Punk Goes Pop Volume Two

Punk Goes Pop Volume Two is the eighth compilation album in the Punk Goes... series created by Fearless Records and the second installment in the Punk Goes Pop franchise to feature bands covering mainstream pop songs.[4] It was released on March 9, 2009, in the United Kingdom[5] and March 10, 2009, in the United States.[6] The album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200, selling 21,000 copies in its first week.[7]

Punk Goes Pop Volume Two
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Compilation album by
ReleasedMarch 9, 2009
RecordedVarious artists
GenrePost-hardcore, alternative rock, metalcore, electronicore, pop punk
Length50:09
LabelFearless
ProducerVarious
Punk Goes... chronology
Punk Goes Crunk
(2008)
Punk Goes Pop Volume Two
(2009)
Punk Goes Classic Rock
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk(27%)[1]
AllMusic[2]
Punknews.org[3]

The album's release was originally slated for February. However, due to the inclusion of the cover by Chiodos, the release date was pushed back a month.[8] Those who pre-ordered the album from certain retailers received a free copy of the original Punk Goes Pop.[5] Curiously, the song "...Baby One More Time" was covered by Nicotine in the first Punk Goes Pop and by August Burns Red in this album. The album was posted on MTV's The Leak on March 3, 2009, where the full album was available for streaming.[9]

Track listingEdit

A list of confirmed songs was released on December 17, 2008, revealing most of the artists that would appear on the compilation.[6] On January 8, 2009, the official track listing was released.[10]

# Title Artist Original Artist(s) Length
1. "What Goes Around... Comes Around" Alesana Justin Timberlake 4:31
2. "Apologize" Silverstein OneRepublic featuring Timbaland 2:55
3. "...Baby One More Time" August Burns Red Britney Spears 3:10
4. "When I Grow Up" Mayday Parade Pussycat Dolls 3:38
5. "Over My Head (Cable Car)" A Day to Remember The Fray 3:31
6. "Smooth" Escape the Fate Santana featuring Rob Thomas 3:58
7. "Ice Box" There for Tomorrow Omarion featuring Timbaland 4:18
8. "Flagpole Sitta" Chiodos Harvey Danger 3:39
9. "Beautiful Girls" Bayside Sean Kingston 3:41
10. "See You Again" Breathe Carolina Miley Cyrus 3:23
11. "Disturbia" The Cab Rihanna 4:01
12. "Toxic" A Static Lullaby Britney Spears 3:20
13. "Love Song" Four Year Strong Sara Bareilles 3:03
14. "I Kissed a Girl" Attack Attack! Katy Perry 3:00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Various Artists - Punk Goes Pop 2 - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.
  2. ^ "Punk Goes Pop 2 - Various Artists". AllMusic.
  3. ^ "Various - Punk Goes Pop 2". Punknews.org.
  4. ^ "Punk Goes Pop 2 at Fearless Records". Fearless Records. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  5. ^ a b "pickRset - "Punk Goes Pop 2" pre-order, get Punk Goes Pop 1 free". pickRset. Archived from the original on 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "Punk Goes Pop 2 Artists". Buzznet.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  7. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Tops Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  8. ^ "Punk Goes Pop 2 Release Date Pushed to March". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2009-03-14.
  9. ^ "Punk Goes Pop 2 Streaming in Full at MTV's The Leak". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on 2012-05-27. Retrieved 2009-03-14.
  10. ^ "Punk Goes Pop 2 at MySpace". MySpace, Fearless Records. Archived from the original on 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2009-01-09.