No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls

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No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
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
Live in Japan 2002
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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
IGN 6/10 stars [3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [4]

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[5] on Atlantic Records. The band released four singles from the album. In the band's native, Canada, the album peaked at No. 8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and was certified Double Platinum. The album peaked at No. 35 on the United States Billboard 200, and at No. 2 on the US catalog albums chart.[6] In Australia it reached No. 29, with a certification of platinum in that region. It reached No. 1 in Japan and was certified Double Platinum. Despite not charting well in the UK, it still received a Gold status. The album features two collaborations, with Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and Mark Hoppus of Blink-182. The record was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of two million copies.[7]

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:
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "One By One" (Australia, UK and Japan Bonus Track) 3:25
14. "Grow Up" (Rerelease/iTunes Bonus Track) 2:32
15. "My Christmas List" (Hidden track after Grow Up in the US/Europe) 3:27
16. "American Jesus (Live Cover Version)" (Hidden track in Europe/UK + enhanced CD track) 4:00

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.

In the media[edit]

The song "Grow Up" was featured in the 2003 video game Disney Extreme Skate Adventure and the 2002 film Scooby-Doo. "I'd Do Anything", "The Worst Day Ever" and "You Don't Mean Anything" were featured in the What's New, Scooby Doo? episode "Simple Plan and the Invisible Madman". The song "I'm Just a Kid" was featured in the film Cheaper by the Dozen.


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[8] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[9] 2× Platinum 200,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[10] Gold 7,500^
United States (RIAA)[11] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

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