Music videos

PERFECTLY PERFECT


Director: Mark Staubach
Cinematography: Chady Awad
Location: Montreal, Canada
Album: Taking One For The Team
Date of filming: October 22nd – 23rd 2016
Date of premiere: November 29th 2016
Patrick in the clip: He appeared alongside his wife and two kids. In the video, Patrick also talks about what his meeting his now-wife was like and why she is perfect to him.
Video: here
Interesting facts: The music video differs from the previous SP music videos by not consisting entirely of the song but also includes spoken parts, in which real-life couples discuss why the other person is perfect to them, even if he/she can’t see their own perfection. Simple Plan included couples of different ages, races and sexual orientations in this video.

SINGING IN THE RAIN


Director: Mark Staubach
Location: Toronto, Canada
Album: Taking One For The Team
Date of filming: February 20th 2016
Date of premiere: April 12th 2016
Patrick in the clip: is not / however Chady makes a litle cameo as the band’s photographer.
Video: here
Interesting facts: Simple Plan invited their own fans to take part in this video and they all had to come in dressed in a retro/60s fashion. The music video was inspired by the movie ‘That Thing You Do’ (1996).

OPINION OVERLOAD


Director: Mark Staubach
Location: Montreal, Canada
Album: Taking One For The Team
Date of filming: January 25th 2016
Date of premiere: February 5th 2016
Patrick in the clip: is not (but was present at the filming).
Video: here
Interesting facts: This is Simple Plan’s very first pure performance music video. For the video shoot, the band invited a bunch of real Simple Plan fans, who attended the concert which appears in the video and stayed there for all 5 hours of filming, jumping up and down to the rhythm of the track. Some of the band members also brought some memorabilia to the set such as old posters of Seb’s old (and fan-favorite) guitar with band stickers.

I DON’T WANNA GO TO BED


Director: Mark Staubach
Location: Toronto, Canada
Album: Taking One For The Team
Date of filming: August 15th – 16th 2015
Date of premiere: October 15th 2015
Patrick in the clip: A reference to Patrick can be found in the form of his old nickname “Cunningham” (a joke from the DVD “A Big Package For You”), which appears in the title credits as a part of Sebastien’s characters name – J.C. Cunningham
Video: here
Interesting facts: The music video was inspired by the 90s TV show “Baywatch”, in which David Hasselhoff played the main role, and who also made a little cameo at the end of the “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed” music video. The scenes with him were filmed in his actual home, without the need of adding any of the Baywatch memorabilia, as they were already present.

BOOM


Director: Chady Awad
Location: Warped Tour (Detroit, MI, USA) + New City Gas (Montreal, Canada) + APMAS
Album: Taking One For The Team
Date of filming: July 24th – 28th 2015
Date of premiere: August 28th 2015
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: zde
Interesting facts: The video features guest appearances by many musical artists such as PVRIS, All Time Low, Silverstein, Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil, The Summer Set, MXPX, Parkway Drive or New Found Glory. A part of the clip that was filmed after a concert in Montreal will also feature some SP fans.

THE REST OF US


Camera: Sim Klugerman
Location: all around the world
Album: Get Your Heart On!: The Second Coming
Date of filming: 2011 – 2013
Date of premiere: December 3rd 2013
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: This music video consists of the combination of shots from the backstage and from the concerts all around the world during the GYHO tour

SUMMER PARADISE (FEAT. MKTO)


Director: Randall RT! Thorne & Mark Staubach
Location: Barbados, USA / Kalifornie, USA
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: March 4th-6th 2012 / May 15th 2013
Date of premiere: June 10th 2013
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: The video consists of shots from previous Sean Paul version of the Summer Paradise music video, a never-seen-before footage and brand new clips from filming with MKTO

SUMMER PARADISE (FEAT. TAKA)


Director: (Warner Music Japan)
Location: Los Angeles, USA / Tokyo, Japan
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: February – March 2013
Date of premiere: May 7th 2013
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: The video includes “vlog-style” shots from backstage and from Simple Plan’s and Taka’s walk around Tokyo

THIS SONG SAVED MY LIFE


Director: David F. Mewa
Location: Toronto, Canada
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: December 2nd 2012
Date of premiere: March 25th 2013
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: The music video consists of various kind of footage: there are parts shot exclusively for the purpose of this video (actual Simple Plan fans holding white boards with signs & Pierre playing his guitar), tour footage (from shows all over the world) and fan footage (pictures and videos filmed and submitted by Simple Plan fans).

THIS SONG SAVED MY LIFE (MTV EXIT)


Director: Ash Bolland
Location: Sydney, Australia
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: August 2012
Date of premiere: 2nd November 2012
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: The music video was produced by MTV EXIT, an organisation that fights against human trafficking, to support this cause. The band is not featured in the video.

SUMMER PARADISE (FEAT. SEAN PAUL)


Director: Randall “RT!” Thorne & Mark Staubach
Location: Barbados
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: 4th March – 6th March 2012
Date of premiere: 30th March 2012
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: Sean Paul is featured in the music video. The reason why David is not present in most of the music video is because during the shooting he attended a party thrown by Sean Paul and had a little bit too much to drink, which resulted in puking, big hangover and oversleeping.

JET LAG (FEAT. KOTAK)


Director: Frank Borin
Location: Toronto, Canada & Indonesia
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: 18th April 2011 & ???
Date of premiere: 30th December 2011
Patrick in the clip: is going past Pierre towards the end of the video, but you cannot see him very well.
Video: here
Interesting facts: There are 2 official versions of this song, which are featured on the album – French and English. For both versions the band released a music video, filmed on the same day with two singers – Natasha Bedingfield (English version) and Marie-Mai (French version). Later on the band also added two more versions of the video with Kotak (Indonesian band) and Kelly Cha (Chinese singer). The airport scenes were filmed directly at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

JET LAG (FEAT. KELLY CHA)


Director: Frank Borin
Location: Toronto, Canada & China
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: 18th April 2011 & ???
Date of premiere: 29th December 2011
Patrick in the clip: is going past Pierre towards the end of the video, but you cannot see him very well.
Video: here
Interesting facts: There are 2 official versions of this song, which are featured on the album – French and English. For both versions the band released a music video, filmed on the same day with two singers – Natasha Bedingfield (English version) and Marie-Mai (French version). Later on the band also added two more versions of the video with Kotak (Indonesian band) and Kelly Cha (Chinese singer). The airport scenes were filmed directly at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

SUMMER PARADISE (FEAT. K’NAAN)


Director: Mark Staubach
Location: Australia
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: 30th September – 5th October 2011
Date of premiere: 13th December 2011
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: It’s the first ever official SP music video that features only live footage, mixed with videos similar to SP’s vlogs or their DVD. Even though the song features K’Naan, he is not present in the music video.

ASTRONAUT


Director: Mark Staubach
Location: California, USA
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: 1st – 3rd April 2011
Date of premiere: 19th September 2011
Patrick in the clip: the nametag on the astronaut’s space suit says “P. Cunningham” [Pat’s former nickname]
Video: here
Interesting facts: The clip has the longest intro SP ever had in a music video – that’s also one of the reasons why it’s being called a “mini-movie”. The video was filmed in a desert in California.

JET LAG (FEAT. MARIE-MAI)


Director: Frank Borin
Location: Toronto, Canada
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: 18th April 2011
Date of premiere: 4th May 2011
Patrick in the clip: is going past Pierre towards the end of the video, but you cannot see him very well.
Video: here
Interesting facts: There are 2 official versions of this song, which are featured on the album – French and English. For both versions the band released a music video, filmed on the same day with two singers – Natasha Bedingfield (English version) and Marie-Mai (French version). Later on the band also added two more versions of the video with Kotak (Indonesian band) and Kelly Cha (Chinese singer). The airport scenes were filmed directly at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

JET LAG (FEAT. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD)


Director: Frank Borin
Location: Toronto, Canada
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: 18th April 2011
Date of premiere: 4th May 2011
Patrick in the clip: is going past Pierre towards the end of the video, but you cannot see him very well.
Video: here
Interesting facts: There are 2 official versions of this song, which are featured on the album – French and English. For both versions the band released a music video, filmed on the same day with two singers – Natasha Bedingfield (English version) and Marie-Mai (French version). Later on the band also added two more versions of the video with Kotak (Indonesian band) and Kelly Cha (Chinese singer). The airport scenes were filmed directly at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

CAN’T KEEP MY HANDS OFF YOU (FEAT. RIVERS CUOMO)


Director: Mark Staubach
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Album: Get Your Heart On!
Date of filming: 31st March 2011
Date of premiere: 18th April 2011
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: This music video was released to accompany the release of the Disney movie Prom that includes this song on its soundtrack. Even though the song features Weezer’s lead singer Rivers Cuomo, he is not present in the music video. The set of the video is taking place at the Birmingham High School in LA, which is a popular filming location (e.g. Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’).

I CAN WAIT FOREVER


Production: Animax Asia
Director: Ryosuke Tei
Album: Simple Plan
Date of premiere: 19th December 2008
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: The only animated music video in Simple Plan’s history with the members of Simple Plan turned into anime characters. The video was created by Animax Asia and is tied to the anime movie LaMB, in which SP members appear as well in their anime form. Set on planet Cerra where LaMB unfolds, the music video delves into the story’s key issue of ‘Lamination’, the planet’s penal system which imprisons criminals in laminated suits to ensure prisoners (LaMBs) have no freedom but remain productive to society as virtual slaves for centuries. The members of SP represent the fighters against ‘Lamination’ on a mission battling android defences to save a wrongly sentenced LaMB, where failure means they have to wait forever for her to be free.

SAVE YOU


Director: Randall “RT!” Thorne
Location: Toronto, Canada
Album: Simple Plan
Date of filming: 20th – 21th September 2008
Date of premiere: 24th October 2008
Patrick in the clip: is not present, because only the band and people, who suffered from cancer or their relatives appear in the video.
Video: here
Interesting facts: Various personalities made a cameo in this music video, including Sharon Osbourne, Delta Goodrem or Saku Koivu. To feature all of them, a couple of versions of this video have been made.

YOUR LOVE IS A LIE


Director: Wayne Isham
Locatione: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Album: Simple Plan
Date of filming: 5th March 2008
Date of premiere: 8th April 2008
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: After a long time, Simple Plan didn’t use their friend Frank Borin to direct their music video, however Frank did appear on the YLIAL set anyway – in his words “to sabotage it”. In the scenes where the band is performing, the background consists of a garden filled with flowers. However as the song progresses, the background slowly becomes darker and darker, with the flowers “dying”. That is supposed to symbolize the “love” or the “relationship” (the song is about) dying as well.

WHEN I’M GONE


Director: Frank Borin
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Album: Simple Plan
Date of filming: 10th – 11th November 2007
Date of premiere: 12th December 2007
Patrick in the clip: appears on a cover of one of the magazines.
Video: here
Interesting facts: Perez Hilton (famous American gossip blogger) had a little cameo in this video.

CRAZY


Director: Marc Klasfeld
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Album: Still Not Getting Any
Date of filming: September 2005
Date of premiere: 5th October 2005
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: During the scouting location process, Chuck and the production team found a homeless man, who they decided to cast in the video. This is also the first music video where Pierre can be seen playing the guitar.

UNTITLED


Director: Marc Klasfeld
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Album: Still Not Getting Any
Date of filming: 6th / 7th April 2005
Date of premiere: 26th April 2005
Patrick in the clip: is not present – however at the end of the video the man responsible for the car crash is holding a sign with the name P. Cunningham on it (Patrick’s nickname).
Video: here
Interesting facts: The video delves into the subject of drunk-driving and has since been used in many anti-drunk-driving programs and in driving courses as a warning example of how a mistake like this can affect so many people. Jeff and Seb played firemen in the video, while Chuck was a policeman and David acted as a paramedic on the scene.

SHUT UP!


Director: Erik White/Simple Plan
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Album: Still Not Getting Any
Date of filming: 15th December 2004
Date of premiere: 17th January 2005
Patrick in the clip: When SP are in entering the hotel restaurant, Pat is the man in red with a nameplate VALET.
Video: here
Interesting facts: The fans rocking out at the Simple Plan concert at the end of the video were actually Simple Plan fans.

WELCOME TO MY LIFE


Director: Phillip G. Atwell
Location: Long Beach, CA, USA
Album: Still Not Getting Any
Date of filming: ???
Date of premiere: 16th September 2004
Patrick in the clip: Getting out of a car.
Video: here
Interesting facts: While shooting the scene with Pierre is sitting on top of the bridge, he was fastened by a rope for safety reasons, yet he was still really scared.

DON’T WANNA THINK ABOUT YOU


Director: Ryan Smith & Frank Borin
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Album:
Date of filming: 23rd February 2004
Date of premiere: 22nd March 2004
Patrick in the clip: is not present.
Video: here
Interesting facts: The music video was inspired by the TV show “24”. According to the director Frank Borin, he eventually worked with Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer in “24”), showed him the clip and he liked it. The video is tied to the premiere of the film “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed”, which features the song on its soundtrack. In the video, the band members have only an hour to make it to the premiere.

PERFECT


Director: Liz Friedlander
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Album: No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls
Date of filming: 12th August 2003
Date of premiere: September 2003
Patrick in the clip: When there are quick shots on teenagers, Patrick is the last one.
Video: here
Interesting facts: The rooftop scene was actually shot on a replica of a roof. Jeff was pretty scared, because he is afraid of heights.

ADDICTED


Director: Ryan Smith & Frank Borin
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Album: No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls
Date of filming: ???
Date of premiere: March 2003
Patrick in the clip: Lies on a sofa and sleeps, while the whole room is being destroyed by SP.
Video: here

I’D DO ANYTHING (FEAT. MARK HOPPUS)


Director: Ryan Smith & Frank Borin
Location: Canada
Album: No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls
Date of filming: June 2002
Date of premiere: 25th November 2002
Patrick in the clip: To get to the SP concert, he lets the bodyguard to kick his crotch.
Video: here
Interesting facts: Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) also appears in this video.

I’M JUST A KID


Director: Ryan Smith & Frank Borin
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Album: No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls
Date of filming: 31st January 2002
Date of premiere: April 2002
Patrick in the clip: Jumps, when SP are playing in a gym.
Video: here
Interesting facts: This music video was filmed to support the movie “The New Guy”. Actors from the movie (Eliza Dushku & DJ Qualls) guest star in the video. During the videoshoot, Pierre became very sick, not feeling well the whole day.