Listen: 18 skate punk songs to get you through the day

It’s nice outside, and everyone’s outside running the trails, walking the dog and eating on restaurant patios. But the people I notice the most are the teenage skaters. Their delight in crusing down the sidewalks and making downtown park benches and railings into their personal skate park makes me want to do two things: buy a new deck and dig out my (now decades-old) MxPx CDs.

Now, I may not go skateboarding any time soon (I have a much greater fear of breaking my arms now than when I was 14) or dye my hair red again (my wife keeps saying no… dammit), but the MxPx and NOFX (and several bands without Xs… say, The Descendents) are always there for me.

I whipped up the following playlist to be enjoyed whether you threw on your Dickies and grabbed your board or if you just need some energetic tunes to push you through the day.

What are your favorites? Make a suggestion and I’ll add it to the list.

(If anyone says “Sk8er Boi” by Avril Lavigne, I will come after you.)

Update: You’ll notice there are now more than 18 songs here. I added some after a ton of reader suggestions.

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One Response to Listen: 18 skate punk songs to get you through the day

  1. Ky Palmer says:

    I always enjoyed skating to ska/punk bands, Less than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger and Pilfers. Or hardcore/punk bands such as Avail, Suicide Machines and Boy Sets Fire.