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As Cruel as School Children

As Cruel as School Children is the third Gym Class Heroes album released by Fueled by Ramen. It was released on July 25, 2006. A second version of the album, released on November 4, 2006 additionally contains the single "Cupid's Chokehold" (a different recording of the song was featured on their previous album The Papercut Chronicles). Both versions of these albums have the Parental Advisory sticker on them. As Cruel as School Children shows a significant departure from the style of their previous work such as the use of drum machine, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizers and the band dabbling in many genres such as Electronica, Funk and Soul. Since its release, it has been certified gold by the RIAA. The name of the album is a lyric from "Scandalous Scholastics", which is a track on the album. The band re-released this album, which includes the new remix of "Cupid's Chokehold".

As to date, the album has sold 471,890 copies.

Appearances and influences

A number of notable musicians appear on this album. "Clothes Off!" features Fall Out Boy vocalist Patrick Stump. The hook for the song is from Jermaine Stewart's 1986 song "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off". "Biter's Block" features Speech of Arrested Development. The chorus for "Cupid's Chokehold" comes from the single "Breakfast in America" by Supertramp and is sung by Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy.

A number of tracks have been used in other media. Track 3, "New Friend Request" and track 8, "It's OK, but Just this Once!" were used in the film Snakes On A Plane. Travis McCoy also guest stars on the films theme tune, Bring It (Snakes on a Plane), whilst the song "It's OK, But Just This Once" was briefly featured on HBO's hit series Entourage in episode 319 - "The Prince's Bride".

Track listing

All songs written by Gym Class Heroes

  1. 1st Period: "The Queen and I" – 3:15
  2. 2nd Period: "Shoot Down the Stars" – 3:38
  3. 3rd Period: "New Friend Request" – 4:14
  4. 4th Period: "Clothes Off!!" (featuring Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy) – 3:55
  5. Lunch: "Sloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 1" – 1:52
  6. 6th Period: "Viva la White Girl" – 3:53
  7. 7th Period: "7 Weeks" (featuring William Beckett) – 3:51
  8. 8th Period: "It's OK, but Just This Once!" – 3:10
  9. Study Hall: "Sloppy Love Jingle, Pt. 2" – 1:01
  10. 10th Period: "Biters Block" – 3:48
  11. Yearbook Club: "Boys In Bands Interlude" – 0:59
  12. 12th Period: "Scandalous Scholastics" – 4:17
  13. 13th Period: "On My Own Time (Write On!)" – 4:42
  14. Intramurals: "Cupid's Chokehold" (featuring Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy) – 3:58
  15. Detention: "Sloppy Love Jingle Part 3" – 2:15

Limited Edition Bonus Disc

  1. Clothes Off!! (Stress Remix)" (featuring Ghostface Killah & Tyga) – 4:32
  2. "Viva La White Girl (Remix)" (featuring Lil Wayne) – 4:46
  3. "Machine and I (The Queen and I Remix)" (featuring Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die) – 4:22
  4. "New Friend Request (Papoose Remix)" (featuring Papoose) – 4:15


Release history

Region Date
United States July 25, 2006
United Kingdom May 7, 2007


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