Untitled (How Could This Happen to Me?)
"Untitled" is a song by Canadian rock band Simple Plan. It was released in April 2005 as the third single from their second studio album, Still Not Getting Any.... The song's official title, when the CD was released, was "Untitled"; the song grew in popularity. The music video of this song tells a story of a car accident on a rainy evening where a young male drunk driver crashed his sedan head-on into a Trans Am driven by a female, resulting in her death; the drunk driver, survives uninjured, ends up captured by the FBI and ATF. The video was filmed near the famous tunnel in Griffith Park. Vocalist Pierre Bouvier is seen singing the song at the scene of the accident, is seen at the end of the video where the victim is at the hospital; the video shows the backstory of the accident, accompanied by clips of the victim's family doing things such as: her brother is seen playing video games in his bedroom, her sister is doing her homework in her bedroom, their mom is in her house's kitchen washing dishes and their dad is working in his office.
Abruptly just as the two cars collide, the entire family is violently thrown into the walls surrounding them as the boy falls out of his bedroom window and the dad lands on his computer. In a joint letter with MADD, Simple Plan explained the events in the video: When performed live, the guitar solo in the middle of the song is performed by Bouvier. Lead guitarist Jeff Stinco plays a semi-acoustic guitar until the end of the solo, while rhythm guitarist Sébastien Lefebvre and drummer Chuck Comeau come in at the beginning of the solo. Bassist David Desrosiers' main role is backing vocals, with his bass taking a backseat until Bouvier's solo and the final chorus. Stinco plays a second solo as the song fades out. "How Could This Happen to Me?" - 3:28 "Welcome to My Life" - 4:13 "Jump" - 3:48 The song has since been used in Mothers Against Drunk Driving anti-drunk driving campaigns, in the fourth season episode of Smallville called "Recruit". Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Jet Lag (song)
"Jet Lag" a song by Canadian rock band Simple Plan. It was released on April 25, 2011 as the second single from their fourth studio album Get Your Heart On!. Coeur de Pirate co-wrote the song with a demo was recorded with her voice. Four official versions exist, one featuring British singer Natasha Bedingfield providing guest vocals in English, another one featuring French-Canadian singer Marie-Mai, providing guest vocals in French. In a review in the Entertainment Weekly magazine, the song received a "B+" rating; the review commented that the song is a "surprisingly lovely pop-punk pounder about intercontinental relationships." Joe DeAndrea from AbsolutePunk said that "Jet Lag is Simple Plan's first big single in a long time in vein of No Pads' "I'd Do Anything." Not as rocking, but packs the same similar punch." Davey Boy from Sputnikmusic was positive, saying that "English pop songstress Natasha Bedingfield fares best with the call and response vocals of'Jet Lag' making for an effective radio pop-rocker that plies the oft-used theme of long-distance relationships."
The music video for "Jet Lag" was released on May 4, 2011 which features Natasha Bedingfield in a room at the Toronto Sheraton Gateway Hotel, the band at Toronto Pearson International Airport. However in the video they're in Chicago since Pierre Mails Natasha a postcard from Chicago; the band performs within the airport while Pierre Bouvier gets ready for boarding the flight to his girlfriend, played by Natasha Bedingfield. The band released a Mandarin Chinese version of "Jet Lag" featuring Chinese pop star Kelly Cha. Another music video for Jet Lag which features Tantri Sylandri at Jakarta and next one with Marie Mai Bouchard replacing Natasha Bedingfield above with French next one with 2 Aussie girls at Sydney & Melbourne The last video has 2 girls combining French & English together at 2 rooms not one singing in unison; as well as the two main versions featuring either Natasha Bedingfield or Marie-Mai, there have been many other versions performed live with other artists. Simple Plan performed Jet Lag live with Fefe Dobson at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 19, 2011.
On September 29, 2011, Australian singer Vanessa Amorosi sang the female lines at the AFL Footy Show Grand Final, held at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. During Simple Plan's Australian Tour in 2011, Jenna McDougall from Australian punk-rock band "Tonight Alive" was featured in Jet Lag, as Tonight Alive were Simple Plan's support band. A version with Chinese singer Kelly Cha was released on December 27, 2011 with Kelly Cha providing guest vocals in Chinese. Another version with Indonesian band Kotak with lead vocalist Tantri was released on December 29, 2011 with Tantri providing guest vocals in English, but had only been uploaded in Warner Music Indonesia's YouTube channel. A demo version was released with Coeur de Pirate providing guest vocals. Other live versions have been performed with Christina Parie, Chantal Kreviazuk, My Tam, Saidah Baba Talibah. Digital download - Single "Jet Lag" – 3:25 "Jet Lag" – 3:24Digital download - Single feat. Kelly Cha version "Jet Lag" – 3:22 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Get Your Heart On!
Get Your Heart On! is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Simple Plan, released on 21 June 2011. In some countries such as Australia and the Netherlands, the album was released on 17 June 2011. "Can't Keep My Hands off You" was released as the first single on 31 March 2011. "Jet Lag" was released as the record's lead single on 25 April 2011 and several music videos were released. On 4 May 2011 the English version was released and on 16 May 2011, the French version was released. On 27 December 2011, Chinese singer Kelly-Cha collaborated with Simple Plan to create a Chinese version of the song. Two days after, an Indonesian version was made featuring collaborations from Kotak lead vocalist Tantri; the third single "Astronaut" was released on 19 September 2011 with the music video premiering the same day. "Summer Paradise" was released as the album's fourth official single on 13 December in Australia worldwide on 28 February 2012, with a music video shot in Australia on their Get Your Heart On!
Tour. On 26 March 2013, an official music video for "This Song Saved My Life" was released on YouTube. Prior to the release of the album, the band started playing the song "You Suck at Love" live during the Bamboozle Roadshow Tour in June 2010, on 11 February 2011 the band released a snippet preview of the studio version of the song on their website and YouTube channel; the song was speculated to be the first single of the album. The album marks Simple Plan's second time since their debut No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls—which featured Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte—to feature collaborations with other artists, including Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Natasha Bedingfield, K'naan, Marie-Mai, Kelly-Cha and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low. On 30 March, the band launched a new official website to hold over until the "actual new website" was launched, with a new video talking about the first listen of their new song "Can't Keep My Hands Off You", available to stream on their website and to purchase on iTunes.
On 20 April the band announced that "Jet Lag" would be the first single from the album, would feature Natasha Bedingfield. To promote the song, a service called "JetLag Airlines" was set up on the website, releasing news, track lists and videos regarding the album. "Jet Lag" premiered on 25 April. On 6 May the band released the song "You Suck at Love" for free download for those who pre-ordered the album; the video for "Jet Lag", featuring Natasha Bedingfield, was released on 4 May, the video featuring Marie-Mai was released on 16 May. Fans who pre-ordered the album were given access to several other songs from the album prior to the actual release date. Three tracks were released for those who pre-ordered, including "You Suck at Love", "Loser of the Year" and "Freaking Me Out"; the album was leaked onto YouTube just days before its release. The cause was due to fans who had pre-ordered, uploading their exclusive files, thus making the album available for other fans to hear, regardless of if they pre-ordered it or not.
The band played the Vans Warped Tour 2011. During September/October 2011, Simple Plan performed 4 shows in Australia, on their "Get Your Heart On" tour, with supporting bands Tonight Alive and New Empire. During the tour, Jenna McDougall from Tonight Alive was featured in "Jet Lag". In October and November, Simple Plan went on a headlining US tour with support from Forever the Sickest Kids, The Cab and Marianas Trench. In February 2012, the group went on a Canadian tour to promote their album with support from All Time Low, Marianas Trench and These Kids Wear Crowns in Canada. Upon its release, the album received positive reviews from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 66/100 from Metacritic. Andrew Leahey wrote for Allmusic that " Get Your Heart On! manages to sound young at heart without making most of the mistakes that plague albums by younger groups." Leahey finished his review, writing that "Simple Plan may be too old to write this sort of music, which sounds as though it’s still aimed at teenagers, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost their knack for it, Get Your Heart On! is every bit as tuneful as the group’s debut."
The Alternative Press review was favorable, writing that "While Get Your Heart On! might not be the true return to form the band envisioned, it's worth the wait." Absolute Punk's Joe DreAndrea wrote that "Get Your Heart On! is a Simple Plan album -- it's an obvious statement, but one that some people will have trouble realizing anyway. Because of this, it's still one of the poppiest records you'll hear all year; the production is big, the lyrics are ridiculous."Liam McGarry from "Alter the Press" gave to the album a favorable review, writing that "Simple Plan were never going to turn heads with a brave new style or a complete musical makeover to shatter any pre-conceptions you had of them. With GYHO!, they have stayed true to their own sound, a sound that got them where they are today. So while they more than wont garner any new fans, they'll please their die hard following, continue to live the dream." Entertainment Weekly wrote: "The pop-punkers too distract from adenoidal loud-and-proud angst-athons".
Kerrang! was direct, writing "It may not be rocket science, but there is an art to doing this right and Simple Plan have once again pulled it off", while Andy Ritchie from Rock Sound applauded the album, writing "This is still above average dude rock from the Canadian five-piece."On the other hand, an unfavorable review came from the Sputnikmusic's staff, who went to write that "'Get Your Heart On!' is an album of missed opportunities. Despite being Sim
Your Love Is a Lie
"Your Love Is A Lie" is the second single by Canadian rock band Simple Plan from their self-titled third studio album. The song exists in two versions. One is found on the explicit editions, in which lead singer Pierre Bouvier sings the word fucks in the second verse. In the music video and for radio play, the word is sometimes replaced with touches; this is the second song in which Simple Plan uses fuck, after the demo version of "I'm Just a Kid". The verses' chord progressions are similar to Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and Oasis' "Wonderwall"; the band flew to Los Angeles to shoot the music video. It was shot on March 6; the video was directed/produced by Wayne Isham. The video is a straightforward representation of the song, it intersperses shots of the band playing with shots of Pierre Bouvier's girlfriend, meeting with another man, while Bouvier, betrayed by the woman, waits in agony in his apartment. His apartment has a view of the man's apartment, with a clear view of a bedroom's window, where he sees them have sex.
After two weeks, the video had 1,000,000 views on YouTube. It has over 53.5 million views as of June 2018. The song was used on the MTV show The Hills, it was performed at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics. All tracks written except where noted. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Simple Plan discography
The discography of Simple Plan, a Canadian rock band formed in 1999, consists of five studio albums, two live albums, one video album, two extended play and nineteen singles. In 2002 they released their first album, No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls, which soon became a moderate commercial success and was certified multi-platinum in Canada and the United States and platinum in Australia. Of the four singles released, "Perfect" was the most successful, reaching the fifth position on the Canadian Hot 100, the sixth on the ARIA Singles Chart and the twenty-fourth on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2003, they released their first and so far only video album, A Big Package for You and the live album, Live in Japan 2002, released only in Canada and Japan in 2003. In 2004, they released the EP, Live in Anaheim and their second studio album, Still Not Getting Any.... The album outsold its predecessor in all countries except the U. S.. The album spawned five singles: "Welcome to My Life" in 2004, "Shut Up!", "Untitled" and "Crazy" in 2005 and "Perfect World" in 2006.
The first became the band's biggest hit. MTV Hard Rock Live was released in 2005 and was the group's last release for close to three years, until their self-titled third studio album was released in 2008. In 2009, the band released iTunes Live from Montreal; the album Get Your Heart On! Followed in 2011 and spawned four singles: "Can't Keep My Hands off You", "Jet Lag", "Astronaut" and "Summer Paradise"
Taking One for the Team
Taking One for the Team is the fifth studio album by Canadian rock band Simple Plan. It was released on February 19, 2016 through Atlantic Records and represents the band's first full-length record in nearly five years. Following the release of three buzz singles in mid-2015, the band released "I Don't Wanna Go to Bed" featuring American rapper Nelly as the official lead single for the album on October 16, 2015, it debuted at number 4 on the Canadian Albums Chart, earning the band their fourth consecutive top-5 and a perfect streak of top-10s for their first five studio albums. "I Don't Wanna Go to Bed" was released October 16, 2015 as the album's official lead single. The song features pop and funk influences in a stylistic departure from the pop punk and pop rock of the group is earlier work. A Baywatch-inspired music video premiered October 15, 2015 – a day before the song is digital release, it has since peaked outside the top 50 on the Canadian Hot 100 at number 54."Singing in the Rain" was released as second single from the album on March 25, 2016.
However, the single version of the song does not feature R. City; the music video for "Singing in the Rain was released on April 12, 2016. "Perfectly Perfect" was announced as the third official single on September 26, 2016. The first song released from the era was "Saturday" on June 22, 2015. In September 2015, drummer Chuck Comeau revealed the song would not be featured on the album."Boom" was released August 28, 2015 as the second promotional single after its music video premiered a day earlier. A third buzz track, "I Don't Wanna Be Sad", was released September 18, 2015. Presumed to be the album's first official single, it was announced to be a promotional track only; the band released the album tracks leading up to the release date. A music video for "Opinion Overload" was released on February 5, 2016. "Farewell" was released on February 14, followed by "I Refuse" on February 15, "Nostalgic", "P. S. I Hate You" and "Perfectly Perfect". At the end of the album, Canadian sports announcer Bob Cole calls a fictional ice hockey game featuring Simple Plan, concluding with, "Oh my goodness, can you believe it?
Just like that, Simple Plan have won the game!". Taking One for the Team received favorable reviews from music critics. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 65 based on 4 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Neil Z. Yeung of AllMusic called the record "pure, no-frills, feel-good fun, a start-to-finish crowd-pleaser for fans of that classic pop-punk sound." He concluded about the band's musical stance they made with their album: "When music is presented this directly, after so many years holding firm to a particular style, it's hard to root against them. They're aware of their legacy and position as now-veterans in a scene that has experienced another revival with young bands like Neck Deep and All Time Low. Simple Plan -- whose members were in their late thirties at the time of recording -- are the comeback underdog team, winning whether critics like it or not." All writing credits per booklet.
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Gaétan-Jean Sébastien Lefebvre Pépin is a Canadian musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist for the rock band Simple Plan. He has released solo albums and duo work. Lefebvre uses Framus the Mayfield, he uses Mesa Boogie and Framus amplifiers. He uses a modified Boss chorus T-Rex Replica and Tremster. In 2007, Lefebvre and Patrick Langlois from MusiquePlus created "Man of the Hour", a music podcast available on iTunes; the show includes new music. In early 2009, Lefebvre recorded an acoustic EP entitled, it was released on October 2009, under Coalition Entertainment Inc.. The first single "I Fall for You" was released on September 8, 2009. A music video was released on YouTube, directed by Simple Plan bandmate, Chuck Comeau. Lefebvre released a second EP, called Les Robots, in 2011, it was available for free upon release. He released his third EP More Sake Por Favor in 2012. In November 2010, Lefebvre and fellow Canadian musician Katie Rox released an EP entitled, Christmas Etc...
Lefebvre has accumulated a number of production and songwriting credits, including on Canadian singer-songwriter Andee's debut album Black and White Heart. The lead single from the album, "Never Gone" won an Anglophone Song Award from SOCAN Montréal in 2015. Lefebvre has produced Wilfred Le Bouthillier's fourth album, Je poursuis ma route and self-produced a Simple Plan cover of Tony Sly from No Use For A Name's song Justified Black Eye. You Are Here/Vous Etes Ici Les Robots More Sake Por Favor Christmas Etc... (2010 Simple Plan: Self Titled DVD Simple Plan: Still Not Getting Any... DVD Simple Plan: A Big Package for You Official website