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Cover Wars: Fat Lip by Sum 41

Canadian foursome Sum 41’s hit song, “Fat Lip,” is our Cover Wars song of the week. Released in 2001, the song was featured on their album “All Killer No Filler.” It’s the fourth track on the album, and has thus far been the band’s most successful single to date. The song topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, and MTV’s Total Request Live and MuchMusic’s MuchMusic Countdown.

The catchy, upbeat song contains elements of hip hop, skate punk, rap and rock, and was written by Deryck Whibley and Steve Jocz. Lead vocals are shared by Whibley, Jocz, and Dave Baksh. The song is considered one of their signature songs, and has been praised for its unique style, and it’s been described “as if Sum 41 went from Blink-182 to Beastie Boys to Black Sabbath, all in one song.”

“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 a result of being punched in the face.

Here are five covers of Fat Lip! You get to decide who covered it best!

 

Symmetry: 

Twitter: @Symmetrytheband
Instagram: wearesymmetry
Facebook: fb.com/symmetrytheband
SnapChat: Symmetrytheband

 

A.V. Undercover/Bully: 

Visit: http://avclub.com
Like: http://www.fb.com/theavclub
Follow: http://www.twitter.com/theavclub

 

Bombshell Academy: 

Cross Check: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrossCheckNY
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crosscheckNY

 

Bothering Dennis: 

https://www.facebook.com/dennisisaprick/

 

Written by Arlene Allen

Hello, my name is Arlene Allen, and I love all things nerd: genre tv and movies, books, loud rock and roll music, kittens, conventions, books, graphic novels and superheroes, RPG and tabletop games, and did I say books? Oh, yes. I spent 25 years as a librarian (nerd) mainly working with youth (creating nerds), a number of years as a teacher (more nerd indoctrination). I have my own spawn, leveled up to 22 and my partner in nerdiness. As a nerdy writer, I have found a home at Talk Nerdy With Us.

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