Almost (Bowling for Soup song)


"Almost" is a song by the American rock band Bowling for Soup. It was released on 4 January 2005 as the second single of the group's 2004 album A Hangover You Don't Deserve.

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Single by Bowling for Soup
from the album A Hangover You Don't Deserve
Released4 January 2005
StudioRed Ruby Productions
Atlanta, Georgia
GenrePop punk[1]
Songwriter(s)Jaret Reddick, Butch Walker
Producer(s)Butch Walker
Bowling for Soup singles chronology
"Ohio (Come Back to Texas)"

It tells the story of a young adult who goes through many "almost" experiences during his life, from almost making out with the homecoming queen to almost getting addicted to drugs. He shows remorse for not "making his move" earlier, and he "almost" wishes she loved him too.

Music videoEdit

A music video was released in the week of 7 March 2005, directed by Frank Borin and Ryan Smith (also known as "Smith N Borin"). The video shows the band in high school, attempting to get into sports in order to impress the girls there. This footage is intertwined with the band performing inside a high school gymnasium.


Chart (2005) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 46
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[2] 23
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[2] 17
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[2] 21


  1. ^ Pauker, Lance (22 January 2014). "49 Phenomenally Angsty Pop-Punk Songs From The 2000s You Forgot Existed". Thought Catalog. The Thought & Expression Co. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d A Hangover You Don't Deserve – Bowling for Soup: Awards > Billboard Singles at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 May 2013.

External linksEdit

  • "Bowling for Soup - Almost" at at the Wayback Machine (archived 13 August 2017)