Good Charlotte (album)

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Good Charlotte
Good charlotte .jpg
Studio album by Good Charlotte
Released September 26, 2000 (US)
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Pop punk
Length 45:12
Label Daylight
Epic Records
Producer Don Gilmore (1–9; 11–14)
John Feldmann (10)
Good Charlotte chronology
Good Charlotte
The Young and the Hopeless
Singles from Good Charlotte
  1. "Little Things"
    Released: March 27, 2001
  2. "The Motivation Proclamation"
    Released: August 7, 2001
  3. "The Click"
    Released: 2001
  4. "Festival Song"
    Released: 2001
Japanese/re-release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (A-)[2]

Good Charlotte is the self-titled debut studio album by Good Charlotte released on September 26, 2000 in the US. The album was influenced by Lit's A Place in the Sun (1999).[3] It contains the song "Little Things", which was the first single ever released by the band. The album received mostly positive reviews. Good Charlotte is the only album to feature Aaron Escolopio on drums, who left after the album was made.

Track listing[edit]

Original version

All songs written by Benji and Joel Madden, except "Let Me Go" and "Seasons", co-written with Josh Ian.

No. Title Length
1. "Little Things"   3:23
2. "Waldorf Worldwide"   3:21
3. "The Motivation Proclamation"   3:36
4. "East Coast Anthem"   2:27
5. "Festival Song"   3:00
6. "Complicated"   2:49
7. "Seasons"   3:15
8. "I Don't Wanna Stop"   2:41
9. "I Heard You"   2:43
10. "Walk By"   2:42
11. "Let Me Go"   3:01
12. "Screamer"   3:36
13. "Change"   4:42
14. "Thank You Mom" (hidden track) 3:56
Total length:
2003 re-release

The 2003 re-release adds the track "The Click" and cuts the minute of silence that followed "Change" on the original (before the hidden track begins).


Date Chart Position
October 19, 2002 U.S. Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums[4] 1
September 2001 U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers[5] 13
October 2001 New Zealand Albums Chart[4] 12
April 2003 Japanese Albums Chart 23


Country Awarding body Sales Certification
United Kingdom BPI 60,000 Silver[6]
United States RIAA 500,000 Gold[7]


Good Charlotte

  • Joel Madden - lead vocals
  • Benji Madden - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Billy Martin - rhythm guitar, additional backing vocals on "Little Things"
  • Paul Thomas - bass guitar, additional backing vocals on "Little Things"
  • Aaron Escolopio - drums, additional backing vocals on "Little Things"


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ Hiltbrand, David (October 13, 2000). "Music Review: 'Good Charlotte' Review". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  3. ^ Sayce 2014, p. 36
  4. ^ a b "Chart Data: Good Charlotte". Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Good Charlotte - Good Charlotte | Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "BPI - Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2014-08-13.  Enter "Good Charlotte" into the search bar; for "Search By", select "Artist"; for "By Format", select "Album"; tick the "Exact match" box and click search.
  7. ^ RIAA USA. Enter "Good Charlotte" into the "Artist Name" field under the Advanced drop down menu for exact match.
  • Sayce, Rob (June 2014). Bird, Ryan, ed. "Hall of Fame: A Place in the Sun". Rock Sound (London: Freeway Press Inc.) (187). ISSN 1465-0185. 

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