'CAUSE SHE'S WATCHING WRESTLING
Bowling For Soup's classic track 'Girl All The Bad Guys Want' has been certified Gold in the UK.
That's the equivalent of 400,000 sales, which is a pretty big deal indeed.
The track appears on the band's 2002 album 'Drunk Enough To Dance' which was certified Silver not long after it's release.
PLUS, it's very important to pay homage to the song's video which manages to parody Staind's 'It's Been Awhile' AND Limp Bizkit's 'Break Stuff'. Plus there's even time for a "Slipknot" cameo.
Time to relive it:
We recently chatted with frontman Jaret Reddick, alongside Simple Plan frontman Pierre Bouvier, about the legacy that their bands have.
You can read the full piece right HERE, but here's a snippet, where the pair chat about not ignoring the hits when it comes to playing live:
Jaret: “Neither of our bands run away from our hits. There are bands that avoid them and play their whole new album or something. You need to have an understanding of what people are there to see. Like maybe we will play one or two songs off our new album, but that’s not why people bought the ticket. Fortunately and unfortunately for bands like us who had huge hits in 2003-2007, that’s what people will come to hear.”
Pierre: “Yeah, it’s true. We both still make new music and if something sticks then we will put it in the setlist and maybe keep it there for the rest of our career. If an album or a song doesn’t stick and you know the fans don’t really want to hear it, then play the songs that they do want to hear. It goes back to wanting to be entertained.”
Jaret: “MC Lars famously said back in 2005, ‘Music was a product, now it’s a service’. When you’re putting out new music, that’s a completely separate thing from your live show as far as I’m concerned. It’s a completely different product. So if you want to hear ‘Lunch. Drunk. Love.’ you can go listen to that. Yet if we have 2500 people at a show where about 100 give a shit about the songs on that album, you’ve got to go with the majority.”
Pierre: “I want the crowd to have no chance to think about going to the bathroom or the bar. I want them feeling like they can’t miss a single moment. That comes with playing the hits.”
Jaret: “I don’t get it when people say to me, ‘Aren’t you sick of playing ‘1985’ or ‘Girl All The Bad Guys Want’?' I’m not sick of it at all. Standing in front of those crowds and watching their faces when that first note is played, that’s the reason that for 22 hours a day I’m away from my family, eating like shit, drinking, trying to keep myself sane. The reason is that moment.”
Pierre: “I think that mentality is why we both get on so well.”
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