Good Charlotte is:

Joel Madden(vocals)
Benji Madden(guitar/vocals)
Paul Thomas(bass)
Billy Martin(guitar)
Chris Wilson(drums)

Identical twins Benji(guitarist/singer) and Joel(lead singer) Madden were born March 11th, 1979. The two grew up with their mother, father, older brother Josh, and younger sister Sarah. The twins (who are Christian) grew up in a strict house hold. Their brother had introduced them to rock music, but in the beginning, their mother was very strict about 'punk' music and had restricted her children to Christian music. Once, after finding a poster of a punk band on their bedroom wall, Benji and Joel's mom quicky tore it down. But that didn't stop them... At the age of 16, their father walked out on Christmas eve, leaving the family deep in financial problems and homeless for a while. The family struggled with money and housing for quite a while. Their anger against their father inspired and encouraged the twins to start writing songs and making music. Benji learned guitar, and Joel went into vocals. After graduating from highschool, their mother presented two plane tickets to California to them as gifts. The two then set off to pursue their goals. Pretty soon, the twins were getting recognized and got friends Paul Thomas(bassist) and Billy Martin(guitarist) to join in. Once the band was complete, the foursome took the name 'Good Charlotte' from a children's book. Soon after, Good Charlotte was signed and they recorded the epic and last year recorded their second cd; the young and the hopeless. They have written songs about suicide('hold on'), being yourself and not giving a shit about what others say('the anthem'), relationships('boys and girls', 'my bloody valentine', and 'say anything'), and even one about Benji's dog (cashdogg) "wondering". They've created these songs with so much talent while adding a little humor into them and their music videos.

Good Charlotte currently have 3 albums.

If you didn't buy the cd 'The Young and The Hopeless', here's the letter that Benji wrote inside:
"so it's 2 am july 27 2002, and we're driving thru the middle of nowhere on our way to a show in chicago. i haven't showered in a week, i'm running on no sleep, i miss cashdogg and some kid at the show today asked me "why i even call myself punk". these may sound like complaints but actually i'm really happy. i am listening to this record, yea i'll admit it I listen to our records and i am thinking how crazy all this is. 3 years ago i was stockin shelves at target living on ramen noodles and crashing at Billy's house. now i'm on tour. 4 kids from nowhere. we made another record and i feel just as excited as i did the first time. i say this all the time, but i mean it, if this all stopped yesterday i would still feel like the luckiest guy alive. i remember going into my room after school writing letters to record labels saying "you can sign us now for cheaper" and sending out demos. i laugh about it now but back then i was so serious. you know we dreamed about this all day every day and i gotta say it feels just like we thought it would. our goals may have changed. i'll admit, it's not about being famous or making millions of dollars anymore. yeah, i used to day dream about that, being broke gets old quick, but now i have sorta seen how it all works and i don't want to be the biggest band in the world i want to make music with paul and billy and joel. that's all. i want to tour. i want to be good to my friends. i want to take care of my family. i want to meet kids at shows. that's real to me. i see some bands and i get frustrated for them. it's easy to get lost in the whirlwind of all of this but i realize we all have to learn on our own, we are still learning. we have made our share of mistakes. we have done some cheesy stuff. but it's good to look back and laugh at how young we were. i see a lot of bands worrying about credibility and all of that and i guess i have realized it only comes with time if we are still here in ten years maybe we will be credible. til then we just gotta do what we want to do, make music. tour. provide for our families. you know i used to fist fight every guy i came across that told me i wasn't punk. lars asked me one night "are you gonna fight the world?" he was right, i was pretty stupid. it made me realize we are what we are and no one can change that. i guess we have done a lot of growing up since the last record. we started this when we were 16. its the only thing i ever had. its probably the only thing i ever will have.. i just feel lucky. we are four kids in a rock band from waldorf. we're no better than any other band out there and we know it. so thanx for getting our record and being part of this. thanx for giving us a chance to do what we love. thanx for making this real.
see ya at the show
benj
good charlotte
the young and the hopeless"
by Riot Girl May 14, 2005
Is NOT a punk band at all. They are seriuosly a band for 9 year olds ( I should know because for reasons unknow I was obsessed with them WHEN I WAS 9). They're a bunch of whiny preps dressed in black in order to sell their self-pity albums. And they marry people like fuckin Nicole Richie. Big time wanna-bes. One of them even said "I guess if you're gonna dress like you listen to The Cure all the time, you're gonna get s... for it". LOSERS! Don't even dare compare yourselves to the greatness of The Cure. Damn whiny emos....
stupid kid: " OMGAWD!!! I LOVE Good Charlotte. GC 4EVER!"
Me: "I hate you."
by *~Blacksunbeam~* January 11, 2010
A term for a bad band that is so terrible, that you wouldn't mind hearing in the news that their plane went down and they are stuck on an unchartered island only to suffer a slow, agonizing existence but no one cares enough to save them.
Those douche nozzles have absolutely no talent.

Yeah, they're Good Charlotte.
by KanonDface October 10, 2008
A crap band that can not find fans that are over 15. They are not punk they suck. REASONS GC ARE NOT PUNK
1. they are commercial
2. they aren't raw
3. they're polite about things that anger them
4. Joel dated Hilary when he was 26 and she was 17 real punks of morals
5.They just released an album called Greatest Remixes that have disco sounding songs
6 Benji in the punk's not dead movie claimed he wanted to get his music out to as many people as possible. If he was a real punk he would of said This is us if you don't like get fucked!

Real punk is The Stooges,The Sex pistols,The clash,The Damned,Buzzcocks,Black Flag,Bad Brains,Dead Kennedys




GC fan: OMG I'm gonna go home and play my latest punk album
Punk fan: whats that
GC fan: Good Charlotte
Punk Fan: why you

Bif Bang pow!!!

one less pain in the arse kid to deal with
by IRIE FIRE January 22, 2009
A band that sucks almost as much as Nickelback, which are both corporate whores. Manufactured by whoever pays.
wow, Good Charlotte is a band full of wanna be punk rockers and therefore suck, while NickelBack is just the worst band to ever grace the world with their horrible presence.
by everyone who thinks September 02, 2007
fuckin poseurs if you want reel punk listen to bad religion flogging molly presidents of the usa ramones misfits noth these fucked up god damn chavs who ruteenly suck dick they atract preppy 13 year olds who listen to avril shit and are poseur anarchy wanabee sellouts actualy, there not sell outs to sell out is to change for that prep filth so there just prep filth
let me repeat myself fuckin poseurs if you want reel punk listen to bad religion flogging molly presidents of the usa ramones misfits not these fucked up god damn chavs who ruteenly suck dick they atract preppy 13 year olds who listen to avril shit and are poseur anarchy wanabee sellouts actualy, there not sell outs to sell out is to change for that prep filth so there just prep filth
by reel big fish June 12, 2005
Quite possibly the worst band of all time. The genre of this band is "Poser-Punk". They pretend to be punk in many different ways, such as spiking their hair to ridiculous and unnecessary heights. This band was made famous by a network known as MTV (better known as Moron Television). This band lacks something known as talent, which is usually a very important factor to a successful band, which Good Charlotte is light years away from. The singer has a very annoying, whinny, bitchy voice which makes me want to bang my head against my window over and over until the glass shatters. The guitarist is restricted as a background sound, and all the guitarist does is play a bunch of random 3 note power chords. The bass player...do they even have a bass player? I can't hear it because the power chords are so fucking loud. The drummer is off beat, he might as well grab a branch off of a tree and bang it on his head, it would most likely make the same sound as his drumming. It is painfully obvious that the main goals for the members of Good Charlotte are two things: Money and chicks. No, they don't care about making beautiful music, they just figured that if they pretend to play, and think of lame emo lyrics such as "HOOOLD ONN IFF YOUU FEEEL LIKE LETTING GO", the chicks will love them. Unfortunately, this has became true, they are loved by many preps. MTV basically played this band on their station to brainwash all the preps into listening to bad music. Oh well, there's nothing we can do.
Prep: The song "Hold on" saved my life!!@!!@!"

Someone who isn't an idiot: "Yeah, too bad it's ending ANYWAY!!"
*shoots the prep*
by Robo Robot June 06, 2005
I am not a fan of Good Charlotte, I am just standing up for them. I don't like Good Charlotte's music but, there is absolutely no reason to bash them. People bash them for being "posers", which is invalid, Good Charlotte made the anthem as a suggestion for people to stop following trends. They weren't posing to anything. People accuse them for being posers, so other people will think that person is cool. This is a sad attempt for attention and it is called raising social status. This person isn't a fan of music. Because A TRUE FAN OF MUSIC would enjoy band and wouldn't judge bands by what someone else says. Bashing bands doesn't make you look like a badass with superior music knowledge, it makes you look like a dumbass fad follower. These people that bash bands are the true posers, not Good Charlotte.
Good Charlotte are a simple and lax band, when the wannabe vampires of My Chemical Romance get more respect than them.
by AliceInChainsRock July 13, 2006
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