Flake (song)

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Single by Jack Johnson
from the album Brushfire Fairytales
Released 2002
Format CD
Recorded 2000
Genre Folk rock
Length 4:43
Label Everloving
Writer(s) Jack Johnson
Producer(s) J. P. Plunier
Jack Johnson singles chronology
"The Horizon Has Been Defeated"
Alternative cover
VCD/DVD single cover

"Flake" is a song written and sung by Jack Johnson. It is Johnson's debut single and was released as the only single from his album Brushfire Fairytales.[1][2][3]

"Flake" features Ben Harper on Weissenborn slide guitar.

"Flake" was a minor success for Johnson in the United States, being his first entry on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 73.[4] It was a major success in New Zealand, reaching the top ten where it peaked at number 6. It remains Johnson's sole top 10 hit and his most successful single there.[5]

Despite being only a minor success in the United States in chart position, peaking at number 22 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart, it is a popular song in live performances and still garners radio airplay.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Flake" - 4:43
  2. "Flake (Live)" - 4:28
  3. "It's All Understood" - 3:35
  4. "Inaudible Melodies" - 3:39


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 73
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 22

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
New Zealand (RIANZ)[6] 6


  1. ^ Weiner, American. "Jack Johnson Brushfire Fairytales". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Nordyke, Kimberley. "Jack Johnson Rocks Mellow Set at L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre: Concert Review". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jack Johnson". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jack Johnson's Hawaiian Fairytale". billboard.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jack Johnson - Flake - Music Charts". acharts.us. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 2003 – The Official New Zealand Music Charts". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Retrieved September 18, 2014.