* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Let's face it, "Bodies". Which seems to be the only song mentioned on this page. At all.
** Their songs "Reminded" and "Mute", which were both deemed good enough to be used in the English dub of Anime/DragonBallZ: [[TheMovie Cooler's Revenge]].
* DeadHorseGenre: Nu metal, though Drowning Pool are often considered better than most nu metal bands. Mostly by fans of "Bodies".
* EarWorm: ONE! (''Nothing wrong with me!'') TWO! (''Nothing wrong with me!'') THREE! (''NOTHING WRONG WITH ME!'')
** From the latest album: Raise your hands if you feel like I do!
* FaceOfTheBand: None of the members are particularly well-known aside from Dave Williams, and he's only famous because he sang "Bodies" and he died.
* FanVid: Of the song "Bodies", their signature song mentioned several times on this page. So many fans have used it in their vids that the song may be just as dead as Dave Williams. Yes, I know what you're thinking. DudeNotFunny.
** To it into perspective, [[http://www.animemusicvideos.org/lists/usedmusic.php the band shows up on AMV.Org's list of the most overused artists of all AMVs]] while Bodies can be found nearly a dozen times on the first page under the Website/YouTube search "AMV Drowning Pool". Admittedly, this might also have to do with Warner Music Group forcing so many AMV makers to audioswap to an independent band like Drowning Pool (the irony there being that {{Evanescence}} won't allow their songs to be used on [=AMVs=] while they themselves are also a Wind-up Records-signed band).
* FirstInstallmentWins: While they've had many hit songs, their debut single is by an astronomical margin their most well known song.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Dave Williams wrote a song where he screamed "LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR", then died of a heart attack.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: "Bodies" has been described as "the unofficial anthem of the [[SemperFi United States Marine Corps]]".
* ReplacementScrappy:
** Played straight with Jason "Gong" Jones, a previously unknown singer who was there for the second album. To illustrate, the video for the song "Step Up" featured typical rock and roll excess (hot tubs, women in bikinis, etc.), which did not match well with the original lineup's style at all, much less the aforementioned song or the rest of the second album. As nice as it was to see the band return from a singer's death, the video sort of opened and closed the door on Gong's tenure at the same time.
*** Averted with Ryan [=McCombs=], who seems to gel pretty well with the fanbase. It helped that McCombs was a) a free agent and b) came from a band with a similar sound (Soil) when he joined. The transition to a third singer was seamless.
* TooCoolToLive: Dave Williams