Listen to Fall Out Boy’s ‘Sugar, We’re Goin Down’ from Sick Girl – just don’t watch the movie

While the R-rated comedy film Sick Girl is one of the worst and honestly quite offensive movies I have watched in a long time, it does have one saving grace.

A couple of sweet songs featured on its soundtrack.

One of those songs, Fall Out Boy’s ‘Sugar, We’re Goin Down‘ was such a nice addition to the seriously unfunny film, the music supervisor decided to use it both as its opening and closing music.

First, during the beginning scenes where the girls are in the car singing along to the song on the radio, then again over the movie’s end credits.

That means, after sitting through 98 minutes of truly awful “comedy”, at least you don’t leave it feeling you have wasted every second of those 5,880 seconds.

When did Fall Out Boy’s ‘Sugar, We’re Goin Down’ first come out?

If you think about it, it is pretty obvious the song must have been first released a fair number of years ago, as it was used in scenes in the film that occurred back in the early 2000s.

In fact, Fall Out Boy’s ‘Sugar, We’re Goin Down‘ first came out as the lead single from the American rock band debut studio album From Under the Cork Tree in April, 2005.

The single went on to become the band’s first Top 10 hit, charting at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as in the Top 10 on the U.S. Alternative Airplay chart (#3), the Mainstream Top 40 chart (#6), and the Pop 100 chart (#6).

The pop punk song also ranked high up charts in five other countries, including the UK where it peaked at #8.

Since its release, ‘We’re Goin Down‘ has sold close to 5 million units, and been 4 x Platinum certified in the U.S.

Listen to Fall Out Boy’s ‘Sugar, We’re Goin Down‘ as heard on the opening and closing scenes of Sick Girl on the song’s official music video, and on Spotify where the track has almost 720 million streams via their From Under the Cork Tree album.

Just don’t waste your time watching the film.

 

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.