No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls

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No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
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Studio album by Simple Plan
Released March 19, 2002
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 46:42
Label Lava, Atlantic
Producer Arnold Lanni
Simple Plan chronology
No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
(2002)
Live in Japan 2002
(2003)
Singles from No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
  1. "I'm Just a Kid"
    Released: February 19, 2002
  2. "I'd Do Anything"
    Released: October 8, 2002
  3. "Addicted"
    Released: June 3, 2003
  4. "Perfect"
    Released: August 26, 2003

No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls is the debut album by French-Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan. It was released on March 19, 2002[2] on Atlantic Records. The band released four singles from the album. The album features two collaborations, with Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and Mark Hoppus of Blink-182.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]
IGN 6/10 stars [4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [5]

In the band's native, Canada, the album peaked at number 8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and was certified Double Platinum. The album peaked at number 35 on the United States Billboard 200, and at number 2 on the US catalog albums chart.[6] In Australia it reached number 29, with a certification of platinum in that region. It reached number 1 in Japan and was certified Double Platinum. Despite not charting well in the UK, it still received Gold record status. The record was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of two million copies.[7]

The album was included at number 47 on Rock Sound‍ '​s "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.[8] BuzzFeed included the album at number 22 on their "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die" list.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I'd Do Anything" (featuring Mark Hoppus) 3:17
2. "The Worst Day Ever"   3:27
3. "You Don't Mean Anything" (featuring Joel Madden) 2:28
4. "I'm Just a Kid"   3:18
5. "When I'm with You"   2:37
6. "Meet You There"   4:14
7. "Addicted"   3:52
8. "My Alien"   3:08
9. "God Must Hate Me"   2:44
10. "I Won't Be There"   3:09
11. "One Day"   3:15
12. "Perfect"   4:37
Total length:
46:42

Japan DVD edition[edit]

In Japan, a limited edition CD + DVD combination was released first. Videos for "I'm Just a Kid", "I'd Do Anything", and "Addicted" were included on the DVD.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[10] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[11] 2× Platinum 200,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[12] Gold 7,500^
United States (RIAA)[13] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Simple Plan Less Simple On Second Album MTV. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Abbey Goodman (2002-03-19). "Simple Plan Album & Song Chart History". MTV Networks. 
  3. ^ Kristel, Todd (2002-03-19). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  4. ^ "No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls". IGN. 2004-09-28. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  5. ^ "No Helmets No Pads... Just Balls : Simple Plan : Review". Rolling Stone. 2007-08-25. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Simple Plan Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. 
  7. ^ "RIAA Database Search for Simple Plan" Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on August 17, 2008.
  8. ^ Bird, ed. 2014, p. 69
  9. ^ Sherman, Maria; Broderick, Ryan (July 2, 2013). "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F----ing Die". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Simple Plan – No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls". Music Canada. 
  12. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Simple Plan – No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Simple Plan – No Pads, No Helmets". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Sources
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (September 2014). "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time". Rock Sound (London: Freeway Press Inc.) (191). ISSN 1465-0185.