Punk Rock 101

Summary

"Punk Rock 101"
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Single by Bowling for Soup
from the album Drunk Enough to Dance
ReleasedMay 20, 2003 (2003-05-20)
Length3:08
Label
Songwriter(s)Jaret Reddick, Butch Walker
Producer(s)Butch Walker
Bowling for Soup singles chronology
"Emily"
(2002)
"Punk Rock 101"
(2003)
"Here We Go"
(2004)

"Punk Rock 101" is a song by American rock band Bowling for Soup. It appeared on the second release of their 2002 album Drunk Enough to Dance. "Punk Rock 101" was released to radio on May 20, 2003. The single peaked at number 43 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song appeared on the video games NHL 2004 and Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This at Home. It also appeared on the film Zoom.

Allusions

  • The line "But Fat Mike's his hero" references Fat Mike, the bassist and vocalist for the punk rock band NOFX.
  • The lyric "Like Tommy and Gina/They're living on a prayer" is an allusion to lyrics from Bon Jovi's song "Livin' on a Prayer".* Bon Jovi themselves are also mentioned in the lyric "She left him for staring at girls and not caring when she cried cause she thought Bon Jovi broke up."

Charts

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Scotland (OCC)[1] 44
UK Singles (OCC)[2] 43
UK Indie (OCC)[3] 6
UK Rock and Metal (OCC)[4] 6

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States May 20, 2003 (2003-05-20) Rock radio Zomba [5]
United Kingdom August 25, 2003 (2003-08-25) CD Music for Nations [6]

References

  1. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. August 23, 2003. p. 23. Retrieved September 8, 2021.