The Underdog (song)

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"The Underdog"
Spoon - Underdog single.jpg
Single by Spoon
from the album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
ReleasedJuly 10, 2007 (2007-07-10)[1]
GenreIndie rock
Songwriter(s)Britt Daniel[2]
Producer(s)Jon Brion[3]
Spoon singles chronology
"Sister Jack"
"The Underdog"
"You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb"

The Underdog is a song by indie rock band Spoon, issued as the lead single from their sixth studio album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. The song was written by frontman Britt Daniel[2] and produced by Jon Brion.[3] The single was released on July 10, 2007,[1] and it reached #26 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.[2]

On October 6, 2007, the band performed the song on Saturday Night Live.[4]

The song was featured in the 2008 film Cloverfield, the 2009 films I Love You, Man and 17 Again, in the opening and ending scene of the 2011 film Horrible Bosses, and in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Keven McAllester.[6]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[2] 26


  1. ^ a b The Underdog: Spoon: MP3 Downloads. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d The Underdog - Spoon | Billboard#/song/spoon/the-underdog/9047428. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga | Album Reviews | Pitchfork. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  4. ^ SNL Archives | Episode. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  5. ^ Cecchini, Mike (July 7, 2017). "Spider-Man: Homecoming Uses Music Perfectly". Den of Geek. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  6. ^ New Spoon Video – “The Underdog” – Stereogum. Retrieved November 6, 2012.