Simple Plan is a French-Canadian Pop Punk
band from Montréal, Québec. Formed in 1999 by Chuck Comeau (Drums), Jeff Stinco (Lead Guitar) & Sébastien Lefebvre (Guitar), with Pierre Bouvier (Vocals) & David Desrosiers (Bass) joining later on, both leaving the band Reset to do so - Ironically, Comeau & Bouvier formed Reset, and Desrosiers joined the band as Bouvier's replacment following his departure.
- No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls (2002)
- Live in Japan 2002 (2003)
- Still Not Getting Any... (2004)
- MTV Hard Rock Live (2005)
- Simple Plan (2008)
- Get Your Heart On! (2011)
- Get Your Heart On - The Second Coming! (2013)
Simple Plan have shown examples of the following tropes:
- Butt Monkey: "God Must Hate Me" is written from the perspective of one.
- The Cameo:
- Patrick Langlois, a friend of the band, in all of their music videos up to "Save You".
- Perez Hilton in the video for "When I'm Gone".
- Getting Crap Past the Radar:
- The first line in "Addicted"
"I'm a dick, I'm a-dic-ted to you"
- Growing Up Sucks: Main theme in songs like "I'm Just A Kid".
- I Just Want to Be Special: "Ordinary Life"
- Interspecies Romance: "My Alien"
- Long Runner Line Up: Type 1, the same line-up since 1999.
- Mood Whiplash:
- No Title: "Untitled" from Still Not Getting Any... although it was later retitled "Untitled (How Could This Happen To Me?)"
- Nobody Loves the Bassist: Averted; David receives a similar reaction from girls to what lead singer Pierre does.
- Precision F-Strike:
- In the unedited version of "Your Love Is A Lie" - The edited version replaces it with "touched"
And did you think about me when he fucked you?
- When performing "You Suck At Love" in concert - The recorded version covers it up with a "Woah"
Yeah, you were such an awesome fuck,
But you suck at love
- Special Guest:
- Mark Hoppus on "I'd Do Anything"
- Joel Madden on "You Don't Mean Anything"
- Rivers Cuomo on "Can't Keep My Hands Off You"
- Natasha Bedingfield, Marie-Mai, Kelly Cha & Tantri of Kotak on various versions of "Jet Lag"
- K'naan, Sean Paul, MKTO & Taka of One OK Rock on various versions of "Summer Paradise"
- Alex Gaskarth on "Freaking Me Out"
- Trash the Set: "Addicted" features the band destroying an apartment, through the power of rock.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: "Perfect"
- Your Cheating Heart: "Your Love Is A Lie" is directed towards a cheating lover.