Flavor of the Weak

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"Flavor of the Weak"
Single by American Hi-Fi
from the album American Hi-Fi
Released January 29, 2001
Format Compact Disc
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 3:10
Label Island
Songwriter(s) Stacy Jones
Producer(s) Bob Rock
American Hi-Fi singles chronology
"Flavor of the Weak"
"Another Perfect Day"
"Flavor of the Weak"
"Another Perfect Day"

"Flavor of the Weak" is a song by American rock band American Hi-Fi. The song was released as the first single from their self-titled debut album. To date, this song is their best ranking song. It has also been used in various movie soundtracks.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song, directed by Chris Applebaum is a parody of the heavy metal documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot. It begins with a teenage boy and his friends cussing about how the heavy metal genre and its artists should be praised. The video then begins, flashforwarding between a storyline about a girl who acts subservient to her boyfriend, not knowing about his cheating escapades, and the band performing.

Track listing[edit]

US single
  1. "Flavor of the Weak" (Mainstream version)
  2. "Flavor of the Weak" (Album version)
  3. "Call Out Research Hook"
Japan single
  1. "Flavor of the Weak"
  2. "Vertigo" (Demo)
  3. "Flavor of the Weak" (Acoustic)
UK single
  1. "Flavor of the Weak"
  2. "Blue Day"
  3. "Vertigo" (Demo)
  4. "Flavor of the Weak" (Acoustic)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 64
Italy (FIMI)[3] 60
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 46
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 93
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 31
US Billboard Hot 100 41
US Billboard Pop Songs 15
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 5
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 35


American Hi-Fi
  • Written by Stacy Jones
  • Produced by Bob Rock


  1. ^ Pauker, Lance (January 22, 2014). "49 Phenomenally Angsty Pop-Punk Songs From The 2000s You Forgot Existed". Thought Catalog. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Pandora Archive" (PDF). Pandora.nla.gov.au. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  3. ^ Italian peak positions
  4. ^ "Charts.org.nz – American Hi-Fi – Flavor of the Weak". Top 40 Singles.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – American Hi-Fi – Flavor of the Weak" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.

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