No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls

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No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls
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Studio album by Simple Plan
Released March 19, 2002
Recorded July 2001 - February 2002
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 46:42
Label Lava, Atlantic
Producer Arnold Lanni
Simple Plan chronology
No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls
(2002)
Live in Japan 2002
(2003)
Singles from No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls
  1. "I'm Just a Kid"
    Released: February 19, 2002
  2. "I'd Do Anything"
    Released: October 8, 2002
  3. "Addicted"
    Released: June 3, 2003
  4. "Perfect"
    Released: August 26, 2003

No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls is the debut studio album by French-Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan.

Release[edit]

It was released on March 19, 2002[2] on Atlantic Records. The band released four singles from the album. The album features two collaborations, with Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and Mark Hoppus of Blink-182. From June to August 2003, the group went on the 2003 edition of Warped Tour.[3]

In Japan, a limited edition CD + DVD combination was released first. Videos for "I'm Just a Kid", "I'd Do Anything", and "Addicted" were included on the DVD.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
IGN 6/10 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[6]

The album peaked at number 8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and was certified double platinum. The album peaked at number 35 on the United States Billboard 200, and at number 2 on the US catalog albums chart.[7] In Australia it reached number 29, with a certification of platinum in that region.

The record was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of two million copies.[8]

The album was included at number 47 on Rock Sound's "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.[9] BuzzFeed included the album at number 22 on their "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die" list.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I'd Do Anything" (featuring Mark Hoppus) 3:17
2. "The Worst Day Ever"   3:27
3. "You Don't Mean Anything" (featuring Joel Madden) 2:28
4. "I'm Just a Kid"   3:18
5. "When I'm with You"   2:37
6. "Meet You There"   4:14
7. "Addicted"   3:52
8. "My Alien"   3:08
9. "God Must Hate Me"   2:44
10. "I Won't Be There"   3:09
11. "One Day"   3:15
12. "Perfect"   4:37
Total length:
46:42

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[11] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[12] 2× Platinum 200,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[13] Gold 7,500^
United States (RIAA)[14] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Simple Plan Less Simple On Second Album MTV. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Abbey Goodman (2002-03-19). "Simple Plan Album & Song Chart History". MTV Networks. 
  3. ^ Staff (January 14, 2003). "Used, Simple Plan, Rancid, Distillers On Warped Tour '03". MTV. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ Kristel, Todd (2002-03-19). "AllMusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  5. ^ "No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls". IGN. 2004-09-28. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  6. ^ "No Helmets No Pads... Just Balls : Simple Plan : Review". Rolling Stone. 2007-08-25. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Simple Plan Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. 
  8. ^ "RIAA Database Search for Simple Plan" Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on August 17, 2008.
  9. ^ Bird, ed. 2014, p. 69
  10. ^ Sherman, Maria; Broderick, Ryan (July 2, 2013). "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F----ing Die". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Simple Plan – No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls". Music Canada. 
  13. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Simple Plan – No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls". Recorded Music NZ. 
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Simple Plan – No Pads, No Helmets". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Sources
  • 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. 

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