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Bowling For Soup (also known as BFS) is an American pop-punk band started in 1994 in Wichita Falls, Texas.Studio albums:
Bowling for Soup (1995)
Rock on, Honorable Ones!! (1997)
Let's Do It for Johnny!! (2000)
Drunk Enough to Dance (2002)
A Hangover You Don't Deserve (2004)
The Great Burrito Extortion Case (2006)
Sorry for Partyin (2009)
Fishin' for Woos (2011)
Merry Flippin' Christmas (2011)
Lunch. Drunk. Love (2013)
They also do the opening theme song for Phineas and Ferb, the movie theme for "Jimmy Neutron", the main theme for Sonic Unleashed, a cover of Modern English's "I Melt With You" for the Disney's Sky High, and a cover of A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)" for the opening of Saint Seiya's English dub. As of 2012, lead singer Jaret Reddick is the new voice of Chuck E. Cheese.Needs a Better Description
Bittersweet Ending: "Graduation Trip" ends with the singer and his girlfriend ultimately drifting apart, due to them getting together on a four-day-long trip and living in separate states, but it's clear there's no bitterness on either end, and the singer is glad to hear the girl is doing well.
Call Back: The hidden outro track on Great Burrito Extortion Case fades in after about a minute of silence at the end of "If You Come Back To Me", and consists of Studio Chatter discussing the subject of every other track on the album, over a loop of the jaunty "la-la-la-laaaaaa" chorus from "I'm Gay". Also, arguably, the reprise of "Ohio (Come Back to Texas)" on A Hangover You Don't Deserve, which continues the Long List of famous Texans who miss the singer's girlfriend from that song's breakdown.
Cover Version: “...Baby One More Time”; “Five O’Clock World”; “Gilligan’s Island Theme”; “I Melt With You”; “I Ran (So Far Away)”; “Jimmy Neutron Theme”; “Li’l Red Riding Hood”; “London Bridge”; “Sick Of Myself”; “Spanish Harlem”; “Speed Racer”; “Summer of ‘69”; "Circle"
"1985" is a song by their friends in SR-71. The Bowling for Soup version though is in a different key and has slight alterations to the lyrics to make the song less bitter and more of a celebration of The Eighties.
“Belgium”: A special case in that they themselves wrote and recorded the original, but continue to cover it in new styles as hidden tracks on their albums. Currently the alternate versions include acoustic, boy-band, and polka.
"Stacy's Mom:" Because everyone thought they did it anyway.
Deadpan Snarker: Their songs are normally quite cheerful, but they can also get impressively sarcastic.
Good Ol' Boy: Averted; the band are from Texas, but despite the majority of Texas being infamously homophobic, they, at multiple points throughout several songs, make it clear they love gay people. From wishing they were gay to avoid girl troubles to stating they have no problem with gay people while singing about how a friend calls them such when he comments how he loves him.
Heavy Meta: "Really Cool Dance Song", which is rife with Take That against meaningless, generic dance music.
Heterosexual Life-Partners: "BFFF" is essentially a love song from one partner to another, even saying "I'm tryin' to say I love you in a heterosexual way."
You'll tell the world I'm gay / when you hear me say / that I really and truly feel this way. / Not that there's anything wrong with being gay.
Potty Failure: One of the flashbacks in the music video of "High School Never Ends" shows a cheerleader acting friendly towards an awkward-looking boy while secretly slipping Ex-Lax into his drink. At the reunion, he gets revenge on her by eating various disgusting things to make himself puke all over her.
Subject 101: "Punk Rock 101", their ode to the Hot Topic generation.
"Rashomon"-Style: "I'll Always Remember You (That Way)" is about a past romantic tryst as narrated by the former lovers (emphasizing rather different details of the same event).
Silly Love Songs: "Smoothie King" despite some of its Anti-Love Song lyrics ("Love songs suck and fairy tales aren't true/And 'Happy ending: Hollywood' is not for me and you."). It's about finding that person who drives you crazy in all the right ways.