Top 10 Bands that Suck at Writing Lyrics

Lyrics are the most part of a song, some bands write good lyrics while others write garbage lyrics.

The Top Ten

1 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. more.

It’s on like Donkey Kong. Enough said. - 3DG20

2 Falling in Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

Worse then Nickelback lyrics...

Is this like a campaign against emo bands or something? I don't listen to FIN music but can they really be worse than 1 direction? or 5sos? - AnonymousChick

5SOS or 1D worse than this band. - Marvel_1William

3 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Honestly if you look at the first three albums and some songs on the fifth album they used to be good at writing lyrics. And this is coming from a P! ATD fan. But the newer songs that have come out do not have the greatest ones in my opinion. But looking back to the first album they do have some lyrics that are very descriptive and a lot of lyrics pre-split tell a story. But I will agree that in more recent years, the quality of lyrics has gone down

4 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

Some of their lyrics are whiny emo, but they have some pretty good stuff going on as well, such as Goodbye Agony and Heart on Fire. - yungstirjoey666

I don't like these lyrics much nor the music at all - Skyleesue811

Just cringe worthy lyrics, yet people put in the f-ing "This band saved my life" claim.

Becuase this is a bad lyric
"So hear my voice remind you not to bleed
I am here a savior
Will be there
When you are feeling alone, oh
A savior for all that you do
So you live freely without their harm"
ps that song is savior - AnonymousChick

You know what? Just look at all of the lyrics. And listen to the song. I dare you to say the lyrics are bad. - AnonymousChick

5 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American Alternative Metal/Alternative Rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Five Finger Death Punch is actually good at writing lyrics. Their at least better then Slipknot.

6 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.

Bring Me the Horizon is just ugh... their not exactly good with lyrics. Their kinda like a wannabe Three Days Grace but without any talent. Best way I can sum them up.

7 Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

How can this band be on this list, they wrote a lot of great songs. Their lyrics are great. - RichardSSG

Everyone in coldplay needs to kill themselves

Nobody is worse than 5SOS. BE REALISTIC - Marvel_1William

Is this band here because people don't like this band or really they can't write lyrics.cause their lyrics don't seem garbage to me - zxm

8 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.
9 Sleeping with Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band currently consists of Kellin Quinn, Gabe Barham, Jack Fowler, Nick Martin, and Justin Hills.
10 Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

With arms wide open under the sunlight. Welcome to this place. I’ll show you everything.

Who came up with this? A 10 year old? - 3DG20

Creed is just terrible at writing lyrics...

The Contenders

11 Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

They suck at existing I guess... - Ananya

12 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

My songs know what you did in the dark. *Facepalm* - 3DG20

I got a better name for them, Sell Out Boy. When they were starting out they wrote good Rock lyrics, when the 2010's came along they wrote crappy sell out Pop Rock lyrics that just suck.

13 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

"Got to meet the hottie with the millionaire body! " No wonder I hate this band these lyrics really suck.

Their song “Rockstar” is a perfect example of how rock songs can also be meaningless. - 3DG20

What a disgrace to rock music.

Yeah I agree with @Metal_Treasure.This band sucks.but not all of their lyrics are garbage - zxm

14 Brokencyde Brokencyde is an American crunkcore musical group from Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded in 2006. The group's lineup consists of David "Se7en" Gallegos and Michael "Mikl" Shea, and musically are one of the founding groups in the crunkcore genre, which is crunk hip-hop with screamed vocals.
15 One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

How is this lower than Coldplay?

Worse than Falling In Reverse - Marvel_1William

These 1D jokes are kinda getting old to me. Yeah they kinda suck at writing lyrics but to be honest Falling in Reverse is worse then 1D in the lyric department.

WORST.BAND.EVER. - Marvel_1William

16 Hinder Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, lead singer Austin Winkler and guitarist Joe "Blower" Garvey.

Hinder is really terrible in the lyric writing department. Just listen to one album by them and you'll see for yourself.

17 Poison Poison is an American glam and hard rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.
18 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction more.

You’re probably looking at just She Looks So Perfect. Actually look at their other songs and not just their singles

Eh their bad at lyrics but I've heard worse lyrics in my life time.

WORST BAND - Marvel_1William

19 Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

Their song “Last Resort” has some of the most overdramatic, yet laughable lyrics I’ve ever heard. - 3DG20

"Cut my life into pieces, this is my last resort!, suffocation, no breathing, don't give a f*** if I cut my arm, bleeding! " Who wrote this a stoner on LSD?

20 Puddle Of Mudd Puddle of Mudd is an American rock band formed in 1991. To date, the band has sold over seven million albums and has had a string of No. 1 hits with their most famous hit being "Blurry".

I love Puddle of Mudd, but their lyrics aren't the most carefully crafted. - benhos

21 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.

To be honest, as much as I like Ben Burnley’s vocals and the guitar riffs, they try way too hard with the lyrics in my opinion. - 3DG20

Agreed Breaking Benjamin is just generic with lyrics.

22 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.

Green Day might swear a bit but their overall lyrics aren't terrible. Especially with the lyrics of Holiday. This band is better then Linkin Park when it comes to writing lyrics.

Green day has lot of profanities in their songs,but all of them,and some of them have great meaning - zxm

23 Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Skillet's not that bad at writing lyrics to be honest, I've heard worse lyrics from Breaking Benjmain.

24 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

Let me guess Flicks added this? Linkin Park's not that bad at song writing. - BoredJeff02

25 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

The so called "lyrics" are nothing ore than half retarded drivel from the mind of a man-child - Johnnyt800

26 Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

A lot of Nirvana lyrics are just bizarre but their are worse bands that can write worse lyrics.

Kurt said himself that most of his lyrics are just garble - marmalade_skies

27 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.
28 Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

Queen's good at writing lyrics who the hell added this?

29 Hoobastank Hoobastank is an American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California with lead singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen.

Hoobastank's hit and miss with lyrics sometimes their good other times their garbage.

30 Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.
31 Attila Attila is an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2005. Frontman Chris Fronzak started the band in high school and, not wanting to use typical death metal terms, adopted the name from Attila the Hun, which he came across in a book.
32 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and more.

How are they below Queen? Their lyrics are so generic. - 3DG20

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34 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: more.

Musically they're very talented, but lyrically they're just trying to create shock value and a gritty feeling. - yungstirjoey666

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