"What's My Age Again?" is the first single released from blink-182's third studio album Enema of the State, originally released in 1999, this song was Travis Barker's first single with the band. The song peaked at #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart as well as #19 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The single was later re-released following the success of "All the Small Things".
The song was originally going to be titled "Peter Pan Complex", furthering the theme of the song – about an extremely immature youngster who, despite being 23 years old, still behaves like a prepubescent child.
The music video (released in 1999) was directed by Marcos Siega and Brandon PeQueen and involves the band running through the streets naked, an act later parodied in the band's 2000 single, "Man Overboard"; they run through television shows, outdoor sidewalks, and picnics; do some dances, and attract a lot of attention. The band members were wearing thongs for the outdoor scenes but were naked for the indoor scenes. It was comically censored throughout the video, except at the end of the video, in which it was shown uncensored. Porn star Janine Lindemulder is featured in the video. She also appears on the front cover of Enema of the State.
In 2001, vocalist and bassist Mark Hoppus stated that:
" scene with the butt shots, when we were running down the street, were actually the only real nude scenes. We wore skin-colored Speedos for most of the scenes and when we were running, I realized how unattractive male genitals are. Everything dangling and such. I didn't think I could be embarrassed easily, but I really was."
Tom: "The song is about Mark, he's 28 and he still acts like a kid… rolling around on the floor and shit."
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