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Music: Simple Plan
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.

Discography

  • 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".
  • Fandom Nod: "This Song Saved My Life" essentially takes every message a fan had ever given the band about how their music has helped them in life, and puts it into musical form.
  • Five-Man Band: Duh.
  • 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 Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls follows up the sombre "Perfect" with "Grow Up", a perky song about not wanting to grow up.
    • Get Your Heart On! sandwiches the defiant "Last One Standing" between "Gone Too Soon" & "This Song Saved My Life".
  • 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"
  • What Could Have Been: "If I Die Tomorrow" by Mötley Crüe was originally written by Simple Plan for inclusion on Still Not Getting Any... but was left off the album as they didn't think it fit with the rest of the album. Producer Bob Rock took the song to Mötley Crüe knowing they wanted to include new material on their anthology album Red, White & Crüe, and Nikki Sixx made several lyrical & musical changes before recording.
  • Your Cheating Heart: "Your Love Is A Lie" is directed towards a cheating lover.
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