Pieces (Sum 41 song)

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Single by Sum 41
from the album Chuck
ReleasedNovember 15, 2004 (2004-11-15)
GenreAlternative rock[1]
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 15, 2004, as the second single from the band's third studio album, Chuck (2004).

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". At the end of the music video, the letter "F" from the word "life" labelled on the truck falls off, which leaves him with a sign labelled as "the perfect lie".

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 listing[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 Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[7] 7
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[8] 14

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref(s).
United States November 15, 2004 (2004-11-15) Alternative radio Island [9][10]
February 28, 2005 (2005-02-28) [11]


  1. ^ Porter, Brittany (July 20, 2016). "The top ten best Sum 41 songs". AXS. Archived from the original on May 31, 2019. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  2. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (November 19, 2004). "Sum 41 Video Skit Deemed Unsuitable For Children — Band Says, 'Good!'". MTV. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  3. ^ "R&R Canada CHR/Pop Top 30" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1601. April 8, 2005. p. 28. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "R&R Canada Hot AC Top 30" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1613. July 1, 2005. p. 50. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "R&R Canada Rock Top 30" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1599. March 25, 2005. p. 62. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Sum 41 – Pieces" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts.
  7. ^ "Sum 41 Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Sum 41 Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  9. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1581. November 12, 2004. p. 25. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  10. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1595. February 25, 2005. p. 23. Retrieved June 19, 2021.

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