Updated at: 16-06-2023 - By: Craig Huey

Our list of the top ten Simple Plan songs is a retrospective look at the work of a Canadian band from Montreal. Within their twenty-plus year career, the band has released five studio albums. After releasing twenty studio albums, ten EPs, and two live albums, Simple Plan has also put out twenty-six music videos and a total of twenty-five singles. Along with bands like Sum 41, New Found Glory, Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy, and Blink-182, you’re one of the major modern rock bands that successfully fused rock, pop, and punk into well-packaged songs that teenagers of the late ’90s and ’00s adored.

# 10 – Your Love Is A Lie

First up on our countdown of the best songs by Simple Plan is the excellent “Your Love Is A Lie.” The track appeared on the band’s third album, also titled The Band, in 2008. Quite a Straightforward Strategy. Great song, but the verses sound suspiciously like the legendary “Wonderwall” by Oasis. We can’t believe this issue was never litigated.

# 9 – I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed

Here’s another great song by Simple Plan: “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed.” This song appeared on the 2015 album Doing It for the Team. The musicians broke out their best funk moves for this one. The horns in this Simple Plan song blast in and out of the verses, adding a fun element to the music. The band’s sound may have been influenced by Bruno Mars’ fame. The addition of Nelly’s skills as a rapper rounds out the package. Our group laughs every time we watch this parody of the popular TV show. Baywatch the video’s conclusion coincides with a cameo by David Hasselhoff.

# 8 – Untitled (How Could This Happen to Me?)

Astoundingly, many bands still release songs without titles. Distributors, record stores, and authors all have a harder time of it because of this. It’s the equivalent of a band releasing an album without a title or an artist ceasing to use their given name altogether. Sure, you can figure out who we’re referring to. Nonetheless, the album featured this outrageous Simple Plan song. Nothing seems to be working so far…. The song was the album’s third single. The song was so successful that the band reached #3 on Canada’s pop charts. It also reached the top 20 of the Billboard Mainstream AirPlay chart in the United States.

# 7 – Jet Lag

Similarities can be heard between the opening of this song and that of Guns N’ Roses’ massive hit “Sweet Child of Mine.” After the vocals are introduced, however, the song takes a sharp left turn. It’s a collaboration between her and Natasha Bedingfield on this song. The song was a huge success for the band because it is excellent. The year 2011 saw its release. Both Simple Plan and Natasha Bedingfield could expect platinum certification for the single.

# 6 – Don’t Wanna Think About You

Don’t Wanna Think About You,” an upbeat tune, comes in at number six on our list of favorite Simple Pan songs. In this case, the song was featured on the film’s official soundtrack. The second Scooby-Doo film, titled Monsters Unleashed. The song’s explosive opening also serves as its epic chorus, making this a potent rock and roll tune.

# 5 – I’m Just a Kid

The first single from Simple Plan, “I’m Just A Kid,” can be found about halfway through this playlist. This tune first appeared in the year 2002. The track was featured on the group’s album, which was titled It’s a free-for-all with no protective gear. Not Much More Than a Bunch of Balls. It’s been in a bunch of movies, including one with Steve Martin: Obtainable for a buck a pop even the movies Grind and Someone Fresh in Town.

# 4 – I’d Do Anything

We are big fans of the opening guitar lick in this timeless tune “I’d Do Anything,” Released in 2002, the song was part of the album Don’t bother with the helmets and pads… Simply Balls.  This is the album’s second single, and it has been widely distributed. It was their first single to make it onto the US Billboard charts, peaking at #51 on the Hot 100 and #16 on the Airplay chart. In their home country of Canada, it went as high as number three on the country’s pop music charts.

# 3 – Summer Paradise

One of the band’s most popular singles is ranked third on our list of the best songs by Sum 41. In this fantastic song called “Summer Paradise,” the band took a reggae turn. Reggae star Sean Paul was featured on the song’s track. We can expect “Summer Paradise” to be a huge commercial success. It’s predicted that “Summer Paradise” will peak in the top 10 on Canada’s music charts. In Europe, it would become the band’s most popular single.

# 2 – Welcome To My Life

The song “Welcome To My Life” by Simple Plan comes on as we near the end of our playlist. Back in 2004, the song finally saw its official release. From the album of the same name, it was the album’s debut single. There has been no improvement… That album was the group’s follow-up to their debut. Their first number one single, “Welcome To My Life,” reached the top spot on the Canadian singles chart. Aside from being a hit, it would be the group’s second platinum single.

# 1 – Perfect

Among all of Simple Plan’s great songs, “Perfect” stands out as our favorite. Sorry, we had to. Next….in 2002, the single Perfect was released. It was released as the group’s fourth single, off of their debut album. No Helmets, No Pads… Not Much More Than a Bunch of Balls.  At number twenty-four on the US Billboard Hot 100, it became the band’s most successful single to date. On the Billboard Airplay charts, it would go on to achieve even greater success, peaking at position five. On the Canadian Hot 100, the song peaked at position #5.


Jennifer Fagan Emily Emily Fagan’s childhood home was in the town of Burford in the county of Oxfordshire. She has fond memories of a childhood filled with Progressive Rock. She’s working on a book about Charles the Great and the Carolingian Renaissance right now.