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Simple Plan

Simple Plan is one of Canada's most successful punk-pop acts, featuring a lineup comprised of former high school pals Pierre Bouvier (vocals), Jeff Stinco (guitar), David Desrosiers (bass), Sebastien Lefebvre (guitar), and Chuck Comeau (drums). The quintet initially came together when Comeau and Bouvier founded Reset at age 13. Reset proved to be a modestly successful band in Canada, touring the country with other punk groups like MxPx, Ten Foot Pole, and Face to Face. A debut album followed in 1997; however, Comeau bowed out quietly to attend college. Two years later, Comeau pushed his studies to the back burner and returned to music, this time working with Stinco and Lefebvre to put a new group together. Meanwhile, Bouvier was still in charge of Reset, but he'd grown tired of being both a frontman and a guitarist. After he and Comeau reconnected at a Sugar Ray show in late 1999, Bouvier agreed to join Comeau's new project. Desrosiers, who briefly replaced Bouvier in Reset, was also asked to join the group, and Simple Plan was born. The band quickly hit the road and joined the annual Vans Warped Tour in 2001. By this point, Simple Plan had carved out a spunky, energetic punk sound, textured like Cheap Trick but raw like Pennywise. The following year, Simple Plan headed into the studio to capture the sound on tape. Good Charlotte's Joel Madden and Mark Hoppus of blink-182 joined Simple Plan during those sessions, and the end result was the fiery, fun No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls, which was released in early 2003 on Lava Records. The group took home a 2003 MuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice Favorite Canadian Group in June, and the album became a genuine success, selling over four million copies worldwide while going double-platinum in Canada and America. The Bob Rock-produced second album, Still Not Getting Any..., appeared the next year and also did quite well, scoring hits like "Crazy" and "Welcome to My Life." Simple Plan continued touring in support of both releases, and released the concert album Live from the Hard Rock in 2005. The band scaled back their touring schedule in 2006, looking to concentrate on writing new material instead. Simple Plan entered the studio in June 2007 to begin work on their third studio album, the self-titled Simple Plan, which appeared in February 2008. Although not an international best-seller like its two predecessors, the album still went platinum in Canada, where demand for the band's spunky pop songs remained strong. The band returned three years later with another album, Get Your Heart On!, which featured cameos from Rivers Cuomo, Natasha Bedingfield, and All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth. Its sequel, the EP Get Your Heart On - The Second Coming!, was released in 2013 in conjuction with a for-the-fans live recording, which was released as an online stream. In 2015, the band began to release singles to garner buzz for their fifth album (and first full-length in as many years), starting with the catchy '80s-vibed "Saturday." Although that song would not make it to the album, "Boom," "I Don't Wanna Be Sad," and "I Don't Wanna Go to Bed," which featured rapper Nelly, would all be included on Taking One for the Team (Atlantic), which was released in February 2016. Keeping in line with their brand of catchy pop punk, the release also featured appearances by New Found Glory singer Jordan Pundik, R. City, and Juliet Simms, the runner-up on season two of The Voice. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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  1.   Song
  2.   My Christmas List
  3.   Addicted
  4.   Christmas Everyday
  5.   I'd Do Anything
  6.   Welcome to My Life
  7.   Perfectly Perfect
  8.   Surrender
  9.   Save You
  10.   Perfect
  11.   Your Love Is a Lie
  12.   I Refuse
  13.   Singing in the Rain
  14.   Untitled (How Could This Happen to Me?)
  15.   Boom!
  16.   I'm Just a Kid
  17.   Grow Up
  18.   Crazy
  19.   Shut Up!
  20.   Generation
  21.   When I'm Gone
  22.   Me Against the World
  23.   You Suck at Love
  24.   Untitled
  25.   When I'm With You
  26.   Don't Wanna Think About You
  27.   Jump
  28.   Astronaut
  29.   Can't Keep My Hands Off You by Rivers Cuomo
  30.   You Don't Mean Anything
  31.   Opinion Overload
  32.   I Don't Wanna Be Sad
  33.   In
  34.   Jet Lag by Natasha Bedingfield
  35.   No Love
  36.   The Worst Day Ever
  37.   Everything Sucks
  38.   I Don't Wanna Go to Bed
  39.   Saturday
  40.   Try
  41.   Ordinary Life
  42.   This Song Saved My Life
  43.   Gone Too Soon
  44.   Freaking Me Out by Alex Gaskarth
  45.   What If
  46.   I Can Wait Forever
  47.   Take My Hand
  48.   Promise
  49.   Perfect World
  50.   Vacation
  51.   One Day
  52.   God Must Hate Me
  53.   My Alien
  54.   I Won't Be There
  55.   I Dream About You
  56.   Nostalgic
  57.   Kiss Me Like Nobody's Watching
  58.   The Heroes
  59.   Lucky One
  60.   The Rest of Us
  61.   Never Should Have Let You Go
  62.   Anywhere Else But Here
  63.   Running Out of Time
  64.   Holding On
  65.   One
  66.   Everytime
  67.   Thank You
  68.   Happy Together
  69.   Outta My System
  70.   Summer Paradise
  71.   Loser of the Year
  72.   Last One Standing
  73.   Time to Say Goodbye
  74.   The End
  75.   Crash and Burn
  76.   Meet You There
  77.   P.S. I Hate You
  78.   Farewell
  79.   Fire In My Heart
  80.   Problem Child