It's What We're All About

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"It's What We're All About"
Single by Sum 41 featuring Kerry King
from the album Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man
ReleasedApril 17, 2002 (UK)
GenreRap rock[1]
LabelAquarius (Canada)
Island (US)
Producer(s)Deryck Whibley
Sum 41 singles chronology
"Handle This"
"It's What We're All About"
"Still Waiting"

"It's What We're All About" is a song recorded by Sum 41. It was released in April 2002 as a single for the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man.


This is a reworked version of "Dave's Possessed Hair/It's What We're all About" from the band's first EP, Half Hour of Power. Part of the first verse is rapped in an acappella version in the beginning of the "Fat Lip" music video. Similar to "Fat Lip", vocal duties in "It's What We're All About" are split evenly between rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, drummer Stevo Jocz, and lead guitarist Dave Brownsound. The song segues into the 55-second instrumental track, "Ride the Chariot to the Devil", on the EP version of the song.

Music video

The music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld and premiered in mid-2002. It features the band playing upside-down with their instruments chained to the roof as they perform on the rooftop to the crowd below. Throughout the video, various clips of the Spider-Man movie play, and in the middle of the performance, Kerry King of the thrash metal band Slayer is featured in the music video and performs the guitar solo in the song.

Track listing

  1. "It's What We're All About" – 3:30
  2. "Motivation" (live) – 2:25


Sum 41
Additional musician


Chart (2002) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 63
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 91
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 23
Italy (FIMI)[5] 30
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 71
Scotland (OCC)[7] 30
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 43
UK Singles (OCC)[9] 32
UK Rock and Metal (OCC)[10] 4


  1. ^ Parks, Andrew (April 7, 2002). "Sum 41 concert full of cliches, caters to the younger crowd". The Daily Orange. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Sum 41 – It's What We're All About". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Sum 41 – What We're All About" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "Sum 41 – What We're All About". Top Digital Download. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  6. ^ "Sum 41 – It's What We're All About" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  8. ^ "Sum 41 – It's What We're All About". Swiss Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  10. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 14, 2019.

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