Girl All the Bad Guys Want

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"Girl All the Bad Guys Want"
Girl All The Bad Guys Want.jpg
Single by Bowling for Soup
from the album Drunk Enough to Dance
Released 2002
Format CD
Recorded Tree Studios
Atlanta, Georgia
Genre Pop punk, power pop
Length 3:17
Label
Songwriter(s) Jaret Reddick, Butch Walker
Producer(s) Butch Walker
Bowling for Soup singles chronology
"Suckerpunch"
(2000)
"Girl All the Bad Guys Want"
(2002)
"Emily"
(2002)

"Suckerpunch"
(2000)
"Girl All the Bad Guys Want"
(2002)
"Emily"
(2002)
Alternative cover
GirlAllTheBadGuysWant2.jpg

"Girl All the Bad Guys Want" is a single by American rock band Bowling for Soup, from their 2002 album, Drunk Enough to Dance. The song reached #8 on the UK Singles Chart and #64 on the US Hot 100, and was nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award for "Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo".

"Girl All the Bad Guys Want" came after a dry spell for the band and was followed by the popular album A Hangover You Don't Deserve, leading frontman Jaret Reddick to refer to it as "the career-saving song" on MTV.[1]

The song was written by Butch Walker (formerly of Marvelous 3), who has also written songs for Avril Lavigne and SR-71.

Music video[edit]

The music video featured the band in various spoofs of nu metal bands' videos, such as Staind's "It's Been Awhile" and Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff", both of which were directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst. Three guys dressed as Corey Taylor, Joey Jordison and Shawn Crahan from Slipknot make appearances at the end of the video, where they knock out Reddick dressed as Durst, a reference to the feud between Slipknot and Limp Bizkit at the time. Guitarist Chris Burney also dresses in a parody of Wes Borland's unconventional stage attire and makeup. The video is inter cut between these scenes and scenes of a girl, played by Lindy Christopher and possibly the girl Reddick sings about, watching the band on TVs displayed in a store through the front window.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 64
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40[3] 17
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[4] 38
US Billboard Adult Top 40[5] 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowling For Soup - Girl All The Bad Guys Want (Acoustic)". YouTube. April 6, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Bowling for Soup Album & Song Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "Bowling for Soup Album & Song Chart History – Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "Bowling for Soup Album & Song Chart History – Alternative Song". Billboard. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Bowling for Soup Album & Song Chart History – Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved May 3, 2013.

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