cobra starship good girls go bad

Do you remember the lyrics to “Good Girls Go Bad” by Cobra Starship?

As Cobra Starship’s third album ‘Hot Mess’ turns 10 years old today, we reflect on the record’s iconic track “Good Girls Go Bad.”

August 11, 2019
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It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Cobra Starship took the neon-pop scene by storm with their third album Hot Mess. The band called it quits in 2015, but we’ve been jamming these iconic tracks ever since. The dance-worthy anthem “Good Girls Go Bad” features Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester and a chorus that has lived on in our heads for a decade. 

A timeless track like this is hard to forget. It’s time to put that “Good Girl” knowledge to the test with our “Good Girls Go Bad” lyrics quiz below!

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More on Cobra Starship

Gabe Saporta recently sat down with AP to revisit Cobra Starship’s breakthrough album for a full track-by-track of the record.

The former frontman revealed how the “Good Girls Go Bad” track came together and discussed his cameo in Gossip Girl.

“What happened was we had that song, [and] we had a bunch of other songs. That was, to me, the strongest song. We were working in a studio in New York, and they’re like, ‘Oh, we have to cancel your session tomorrow because one of the Gossip Girls is actually coming in.”’I’m like, ‘What?”’He was like, ‘Yeah, we got to move you guys around.’ I’m like, ‘I’m all right. I’ll let you cancel my session if you get her to agree to feature on one of our songs.”’I said it as a joke, and it ended up becoming a reality. The best song that I had was that, and I thought it would be perfect for that. So that’s how it happened. And by the way, I was a huge Gossip Girl fan before that. It was like a joke. Kids would bring me ripped DVDs of Gossip Girl on tour so I could watch it in the bus. I was [also] on it at the very end—the last episode of last season.

It’s just like you have this outcast, troublemaker kid going for the good girl, you know? And that’s embodied with like, ‘Hey, we’re a Warped Tour band getting a chance to do a song with a Gossip Girl.’ It was like, you know, the queen. It’s Blair Waldorf, and so yeah, I think that’s what resonated. It was charming, it was funny and it was a good song, you know?”

For more on Hot Mess, check out the Class of 2009 special in AP #373 with cover star Awsten Knight of Waterparks. Preorders are available here or below.

Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.