Motivation (Sum 41 song)

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Single by Sum 41
from the album All Killer No Filler
ReleasedJanuary 2002
FormatCD, cassette
GenrePop punk
LabelCanada: Aquarius
US: Island Records
Songwriter(s)Deryck Whibley, Greig Nori
Producer(s)Jerry Finn
Sum 41 singles chronology
"In Too Deep"
"Handle This"

"Motivation" is a song by Canadian rock band Sum 41. It was released in January 2002 as the third single from the album All Killer No Filler. Greig Nori appears on backing vocals.


The song is about being self-centered, demotivated and being too lazy to look for motivation to do anything.

In popular culture[edit]

The song has been used in the Smallville episode "Hothead", the Malcolm in the Middle episode "Hal Coaches" and The Challenge episode "Battle of the Seasons: Slam Dunk". The Detroit Red Wings chose Motivation to be their opening song each home game in 2003. It has been used in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

Music video[edit]

The music video is of the band playing in Steve Jocz' attic located in Ajax Ontario. The room is piled with garbage and other various items.

Track listing[edit]

Single version
  1. "Motivation"
  2. "Crazy Amanda Bunkface"
  3. "Pain for Pleasure"
  4. "Machine Gun" (Live)
  5. All She's Got (Live)
  6. Crazy Amanda Bunkface (Live)
  7. What We're All About (Live)
  8. Fat Lip (Video)
  9. In Too Deep (Video)
EP version
  1. Motivation
  2. All She's Got (Live)
  3. Crazy Amanda Bunkface (Live)
  4. What We're All About (Live with Tommy Lee)


Chart (2002) Peak
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 24
UK Singles Chart 21

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