Tuesday, January 22, 2013

#472: Sum 41-Fat Lip (Top 500 Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)

#472
(Top Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)
Song: "Fat Lip"
Artist: Sum 41
Release Date: April, 2001
From the Album: All Killer No Filler (2001)



Quick Take: The high-tempo song includes elements of hip hop, heavy metal, pop punk and skate punk, with Deryck Whibley, Dave Baksh and Steve Jocz sharing vocals. "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."

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