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
Format CD, cassette
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 3:27
Label Canada: Aquarius
United States: Island
Songwriter(s) Deryck Whibley, Greig Nori
Producer(s) Jerry Finn
Sum 41 singles chronology
"Fat Lip"
"In Too Deep"

"Fat Lip"
"In Too Deep"
Radio Promo cover
Cover of the "In Too Deep" DJCD
Cover of the "In Too Deep" DJCD
Audio sample

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


According to Ben Cook of Fucked Up, No Warning and Young Guv, "In Too Deep" was originally a reggae song, to be released by writer Greig Nori's band Treble Charger and feature rapper Snow in the verses.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld and premiered in September 2001. It is a parody of the diving competition scene 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 (Baksh and bassist Jason "Cone" McCaslin have both confirmed this scene was inspired by the video for Guns N' Roses' Estranged"). After each dive, the video cuts to a scene of the band playing in an empty pool surrounded by fans. For the last dive, drummer Steve Jocz does a comically dramatic dive similar to the dive done by Dangerfield's character in Back to School (known as the 'Triple Lindy' in the film) in which he bounces off of every diving board and lands perfectly in the water. Jocz is rewarded with near-perfect marks from the judges, the band wins the competition and the judges and some of the audience jump into the pool in celebration.

The diving scenes were filmed at the since-demolished Industry Hills Aquatic Club in the City of Industry, California. The pool scenes were shot at the Cadillac Jack's and Pink Motel in Sun Valley, California.


Superpeer of Sputnikmusic said "This song just puts a smile on your face, and you have to love the short solo in it."[3]

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 (2001–02) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 29
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 52
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 36
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 2
France (SNEP)[7] 36
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 69
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 41
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 47
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 87
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[14] 10


  1. ^ "In Defense Of The Genre: 5 Seconds Of Summer's favorite pop-punk songs". Alternative Press. August 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Murphy, Sara. "Sum 41's "In Too Deep" Was Nearly a Reggae Song with Treble Charger and Snow". Exclaim!. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  3. ^ Superpeer (January 17, 2005). "Sum 41 – All Killer No Filler". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  4. ^ " – Sum 41 – In Too Deep". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ " – Sum 41 – In Too Deep" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ " – Sum 41 – Fat Lip" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ " – Sum 41 – In Too Deep" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ " – Sum 41 Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  10. ^ " – Sum 41 – In Too Deep" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ " – Sum 41 – In Too Deep". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ " – Sum 41 – In Too Deep". Swiss Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Sum 41: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ Sum 41 Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Songs. Retrieved 2010-02-17.

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