Top 10 Bands Everyone Listens to but Eventually Grows Out Of

The Top Ten
1 Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian pop rock/pop-punk band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released six albums.

For a lot of people, Simple Plan is the quintessential "grow out from" band. Many like them at one point, but they don't stick with them anymore. They are the poppiest of pop punk. While bands like MCR, Green Day, Sum 41, Blink-182, and even FOB had a lot of edge and personality, Simple Plan is just like the most family-friendly "punk" band out there.

I grew out of them pretty quickly. I don't think they suck, but they aren't for me anymore.

2 Staind Staind was a post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995.

Staind is Aaron Lewis (vocalist and guitarist), Jon Wysocki (drummer, left in 2011), Johnny April (bassist), and Mike Mushok (guitarist). After Jon's departure Sal Giancarelli filled in as drummer until... read more

Staind is a similar case to Simple Plan. However, Staind has some sense of edginess through their music (after all, they are a nu-metal band). However, of all the nu-metal bands out there, Staind is by far the dullest and most generic.

3 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 metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.
4 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal/rock 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)... read more

They might not be the worst post-grunge band out there, but they are definitely the very first band I think of when I hear the expression "all their songs sound the same."

5 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 became very big thanks to one hit, "The Reason," and people kinda accepted them for that. However, they just feel like a lite version of Incubus with Papa Roach and Sum 41 influences that don't really fit at all with the music and don't make it really good.

6 Good Charlotte Good Charlotte is an American pop-punk band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin and drummer Dean Butterworth,... read more
7 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian post-grunge 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.

Despite having a lot of defenders or people who say, "You know they have like... one or two good songs," Nickelback is not a band that people tend to hype.

8 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.

Similar case to Hoobastank, Papa Roach got really popular. However, due to the lack of variety and new ideas, people just forgot about their existence.

9 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu-metal/rap metal/rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland. They're mostly known for their singles like Break Stuff, My Way, My Generation, Nookie, Eat You Alive, Rollin', and Take a... read more

They haven't interested me since the first time I listened to them. Rollin' is decent, but other than that, I don't like them very much. Their songs are either cringy, really bad, or just mediocre at best.

Do I really need to explain this one?

10 Disturbed Disturbed is an American alternative metal/nu-metal/hard rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken".

Despite being considered by many as one of the "good nu-metal bands," their latest albums don't have the amount of acclaim and fame their earlier albums had. This makes people either stop following them or forget they were good to begin with.

The Contenders
11 Creed Creed is an American post-grunge 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.

A lot of people knew Creed back in the day, but right after all the memes, people realizing Scott Stapp was an awful singer, and the existence of the superior Alter Bridge (comprised of three members of the band), people finally gave up on Creed.

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

Yes, for their "A Thousand Suns" and "One More Light" phases.

13 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... read more
14 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk/punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. 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 rock. Some of their... read more
15 New Found Glory New Found Glory is an American pop punk band that was founded in 1997 in Coral Springs, Florida. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Jordan Pundik, lead guitarist Chad Gilbert, bassist Ian Grushka, and drummer Cyrus Bolooki.
16 Lostprophets Lostprophets were a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, Wales formed in 1997. Founded by lead vocalist and lyricist Ian Watkins, bassist Mike Lewis, drummer Mike Chiplin and guitarist Lee Gaze, they were originally a side-project to hardcore punk band Public Disturbance.

This is mainly due to one big controversy, which I am not sure if I can mention here. But ignoring all that, they just feel like what Hoobastank and Papa Roach were doing at the time, nothing interesting.

17 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop punk 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.
18 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

30 Seconds to Mars started out okay making alt rock but turned more and more into pop, to a point where they weren't interesting enough for anyone. I also remember the time they were at the top ten in the list "Best Bands of All Time."

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

Skillet is similar to Breaking Benjamin, another post-grunge band that had nothing special besides their Christianity. But after a certain point, you just feel tired of the same style they make over and over again.

20 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian post-grunge/alternative rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to... read more

A lot of people consider them as "the best post-grunge band ever" and their first four albums had some good material. But after the replacement of their lead singer, people just got tired of them and lost interest in their latest work.

21 Seether Seether are a South African post-grunge band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.

Similar case to Staind, Seether was good at some point but then turned into another generic nu metal band.

22 Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James;... read more

Similar case to Disturbed and TDG, Bullet for my Valentine started out okay but their music became less interesting over time. At a certain point, people just lose interest. Their last album, Gravity, is proof of that.

23 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums)... read more
24 Blink-182 Blink-182 is a pop-punk band formed in 1992. The original lineup consisted of Mark Hoppus on bass guitar and vocals, Tom DeLonge on guitar and vocals, and Scott Raynor on drums. Raynor was fired from the band in 1998 and replaced by drummer Travis Barker. They gained mainstream popularity after the... read more
25 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American alternative rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm... read more
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