Hopeless Romantic (The Bouncing Souls album)

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Hopeless Romantic
The Bouncing Souls - Hopeless Romantic cover.jpg
Studio album by The Bouncing Souls
Released May 4, 1999 (1999-05-04)
Recorded 1999
Genre Punk rock
Length 39:58
Label Epitaph
Producer Thom Wilson
The Bouncing Souls chronology
Tie One On
(1998)Tie One On1998
Hopeless Romantic
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
(2001)How I Spent My Summer Vacation2001

Hopeless Romantic is the fourth full-length studio album by New Jersey punk band The Bouncing Souls. It was released in 1999 on Epitaph. The album finds the band experimenting with tempos and genres, all while maintaining the energetic punk sound of their previous albums. Hopeless Romantic contains fan favorites like "Kid", "¡Olé!", and the ballad "Night on Earth."


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The album was included at number 31 on Rock Sound's "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by The Bouncing Souls except where noted.

  1. "Hopeless Romantic" – 2:12
  2. "'87" – 3:27
  3. "Kid" – 2:50
  4. "Fight to Live" – 2:58
  5. "Bullying the Jukebox" – 3:48
  6. "You're So Rad" – 1:19
  7. "Night on Earth" – 4:54
  8. "Monday Morning Ant Brigade" – 2:24
  9. "¡Olé!" (Armath, J. Deja, The Bouncing Souls) – 3:04
  10. "Undeniable" – 2:37
  11. "Wish Me Well (You Can Go to Hell)" – 2:56
  12. "It's Not the Heat, It's the Humanity" – 2:14
  13. "The Whole Thing" – 5:13


  • The song "Kid" contains a reference to the 1980s movie "The Breakfast Club"
  • ¡Olé! was the theme music for professional wrestler El Generico before he was signed to WWE. It was also used as an entrance theme for former WWE wrestler, CM Punk in his indies days.
  • Seminal Australian punk radio show Bullying The Jukebox takes its title from track 5 of the disc.
  • ¡Olé! also appeared in NHL 11.


  • Greg Attonito – vocals
  • Pete Steinkopf – guitar
  • Bryan Keinlen – bass, artwork
  • Shal Khichi – drums
  • Kara Weathington – vocals on "Wish Me Well (You Can Go To Hell)"
  • Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Chris Manning – assistant engineer
  • Eddy Shreyer – technician


  1. ^ Hopeless Romantic at AllMusic
  2. ^ Bird, ed. 2014, p. 71
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (September 2014). "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (191). ISSN 1465-0185.