Lump (song)

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"Lump"
Single by The Presidents of the United States of America
from the album The Presidents of the United States of America
Released August 8, 1995 (airplay)
FormatCD, cassette, vinyl
GenreAlternative rock, grunge
Length 2:14
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)Chris Ballew
ProducerPresidents of the United States of America, Conrad Uno
The Presidents of the United States of America singles chronology

"Kitty"
(1995)
"Lump"
(1995)
"Peaches"
(1996)
 
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"Lump"
Single by The Presidents of the United States of America
from the album The Presidents of the United States of America
Released August 8, 1995 (airplay)
FormatCD, cassette, vinyl
GenreAlternative rock, grunge
Length 2:14
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)Chris Ballew
ProducerPresidents of the United States of America, Conrad Uno
The Presidents of the United States of America singles chronology

"Kitty"
(1995)
"Lump"
(1995)
"Peaches"
(1996)

"Lump" is a song by alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America. It was released in 1995 and featured on their self-titled debut album. The song reached #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1995. Later in the same year, it debuted on the Album Rock Tracks chart, and went on to hit #7. The song is a playable track on Rock Band 2, the Nintendo DS version of Band Hero and in the Wii video game Just Dance .

Contents

Track listings

CD single
  1. "Lump" – 2:13
  2. "Carilyn's Bootie" – 2:17
  3. "Candy Cigarette" – 2:02
  4. "Twig in the Wind" – 2:54
7" single – UK
  1. "Lump" – 2:12
  2. "Wake Up" – 2:37

Music videos

The music video for "Lump", directed by Roman Coppola, takes place in a "boggy marsh" (as the lyrics state). The video shows the band singing in a swamp as well as on the stern of a large barge in Elliott Bay interspersed with a silhouette scene of the band performing.

Another video was also made for the song. This version, commonly referred to as "Lump 2", was considered too disturbing and dark to be aired on MTV (reflecting the band's grunge and post-grunge origins). It features the band performing on a dark stage while various people lip sync the lines "She's lump!" during the chorus. This version can be found on "Ten Year Super Bonus Special Anniversary Edition" of The Presidents of the United States of America's debut album.

Parodies and Covers

Charts

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1]11
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[1]28
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[2]21
Canadian RPM Alternative 30[3]1
French SNEP Singles Chart[1]10
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[1]8
UK Singles Chart[4]15
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[5]1
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[5]7
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[5]26

Year-end chart (1995) Position
French Singles Chart[6]68

Preceded by
"Hand in My Pocket" by Alanis Morissette
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
October 21, 1995
Succeeded by
"Name" by Goo Goo Dolls
Preceded by
Comedown by Bush X
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 number-one single
October 2, 1995
Succeeded by
"Name" by Goo Goo Dolls

See also

References and notes

  1. ^ a b c d "Lump", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  2. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 62, No. 21, January 08 1996". RPM. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?&file_num=nlc008388.2851&type=1&interval=20&PHPSESSID=c6btf3r8hs459qqt5ln3o3dcv5. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  3. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 62, No. 9, October 02 1995". RPM. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?&file_num=nlc008388.2766&type=1&interval=20&PHPSESSID=c6btf3r8hs459qqt5ln3o3dcv5. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Lump", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  5. ^ a b c The Presidents of the United States of America, in U.S. charts Allmusic.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  6. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart. Disqueenfrance.com. Retrieved January 30, 2009.

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