What the Hell Happened to Me?

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What the Hell Happened to Me?
Adam Sandler-What the Hell Happened to Me (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Adam Sandler
ReleasedFebruary 13, 1996
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerAdam Sandler
Adam Sandler chronology
They're All Gonna Laugh at You!
What the Hell Happened to Me?
What's Your Name?

What the Hell Happened to Me? is the second studio album by Adam Sandler.[1] It contains the official recording of "The Chanukah Song" (recorded live at UCSB), which has become a holiday staple and one of the best-known works by Sandler. The song hit #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #25 on the US Modern Rock charts. The album spent 57 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and peaked at #18.[2] The album also has been certified double-platinum, and as of 2011, has sold over 2,124,000 copies in the US. That makes it the best-selling comedy album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.[3] The "Excited Southerner" skits on the album are early versions of what would end up being his character 'Bobby Boucher' in 1998's The Waterboy.

Sandler went on a 21-day US tour to support the album,[4] complete with a live backing band. The live performance from June 29, 1996 was aired as an hour long special on HBO.[5]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

1."Joining the Cult"2:52
3."Ode to My Car"3:55
4."The Excited Southerner Orders a Meal"0:45
5."The Goat"8:51
6."The Chanukah Song"3:44
7."The Excited Southerner Gets Pulled Over"1:04
8."The Hypnotist"8:02
9."Steve Polychronopolous"3:11
10."The Excited Southerner at a Job Interview"1:10
11."Do It for Your Mama"5:23
12."Crazy Love"3:56
13."The Excited Southerner Meets Mel Gibson"1:08
14."The Adventures of the Cow"5:04
15."Dip Doodle"3:48
16."The Excited Southerner Proposes to a Woman"1:03
17."Memory Lane"2:43
18."Mr. Bake-O"4:06
19."Sex or Weight Lifting"7:06
20."What the Hell Happened to Me?"2:26

Tracks in bold are songs.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 18
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)[7] 17

Songs chart positions[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
Hot 100
Adult Pop
"The Chanukah Song" 1996 80 28


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[11] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

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


  1. ^ "Allmusic.com - What The Hell Happened to Me?". Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  2. ^ "BIllboard.com - What the Hell Happened to Me?". Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  3. ^ http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/74368/week-ending-may-22-2011-albums-21916/
  4. ^ "Adam Sandler at Encyclopedia.com (Google cache)". Encyclopedia.com. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  5. ^ Gotz, Stu. "Concert Review from June 29, 1996". Entertainment Ave. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Adam Sandler Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  7. ^ "Adam Sandler Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "Adam Sandler Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  9. ^ "Adam Sandler Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  10. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&se=Adam+Sandler+#search_section
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Adam Sandler – What the Hell Happened to Me?". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.