Perfect (Simple Plan song)

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For other uses, see Perfect (disambiguation).
Single by Simple Plan
from the album No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls
Released August 26, 2003
Length 4:37
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Simple Plan
Simple Plan singles chronology
"Don't Wanna Think About You"

"Perfect" is the fourth and final single taken from Simple Plan's debut album, No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls.

The acoustic version of the song was featured on the soundtrack of the 2004 comedy film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen which stars Lindsay Lohan. The album version was featured in the game Karaoke Revolution Volume 2.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Perfect" - 4:37
  2. "Perfect (Acoustic Version)" - 4:30
  3. "Happy Together"
  4. "Perfect" (Video) - 4:34

Music video[edit]

In the music video of the single, the band are playing on the roof of a house. Throughout the video, it shows how teens are trying to escape such pressure by letting everything out, and finally realizing that they can't keep their pain in any longer.

In an acoustic version of the song, the band are seen talking before they play. Bassist David Desrosiers says 'This is about me' before the band starts to play.

The music video was directed by Liz Friedlander.

Chart performance[edit]

"Perfect" became Simple Plan's biggest hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #24 on the chart dated December 20, 2003. It was also another top 10 hit in Australia, peaking at number 6. The song also reached the top five of the American Top 40. It was #1 in Brazil in 2006, when its live version was released. The song was also used in an episode of Girlfriends.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 5
Australian ARIA Charts[1] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 24
US Billboard Adult Top 40 Tracks[2] 24
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[2] 5
New Zealand RIANZ Chart[3] 14

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (2004) Position
Australian ARIA Charts[1] 32


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[4] Platinum 70,000^

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


  1. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Discography Simple Plan". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Simple Plan. "Simple Plan - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Simple Plan - Perfect". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 

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