Drunk Enough to Dance

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Drunk Enough to Dance
Studio album by Bowling for Soup
Released August 6, 2002
Recorded Tree Sound Studios
Atlanta, Georgia
Ruby Red Studios
Atlanta, Georgia
Sonica Recording
Atlanta, Georgia
Big Time Audio
Dallas, Texas
Genre Pop punk
Length 58:56
62:34 (U.K. Edition)
62:41 (Japanese Edition)
68:03 (2003 Re-Release)
Label FFROE/Silvertone/Jive/Zomba
Producer Butch Walker, Jaret Reddick, Rhys Fulber
Bowling for Soup chronology
Let's Do It for Johnny!
(2000)
Drunk Enough to Dance
(2002)
A Hangover You Don't Deserve
(2004)
Singles from Drunk Enough to Dance
  1. "Girl All the Bad Guys Want"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Emily"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Punk Rock 101"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Drunk Enough to Dance is Bowling for Soup's second album with Jive Records and fifth studio album, released August 6, 2002.[2] It was recorded at Tree Sound Studios and Sonica Recording in Atlanta and Big Time Audio in Dallas, Texas. The album's only single, "Girl All the Bad Guys Want," was nominated for a Grammy award in 2003 in the "Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal" category.

A re-release in 2003 added: "Punk Rock 101"; a cover of '80s new wave band A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)"; and "Star Song". There is an acoustic version of the song "Belgium" at the very end of the album. The cover of "I Ran (So Far Away)" was used as the opening theme song of the anime Knights of the Zodiac in North America.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Don't Wanna Rock"   Jaret Reddick 3:03
2. "Emily"   Reddick 3:30
3. "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" (*) Reddick, Butch Walker 3:17
4. "On and On (About You)"   Reddick 3:10
5. "Surf Colorado"   Reddick 3:54
6. "Life After Lisa" (**) Reddick, Walker 3:08
7. "Where to Begin"   Reddick 5:19
8. "The Last Rock Show"   Reddick 1:28
9. "Self-Centered"   Reddick 3:00
10. "The Hard Way"   Reddick 3:09
11. "Out the Window"   Reddick 3:20
12. "Cold Shower Tuesdays"   Reddick 3:35
13. "Running from Your Dad"   Reddick 3:37
14. "Scaring Myself"   Reddick 3:31
15. "She's Got a Boyfriend"   Reddick 3:51
16. "Greatest Day" (***) Reddick 3:19
17. "Non-Musical Silence"      
18. "Belgium" (Acoustic) Reddick 4:45
Total length:
58:56

Each version of the album has a number tracks that are five-to-six seconds of complete silence, titled "[Blank]," between the last song and "Belgium." The number of blank tracks varies upon the version, but "Belgium" is track 28 on all versions except for the Japanese Edition, where it is on track 20 after "Other Girls". There is about 1 minute of silence in between both songs.

U.K. Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
18. "(Is the World) World Falling Apart" (also appears on U.K. Promo) Reddick 3:38
Total length:
62:34
Japanese Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
19. "Other Girls" (also appears on U.K. and Australian "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" single) Reddick 3:45
Total length:
62:41
2003 Re-Release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
18. "Punk Rock 101" (Special Bonus Track *) Reddick, Walker 3:08
19. "I Ran (So Far Away)" (Extra Special Bonus Track ****) Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley, Paul Reynolds 2:34
20. "Star Song" (Now This is a Super Extra Special Bonus Track *****) Reddick, Walker 3:25
Total length:
68:03

B-sides[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Changed My Mind" (released on the U.K. "Emily" single) 3:47

Personnel[edit]

Bowling for Soup:

* Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge
** Additional Engineering by John Briglevich; Mixed by Tom Soares
*** Produced by Jaret Reddick; Engineering by Steve Browne; Mixed by Tom Soares
**** Produced by Rhys Fulber; Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge
***** Mixed by Chris Shaw
  • Basic Tracks Recorded at Tree Studios, Atlanta, GA, except "Punk Rock 101," "I Ran (So Far Away)" and "Star Song" Recorded at Ruby Red Studios, Atlanta, GA, "Life After Lisa" Recorded at Sonica Recording, Atlanta, GA and "Greatest Day" Recorded at Big Time Audio, Dallas, TX
  • Overdubs Recorded at Ruby Red Studios, Atlanta, GA, except "Life After Lisa" Recorded at Sonica Recording and "Greatest Day" Recorded at Big Time Audio
  • Mixed at Stonehenge at ZAC Recording, Atlanta, GA, except "Girl All the Bad Guys Want," "Punk Rock 101" and "I Ran (So Far Away)," Mixed at South Beach Studios, Miama, FL, "Star Song" Mixed at Avatar Studios, NYC, "Life After Lisa" Mixed at Streetlight Studios, NYC and "Greatest Day" Mixed at Electric Lady Studios, NYC
  • Mastered by Chaz Harper at Battery Mastering, NYC
  • General Assistant to Butch Walker: Christie Priode
  • Assistant Engineers:
Tree Sound - Rus-T Cobb and Robert Hannon
Stonehenge at ZAC Recording: Rus-T Cobb and Jon Oullette
Second Engineer: Ari Newman
Sonica Recording: Mike Schneider
Streetlight Studios: Tim Obremski
Electric Lady: Shinobu Mitsuoka
Ruby Red Studios: Rus-T Cobb
Avatar Studios: Ross Peterson
  • Additional Backing Vocals on "I Don't Wanna Rock" and "Running from Your Dad" by FFroe and Howie
  • Management: Jeff Roe for FFroe
  • Legal Representation: Mike McKoy - Serling, Rooks, Ferrara
  • Road Crew: Sweet Charlie, Greg Lobdell

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2002 Heatseekers 2
2003 The Billboard 200 129
Top Heatseekers 2

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
2002 "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" Modern Rock Tracks 38
2003 Adult Top 40 39
The Billboard Hot 100 64
Top 40 Mainstream 17
Top 40 Tracks 25

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Featured in frontman Jaret Reddick's seventh Bowling for Soup podcast, released March 10th, 2010.