Welcome to Loserville

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Welcome to Loserville
Studio album by Son of Dork
Released 21 November 2005
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Pop punk
Length 46:54
Label Mercury
Producer Gil Norton
The Matrix
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Drownedinsound 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment.ie 4/5 stars[2]
Gigwise 1/5 stars[3]
Yahoo! Music 3/5 stars[4]

Welcome to Loserville is the debut, and currently only studio album, from British pop punk band Son of Dork. The album was released on 21 November 2005 by Mercury Records. The album was later adapted into a musical by band members James Bourne and Elliot Davis. The show has since been tipped for the West End. The show made it to the West End and featured UK pop star Chris Hardman. The track 'Boyband' on the album was co-written by American band 'Wheatus' [5] The album was certified Gold in the UK.

Singles[edit]

  • "Ticket Outta Loserville" - 7 November 2005 - entered at #3 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Eddie's Song" - 16 January 2006 - entered at #10 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "We're Not Alone" - 10 April 2006 - due to be the lead single from the deluxe version of the album, however, both album and single were withdrawn. Theme from the movie Alien Autopsy starring TV duo Ant & Dec.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Eddie's Song" (Choral version) (pregap hidden track)
  2. "Welcome to Loservillie" (Choral version) (pregap hidden track)
  3. "Ticket Outta Loserville" (Written By: James Bourne, Charlie Grant, Pete Woodroffe)
  4. "Eddie's Song" (Written By: James Bourne, Charlie Grant, Pete Woodroffe)
  5. "Little Things" (Written By: James Bourne)
  6. "Party's Over" (Written By: James Bourne, Chris Leonard)
  7. "Boy Band" (Written By: James Bourne, Brendan B. Brown)
  8. "Sick" (Written By: James Bourne, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Scott Spock)
  9. "Slacker" (Written By: James Bourne, Chris Leonard, Michael Raphael)
  10. "Holly... I'm the One" (Written By: James Bourne, Charlie Grant, Pete Woodroffe)
  11. "Wear Me Down" (Written By: James Bourne, Michael Raphael)
  12. "Murdered In The Mosh" (Written By: James Bourne, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Scott Spock)
  13. "Murdered in the Mosh" (Ochestral) (hidden track after silence)
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks

A deluxe edition of the album was due for release on April 17, 2006. It was due to include five bonus tracks, as well as an additional DVD.[6] The release of the album was later cancelled.

  1. "We're Not Alone" (Written By: James Bourne, Tom Fletcher)
  2. "End Up Like This" (Written By: James Bourne, Michael Raphael)
  3. "Go Home Monday" (Written By: James Bourne, Aaron Kamin)
  4. "Move On" (Written By: James Bourne)
  5. "Colgate Smile" (Written By: James Bourne)
  6. "What Happened To Your Band?" (Written By: James Bourne, Michael Raphael)
Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD
  1. The Making Of "Welcome To Loserville"
  2. "Ticket Outta Loserville" (Video)
  3. "Eddie's Song" (Video)
  4. "We're Not Alone" (Video)
  5. "Interview"
  6. The Making Of "We're Not Alone"

Personnel[edit]

  • James Bourne - lead vocals, Rhythm guitarist
  • Steve Rushton - lead vocals, bassist
  • David Williams- Rhythm guitarist, backing vocals
  • Chris Leonard - Lead guitarist, backing vocals
  • Danny Hall - drummer

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 35
Chart (2006) Peak
position
Japanese Albums Chart[7] 28

References[edit]