Celebrate Blink-182 Day with Their Most Memorable Moments

It’s the 182nd day of the year, and we’ve only got one band on our minds.

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SiriusXM Editor
July 1, 2023

Happy Blink-182 Day! Celebrated annually on the 182nd day of the year, we’re taking the opportunity to enjoy a trip down memory lane and appreciate the huge impact Blink-182 has had on the world. Formed in the early ’90s, Blink catapulted the pop-punk genre into the mainstream. Their catchy riffs, hilarious lyrics, and on-stage antics have made them a band for the ages. Don’t worry, there’s no reason to say “I Miss You.” To this day, they remain one of the most popular pop-punk bands around, as highlighted by their headline set at Coachella last month.

Get ready to discover “All the Small Things” we love about this boisterous band’s 30-year-long career and tune into PopRocks (Ch. 12) to get in the pop-punk spirit!

1992 – 1995

Formed in Poway, California in 1992, Blink-182’s original line-up consisted of bassist Mark Hoppus, guitarist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Scott Raynor. The trio practiced in DeLonge’s garage, and in 1993 they recorded Flyswatter in Raynor’s bedroom — a mix of original songs and punk covers. After playing some live shows, the band started to accrue a following. In 1995, they released their first album, Chesire Cat, and the world of pop-punk history was forever changed!

1996 – 1997

As the trio’s popularity continued to grow, major music labels started realizing that Blink-182 could be the next big thing. After a fierce bidding war, the band signed with MCA, which led to some criticism from the punk community. Unphased by the hate, Blink recorded and released their second album Dude Ranch in 1996, which included their first hit single, “Dammit.”


Heavy touring led to some tensions between Blink-182’s original trio. While it’s hard to imagine Blink without their signature drummer, Travis Barker actually joined the band in 1998, replacing founding member Raynor. The new line-up headed to the studio to record their third album. Little did they know great success was on the horizon.

1999 – 2000

The turn of the century was a huge year for Mark, Tom, and Travis. Blink-182 released Enema of the State in 1999, which resulted in super-stardom! Their chart-topping singles “All The Small Things,” “What’s My Age Again?,” and “Adam’s Song” still get stuck in our heads, over two decades later. “All The Small Things” especially deserves recognition, reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — the highest the band has ever reached on the list.

Here’s the band playing “What’s My Age Again?” live, way back in 2000!


The success just kept on coming for Blink-182 in 2001. Following their first arena tour and some cameo appearances in film and TV (remember American Pie?), the band released their fourth studio album, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. It quickly became their first #1 album in the US, Canada, and Germany. This is the album that gave us the iconic singles “The Rock Show,” “Stay Together for the Kids,” and “First Date.” It’s an iconic album and will always hold a very special place in our hearts.


The band released their fifth album, the self-titled Blink-182. The members had all become fathers before the album’s release, and this lifestyle change was marked by a shift in their sound. Their more mature and experimental approach was praised by critics, and hit singles “Feeling This” and “I Miss You” remain fan favorites today.

2005 – 2009

In February 2005, the band’s label announced the band’s “indefinite hiatus.” Following growing tensions between the members about balancing family life and touring, as well as creative differences, they broke up and didn’t speak until 2008. That year, Barker was involved in a tragic plane crash that killed four people. This brush with death prompted the trio to put their differences aside and reunite to continue doing what they truly love. In 2009, they embarked on their reunion tour.


10 years on from the release of the legendary Enema Of The State, Blink-182 released their sixth studio album, Neighborhoods, in 2011. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, marking an incredible comeback for the band. However, tensions between the band began to simmer once again.

2015 – 2017

The bad news is, that in 2015, Tom DeLonge left the band. The good news is that after the Alkaline Trio vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba joined the band in DeLonge’s place, fans were treated to a Grammy-nominated album! In 2016, Blink-182’s seventh album, California, saw the band debut at #1 for the first time since 2001. With 25 years of songwriting under their belts, the band went from strength to strength.

Even the greatest stars have to start somewhere. Here’s Blink-182 talking about one of their early influences:


After some time away from the spotlight, in October 2022, the band began posting cryptic messages on social media. Then came the news we had all been waiting for: the band’s was getting back together! DeLonge rejoined Blink-182 and thanked Skiba for his time in the band. A brand-new single, “Edging,” was released later that week. It was the band’s first song with DeLonge in a decade!


Earlier this year, Blink-182 saved the day when they filled in as the replacement Sunday headliner at Coachella after Frank Ocean was unable to perform. It’s fun to reminisce, but we also can’t wait to see what the band has in store for us next! In the meantime, we’ll continue to enjoy Blink’s legacy with new covers by some of our favorite artists.

Check out Boy Pablo’s recent cover of a Blink-182 classic below!

Keep celebrating Blink-182 Day with a selection of channels on SiriusXM. Check out Faction Punk (Ch. 314) for punk rock all day, The Emo Project (Ch. 713) for throwback emo and scream-o, as well as modern-day emotional rock, and Alt Nation (Ch. 36) for all the latest in alternative rock!

Take a look at our full list of channels for even more!