Walking Disaster

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"Walking Disaster"
Single by Sum 41
from the album Underclass Hero
Released July 23, 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded November 6, 2006–March 14, 2007
Genre Pop punk
Length

4:46

4:16 (radio edit)
Label Island
Writer(s) Deryck Whibley
Producer(s) Deryck Whibley
Sum 41 singles chronology
"Underclass Hero"
(2007)
"Walking Disaster"
(2007)
"With Me"
(2008)
Alternative Cover
CD of the Walking Disaster Radio Promo CD.

"Walking Disaster" is the second track on Sum 41's 2007 studio album Underclass Hero. It was released as the second single from the album on July 23, 2007. The band performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 24, 2007.

Overview[edit]

Written by Deryck Whibley, "Walking Disaster" is a classic, upbeat pop-punk song, drawing similarities from "March of the Dogs" (another song on the Underclass Hero album). According to Whibley, the song illustrates his tattered childhood and his reflections as an adult. The song, being somewhat chronological, opens with “Mom and Dad both in denial, an only child to take the blame”, a vision of Whibley’s past, damaged by his conflicting parents. "Walking Disaster" ends on an optimistic note, “I can’t wait to see you smile, wouldn’t miss it for the world”, expressing his maturation as an adult, in the light of being able to see things differently and ultimately, understanding his childhood.

Walking Disaster is a song that captures the concept of “confusion and frustration of modern society”, the underlying theme in “Underclass Hero”.

Music video[edit]

Sum 41 recorded the music video for "Walking Disaster" while in Los Angeles during the time of their stay when they performed on Jay Leno.[1] The video premiered on August 20 on MTV2. The video focuses on a toy robot walking around L.A. Meanwhile the band is playing in a toy store in Los Angeles. In the end the robot finds his way back home to the toy store which has been trashed by Sum 41.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Walking Disaster"   4:46
2. "No Apologies"   2:58
3. "Underclass Hero"   3:15
4. "Multimedia"    
CD single (later pressings)
No. Title Length
1. "Walking Disaster" (radio edit) 4:16
2. "Walking Disaster"   4:46
3. "Count Your Last Blessings" (live)  
Radio promo
No. Title Length
1. "Walking Disaster" (radio edit) 4:16

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[2] 26
Canadian Singles Chart 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sum 41 Debut in Top 10 - antiMUSIC News
  2. ^ Sum 41 Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Songs. Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-02-17.

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