A modified version of this song was a big hit on Radio Disney, as were several Bowling for Soup songs. The Disney connection helped get the band the gig performing the Phineas and Ferb theme song
. So how does this Disney success effect the band? Lead singer Jaret Reddick
told Songfacts: "Bowling for Soup is its own thing. When 'Punk Rock 101' and '1985' were on Radio Disney, we were in their top 3 for the better part of about three years. Our audience did get young, but we pretty much stayed true to who we were. Going from being a bar band to a band that's got a hit and on Radio Disney, the audience got a little bit younger, and our live show changed a little bit in that it wasn't rated R or NC17 anymore. Our big thing is, look, we can do PG13. And if it's a fair or something like that, we can do PG. But it's impossible for Bowling for Soup to do a G-rated show, because lyrically you just can't get around it. We've only done one G-rated show ever, and it was for Radio Disney's 10th anniversary. And I had to sing all of the edited lyrics. That was a great challenge for me, trying to sing the songs the way they don't go."