Still Waiting (Sum 41 song)

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"Still Waiting"
Still Waiting Alt.jpg
Single by Sum 41
from the album Does This Look Infected?
Released November 18, 2002
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Heavy metal[1]
Length 2:38
Label Island
Songwriter(s) Deryck Whibley
Producer(s) Greig Nori
Sum 41 singles chronology
"What We're All About"
"Still Waiting"
"The Hell Song"

"What We're All About"
"Still Waiting"
"The Hell Song"

"Still Waiting" is a song by Canadian rock band Sum 41. It was released in November 2002 as the lead single from the album Does This Look Infected?.

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Marc Klasfeld, starts with the band members entering the office of a record executive (played by Will Sasso). The executive is on the phone and ends his call by saying "I gotta go, I think I'm about to get mugged." (a joke concerning the band's ragged appearance). After Sum 41 enters his office, the band asks him if he liked the new album. He says he has not heard it yet but he guesses it is all sort of songs about skateboarding and getting dumped (referring to the band's change in sound with the new album). He said he called them in because the "number band thing" is out and lists examples Blink-182 and "Green Day 75" (SR-71 are listed in a different cut, but it was never used).[citation needed] He says "The" is the new thing (mocking the garage rock revival of the early 2000s) and changes their name to "The Sums" and the members' individual names (Deryck is "Sven", Cone is "Thurston", Dave is "Holmes" and Stevo is "Sergio"). He then throws Stevo a pack of cigarettes, because drinking and smoking is the "in" thing. The set is a spoof of The Hives, The Strokes and The Vines and includes various images of arcade games. At the start of the last chorus, Deryck breaks the choreography and starts trashing his equipment and Dave, Cone and Steve do the same thing. The video ends with the four band members pushing down The Sums' name behind them.

Apart from the introduction, the performance was recorded at 30 frames per second (on video) as if it was a live performance.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. Still Waiting
  2. All Messed Up (Demo)
  3. Motivation (Live at the Astoria)
  4. Still Waiting (Demo) (Absent on some versions)
  5. Still Waiting (CD ROM Video)
CD Single 2
  1. Still Waiting
  2. In Too Deep (live from Astoria)
  3. Fat Lip (live from Astoria)
CD Single 3
  1. Still Waiting
  2. All Messed Up (Demo)


Chart (2002-2003) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 43
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 49
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 1
France (SNEP)[4] 44
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 90
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 20
Italy (FIMI)[7] 21
Norway (VG-lista)[8] 16
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 33
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 97
UK Rock (The Official Charts Company) 1
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[11] 7
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 6

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the 2005 survival horror video game ObsCure.[12]

The song was featured as a playable track in Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits and a downloadable content for both Guitar Hero 5 and Rock Band series.


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