Fat Lip (2:58)

Cover of Happy Live Surprise

From Happy Live Surprise and 51 other releases

“Fat Lip” is the first single off the pop punk band Sum 41’s second album All Killer No Filler. It is the band’s most successful single, topping the Billboard Modern Rock chart, as well as MTV’s Total Request Live and MuchMusic’s MuchMusic Countdown in the summer of 2001.

The high-tempo song includes elements of rapcore, hip hop (particularly Beastie Boys), and pop punk, with Deryck, Dave, and Steve getting some lines in (Deryck providing some hip-hop while mainly doing the singing). “The verses are really about what we do: growing up in the suburbs, going to parties and hanging out with our friends, and causing trouble. A lot of people say they relate to it,” said Whibley. The song gets its name from the slang term for a swollen lip as result from being punched in the face. Rolling Stone Magazine described the sound of the song as if Sum 41 went from blink-182 to Beastie Boys to Black Sabbath, all in one song.

With the departure of Dave Baksh, Steve has said Cone will be singing Dave’s parts. The video was ranked at #75 on “Muchmusic’s 100 Best Videos.” The song is featured in several Movies and video games, such as EA Sports’ NHL 2002, American Pie 2, Guitar Hero, GuitarFreaks V4 , and DrumMania (video game)|DrumMania V4. It also appeared on “NOW: VOLUME 8,” and can be heard playing in the distance at the beginning of the music video for “In Too Deep.”

The song is also played in the background during the season one Smallville episode titled “Leech”.


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Strollin' to the party like my name is El ninio
Well I'm hangin' out drinking in the back of an El camino
As a kid, was a skid and no one knew me by name.
I trashed my own house party cause no body came.

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