In the music video of the single, the band are playing on the roof of a house. Throughout the video, it shows how teens are trying to escape such pressure by letting everything out, and finally realizing that they can't keep their pain in any longer.
In an acoustic version of the song, the band are seen talking before they play. Bassist David Desrosiers says 'This is about me' before the band starts to play.
"Perfect" became Simple Plan's biggest hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at the #24 position on 9 December 2003. It was also another top 10 hit in Australia peaking at number 6. The song also topped the American Top 40. It was #1 in Brazil in 2006, when its live version was released. The song was also used in an episode of Girlfriends.