Scotty Doesn't Know

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"Scotty Doesn't Know"
Song by Lustra
from the album Left for Dead
Released2004
GenrePop punk
Length2:55
LabelXOFF Records
Songwriter(s)Jason Adams, Christopher Graham Baird, Nicholas Cloutman, Bruce Fulford

"Scotty Doesn't Know" is a song written and performed by the American rock band Lustra. Originally written for the 2004 film EuroTrip, the song contains numerous lewd references to how Scotty's girlfriend Fiona has been cheating on him for an extended period of time; the song is written from the perspective of the person she is having the affair with. The song was eventually released on their 2006 album Left for Dead. The song peaked at #53 on the U.S. Billboard Pop chart, #39 on the Digital Songs chart and at #75 on the Hot 100, mainly due to the high amount of digital downloads.

In Australia, the song became infamous in 2018 after featuring in the hijacking of the official website of that country's Prime Minister.[1]

Political significance[edit]

On October 18 2018, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison had his personal website taken over after his ownership of it was apparently allowed to lapse. Instead of displaying information about the Prime Minister and his policies, the page displayed an image of Morrison with the rock song Scotty Doesn’t Know playing.[2]

The man behind the hijacking of the website apparently only paid $50 for the domain name.[3]

In the film[edit]

In the film EuroTrip, Scotty (Scott Mechlowicz) is dumped by his girlfriend Fiona (Kristin Kreuk) for the lead singer of a band (played in the film by Matt Damon). The band performs the song at a party Scotty is attending and is praised by many characters in the film (including Scotty's parents and eventually Scotty himself) as being "catchy." The song becomes something of a popular phenomenon, appearing on the radio and across the world; in Bratislava, the song has been remixed and is playing in a popular nightclub. By the end of the film, it has become so widespread and popular that Scotty's best friend Cooper is able to use it as his cell phone ring tone.

Chart positions[edit]

"Scotty Doesn't Know" debuted at #89 on the U.S. Billboard Pop 100 for the chart week of July 22, 2006.[4]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 53[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 75[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scott Morrison's website plays lewd song Scotty Doesn't Know after internet prank takeover". ABC News. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ "PM's website taken over by troll, plays loop of 'Scotty Doesn't Know'". SBS News. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Scotty Doesn't Know: prankster takes over Scott Morrison's website". The Guardian. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ Billboard, July 22, 2006

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