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Motivation (Sum 41 song)

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Format  CD, cassette
Length  2:52
Genre  Pop punk
Released  January 2002 USA March 25, 2002 UK
Label  Canada: Aquarius US: Island Records
Writer(s)  Deryck Whibley, Greig Nori

"Motivation" is a song by Canadian rock band Sum 41. It was released in January 2002 as the third single from the album All Killer No Filler. Greig Nori appears on backing vocals.



The song is about being self-centered, demotivated and being too lazy to look for motivation to do anything.

In popular culture

The song has been used in the Smallville episode "Hothead", the Malcolm in the Middle episode "Hal Coaches" and The Challenge episode "Battle of the Seasons: Slam Dunk". The Detroit Red Wings chose Motivation to be their opening song each home game in 2003. It has been used in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

Music video

The music video is of the band playing in Steve Jocz' attic located in Ajax Ontario. The room is piled with garbage and other various items.

Single version

  1. "Motivation"
  2. "Crazy Amanda Bunkface"
  3. "Pain for Pleasure"
  4. "Machine Gun" (Live)
  5. All She's Got (Live)
  6. Crazy Amanda Bunkface (Live)
  7. What We're All About (Live)
  8. Fat Lip (Video)
  9. In Too Deep (Video)

Tin Can Special version

  1. Motivation
  2. All She's Got (Live)
  3. Crazy Amanda Bunkface (Live)
  4. What We're All About (Live with Tommy Lee)


Motivation (Sum 41 song) Wikipedia