Pieces (Sum 41 song)

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Sum 41-Pieces.jpg
Single by Sum 41
from the album Chuck
ReleasedFebruary 22, 2005
GenreAlternative rock
Songwriter(s)Deryck Whibley
Producer(s)Greig Nori
Sum 41 singles chronology
"We're All to Blame"
"Some Say"

"Pieces" is a song written and recorded by Canadian band Sum 41. "Pieces" was released to radio on November 16, 2004.[1] It was released in February 2005 as the second single from the album, Chuck.

Music video[edit]

The video shows lead vocalist Deryck Whibley singing while he miserably walks throughout an abandoned community. Trucks with one clear side pass behind him, showing the other band members inside of them with signs labeling them as having "the perfect vacation", "the perfect night", "the perfect family", and "the perfect body." In the end, there is a truck with Whibley sitting alone in a sparsely furnished room labelled "the perfect life". As the final chord strikes, the letter "F" from the word "life" labelled on the truck falls off, which leaves him with a sign labelled as "the perfect lie" instead.

In an interview with Fuse TV, Whibley explained the letter "F" falling off of the truck's sign turned out both an ironic and unintended result. But since it fit in with their video's theme, they decided to use it anyway.

Drummer Steve Jocz stated that they wanted a semi-serious video. "The song is about a relationship, but not necessarily one with a girl. Maybe you're better left alone — fuck everybody else. The last single [We're All to Blame] was a pretty serious song, too, but we wanted to offset it with a funny video. With this one, we don't want it to be too hokey, but we don't want it to be too serious either. The trick is to make it interesting while playing up the fact that it is a sincere, genuine song."[2]

Track list[edit]

  1. "Pieces" (album version)
  2. "Pieces" (acoustic)
  3. "We're All to Blame" (album version)
  4. "Pieces" (video)


Chart (2005) Peak
Canada CHR/Pop Top 30 (Radio & Records)[3] 5
Canada Hot AC Top 30 (Radio & Records)[4] 5
Canada Rock Top 30 (Radio & Records)[5] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 84
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[7] 14
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 7


  1. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Sum 41 Skit Deemed Unsuitable For Children - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News
  3. ^ "Radio & Records Magazine" (PDF). Radio & Records. April 8, 2005. p. 28. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "Radio & Records Magazine" (PDF). Radio & Records. July 1, 2005. p. 50. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Radio & Records Magazine" (PDF). Radio & Records. March 25, 2005. p. 62. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Musicline.de – Sum 41 Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  7. ^ Sum 41 Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Songs. Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-02-17.

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