Hopeless Romantic

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Hopeless Romantic
Studio album by The Bouncing Souls
Released May 4, 1999 (1999-05-04)
Recorded 1999
Genre Punk rock
Length 39:58
Label Epitaph
Producer Thom Wilson
The Bouncing Souls chronology
Tie One On
(1998)
Hopeless Romantic
(1999)
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Hopeless Romantic is the fourth full length album by New Jersey punk band The Bouncing Souls. This 1999 release finds the band experimenting with tempos and genres, all while maintaining the energetic punk sound of their previous albums. Hopeless Romantic contains fan favorites like "Kid", "¡Olé!", and the ballad "Night on Earth."

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by The Bouncing Souls except where noted.

  1. "Hopeless Romantic" – 2:12
  2. "'87" – 3:27
  3. "Kid" – 2:50
  4. "Fight to Live" – 2:58
  5. "Bullying the Jukebox" – 3:48
  6. "You're So Rad" – 1:19
  7. "Night on Earth" – 4:54
  8. "Monday Morning Ant Brigade" – 2:24
  9. "¡Olé!" (Armath, J. Deja, The Bouncing Souls) – 3:04
  10. "Undeniable" – 2:37
  11. "Wish Me Well (You Can Go to Hell)" – 2:56
  12. "It's Not the Heat, It's the Humanity" – 2:14
  13. "The Whole Thing" – 5:13

Trivia[edit]

  • The song "Kid" contains a reference to the 1980s movie "The Breakfast Club"
  • ¡Olé! is the theme music for professional wrestler El Generico. It was also used as an entrance theme for WWE wrestler, CM Punk.
  • Seminal Australian punk radio show Bullying The Jukebox takes its title from track 5 of the disc.
  • ¡Olé! also appeared in NHL 11.

Personnel[edit]

  • Greg Attonito – vocals
  • Pete Steinkopf – guitar
  • Bryan Keinlen – bass, artwork
  • Shal Khichi – drums
  • Kara Weathington – vocals on "Wish Me Well (You Can Go To Hell)"
  • Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Chris Manning – assistant engineer
  • Eddy Shreyer – technician

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