Not Another Teen Movie were lucky enough to have the very fresh faced Madden brothers smash out some killer dance tunes at their end of year bash. We hope they know how lucky they are. 

Yeah even Fall Out Boy have shown up on the big screen. The band appear in Sex Drive where they play a killer set at an Amish barn party, because of course. They crack out an awesome version of 'Fame < Infamy' and then even treat the punters to an acoustic rendition of 'Grand Theft Autumn'. 500x more crowdsurfers needed though ngl. 

It's very rare than the band appearing in a film is vital to the plot, but in the case Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Big Apple epic 'New York Minute' the film doesn't exist without them. So you have Simple Plan filming a video for the track 'Vacation' while Mary-Kate tries her best to get her slamming demo tape to the band while being chased by a very enthusiastic truancy officer? Sign us us up immedietely. 

Another day, another school dance. But this one has a sinister twist. In cult horror comedy Idle Hands, The Offspring rip a cover of The Ramones' 'I Wanna Be Sedated' before vocalist Dexter Holland has his scalp ripped clean off his head by a possessed hand. You know, the usual stuff. 

Remember The Mighty Mighty Bosstones? You know, the ska legends behind 'The Impression That I Get'? There we go! Well the band pop up in the absolute classic that is Clueless at ANOTHER school dance. All the kids have got skank appropiate clothes on of course.


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