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Cheeky punk-pop outfit Bowling for Soup were formed in 1994 in Wichita Falls, Texas, featuring lead vocalist/guitarist Jaret Reddick, guitarist/vocalist Chris Burney, bassist Erik Chandler, and drummer Gary Wiseman. However, they didn't rise beyond local prominence until 1997, when a heavy touring schedule helped broaden their fan base and landed them opening spots for nationally prominent punk and ska bands. The following year, Bowling for Soup recorded a debut EP for the local FFROE label, titled Tell Me When to Whoa!; by this point, their base of operations had been moved to Denton, Texas, the site of the label's headquarters as well. Later in 1998, Bowling for Soup issued their first full-length album, Rock on Honorable Ones!!! Both it and its predecessor proved to be popular around the state (Honorable Ones sold over 10,000 copies alone) and the band ended up scoring a deal with Jive/Silvertone. For their 2000 major-label debut, Let's Do It for Johnny!, Bowling for Soup re-recorded some of the best songs from their indie records and added a few new tracks, including lead single "The Bitch Song" and a cover of Bryan Adams' "Summer of '69." Two years later, the band released Drunk Enough to Dance, and nabbed a Grammy nomination for the single "Girl All the Bad Guys Want." Hangover You Don't Deserve followed in 2004, and BFS landed another hit single with "1985," which helped propel Hangover to number 37 on the Billboard 200. Bowling for Soup returned in 2005 with Goes to the Movies, on which they tackled various television and movie theme songs. The Great Burrito Extortion Case followed in the fall of 2006, spearheaded by the bouncy single "High School Never Ends," while Sorry for Partyin' -- the band's seventh studio effort -- arrived in late 2009. After rounding out the year with a holiday album, Merry Flippin' Christmas, Vol. 1, Bowling for Soup launched an acoustic tour in 2010 and began recording the band's 11th studio album later that summer. The resulting Fishin' for Woos was finished in three weeks and released in 2011; they also released a second holiday album, Merry Flippin' Christmas, Vol. 2, that year. In 2013 the band announced that, due to the toll the rigors of touring took on their personal lives, Bowling for Soup would no longer be touring in the U.K. after that year, which would find them returning to Europe one last time after the release of their twelfth album, Lunch. Drunk. Love. ~ Steve Huey
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Albums by
Bowling for Soup

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    Lunch. Drunk. Love

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    Lunch. Drunk. Love.

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    Bowling For Soup

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    Merry Flippin' Christmas Vol. 1

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    Fishin' for Woos

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    Sorry for Partyin'

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    Sorry for Partyin'

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    Drunk Enough to Dance [Bonus Track]

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    The Great Burrito Extortion Case

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    The Great Burrito Extortion Case

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    Rock on Honorable Ones!!!

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    A Hangover You Don't Deserve [Japan Bonus Tracks]

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    Let's Do It for Johnny!

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    Merry Flippin' Christmas Vol. 1

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    Cellmates

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    Tell Me When to Whoa

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    A Hangover You Don't Deserve

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    On Your Mark, Get Set...Smoke a Cigarette

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    My Wena

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    High School Never Ends

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    The Great Burrito Extortion Case

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    Songs People Actually Liked, Vol. 1: The First Ten Years 1994-2003

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    Merry Flippin' Christmas, Vols. 1 & 2

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    Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies

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Top Songs by
Bowling for Soup

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    Popularity
  2.   1985
  3.   Merry Christmas I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight
  4.   Almost
  5.   Ohio (Come Back to Texas)
  6.   ...Baby One More Time
  7.   Girl All the Bad Guys Want
  8.   We're a Couple of Misfits
  9.   High School Never Ends
  10.   I Melt With You
  11.   Summer of '69
  12.   Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy
  13.   Merry Flippin' Christmas (Happy Freakin' New Year)
  14.   Frosty the Snowman
  15.   Bobby Wants a Puppy Dog for Christmas
  16.   Today Is Gonna Be a Great Day
  17.   Punk Rock 101
  18.   My Hometown
  19.   Running From Your Dad
  20.   My Wena
  21.   I Ran (So Far Away)
  22.   BFFF
  23.   Here's Your Freakin Song
  24.   Suckerpunch
  25.   [Untitled Track]
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