Good Charlotte: Piano Sheet Music

Explore piano solo arrangements of three popular hits by the pop-punk band Good Charlotte including "The Anthem", "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous", and "I Don't Wanna Be In Love".

Good Charlotte: Piano Sheet Music

About Good Charlotte:

Good Charlotte, an American rock band formed in 1995 in Waldorf, Maryland, has experienced significant success and evolution over the years. The band’s lineup, featuring twin brothers Joel and Benji Madden along with Paul Thomas, Billy Martin, and Dean Butterworth since 2005, has remained consistent. They gained prominence with their self-titled debut album in 2000, which received positive reviews. The breakthrough came in 2002 with “The Young and the Hopeless,” featuring hit singles like “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” Subsequent albums, such as “The Chronicles of Life and Death” (2004) and “Good Morning Revival” (2007), showcased the band’s versatility with darker themes and dance-punk influences.

The band faced a hiatus but made a comeback in 2015. They released “Youth Authority” in 2016 and “Generation Rx” in 2018, addressing contemporary issues like the opioid epidemic and mental health struggles. Additionally, Good Charlotte has ventured into activism, with Billy Martin winning PETA’s vegetarian of the year in 2012, and the band actively supporting animal rights campaigns. Despite changes in their sound, the band’s core influences range from punk bands like Minor Threat and the Clash to artists like The Smiths and The Cure, showcasing a diverse musical palette throughout their career.

About “The Anthem”:

“The Anthem” is a song by the American rock band Good Charlotte from their album “The Young and the Hopeless” (2002). Initially written for a film soundtrack, the song was not used in the film but became a charting hit for the band. The lyrics, according to Joel Madden, convey a message about not conforming to societal expectations of success and living life on one’s own terms. Despite the band’s initial expectations, “The Anthem” achieved chart success in several countries.

Released as the album’s second single on January 13, 2003, “The Anthem” peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart and number 43 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It received gold certifications in Australia, the UK, and the US. The song’s composition is in D major, written in common time with a driving rock tempo. “The Anthem” was well-received, with Variety ranking it as one of the best emo songs of all time in 2022. The lyrics convey a message of pursuing personal goals and not conforming to societal expectations of success, resonating with listeners.


1. “The Anthem” Intermediate Piano Solo

Key features of the intermediate version:

  • Includes all verses, choruses, solo section, and full ending.
  • Nice thick textures and “back-beats” to mimic the rhythm guitars are built into the arrangement.
  • Includes full lyrics
  • 7 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 3:00

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2. “The Anthem” Easy Piano Solo

Key features of the easy piano version:

  • In the original key of D major
  • Rhythms stay true to the original song
  • 3 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 2:20

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About “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”:

“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” is a song by the American rock band Good Charlotte, serving as the lead single from their second studio album, “The Young and the Hopeless.” Released in August 2002, it marked the band’s debut European single. The song explores the global obsession with fame and criticizes celebrities for not appreciating their privilege.

The lyrics mention various celebrities, including attorney Johnnie Cochran and former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, highlighting societal issues and the perceived lack of consequences for famous individuals. The track achieved commercial success, reaching number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100, their highest position on that chart, and charting in the top 40 in multiple European countries, Australia, and New Zealand.

The music video, featuring cameo appearances from Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass, former ‘N Sync singer Chris Kirkpatrick, and Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, depicts a courtroom scene. The video premiered on MTV in September 2002 and includes the band members’ dog, Cashdogg, as a character.


1. “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” Intermediate Piano Solo

Key features of the intermediate version:

  • Includes all sections of the original recorded version.
  • 8 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 3:20

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2. “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” Easy Piano Solo

Key features of the easy piano version:

  • Abridged version for late beginners/early intermediates.
  • 4 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 2:30

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About “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love” (Dance Floor Anthem):

“Dance Floor Anthem (I Don’t Wanna Be in Love)” is a song by American pop-punk band Good Charlotte featured on their fourth studio album, “Good Morning Revival” (2007). The track achieved significant success, becoming the band’s best-selling single in Australia and reaching number two on the ARIA Singles Chart. It also received platinum certification in Australia. In the US, the song peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The music video, directed by Sean Michael Turrell, depicts scenes of the band in a party setting, playing instruments in a corridor, and Joel Madden in an elevator with a woman. The chorus alternates between shots of the band in the party, corridor, and elevator scenes. The video incorporates various elements, including nurses dancing in a vacant corridor and a TV monitor showing a breaking heart.

Chart performance highlights include the song’s success in Australia, where it spent multiple weeks in the top five and ranked 12th on the year-end chart. It also performed well in New Zealand, reaching number 11 and earning a gold certification. In the US, the song became Good Charlotte’s second-highest-peaking track on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 25 and achieving platinum status by January 2009. The song also charted in Canada, Finland, and Slovakia.


1. “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love” (Dance Floor Anthem) - Intermediate Piano Solo

Key features of the intermediate version:

  • Includes all sections of the original recorded version.
  • 7 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 4:00

🧐 Sheet music sneak peek:


2. “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love” (Dance Floor Anthem) - Easy Piano Solo

Key features of the easy piano version:

  • Abridged version for late beginners/early intermediates
  • 4 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 2:30

🧐 Sheet music sneak peek:


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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with Musicnotes.com with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.

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