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".
  • 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"
  • Your Cheating Heart: "Your Love Is A Lie" is directed towards a cheating lover.