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Top 10 Best Sum 41 Songs

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All killer, no filler. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Sum 41 Songs. For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs.

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Top 10 Sum 41 Songs

 
All killer, no filler. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Sum 41 Songs.

For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs.
 

#10: “Motivation”
All Killer No Filler (2001)

 
Do you ever find it hard to put on a fake smile for society or have trouble doing actual work? If so, “Motivation” is the perfect kick-starter for your day. Sure, you may not find yourself doing anything productive except rocking the heck out, but the lyrical tenacity just may help you think about the idea of getting something done. This song kicked off each home game for the Detroit Red Wings in 2003, and millions of video game rockers produced epic guitar faces when “Motivation” was featured on “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.” Of course, it just wouldn’t be a punk rock jam without a kickass punk rock video.
 

#9: “With Me”
Underclass Hero (2007)


Sum 41 slowed it down and turned back the clock for this song about intense devotion. With lyrics and a music video structured around poignant memories, “With Me” rose to the top of the Canadian singles charts while hitting number 5 on the since discontinued U.S. Billboard Pop 100. Leader singer Deryck Whibley allowed his heart to bleed out for listeners while still providing a heavy pop punk sound for the more hardened crowd. All in all, “With Me’ stands the test of time as a powerful punk rock anthem of love. 
 

#8: “We’re All to Blame”
Chuck (2004)

 
Written after a trip to the Congo, this tracks succeeds on various levels, becoming one of the band’s biggest critical triumphs. Lyrically, “We’re All to Blame” conveys the madness of corporate manipulation and the greed that often destroys lives, while the chaotic tempo symbolized a fear of death and war. Sum 41 transcended genres with this philosophical song, which earned the band a devoted, new following when “We’re All to Blame” served as the music backdrop in “Godzilla: Final Wars.” Who knows, maybe it was about Godzilla all along… although it's quite unlikely.
 

#7: “Over My Head (Better Off Dead)”
Does This Look Infected? (2002)


Ah, the morning after. You have a hangover. You have to apologize. And you have a story to tell. “Over My Head” is all about the repercussions of late night antics when you simply don’t want to deal with them. The dual nature of the lyrics highlight someone at odds with posers while acknowledging the brutal truth of their own misgivings. In other words, the smallest bit of information can often become the centerpiece for disaster. 
 

#6: “Makes No Difference”
Half Hour of Power (2000)


The early 2000s had its fair share of teen comedies and this Sum 41 track served as the perfect soundtrack for reckless abandon. Lyrically, “Makes No Difference” is rather simple, but the message rings loud and clear: don’t worry, be happy. The hammering riffs and vocals were featured EA Sports’ NHL 2002 along with Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2, and the music video even featured DMX on an ATV. It’s hard not to love this killer Sum 41 song which makes for the ideal anthem for summertime house parties.
 

#5: “Still Waiting”
Does This Look Infected? (2002)


In a time when garage rock bands all embraced the same aesthetics, musically and physically, Sum 41 changed things up for their second album and re-invented their sound. “Still Waiting” takes a stab at people filled with hateful ignorance, while the music video spoofs a well-known production by “The Strokes.” Lead singer Deryck Whibley powers through his vocals with vigor, and the overall tone of the track is filled with disgust for all the proverbial haters of the world.
 

#4: “Pieces”
Chuck (2004)


The key word for this reflective ballad is IMAGE. You know, the people who convey a perfect life on social media but are secretly filled with regret and crying themselves to sleep. “Pieces” may symbolize broken relationships for some, but it’s ultimately about leading an honest life and knowing when to cut the chord.  In other words, are you dependent or independent? Life can be a crazy thing and sometimes you just need to take a long walk down an empty street to sort out all the pieces.
 

#3: “The Hell Song”
Does This Look Infected” (2002)


This hellish number deals with conflicting emotions of processing a friend’s illness. Tinged with frustration, “The Hell Song” was written after Deryck Whibley learned that a friend had contracted HIV from her cheating boyfriend. At the heart of the song, however, is the idea that one must move on and find a way to deal with the hard facts of life. Musically, “The Hell Song” allows for a good deal of head banging and remains the definitive Sum 41 song about friendship.
 

#2: “In Too Deep”
All Killer No Filler (2001)


Okay, ladies and gents, this one is for all of you who refuse to end relationships for the lamest of reasons. “I’m afraid to be alone.” “It might get better.” “She (or he) had my CDs.” Radio-friendly and undoubtedly relatable, “In Too Deep” reflects the inherent madness of a broken romance. You do things together because you’re used to it. While older listeners might catch the music video’s parody of Rodney Dangerfield’s 1984 film “Back to School”, anyone who grew up in the 2000s just recognizes the song as another Sum 41 banger.
 
Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
“Walking Disaster”
Underclass Hero (2007)
 
 
“Underclass Hero”
Underclass Hero (2007)
 
“Some Say”
Chuck (2004)
 
“Blood in My Eyes”
Screaming Bloody Murder (2011)
 
“Slipping Away”
Chuck (2004)

“Screaming Bloody Murder”
Screaming Bloody Muder (2011)

 

#1: “Fat Lip”
All Killer No Filler (2001)


There’s never been a Sum 41 song that reached the masses quite like this one. By combining hip-hop with pop punk and allowing their personalities to shine through, “Fat Lip” became not only an MTV favorite but a cultural phenomenon seen in film, video games and television. Released during the spring of 2001, “Fat Lip” gained momentum throughout the year and led the band to the bright lights of Saturday Night Live. Lyrically, Sum 41 captured the essence of punk rock along with a brand new following well beyond their native Canada.
 
So, do you agree with our selections? What is your favorite Sum 41 song? For more mind-blowing Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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