The Art of Losing (song)

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"The Art of Losing"
Single by American Hi-Fi
from the album The Art of Losing
Released April 14, 2003
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:25
Label Island
Writer(s) Stacy Jones
American Hi-Fi singles chronology
"Another Perfect Day"
"The Art of Losing"
"The Breakup Song"

"The Art of Losing" is the first single from American Hi-Fi's second album The Art of Losing. It has appeared in the movies Freaky Friday and American Wedding and in one episode of Malcolm in the Middle. It was also used in trailers for the films The Perfect Score, Fever Pitch, Hot Rod, Mr. Woodcock, and Speed Racer. It was also featured in a Shane Dawson YouTube video entitled, "Crazy Girlfriend From Hell."


US single

  1. "The Art of Losing"
  2. "Flavor of the Weak" (Live)
  3. "When the Breeders Were Big"
  4. "The Art of Losing" (Video)

Japan single

  1. "The Art of Losing"
  2. "Deceiver"
  3. "Flavor of the Weak" (Live)


"The song is about being the underdog, but learning to do things your way...People say, ‘Hey, you could do it this way or that way to be more successful.’ But the song is about telling them, ‘I’ll do it my way." [1]

Music video[edit]

The video (directed by Chris Applebaum) features American Hi-Fi visiting the house of a fan in Hays, Kansas, where the band is seen performing the song in the living room, with the house surrounded by hundreds of partying locals.[2] The video was deliberately less slick than the normal polished rock production, filmed with normal fans in a normal town in the 'middle of nowhere'. "It was great because we don't think of ourselves as these f---in' rock star dudes. I don't like there to be a line drawn between the band and the fans" said Jones.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 75
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 33


  1. ^ Kagan, Wendy. "American Hi-Fi". Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Wiederhorn, Jon (January 9, 2003). "American Hi-Fi Master Art Of Losing, Art Of Partying". Retrieved July 20, 2012. 

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