Sorry for Partyin'


Sorry for Partyin'
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 12, 2009
RecordedApril–July 2009
Austin, Texas
GenrePop punk[1]
Bowling for Soup chronology
Bowling for Soup: Live and Very Attractive
Sorry for Partyin'
Playlist: The Very Best of Bowling for Soup
Singles from Sorry for Partyin'
  1. "My Wena[2]"
    Released: July 28, 2009[3]
  2. "No Hablo Inglés[2]"
    Released: 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores

Sorry for Partyin' is the seventh studio album by American pop punk band Bowling for Soup. It is the band's sixth and final album to be released by Jive Records.[7] It was released on October 12, 2009. It debuted at No. 104 on the Billboard 200 and No. 47 on Rock albums.[8] No single was released to the radio for the album.[9]

Production and recording

The band began working on the album in January 2009[10] in Austin, Texas by working with people like Linus of Hollywood, Scott Reynolds, Tony Scalzo, Parry Gripp and Kim Shattuck.[11][12]
The band entered the studio on January 21 with 18 demos and a list of names for possible guest appearances. The band recorded for over a month, recording 18 tracks and finished recording in early March 2009. One local Austin, Texas fan by the name of Lindsay was selected by the band to sit in during the recording process with the purpose of providing studio updates that would be posted for the band's official website.[13] The recording process began with Gary's drumming sessions, "I Can't Stand L.A." was the first titled song published. Also that month Erik recorded bass for "I Don't Wish You Were Dead Anymore" and "America(Wake Up Amy).[11][14] Guitars were recorded for "Choke", "If Only", and "BFFF" on January 31. In February "Goodbye Friend" and 4 more songs were recorded on guitar then Jaret would start the vocal tracks. Scott Reynold of the band ALL would stop by to discuss singing on the album.[15]

Afterward, the band left Austin to record the B-sides for the album in their hometown.

Bowling for Soup recorded 27 songs for the album as of June 2009.[16] On August 8, Jaret posted on Twitter that the band had enough songs for a double album, but will only be putting 12-14 of those songs onto this album.

In promotion for the album, the band embarked on a tour titled the "Party in Your Pants Tour."[17] The tour only had dates scheduled in the UK beginning on October 17, 2009, in Glasgow and ending on October 29, 2009, in London.[17]

Track listing

1."A Really Cool Dance Song"Jaret Reddick, Linus of Hollywood3:44
2."No Hablo Inglés"Reddick, Linus of Hollywood3:30
3."My Wena"Reddick, Linus of Hollywood2:50
4."Only Young"Reddick, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz3:46
5."I Don't Wish You Were Dead Anymore"Reddick, Tony Scalzo2:46
7."Me With No You"Reddick, Zac Maloy3:44
8."Hooray for Beer"Reddick, Linus of Hollywood3:27
9."America (Wake Up Amy)" (featuring Scott Reynolds and Parry Gripp)Reddick3:26
10."If Only"Reddick3:39
11."I Gotchoo"Reddick, Linus of Hollywood3:44
12."Love Goes Boom"Reddick, Maloy4:09
13."I Can't Stand L.A."Reddick2:50
14."Belgium Polka" (hidden track on US edition; featuring Brave Combo)Reddick3:35
Total length:50:02
Bonus tracks
U.S. deluxe digital download
15."I Just Wanna Be Loved"4:20
17."Everything to Me"3:52
Total length:65:56
U.S. deluxe digital download
15."I Just Wanna Be Loved"4:20
17."Everything to Me"3:52
18."Reality" (bonus track on only[18])3:30
UK edition
15."I Just Wanna Be Loved" 4:20
16."Walk of Shame" 3:57
17."Amateur Night" 3:51
18."I Gotchoo (Other Version)"Reddick, Linus of Hollywood3:34
Total length:65:40
Japanese edition
15."My Girlfriend Sucks"3:21
Total length:53:23
1."Amateur Night[19]" (Bowling for Soup decided to give out a new song titled "Amateur Night" for free on their street team site for a limited time. When opened with iTunes the album comes up as Sorry For B-sides. Also available on the U.K. version of the album) 3:52
2."I'll Always Remember You (That Way)" (featuring Kim Shattuck of The Muffs; released as part of the My Wena EP) 3:40
3."Goodbye Friend" (released as part of the My Wena EP. The song was also made available as a free download on the band's official online store in memory of Jeff "FFroe" Roe from December 17–18, 2009) 3:51
4."Girl All The Bad Guys Want (Acoustic Version)" (from Sorry For Partyin' Instant Downloads when you pre-order the CD from the band's website) 3:35
5."My Wena (Acoustic)" (from Sorry For Partyin' Instant Downloads when you pre-order the CD from the band's website) 2:43
6."Mediocre[A]" (demo)Reddick, Linus of Hollywood3:11

Singles and videos

My Wena EP
BFSMy Wena.jpg
EP by
Bowling for Soup
ReleasedAugust 7, 2009[20]
RecordedApril–July 2009
Austin, Texas
GenrePop punk
ProducerLinus of Hollywood, Jaret Reddick

According to frontman Jaret Reddick in his ninth Bowling for Soup podcast, "No Hablo Inglés" was supposed to be released to radio stations in January 2010 as the album's first single. However, Bowling for Soup was dropped from Jive Records shortly after the release of Sorry for Partyin' and because of this, songs like "My Wena" and "No Hablo Inglés" that had released music videos were not released as radio singles.[9]

My Wena

The song "My Wena" first previewed on May 5, 2009, on the Lex and Terry show. A music video for the song was filmed and the video was released on July 21, 2009.[3] The song was released to iTunes on July 28, 2009.[21] An EP featuring the song, titled the My Wena EP was released digitally August 7, 2009.[20] A clean version of the "My Wena" video (later titled the "Puppy Version") was released on the band's official YouTube page on August 28, 2009.[22]

My Wena EP
1."My Wena"Reddick, Linus of Hollywood2:49
2."I'll Always Remember You (That Way)" (featuring Kim Shattuck of The Muffs) 3:40
3."Goodbye Friend" 3:51

No Hablo Inglés

The song "No Hablo Inglés" first premiered to members on the BFS Army site to those who had contributed, the page claims this is the first single.[23]

The music video for the song is a parody of the As seen on TV infomercials. In the video, Jaret Reddick stands in front of a TV studio audience and portrays a motivational speaker offering his "fool-proof" solution to any problem – simply reply "No Hablo Inglés" (Spanish for "I don't speak English") and the problem disappears. The video features a telephone number (which answers to a Bowling for Soup fan line) and an address (a private mailbox at a UPS Store in Flower Mound, Texas, located south of Denton).

Release history

Country Date
United Kingdom October 12, 2009[24]
United States October 13, 2009[25]
Japan October 14, 2009[26]


Bowling for Soup:


  • BFS crew
Dave "Termite Dave" Hale - Tour Manager/ baby sitter. Tony "T-Ride" Gattone - Guitar/ Bass Tech/ sandwich artist. Jacob "Pinky" Henry - Stage Manager/ Monitors/ Drum Tech/ funny hats. Blake Hunt - Merch and breath of fresh air. Wayne Neil - driver/ swell guy/ Australian. Sherman - is a dog.
  • Produced by Linus of Hollywood & Jaret Reddick; Engineered by Peter McCabe at Wire Recording Studio, Austin, TX; Assisted by Joey Benjamin; Studio Assistant: Will Krienke; Studio Interns: Matt Ralls & Kent Chandler; "No Hablo Inglés" Engineered by Casey Diiorio at Valve Studios, Dallas, TX; Additional Recording at Valve Studios, Dallas, TX and Kingsize Soundlabs, Los Angeles
  • Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge at Mix L.A.; Assistant Mix Engineers: Keith Armstrong, Nik Karpen; Additional Mix Engineering: Brad Townsend, Andrew Schubert
  • Mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound, NYC
  • Additional musicians:
Linus of Hollywood: Additional Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Gang Vocals, Fart Noises and Percussion; Tony Scalzo: Piano & Organ on "BFFF;" Piano on "If Only" and "I Don't Wish You Were Dead Anymore;" Scott Reynolds: Chorus Vox "America (Wake Up Amy);" Parry Gripp: Sang "America (Wake Up Amy);" Gang Vocals on "Only Young" and "Hooray for Beer;" Zac Maloy: Sweet-ass Backing Vocals at the end of "Love Goes Boom"
  • A&R: Teresa LaBarbera Whites; Booking: Andy Somers at The Agency Group; Management: Mike Swinford for Rainmaker Artists; Legal: Mike McKoy at Serling Rooks & Ferrara
  • Album Photography by Jason Janik; Additional Photography by Peter McCabe (page 5 band insert), Brad Bond (page 2) and Joshua Marc Levy (pages 4–5, 8)
  • Package Art Direction & Design by Joshua Marc Levy and Brad Bond, 15th Anniversary Cake Illustration by Steven Ray Brown.


  • A ^ Featured in frontman Jaret Reddick's fifth Bowling for Soup podcast, released January 15, 2010.


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  23. ^ official single from Sorry for Partyin'
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