Let's Do It for Johnny!


Let's Do It for Johnny
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 16, 2000
GenrePop punk
52:03 (Japanese Edition)
50:39 (Australian Edition)
Bowling for Soup chronology
Tell Me When to Whoa
Let's Do It for Johnny
Drunk Enough to Dance
Singles from Let's Do It for Johnny!!
  1. "The Bitch Song"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Suckerpunch"
    Released: 2000
  3. "Pictures He drew"
    Released: 2001
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Let's Do It for Johnny is the third studio album by American rock band Bowling for Soup, released on May 16, 2000, by Jive Records.[2] It was recorded at Reel Time Audio in Denton, Texas, about 100 miles from where the band was formed in Wichita Falls, and featured the group's first hit, "The Bitch Song." The album name is a reference to The Outsiders. It is the first album with Gary Wiseman on drums. The album also features a cover of Bryan Adams' "Summer of '69".

The band re-recorded several of their older songs for this album. Tracks 6, 7, and 8 appeared on the album Rock on Honorable Ones!!, tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, and 9 originally appeared on the EP Tell Me When to Whoa, and track 8 appeared on both Rock on Honorable Ones!! and Tell Me When to Whoa.

Production and recording

It was announced in a band newsletter on July 2, 1999 that drummer Lance Morrill decided to quit the band to focus on the family life after recently getting married. Longtime friend Gary Wiseman would be welcomed as the bands new drummer and would soon get to work recording a new album.
On January 12, 2000 the band made it known that they have been in the recording studio and that they have signed to Jive Records. The title was first mentioned as "Let's Do It For Jonnie" but Jonnie was later changed to Johnny for unknown reasons. The title takes its name from the 1983 Francis Ford Coppola film "The Outsiders".
Tracks such as "Belgium", "Scope", and "The Bitch Song" were remixed from previous albums by Matt Wallace of Everlast and Faith No More fame.
Additionally the band recorded a song "The Greatest Day" for a penned Tiger Woods video game.

Track listing

1."Suckerpunch"Jaret Reddick3:18
2."The Bitch Song"Reddick3:23
3."Pictures He Drew"Reddick3:23
4."Dance with You"Reddick3:30
5."You and Me"Reddick4:06
6."Scope"Reddick, Eric Delegard3:32
8."Belgium"J. Erik Chandler, Reddick, Delegard3:24
11."Hang On"Reddick3:37
12."Summer of '69"Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance3:05
13."All Figured Out"Reddick4:14
Total length:44:34
Japanese Edition
Total length:52:03
Australian Edition
Total length:50:39


Bowling for Soup made two singles of this album in 2000.

  • "The Bitch Song" has a video, where the band is playing the song in a prison, while Jaret remembers the good moments with his girlfriend, whom he calls a bitch.
  • "Suckerpunch" has no video, but the band considers this song as a single and plays it in all their live concerts.


Bowling for Soup:


  • Produced by Eric Delegard
  • Co-Produced by Jaret Reddick
  • Engineered by Eric Delegard at Reel Time Audio, Denton, TX
  • Mixed by Tom Soares at Electric Lady Studios, NYC Except "The Bitch Song" Mixed by Matt Wallace at Encore Studios, Burbank, CA
  • Recording Assistant: Michael England
  • Mix Assistants: Shinobu Mitsuoka and James McCrone
  • Drum Techs: Rob Avsharian and Matt Thompson
  • Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC

Additional musicians:

  • Casey Diiorio — Guitars on "Pictures He Drew" and "Boulevard"
  • Matt Slider and Eric Delegard — Vocals on "All Figured Out"
  • Joe Cripps — percussion on "Pictures He Drew," "Scope," "Dances With You," "Belgium," "Hang On" and "All Figured Out"
  • Mike Duffy — Percussion on "The Bitch Song"
  • Michel England — Guitar on "All Figured Out"
  • Management: Jeff Roe for FFroe Management
  • For Booking: Michael Arfin for QBQ Entertainment
  • Gilbert Garza: Stage Manager
  • Sweet Charlie: Merchandise and Assistant to Mr. Von Erich
  • Legal Representation: Mike McKoy - Serling, Rooks and Ferrara


  1. ^ Tate, Jason. "AbsolutePunk - Bowling for Soup / Let's Do It for Johnny". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved July 15, 2016.[dead link]
  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.

External links

  • Let's Do It for Johnny! at YouTube (streamed copy where licensed)