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Bowling for Soup

Bowling for Soup (acronym: BFS, or sometimes B4S) is a pop punk band based in Denton, Texas (but originally from Wichita Falls, Texas)formed in1994 from the ruins of an old metal band. Quoting Jaret Reddick, the lead singer, “we wanted to make happy music”. They’re knownfor their oftenhumorous lyrics, upbeat guitar riffs, and Jaret’s distinctive voice.

They are best known for their singles “Girl All The Bad Guys Want” in 2002 on Drunk Enough To Dance which was nominated for a 2003GrammyAward for “Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo” and “1985” (origina ...read more

Bowling for Soup (acronym: BFS, or sometimes B4S) is a pop punk band based in Denton, Texas (but originally from Wichita Falls, Texas)formed in1994 from the ruins of an old metal band. Quoting Jaret Reddick, the lead singer, “we wanted to make happy music”. They’re knownfor their oftenhumorous lyrics, upbeat guitar riffs, and Jaret’s distinctive voice.

They are best known for their singles “Girl All The Bad Guys Want” in 2002 on Drunk Enough To Dance which was nominated for a 2003GrammyAward for “Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo” and “1985” (originally written by Mitch Allan of SR-71) in 2004 on A HangoverYou Don’tDeserve. Speaking with Songfacts about “Girl All The Bad Girls Want” in a 2010 interview, Reddick said: “‘Girl All The Bad GuysWant’ was my veryfirst co-write ever, and me and Butch Walker sat in a room and literally wrote that song in 30 minutes. I mean, it wasdone..

The band’s name is derived from comedian Steve Martin’s “Bowling for Sh*t” routine from his 1978 comedy album, Wild and Crazy Guy, itselfareference to Bowling for Dollars. Jaret Reddick has also stated that at the end of his last performance with his old band one of the memberscame onstage and proclaimed “Come back next week when we play with our new band… Bowling For Soup!”. This was supposed be to be jokename, but sincethey couldn’t think of anything better the name stuck. Their single ‘1985’ can be found on the UK and the Norwegian editionsof Singstar Rocks for thePS2.

They have also became hits on Radio Disney with edits of “1985”, “Punk Rock 101”, “High School Never Ends”, and the inclusion of theirversion of “IMelt With You” in the Disney movie “Sky High”. They have also written and recorded “Today Is Gonna Be A Great Day” as thetheme song for Disney’s“Phineas and Ferb.

Band line-up: Jaret Reddick - Lead Vocals/guitar Chris Burney - Guitar/vocals Erik Chandler - Bass/vocals Gary Wiseman - Drums « hide

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LPs
Lunch. Drunk. Love.
09/10/2013

3.3
29 Votes
Fishin' For Woos
2011

3.3
42 Votes
Sorry for Partyin'
2009

3.2
64 Votes
The Great Burrito Extortion Case
2006

3.2
99 Votes
A Hangover You Don't Deserve
2004

3.2
198 Votes
Drunk Enough To Dance
2002

3
142 Votes
Let's Do It For Johnny!
2000

3
43 Votes
Rock On Honorable Ones!!
1998

2.6
28 Votes
Bowling for Soup
1994

2.2
21 Votes
EPs
Merry Flippin Christmas
2010

1
1 Votes
My Wena
2009

2
6 Votes
On Your Mark, Get Set... Smoke a Cigarette
1999

1.3
2 Votes
Tell Me When to Whoa
1998

2.5
5 Votes
Compilations
Goes To The Movies
2005

2.6
14 Votes

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