A Hangover You Don't Deserve

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A Hangover You Don't Deserve
Bowling for Soup A Hangover You Don't Deserve.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2004
StudioRuby Red Productions
Atlanta, Georgia
Valve Studios
Dallas, Texas
GenrePop punk, power pop
LabelJive, FFROE, Zomba
Bowling for Soup chronology
Drunk Enough to Dance
A Hangover You Don't Deserve
Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies
Singles from A Hangover You Don't Deserve
  1. "1985"
    Released: July 27, 2004
  2. "Almost"
    Released: January 4, 2005
  3. "Ohio (Come Back to Texas)"
    Released: November 17, 2005

A Hangover You Don't Deserve is the fifth studio album by American rock band Bowling for Soup.[1] It was released on September 14, 2004 as their third album with Jive Records.[1] The first single, "1985", quickly became a Top 40 staple, peaking at No. 5 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]
Melodic3/5 stars[4]

Johnny Loftus, writing for AllMusic, praised the catchability of the first three tracks and Jaret Reddick's songwriting on songs like "Ohio (Come Back to Texas)", but was critical of the album containing typical pop punk production ("stuff like piano breaks, compressed vocals, and steppe farm chorus guitars") that made the band sound too close to similar bands like Goldfinger and Lit, saying that "most of the time it's very hard to hear Bowling for Soup around Hangover's radio and video-ready sheen."[2] Entertainment Weekly writer Brian Hiatt felt that tracks like "1985" weren't enough to sustain a whole album, saying that, "Like a lower-SATs version of Fountains of Wayne, the Texas quartet tries to write silly/clever lyrics to go atop their high-carb pop melodies. But too much of the humor (rhyming ”Miss Texas” with ”bigger breast-es”?) functions on a Jackass: The Band level."[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Almost" (*)Jaret Reddick, Butch Walker3:26
2."Trucker Hat" (*)Reddick, Walker3:01
3."1985" (*)Reddick, Mitch Allan, John Allen3:13
4."Get Happy"Reddick, Zac Maloy2:56
5."Ohio (Come Back to Texas)"Reddick, Maloy, Ted Bruner3:50
6."Ridiculous"Reddick, Casey Diiorio3:58
7."Shut-Up and Smile"Reddick, Maloy4:02
8."Last Call Casualty" (*)Reddick, Walker3:31
9."Next Ex-Girlfriend"Reddick, Jeff Coplan3:25
10."A-Hole"Reddick, Miles Zuniga3:56
11."My Hometown"Reddick3:02
12."Smoothie King"Reddick, Maloy4:01
13."Sad Sad Situation"Reddick, Zuniga, Tony Scalzo2:25
14."Really Might Be Gone"Reddick3:43
15."Down for the Count"Reddick3:37
16."Two-Seater" (**)Reddick, Maloy3:55
17."Friends O' Mine"Reddick, Zuniga, Scalzo2:22
43."Ohio" (Reprise)Reddick, Maloy, Bruner7:17
44."Belgium" (Boy Band Remix)Reddick2:28
Total length:58:23

Each version of the album, excluding the DualDisc version, has a number of tracks that are four to five seconds of complete silence, titled "[Blank]", between the last song and "Ohio (Reprise)". The number of tracks varies upon the version, but "Ohio (Reprise)" and "Belgium (Boy Band Remix)" are tracks 43 and 44 respectively on all versions.

U.K. Edition
18."Somebody Get My Mom" (not on first pressing)3:20
Total length:61:43
Japanese Edition
18."Somebody Get My Mom"3:20
19."Bipolar" (also appears on the Australian "1985" single and U.K. "1985" Single 1)2:39
Total length:64:22


1."Major Denial" (released on the Australian and U.K. "1985" Single 1 and 2)2:24
2."Make It Up to You" (released on the Australian "1985" single and U.K. "1985" 7" Vinyl)3:52
3."Girl All the Bad Guys Want (Kerrang! Radio Session)" (released on U.K. "Almost" single)3:27
4."Undertow" (released on Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies)3:31

DualDisc Version[edit]

CD side
  • Tracks 1-17 of standard edition
DVD side
  • Entire Album in 5.1 Surround Sound (including "Ohio (Reprise)" and "Belgium" (Boy Band Remix) as Tracks 18 and 19 respectively)
  • Entire Album In Stereo PCM
  • "1985" (video)
  • "Almost" (video)
  • "Ridiculous" (video)
  • "Two-Seater" (Acoustic) (video from RollingStone.com Originals)


Bowling for Soup[edit]


  • Co-Produced by Russ-T Cobb and Jaret Reddick except * and **
    • Produced by Butch Walker
  • Recorded and Mixed at Ruby Red Productions Atlanta, Georgia
  • Engineered and mixed by Russ-T Cobb except **
  • Assistant Engineer: Sean Loughlin
  • Project Coordinator: Christie Priode
      • Produced by Jaret Reddick Casey Diiorio
Recorded and Mixed by Casey Diiorio at Valve Studios, Dallas, Texas
  • Tracks 1 and 3 Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge at South Beach Studios, Miami, Florida
  • Mastered by Chaz Harper at Battery Mastering NYC
  • album photography by Jason Janik

Additional Musicians/Backing Vocals[edit]

  • Butch Walker
  • Russ-T Cobb
  • Joey Huffman
  • FFroe
  • Howie
  • Sim Klugerman
  • Sean Loughlin
  • JT Hall
  • Shelly Truesdell
  • Candice Leigh Andrews
  • Sybil Summers as the "ex" in "Down For The Count"


Album – Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 Billboard 200 37

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2004 "1985" Adult Top 40 5
The Billboard Hot 100 23
Top 40 Mainstream 10
Top 40 Tracks 13


  1. ^ a b "A List of the 11 BFS studio albums (for my twitter peeps)". January 5, 2011. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. "A Hangover You Don't Deserve - Bowling for Soup". AllMusic. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Hiatt, Brian (September 24, 2004). "A Hangover You Don't Deserve". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  4. ^ Roth, Kaj (July 3, 2005). "Bowling for Soup - A Hangover You Don't Deserve". Melodic. Retrieved July 17, 2017.

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