Zip-Lock (song)

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A young red-haired woman in a green dress does a pose while sitting on a big pair of dice.
Single by Lit
from the album A Place in the Sun
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1999 (1999-09-28)
GenrePop punk
Songwriter(s)A. Jay Popoff, Jeremy Popoff
Producer(s)Don Gilmore, Lit
Lit singles chronology
"My Own Worst Enemy"

"Zip-Lock" is a song by the American pop punk band Lit, released as the follow-up single to their number one rock hit "My Own Worst Enemy" from their second album, A Place in the Sun in 1999. While not as successful as its previous single, it was able to reach number 11 on the Modern Rock Tracks and number 34 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  • Europe CD maxi-single[1]
  1. "Zip-Lock" (Radio Version) — 3:31
  2. "Zip-Lock" (Album Version) — 3:32
  3. "Quicksand" — 3:18

Music video[edit]

Directed by Chris Applebaum, the video starts out with an homage to the opening of Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It". Dee Snider, the lead singer of Twisted Sister, plays the role of the angry father (originally portrayed by Mark Metcalf) who verbally abuses his son for his lack of authority and uncleanliness. After the father leaves, the son throws a pool party for his friends, and as hijinks ensue, they're intercut with shots of the band playing. The video features synchronized swimming and an appearance by a girl in a yellow one piece bathing suit lounging on a red pool float that resembles the album cover of A Place in the Sun. The video ends with the band leaving in a limosine. Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom Delonge of Blink-182 have a cameo as naked partygoers, continuing the streaking from their video "What's My Age Again?"

In popular culture[edit]

  • The song is featured in the first season of comedy sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, in the episode Francis Escapes, during a montage of Francis (played by Christopher Masterson), running away from military school to visit his long distance girlfriend.
  • The song is featured in the opening of the 2000 sports film The Replacements, where Shane Falco (played by Keanu Reeves), is playing football underwater.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
UK Singles Chart 60
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[2] 11
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 34


  1. ^ "Lit - Zip-Lock (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Billboard Alternative Songs Chart History - Lit". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 28, 2013.

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