Beginning back in 2002, Fearless Records released their first cover compilation Punk Goes Pop Vol. 1, a collection of alternative and punk artists covering the top pop hits of that year. 15 years later, the Punk Goes Pop series has branched out even further with the introduction of albums like Punk Goes Acoustic, Punk Goes Classic Rock, and Punk Goes Christmas. Today, the series is still going strong, with the 7th volume being released just this past Friday.
For this month’s Mandy’s Mixtape playlist, I’m throwing it back to the best, standout tracks of Punk Goes Pop throughout the years. From Mayday Parade’s classic covers of “In My Head” and “Somebody That I Used To Know,” to more recent hits like Knuckle Puck’s cover of The 1975’s “Chocolate,” I’ve included my top 14 choices throughout the past 7 compilations.
You can listen to our “The Best of Punk Goes Pop” playlist below, and make sure to follow me on Spotify to keep up to date with the latest Mandy’s Mixtape playlists!