Formed in 1994, Bowling for Soup didn't become famous until 2000 when their album Let’s Do It for Johnny! was released on Jive Records. At this point Bowling for Soup’s Let’s Do It for Johnny! tour tickets were a sell out. Up until that point the band had been toiling in anonymity, playing mostly local gigs in and around their base operations in Wichita Falls, Texas. Lucky for them, the first album sold well enough that they were able to record a professional album for their second try called Drunk Enough to Dance. The single Girl All the Bad Guys Want landed them a Grammy nomination in 2003 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, which quickly bumped them up to one of the top pop/punk bands in the United States.
To date, the bands only Top 40 album has been A Hangover You Don't Deserve, which gained most of its popularity because of the single 1985, which was actually written by close friends of the group, the band SR-71. In addition, SR-71’s lead singer Mitch Allan contributed backing vocals as well as made an appearance in the music video, and the single went on to reach number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band also released an album titled Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies in 2005, which was a compilation of cover songs based on movie soundtracks.