Pop punk is a music genre that mixes punk rock and pop music on several levels. this genre is characterized by having a more melodic sound, but without neglecting the distorted riff of the guitar. Is the genre most enjoyed great international success in the late 1990s and early 2000s. On the television and film level, the emergence of pop punk fitted with the success of MTV shows such as Jackass, series like Malcolm in the Middle, and films by youth comedy like American Pie. Also, the genre was linked to extreme sports like skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding. In the early 1990s, a new wave of bands like NOFX began creating songs with much more romantic, adolescent, love disappointments and girlish content; This new facet of punk rock was very successful and immediately became popular; and it is here when the pop punk genre arises, as it is an apocope of POPular PUNK; Allmusic describes the genre as: «an alternative rock thread that is normally fused with pop melodies, fast punk rhythms, chord changes and strong guitars» .1 For its part, About.com has said about the genre that: « Contemporary punk bands have an easy glow for the radio, but they have the speed of classic punk. ”2 It's unclear when the term "pop punk" was first found, but pop-punk "punk rock" has been around since the mid to late 1970s. The early use of the term "pop punk" apparently in 1977, in an article published by The New York Times, in which it is said «Cabaret: Tom Petty's Pop Punk Rock evokes sounds from the 60s», in Spanish: «Cabaret: Pop punk rock by Tom Petty evokes sounds from the 60s "-. In the mid-1990s, especially since 1994, the California bands Blink-182, Green Day, and The Offspring achieved worldwide commercial success. Since then, some bands associated with the genre have been described as: "happy punk", "faux-punk", "mall punk", "pseudo-punk" and "bubblegum punk"