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A Hangover You Don't Deserve
Studio album by Bowling for Soup
Released September 14, 2004
Recorded Ruby Red Productions
Atlanta, Georgia
Valve Studios
Dallas, Texas
Genre Pop punk
Length 58:23
61:43 (U.K. Edition)
64:22 (Japanese Edidion)
Label FFROE/Jive/Zomba
Producer Butch Walker, Russ-T Cobb, Jaret Reddick, Casey Diiorio
Professional reviews
Bowling for Soup chronology
Drunk Enough to Dance
A Hangover You Don't Deserve
Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies
Singles from A Hangover You Don't Deserve
  1. "1985"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Almost"
    Released: September 17, 2005
  3. "Ohio (Come Back to Texas)"
    Released: November 17, 2005

A Hangover You Don't Deserve is the fifth studio album by Bowling for Soup. It was released on September 14, 2004. The first single, "1985", quickly became a Top 40 staple, peaking at #5 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart.


Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Almost" (*) Jaret Reddick, Butch Walker 3:26
2. "Trucker Hat" (*) Reddick, Walker 3:01
3. "1985" (*) Reddick, Mitch Allan, John Allen 3:13
4. "Get Happy"   Reddick, Zac Maloy 2:56
5. "Ohio (Come Back to Texas)"   Reddick, Maloy, Ted Bruner 3:50
6. "Ridiculous"   Reddick, Casey Diiorio 3:58
7. "Shut-Up and Smile"   Reddick, Maloy 4:02
8. "Last Call Casualty" (*) Reddick, Walker 3:31
9. "Next Ex-Girlfriend"   Reddick, Coplan 3:25
10. "A-Hole"   Reddick, Zuniga 3:56
11. "My Hometown"   Reddick 3:02
12. "Smoothie King"   Reddick, Maloy 4:01
13. "Sad Sad Situation"   Reddick, Zuniga, Tony Scalzo 2:25
14. "Really Might Be Gone"   Reddick 3:43
15. "Down for the Count"   Reddick 3:37
16. "Two-Seater" (**) Reddick, Maloy 3:55
17. "Friends O' Mine"   Reddick, Zuniga, Scalzo 2:22
18. "[Blank]"      
19. "Ohio" (Reprise) Reddick, Maloy, Bruner 7:17
20. "Belgium" (Boy Band Remix) Reddick 2:28

Each version of the album, excluding the DualDisc version, has a number of tracks that are four-to-five seconds of complete silence, titled "[Blank]", between the last song and "Ohio (Reprise)". The number of tracks varies upon the version, but "Ohio (Reprise)" and "Belgium (Boy Band Remix)" are tracks 43 and 44 respectively on all versions.

U.K. Edition
# Title Length
18. "Somebody Get My Mum" (not on first pressing) 3:20
Japanese Edition
# Title Length
18. "Somebody Get My Mom"   3:20
19. "Bipolar" (also appears on the Australian "1985" single and U.K. "1985" Single 1) 2:39


# Title Length
1. "Major Denial" (released on the Australian and U.K. "1985" Single 1 and 2) 2:24
2. "Make It Up to You" (released on the Australian "1985" single and U.K. "1985" 7" Vinyl) 3:52
3. "Girl All the Bad Guys Want (Kerrang! Radio Session)" (released on U.K. "Almost" single) 3:27
4. "Undertow" (released on Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies) 3:31

DualDisc Version

CD side
  • Tracks 1-17 of standard edition
DVD side
  • Entire Album in 5.1 Surround Sound (including "Ohio (Reprise)" and "Belgium" (Boy Band Remix) as Tracks 18 and 19 respectively)
  • Entire Album In Stereo PCM
  • "1985" (video)
  • "Almost" (video)
  • "Ridiculous" (video)
  • "Two-Seater" (Acoustic) (video from Originals)

Artwork Information

The photographs from this album were all shot around the Dallas area, including the store window at Lula B's, a bathroom at Hotel Zaza, and a dry cleaners in Lewisville, as well as other locations.


Bowling for Soup

  • Jaret — sings, attempts to play guitar and sepnds way too much money on haircuts.
  • Erik — plays bass, sings and spends hours telling a five minute story.
  • Chris — plays guitar, sleeps, attempts to sing and will pay you $8 to clip his toenails.
  • Gary — plays drums and really only speaks when he has had a few, and then...WATCH OUT!
  • Grand Marshall: Butch Walker
  • Co-Produced by Russ-T Cobb and Jaret Reddick except * and **
  • * Produced by Butch Walker
  • Recorded and Mixed at Ruby Red Productions Atlanta, GA
  • Engineered and Mixed by Russ-T Cobb except **
  • Assistant Engineer: Sean Loughlin
  • Project Coordinator: Christie Priode
  • ** Produced by Jaret Reddick Casey Diiorio
Recorded and Mixed by Casey Diiorio at Valve Studios, Dallas, TX
  • Tracks 1 and 3 Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge at South Beach Studios, Miami, FL
  • Mastered by Chaz Harper at Battery Mastering NYC

Additional Musicians/Backing Vocals

  • Butch Walker
  • Russ-T Cobb
  • Joey Huffman
  • FFroe
  • Howie
  • Sim Klugerman
  • Sean Loughlin
  • JT Hall
  • Shelly Truesdell
  • Candice Leigh Andrews
  • Sybil Summers as the "ex" in "Down For The Count"

Road Crew

  • Greg "Geenger" Lobdell - Drums, merch and LOUDLY entertaining.
  • Edo "Uuuuuuhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm" Levi - Front Of House, ipressions of Butt Head and really bad gambling.
  • Tony "T-Ride" Gattone - Stage, merch and all 'round swell guy.
  • Sean "Baggins" Bailey - Tour Manager, shooter of vodka, scary when needed.
  • Management
Jeff Roe and Jaret Reddick
  • Legal Representation
Michael L. McKoy, esq.
  • Booking
Andy Somers - The Agency Group
Paul Bolton - The Helter Skelter (UK/Europe)
  • CD Enhancement by Arrowbox Productions
Filmed by Sim Klugerman
Edited by Sim Klugerman and Dominic Dusseault
  • Band Photography: Jason Janik; Photos of News Correspondent: Giles Ashford; Art Diection/Deisgn: Elisa Garica


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 37

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2004 "1985" Adult Top 40 5
The Billboard Hot 100 23
Top 40 Mainstream 10
Top 40 Tracks 13


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