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"Fuck Authority" is a song written and recorded by American punk rock band Pennywise. It was released in July 2001 as the lead single (and only charting single) from the band's sixth studio album Land of the Free?. The song reached number 38 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.[1]

"Fuck Authority"
Single by Pennywise
from the album Land of the Free?
ReleasedJuly 2001
FormatPromotional CD
GenrePunk rock
LabelEpitaph Records
Songwriter(s)Jim Lindberg, Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin, Randy Bradbury
Producer(s)Pennywise, Joe Barresi
Pennywise singles chronology
"Victim of Reality"
"Fuck Authority"
"Divine Intervention"


Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Glen Bennett and was released in April 2001. While the video shows the band playing on a stage, it features different scenes of riots and historical places, such as Tiananmen Square.


"Fuck Authority" was banned from airplay after September 11, 2001;[2]


Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 38