Accepted by many to be the greatest drinking song written in the nineties, “Tubthumper” from Chumbawamba is a true nineties anthem and one of the most popular modern rock songs of the era.
It didn’t take long for “Tubthumper” to become the lead single for Chumbawamba. The 1997 dance-rock hit remains a favorite, forever holding its appeal after hitting number two. Yet, it only arrived on the band’s eighth album.
Chumbawamba were known for their highly controversial, politically focused music, but this light-hearted, catchy track was a diversion from what fans were used to.
The ever-popular classic is often also known as “I Get Knocked Down” and a documentary titled as such was planned and Kickstarter’d, but the band is no more.