In Too Deep (Sum 41 song)

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"In Too Deep"
Single by Sum 41
from the album All Killer, No Filler
Released September 2001 USA
December 3, 2001 UK
Format CD, cassette
Genre Pop punk, alternative rock, skate punk
Length 3:27
Label Canada: Aquarius
US: Island
Producer(s) Jerry Finn
Sum 41 singles chronology
"Fat Lip"
"In Too Deep"
Radio Promo cover
Cover of the "In Too Deep" DJCD
Music sample

"In Too Deep" is a song recorded by Canadian punk rock band, Sum 41. It was released in September 2001 as second single from the album All Killer, No Filler.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld and premiered in September 2001. It is a parody of the diving competition from the Rodney Dangerfield classic, Back to School. Sum 41 face another dive team, represented as stereotypical high school "jocks" with muscular bodies and red Speedos. Each band member takes their turn diving off the board in comical fashion as they dive against their opposition who dive with mocking perfection. After guitarist Dave Baksh completes his dive, he then rises out of the water to play his guitar solo. (Both Cone and Dave have confirmed this is copied from Guns N' Roses's video for "Estranged".) After each dive, the video cuts to a scene of the band playing in an empty pool surrounded by fans cheering along. On the last dive, drummer Steve Jocz does a comically dramatic dive (similar to the dive done by Dangerfield's character in Back to School, also known as the 'Triple Lindy') in which he bounces off of every diving board and lands perfectly in the water. He is rewarded with perfect marks from the judges. The band wins and we see their disgruntled opposition. The whole crowd then dives in the pool in celebration. Many of the scenes from the video were filmed at the University of Arizona Campus in Tucson, Arizona. The intro scene has them walking on a sidewalk into a building that has a sign that says 'Diving Center', this building is actually the McKale Memorial Center, where the Arizona Wildcats Basketball team play. The scenes of the diving competition were filmed at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center which is directly east of the McKale Memorial Center.


Superpeer of Sputnikmusic said "This song just puts a smile on your face, and you have to love the short solo in it."

Track listing[edit]

  1. In Too Deep (3:27)
  2. Fat Lip (Live) (2:55)
  3. All She's Got (Live) (3:02)
  4. What We're All About (Live, With Tommy Lee on drums) (2:47)
  5. Liam's awful rendition (3:23)
Radio Promo CD
  1. In Too Deep (3:27)
  2. Fat Lip (2:58)


Chart (2001-2002) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 29
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 52
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 2
France (SNEP)[3] 30
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 41
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 47
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 87
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[8] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[9] 10

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