Drunk Enough to Dance


Drunk Enough to Dance
The cover consists of four men goofing around in powder blue tuxedos.
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 6, 2002
StudioTree Sound Studios
Ruby Red Studios
Sonica Recording
Big Time Audio
GenrePop punk
Bowling for Soup chronology
Let's Do It for Johnny!
Drunk Enough to Dance
A Hangover You Don't Deserve
Singles from Drunk Enough to Dance
  1. "Girl All the Bad Guys Want"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Emily"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Punk Rock 101"
    Released: May 20, 2003

Drunk Enough to Dance is the fourth studio album and second major label album by American rock band Bowling for Soup. It was recorded from 2001 to 2002 at Tree Sound Studios and Sonica Recording in Atlanta and Big Time Audio in Dallas.

Production and recording

After a UK, Canada and mid-west U.S. tour to promote their latest album "Let's Do It For Johnny" the band ventured out to film the new Britney Spears film Crossroads. After filming they would head to Atlanta in October 2001 to record their next new album. The album was produced by Butch Walker, formerly of Marvelous 3.
In a newsletter from the band on January 9, 2002 Reddick said they "recorded 14 songs and that the album would contain a bonus track "Greatest Day"...and hopefully a song or two that Butch and I write next month...the import will have three more song that we did here in Dallas last month."[1]


It was released August 6, 2002 through Jive Records.[2] The single, "Girl All the Bad Guys Want," was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2003 in the "Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal" category.

A re-release in 2003 added: "Punk Rock 101"; a cover of 1980s new wave band A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)"; and "Star Song". There is an acoustic version of the song "Belgium" at the very end of the album.

"Punk Rock 101" was released as a radio single on May 20, 2003.[3] Between late June and early August, the group appeared on the Warped Tour.[4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[5]
Melodic3/5 stars[6]

The album was included in Rock Sound's 101 Modern Classics list at number 63.[7] The album was included at number 32 on Rock Sound's "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.[8] BuzzFeed included the album at number 28 on their "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die" list.[9]

Track listing

1."I Don't Wanna Rock"Jaret Reddick3:04
3."Girl All the Bad Guys Want" (*)Reddick, Butch Walker3:18
4."On and On (About You)"Reddick3:10
5."Surf Colorado"Reddick3:54
6."Life After Lisa" (**)Reddick, Walker3:09
7."Where to Begin"Reddick5:20
8."The Last Rock Show"Reddick1:29
10."The Hard Way"Reddick3:10
11."Out the Window"Reddick3:21
12."Cold Shower Tuesdays"Reddick3:36
13."Running from Your Dad"Reddick3:38
14."Scaring Myself"Reddick3:32
15."She's Got a Boyfriend"Reddick3:51
16."Greatest Day" (***)Reddick3:15
17."Non-Musical Silence"  
18."Belgium" (acoustic)Reddick4:46
Total length:58:56

Each version of the album has a number tracks that are five-to-six seconds of complete silence, titled "[Blank]," between the last song and "Belgium." The number of blank tracks varies upon the version, but "Belgium" is track 28 on all versions except for the Japanese Edition, where it is on track 20 after "Other Girls". There is about 1 minute of silence in between both songs.

Bonus tracks
UK edition
18."(Is the World) World Falling Apart" (also appears on U.K. Promo)Reddick3:38
Total length:62:34
Japanese edition
19."Other Girls" (also appears on U.K. and Australian "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" single)Reddick3:49
Total length:62:41
2003 re-release
18."Punk Rock 101" (Special Bonus Track *)Reddick, Walker3:10
19."I Ran (So Far Away)" (Extra Special Bonus Track ****)Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley, Paul Reynolds2:35
20."Star Song" (Now This is a Super Extra Special Bonus Track *****)Reddick, Walker3:29
Total length:68:03
1."Change My Mind" (released on the U.K. "Emily" single)3:48


Bowling for Soup:


* Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge
** Additional Engineering by John Briglevich; Mixed by Tom Soares
*** Produced by Jaret Reddick; Engineering by Steve Browne; Mixed by Tom Soares
**** Produced by Rhys Fulber; Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge
***** Mixed by Chris Shaw
  • Basic Tracks Recorded at Tree Studios, Atlanta, except "Punk Rock 101," "I Ran (So Far Away)" and "Star Song" Recorded at Ruby Red Studios, Atlanta, "Life After Lisa" Recorded at Sonica Recording, Atlanta and "Greatest Day" Recorded at Big Time Audio, Dallas.
  • Overdubs Recorded at Ruby Red Studios, Atlanta, except "Life After Lisa" Recorded at Sonica Recording and "Greatest Day" Recorded at Big Time Audio
  • Mixed at Stonehenge at ZAC Recording, Atlanta, except "Girl All the Bad Guys Want," "Punk Rock 101" and "I Ran (So Far Away)," Mixed at South Beach Studios, Miama, "Star Song" Mixed at Avatar Studios, NYC, "Life After Lisa" Mixed at Streetlight Studios, NYC and "Greatest Day" Mixed at Electric Lady Studios, New York
  • Mastered by Chaz Harper at Battery Mastering, New York
  • General Assistant to Butch Walker: Christie Priode
  • Assistant Engineers:
Tree Sound - Rus-T Cobb and Robert Hannon
Stonehenge at ZAC Recording: Rus-T Cobb and Jon Oullette
Second Engineer: Ari Newman
Sonica Recording: Mike Schneider
Streetlight Studios: Tim Obremski
Electric Lady: Shinobu Mitsuoka
Ruby Red Studios: Rus-T Cobb
Avatar Studios: Ross Petersen
  • Percussion, piano, Hammond and additional guitars by Butch Walker Additional vocal on "Life After Lisa" by Butch Walker
  • Additional Backing Vocals on "I Don't Wanna Rock" and "Running from Your Dad" by FFroe and Howie
  • Keyboards on "I Ran (So Far Away)" by Jamie Muhoberac
  • Management: Jeff Roe for FFroe
  • Legal Representation: Mike McKoy - Serling, Rooks, Ferrara
  • Road Crew: Sweet Charlie, Greg Lobdell



Year Chart Position
2002 Heatseekers 2
2003 The Billboard 200 129
Top Heatseekers 2


Year Single Chart Position
2002 "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" Modern Rock Tracks 38
2003 Adult Top 40 39
The Billboard Hot 100 64
Top 40 Mainstream 17
Top 40 Tracks 25


  • A ^ Featured in frontman Jaret Reddick's seventh Bowling for Soup podcast, released March 10, 2010.


  1. ^ . January 9, 2002 http://www.bowlingforsoup.com/johnnynotes.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "A List of the 11 BFS studio albums (for my twitter peeps)". January 5, 2011. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
  3. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Final Band List Announced". Warped Tour. February 6, 2003. Archived from the original on October 3, 2003. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Allmusic review
  6. ^ Wippsson, Johan (October 10, 2010). "Bowling for Soup - Drunk Enough to Dance". Melodic. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Rock Sound's 101 Modern Classics: 74 - 50". Rock Sound Magazine. June 27, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  8. ^ Bird, ed. 2014, p. 70
  9. ^ Sherman, Maria; Broderick, Ryan (July 2, 2013). "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F----ing Die". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (September 2014). "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (191). ISSN 1465-0185.

External links

  • Drunk Enough to Dance at YouTube (streamed copy where licensed)