[[caption-width-right:350: Top -The line up from 1998 -2005 and 2009 - 2015, from L to R: Tom [=DeLonge=], Travis Barker, and Mark Hoppus. Bottom - Current line up of 2015 onward, from L to R: Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, and Matt Skiba]]
[floatboxright: Influences: Music/GreenDay, Music/{{NOFX}}, Music/DeadKennedys, Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/ScreechingWeasel, Music/{{Descendents}}, Music/TheCure.]
[floatboxright:Related Acts: + +44 (Mark Hoppus), + Music/AngelsAndAirwaves (Tom De Longe), + Music/TheAquabats (Travis Barker), +Box Car Racer (De Longe and Barker),+ Psychowhite (Barker), + Transplants (Barker)]
->''Always I know,\\
You'll be at my show,\\
-->"All The Small Things"

blink-182 is a three-piece pop-punk band from Poway, California. The band was formed in 1992 by Tom [=DeLonge=] (vocals/guitar), Mark Hoppus (vocals/bass) and Scott Raynor (drums), under the name blink, eventually adding the 182 after being threatened with a lawsuit from an Irish band of the same name.

Raynor left the band in 1998, to be replaced by the semi-legendary Travis Barker (the guy with the tattoos who survived that plane crash). [=DeLonge=] left the group early in 2005, putting the band on hiatus until 2009, when they got back together "for real", according to them (due to Travis surviving said plane crash). They celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2012, released their latest EP, Dogs Eating Dogs in December of that year, and released their newest album in 2016. [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Their current sound]] is a mixture of the traditional blink sound and various elements of the groups they formed during their hiatus.

As of 2015 Tom [=DeLonge=] was "confirmed" by his bandmates that he has left the group [[HereWeGoAgain again, citing reasons to focus on other projects]]. The confirmation and the aftermath of it was...messy. As of July however and [[RunningGag months of shoving in and promoting him]], Mark and Travis announced that Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio would be their new vocalist. Their sound now is influenced by more modern pop punk as well as taking cues from both AlkalineTrio and older blink. blink-182 are also known for their gross-out sense of humor, which they use for stage banter, and occasionally gets used for songs.


!! Band Members (''Founding Members in Bold'')
* '''Tom [=DeLonge=]''': Vocals, guitar (1992 - 2005, 2009 - 2015)
* '''Mark Hoppus''': Vocals, bass (1992 - 2005, 2009 - )
* '''Scott Raynor''': Drums, percussion (1992 - 1998)
* ''Travis Barker'': Drums, percussion (1998 - 2005, 2009 - )
* ''Matt Skiba'': Vocals, guitar (2015 - )

* ''Cheshire Cat'' (1995)
* ''Dude Ranch'' (1997)
* ''Enema of the State'' (1999)
* ''Take Off Your Pants and Jacket'' (2001)
* [[NoTitle Untitled]] (2003)
* ''Neighborhoods'' (2011)
* ''Dogs Eating Dogs'' [EP] (2012)
* ''California'' (2016)

!!blink-182 provide examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: Not the band members themselves, but "First Date" is pretty much the most awkwardly adorable thing ever.
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Subverted with Travis...up to the point that [[DoubleSubversion he actually starts playing]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKiTEwtJ_ak Travis versus Animal.]]
* AntiChristmasSong: "I Won't Be Home For Christmas", "Happy Holidays, You Bastard", "Boxing Day"
* AWildRapperAppears: Yelawolf shows up at the end of "Pretty Little Girl". While he's good friends with Travis and partnered up with him for their Psychowhite side project, this makes it only the second time a blink song had guest vocals.
* BestialityIsDepraved: The hidden track "Fuck A Dog." Three guesses as to what it's about.
* BoyBand: Parodied brilliantly in the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ht5RZpzPqw "All the Small Things".]]
** "All The Small Things" ended up influencing other groups, pop punk or otherwise, to make similar videos. Music/AllTimeLow went out of their way to make two parody videos with heavy influence: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNX6QeFBEYQ "Poppin'"]] is "All The Small Things": Hip-Hop Edition and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTJkE8Ki3Gg "I Feel Like Dancin'"]] parodies current pop acts, with the addition of a label executive critical framing device.
** Heck, they even influenced '''Music/OneDirection'''. Their first video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJO3ROT-A4E&list=UUbW18JZRgko_mOGm5er8Yzg "What Makes You Beautiful"]] was filmed at Santa Monica Beach, along with 1D having similar outfits and the video being filmed with the same angles, but the content [[{{Reconstruction}} wasn't]] PlayedForLaughs. This lead to jokes that blink had ''retroactively'' parodied them, a decade before 1D came into existence. Later on, their video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_v9MY_FMcw "Best Song Ever"]] would evoke classic blink videos by taking the piss out of 90s boy band cliches, taking even more of the piss out of themselves, introducing characters that wouldn't feel out of place in the "First Date" video, and [[http://assets7.gcstatic.com/u/apps/asset_manager/uploaded/2013/29/one-direction-best-song-ever-16-1374574802-custom-0.png Zayn Malik]] beating [[http://s13.postimg.org/5d1jibpxz/blink_182_All_The_Small_Things_mp4_snapshot_01.png Tom]] in the [[{{Crossdresser}} crossdressing]] department. Louis Tomlinson has even covered "First Date" live, which Mark was actually curious about.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Several song titles were changed name-wise for the live album.
* TheBusCameBack: Looks like Boomer from the "First Date" video is out of prison. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lleJmyDQFvM No one is safe.]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: The band's first video "M&Ms", which the band pretty much disowned.
** Man Overboard was banished into discontinuity when fans started asking if the mean spirited TakeThat was about Scott Raynor, their previous drummer. However, it's now back in their live set as of 2011.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: All the members could qualify, but [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-blink-182s-singer-was-clearly-abducted-by-aliens/ Tom]] takes this UpToEleven, the only exception being Matt.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Tom in the "All The Small Things" video, as with many things blink does, PlayedForLaughs.
** Touched on in the album artwork for Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, one of the photos included in the liner notes shows him holding up a dress with a floral pattern and smiling.
* CelibateHero: "Going Away To College".
* ClusterFBomb: Tom at live shows.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Started to head this way with the untitled album and dove right in after they reunited with ''Neighborhoods'' as they had gone through a significant amount of turmoil throughout the hiatus, especially with the death of their longtime producer Jerry Finn and the near death of Travis.
** They intended on including a few more LighterAndSofter songs on ''Neighborhoods'' with the humor that people came to expect from the band, but concerns of MoodDissonance and not having the time to put them on led them to be shelved for the time being. Apparently their next studio album might have a song with [[RefugeInAudacity an entire chorus about dicks]]. Lyrics posted by Tom on Instagram featured a song about a guy who is ''really'' proud about ''really'' getting around.
* DoubleMeaningTitle: "Wrecked Him" is aptly named as far as the lyrics go. But [[ToiletHumour it's blink-182]], so the title is a pun on the word "rectum".
* DyingAlone: In "Adam's Song", the lyrics twice mention the words, "I never thought I'd die alone."
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The Prelude to "Heart's All Gone"
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: On ''Enema of the State'', "Going Away to College" fades into "What's My Age Again?". Makes sense, as the two songs are thematically connected (the former has the singer growing up, moving on, and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin going off to college,]] apparently leaving his girlfriend back in high school; the latter is about a ManChild who continues to pull childish shenanigans at age 23 and coming to terms with the fact that people are tired of dealing with his act).
* FauxYay: For better or worse, Mark and Tom's bromance inspired [[Music/FallOutBoy an entire]] [[Music/PanicAtTheDisco generation]] [[Music/AllTimeLow of pop-punk bands]] to play-up stage gay for all its worth.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Spend too much time watching Mark get hot wax poured on him in the "All The Small Things" video and you'll [[http://s8.postimg.org/yqkevl6yt/blink_182_All_The_Small_Things_mp4_snapshot_01.png miss Tom making out with his future wife]] completely oblivious to Mark's pain.
* GoodbyeCruelWorld: Subverted in "Adam's Song". While the song comes off as this at first, it ends on a much lighter note. WordOfGod says that the song is about loneliness in general, not suicide. [[WordOfGod Tom]], however, says that it ''is'' about suicide. It also doesn't help that Columbine Massacre survivor Greg Barnes killed himself while this song was on indefinite repeat. [[HarsherInHindsight So there's that.]]
* {{Goth}}: The video for "I Miss You".
* GrammarNazi: Mark, as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSNKhpq7pkI&t=11m here]], when he was a guest on ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks''.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Feeling This" and "Always". Admittedly, they are also both break up songs, with sections in flashback that are very much [[IntercourseWithYou this trope.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A whole band full, with the obvious exception being [[NiceGuy Matt Skiba]].
* LyricalDissonance: "Adam's Song" and "Carousel".
* {{Manchild}}: "What's My Age Again?" is about a 23-year old who is about to get laid, but he gets distracted by the TV, so the girl leaves, and he prank calls her mother in retaliation.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: They are typically around a 4-5, going up or down slightly, depending on the album.
* MushroomSamba: "Neighborhoods" has the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w18wV72OgwE Fighting the Gravity]], a little ditty Mark wrote about what he was going through when he was accidentally slipped LSD in a drink. Spoilers: It wasn't a fun time. Even for "Neighborhoods", it was an exceedingly different sounding track.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: The band's direction as of "Neighborhoods", although it was hinted at with their untitled album.
* MinisculeRocking: A few. "Happy Holidays, You Bastard" (0:42), "Family Reunion" (0:46) "Built This Pool" (0:16) and "Brohemian Rhapsody" (0:30) off ''California''.
* NewSoundAlbum: "Neighborhoods" brings in elements of Music/AngelsAndAirwaves, +44, and Boxcar Racer, along with a lack of the juvenile content the band is known for. Understandable, considering what they've been through since 2005, but the fanbase reaction is [[BrokenBase inevitable]].
** Their untitled album, that came before the hiatus, was also noticeably different from the rest of the blink-182 catalogue, with a more somber and introspective tone, almost to the point of being a TropeCodifier of {{Emo}} as we know it. The album itself is somewhat a SpiritualSuccessor of Tom's Box Car Racer project and clearly went on to influence Angels and Airwaves.
** The Dogs Eating Dogs EP goes like this: Neighborhoods styled song, old school-ish blink song, (practically) an AVA song about the ZombieApocalypse, [[OutOfGenreExperience a folk song]], and another Neighborhoods song with [[AWildRapperAppears rap guest vocals]] at the end. People who weren't pleased with the direction blink has been going still aren't pleased now, but otherwise, the reception has been refreshingly positive.
* NoodleIncident: Scott Raynor's departure from the band. Tom and Mark refuse to talk about it at all, nor has Scott. The most popular theories are: Mark had Scott fired due to an alleged drinking problem, Scott bailing because he wanted nothing to do with the band "selling out" with a more commercialized direction, and him being utterly unprepared with fame and the lengthy tours that the band would be going on to promote their music and basically bowed out on his own free will.
** "Man Overboard" is widely seen as blink-182's "response" to the departure of Raynor, even though the band denies it. Of course, they refuse to say WHO the song is about and continue to refuse to talk about why Raynor quit.
** Tom's "departure" is seen as this. Mark and Travis state they got an email from Tom's manager, confirming that he had "exit the band" and he had "not taken interest in blink anymore" (which is considered by ''a majority of fans'' false due to Tom's energetic attitude during 2013-2014, especially at the Readings Festival). The two broke the news to the media, but then Tom posted on his Instagram that he had ''not'' left the band. ''But then'' Mark and Travis went to Rolling Stones and confirmed that Tom was in fact out. The entire spectacle was a huge ''public break up'' which left fans devastated, but no one really knows what happened (or Tom's position due to the ambiguity of it, although the majority of the media thinks Tom has 'left the band for good'). Nobody really knows.
* OneOfTheKids: "What's My Age Again?"
* OutOfGenreExperience: "Boxing Day", intended to be a folk song.
** "I Miss You," which is a jazz song performed entirely on acoustic instruments. Mark even plays double bass.
* PrecisionFStrike: While they're not usually this subtle, "Dammit" has a good example (and yes, it has a subtle emphasis on the F-bomb):
--> The steps that\\
I retraced\\
The sad look\\
On your face\\
The timing\\
And structure\\
Did you hear?\\
He ''fucked'' her
* PunBasedTitle: ''Enema of the State'' and ''Take Off Your Pants and [[ADateWithRosiePalms Jacket]]'' (complete with a VisualPun cover)
* RealSoonNow: Expect to wait a long time for new releases from them, what with everything else they're juggling.
** [[{{Averted}} Except]] for Dogs Eating Dogs, they started on it around Halloween of 2012 and it came out in December of the same year. It's just way faster for them to get work done when they're actually in the same room.
* RearrangeTheSong: The band has done this with several of their songs for live shows:
** "Aliens Exist" has been reworked with new lyrics so that it's now about a closeted gay teenager comparing his secret sexuality to the notion of the government covering up the existence of aliens.
** "What's My Age Again" has lyric changes: "hell" is replaced with "fuck" and Mark, instead of singing "What's My Age Again" as part of the chorus, will occasionally sing "Where's My Asian Friend".
** "Going Away To College", when performed live, has Mark name-dropping his wife's name in the chorus, to make the song a love ballad from him to her.
** "Dammit" is considerably changed in live form: Tom now sings the chorus instead of Mark and the band sticks in verses from other songs during the instrumental break right before the final repeating of the chorus.
* RedOniBlueOni: Tom and Mark respectively.
* RepeatAfterMe: In their live album ''The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!)'', Tom addresses the audience: "I want all of you to say FUCK with me!" On the count of three, the audience yells out-- you guessed it-- "Fuck with me!" Mark asks Tom why he would want them to say that. [[DontExplainTheJoke They explain that Tom wanted them to say fuck, but he wanted them to say it with him]]. They try it a second time and get it right.
* RockTrio
** FreudianTrio: Tom = TheMcCoy, Mark = TheSpock, and Travis = TheKirk
* SelfBackingVocalist: Usually averted - if the song is Tom's, he sang it and Mark provided the backing vocal; if the song is Mark's, the opposite happened; there are some occasional duets too, but the rule remains for the person who's not the "main" on that particular section (verse/chorus/bridge). Exceptions include "What's My Age Again?", "On-line Songs" and "Feeling This", all of which, at some point, have Mark's lead (sometimes double-tracked), Tom's backing ''and'' another harmony vocal by Mark.
* SelfDeprecation: Mostly by Tom: "we're professionals at what we do - we professionally suck!"
** If their merch is to be believed, their genre is "crappy punk rock".
* SevenDirtyWords: "Family Reunion" is the titular words ''in song!'''
* ShoutOut: From 'I Miss You': "[[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas We can live like Jack and Sally if we want, where you can always find me, and we'll have Halloween on Christmas]]."
** From 'Adam's Song': "[[Music/{{Nirvana}} I took my time, I hurried up; the choice was mine, I didn't think enough]]."
*** The title is also a reference to a ''Series/MrShow'' sketch, wherein the metal band Titannica writes a song called "Adam's Song (Try Again)," with the intent of getting a young fan to kill himself so they won't have to take him on tour with them. ItMakesSenseInContext.
** "Family Reunion" is [[Creator/GeorgeCarlin the seven words you can't say on TV]] put to music.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Travis and Mark's short-lived band +44 (formed soon after blink's breakup) was supposed to be this. It's a stark contrast to Tom's post-blink band Music/AngelsAndAirwaves, which has a completely different style. Though it's now a moot point, since the band eventually got back together.
* StopAndGo: "Always".
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Averted with Travis Barker replacing Scott Raynor, as Travis was the polar opposite of the shy, normal looking Raynor.
* TakeThat: [[WordOfGod According to Tom and Mark, "Man Overboard" isn't about Scott Raynor]], the band's original drummer who left the band under mysterious circumstances and deny that the song is a mean-spirited attack against Scott (the song is about an unnamed drunken friend who Mark is glad is not around anymore and one of the rumors about why Scott Raynor left the band was that he had a drunken problem that caused Mark and Tom to fire him over). But the band won't say who the song is about and more so, they had refused to even play it live up until their 2011 shows due to people repeatedly asking whether it was about Raynor.
* ToiletHumour: Frequently.
* TransparentCloset: Played with, most notably by Tom in the live version of "Aliens Exist".
* VocalEvolution: Tom is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fqUL6N-XTA frequently noted for this]], as his voice varies from high-pitched and nasal to more mellow depending on the era of the band. Even more so when considering his other projects, where he sounds almost completely different.
* VulgarHumor:
** Several of their shorter, ruder songs, such as "Happy Holidays, You Bastard" and the misleadingly-titled "Family Reunion", whose lyrics consist entirely of the expanded version of Creator/GeorgeCarlin's SevenDirtyWords.
** They also seem to enjoy yelling things of varying obscenity, like "Fuck [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]]!" and "Orgasm!", right before starting a song live. About half of ''The Enema Strikes Back! The Mark, Tom & Travis Show'' is stage banter between songs, rife with them. The [=iTunes=] version even has an expanded tracklist with one long hidden track consisting of ''nothing'' but banter.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Travis most of the time.
** [[StupidSexyFlanders Stupid sexy Travis.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: ''In spades''. Around 2005, Mark and Travis had a ''huge'' fallout with Tom following an immense complication of PoorCommunicationKills, not speaking to each other until 2008 when Travis endured his plane crash. The reasons of the fallout were caused by Tom's formation of [[StartMyOwn Box Car Racer]] with Travis, which Tom only made to expand his style and skills as a musician with music that wasn't "blink friendly". This was only complicated by Mark (who was not included in the project) who felt ''very'' betrayed by the situation and lead to more complications with Tom wanting to be with his family and Mark and Travis desiring to continue blink which lead to the break up.
** HereWeGoAgain: And history repeats itself, when the ''same shit'' went down again, back in January of 2015, this time with Mark and Travis literally, [[TookALevelInJerkAss blasting Tom out on a Rolling Stones article, saying they received an email from Tom's manager that he was out of the band due focus on]] [[Music/AngelsAndAirwaves his other project]] and other projects. The result was now Tom being out of blink (although some fans are still clinging that he's out ''for now''), and Mark and Travis keep promoting blink with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio as their temporary vocalist (although Mark and ''especially'' Travis keep hinting Matt will be a permanent member), all while the three members are sadly looking like [[JerkAss immature children over this entire mess]].
** From an outside perspective, it looks like the problem was, them not really communicating well. Tom apparently had contracts signed with AVA's label, to make 2 of their albums, and 2 solo albums, for release in 2015, which would be an heroic amount of work, even if he wasn't also busy, with another band. His "I'm too busy to do this right now" message, was clearly misinterpreted, and the lack of an actual face to face conversation going on, has exacerbated it. Shouting at each other through social media, really isn't the way to stay friends.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: It's something of an easy target, making fun of Tom's, ahem, "''unique''" vocal style. [[http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/i-made-a-linguistics-professor-listen-to-a-blink-182-song-and-analyze-the-accent This article]] attempts to pin down just exactly, ''what'' Tom's singing voice sounds like.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The video for "First Date."
* WindowLove: The video for "Feeling This."