Top 10 Whiniest Bands

Welcome to this fun and slightly controversial guide to some of the whiniest bands out there. You know, the ones that you can't help but roll your eyes at. Now, don't get us wrong, we love a good heartfelt ballad or a rousing anthem of teenage rebellion as much as the next person, but some bands have a knack for creating music that screams "first world problems" on loop.

Think about the bands that seem to find inspiration in the same issues a teenager might whine about after a rough day at high school: the unrequited crush, the perils of popularity, the anguish of homework... It's like walking into a 2000s teenage movie drama, complete with a scuffed Converse shoe aesthetic and a heavy dose of eye-rolling. But remember, we're not talking about youthful or nostalgic vibes here; these bands often take these topics to a whole new level of melodrama.

The lyrics can be so immature, it's like they've been written in the back of a high school yearbook. We're not expecting Shakespeare or Dylan here, but there's a fine line between relatable and laughably juvenile. These bands are masters of straddling that line, and more often than not, they topple over to the wrong side.

Now, I know what you're thinking. These bands must be hard to take seriously. And you'd be right! But there's a certain charm to this over-the-top melodrama. Sometimes, you just can't help but get pulled into their angsty world of emo-infused pop-punk. And let's face it, who doesn't love a good sing-along to a song that reminds us of our angst-filled teenage years?
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.

Their third (self-titled) album is a sort of subversion. It does feature some mature tracks and shows signs of the band making mature lyrics and music. And in all honesty, they should have kept to that direction. The fourth album as a small selection of songs that are passable, but the rest is disposable. Taking One For The Team is absolute garbage and a pathetic display of regression for a band whose members are nearing the age of 40.

Most of their songs have whiny themes, and you can even tell from the title that it will be a whiny song (think In a Perfect World, God Must Hate Me, or How Could this Happen to Me).

This band is a cheap rip off Blink-182. Their songs are so whiny, the vocalist in unbearable.

2 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. In the beginning of their career, the band was heavily associated with the emo subculture, and had strong metalcore, screamo and alternative influences, however got more metal oriented over the years. Their songs usually carry a message of acceptance, believing in yourself and being individual and different. Among their most well known songs are "Knives and Pens", "Rebel Love Song", "In the End" and "Fallen Angels".

Whiny and painful to sit through.

Whiny as can be

3 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.

Painfully whiny in the worst aspects.

4 Falling in Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records. The current members include the former Escape The Fate singer Ronnie Radke, Max Georgiev, Christian Thompson and bassist Wes Horton III. Former members of the band include Derek Jones (1984 - 2020), Ryan Seaman, Ron Ficarro, Max Green, and Jacky Vincent.

One of the most whiny and unlikable bands in existence. Ronnie Radke's vocals make me want to bash my head against my keyboard repeatedly!

5 Pierce The Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.

They're not just whiny they're irritating as hell.

6 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor was an American electronic music group from Orlando, Florida, originally consisting of Dahvie Vanity and several other members over time. The group formed in 2006, with former members including Jayy Von Monroe (2009–2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009), all of whom provided vocals for the project... read more
7 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 ...read more.
8 Buckcherry Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry and Time Bomb, before dissolving in 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson reformed Buckcherry with a new lineup and released a new album in 2006, 15. ...read more.
9 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist Cameron Liddell. Lancaster and Binns later departed from the band in 2009 with Lancaster joining heavy metal band With One Last Breath. Bassist Sam Bettley joined the band that same year, and in January 2015 Worsnop departed to focus on his new band We Are Harlot and was later replaced by Denis Stoff of Down & Dirty and Make Me Famous. The band has released four studio albums, their most recent being ...read more.

Like Christangrant said they're basically a hardcore One Direction which is as bad as it sounds.

10 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 percussion). Former members include Nick Thomas (guitar, bass, piano and keyboards) and Chris Salih... read more

This is the only band in the top 10 I like but I can kind of get why someone would call them whiny.

The Contenders
11 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.

My Chemical Romance is also whiny but at least Gerard Way sounds a lot more tolerable than Patrick Stump's painfully whiny vocals and lyrics.

Screw this band.

12 Bowling for Soup Bowling for Soup is an American rock band originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1994. The band consists of Jaret Reddick, Chris Burney, Erik Chandler, and Gary Wiseman.

Lots of Pop Punk bands with the exceptions of Green Day, The All American Rejects, Sum 41, The Offspring and Blink 182 come off as whiny. This band sure as hell is no exception.

This band sucks.

13 Escape the Fate Escape the Fate is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2005 and originally from Pahrump, Nevada. They are signed to Eleven Seven Music.

Whiny and jesus Christ are their terrible vocals are a assault to my eardrums.

14 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 release of the album "Enema of the State." The band has gone on to produce eight studio albums during... read more

I don't see "whiny" as a bad thing, I mean it most likey appeals to certain teens but hey it appeals to people and it's not anyones place to judge people for liking an innocent music genre(s)/style/trait. I like some of these bands and there's nothing wrong with that.

Is the singer a grape?

15 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, who has been a member of the band since 2005. After embarking on a 4-year-long hiatus in 2011, the... read more
16 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

I don't like NIN but I wouldn't consider them whiny.

17 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 influences include The Ramones, Sex Pistols, NOFX, and Bad Religion. They are best known for their... read more

I don't think Green Day is whiny at all...

Have you heard of Blink 182? Just curious.

Definitely. Whenever BJA tries to sing he sounds like he is either board or upset.

18 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 of alternative rock, hip hop, and techno. Some of their influences include Nine Inch Nails, Deftones,... read more

How is it whiny? There themes aren't about trivial things and the vocals aren't high pitched crying

This band is Edgy not whiny there is a difference.

Didn't the maker specifically exclude this?

19 The Cure The Cure are an English post-punk/gothic rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1978. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.
20 Savage Garden Savage Garden were an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes as vocalist and Daniel Jones as instrumentalist.
21 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.
22 Coldplay Coldplay are a British pop 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 ...read more.
23 All Time Low All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson.

A fairly accurate name considering how their musical maturity is at a all time low.

24 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 Look Around... read more

Perfect example for this list.

25 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).

Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan (Drums), their most notable drummer, passed away in 2009, being temporarily replaced by Mike Portnoy, who was replaced... read more

Although I'm not really a fan, I can say that A7X has made some mature and experimental tracks throughout its career. Also, M. Shadows has a good voice. Yeah, their Metalcore days were shoddy and whiny, but the band has grown for the better, so they've averted an embarrassing status.

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