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
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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
IGN 6/10 stars [2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [3]

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[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

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
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".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kristel, Todd (2002-03-19). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  2. ^ "No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls - IGN". Music.ign.com. 2004-09-28. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ "No Helmets No Pads... Just Balls : Simple Plan : Review : Rolling Stone". RollingStone.com. 2007-08-25. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  4. ^ Abbey Goodman (2002-03-19). "Simple Plan Album & Song Chart History". MTV Networks. 
  5. ^ "Simple Plan Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. 
  6. ^ "RIAA Database Search for Simple Plan" Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on August 17, 2008.