Simple Plan – No Pads, No Helmets…. Just Balls

Simple Plan's introduction to the world came in the form of their debut album, No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls, released on March 19, 2002. They were among the pop punk bands that popped up in the early 2000s, with youthful energy and clear influences from Green Day's Dookie. Simple Plan epitomized teen angst with songs like their lead single "I'm Just A Kid," "The Worst Day Ever," and "God Must Hate Me." Their second single "I'd Do Anything" featured Mark Hoppus from blink-182, but it was their next single that brought Simple Plan widespread attention. "Addicted" was an uptempo and infectious single that reached number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2003. Simple Plan's biggest hit was their fourth and final single, "Perfect." The ballad reached number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2003, nearly 2 years after the album initially came out. 

Highlights on No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls include "Addicted," "Perfect," "I'm Just A Kid," "Meet You There," and "One Day." 

Singles

Tracklist

1 I'd Do Anything Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
2 The Worst Day Ever Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
3 You Don't Mean Anything To Me Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
4 I'm Just A Kid Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
5 When I'm With You Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
6 Meet You There Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
7 Addicted Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
8 My Alien Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
9 God Must Hate Me Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
10 I Won't Be There Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
11 One Day Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
12 Perfect Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau   
13 Grow Up / My Christmas List Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau  Re-Release, iTunes Bonus Track 
14 One By One Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau  Australian, Japanese, and UK Edition Bonus Track
15 American Jesus (Live) Brett Gurewitz, Greg Graffin European Edition Hidden Track
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