Flavor Of The Weak

Album: American Hi-Fi (2001)
Charted: 31 41

Songfacts®:

  • American Hi-Fi's first single, this song is about a girl whose boyfriend doesn't treat her right, and it's driving the singer crazy because he knows he can do better. Note that the title is "flavor of the weak," indicating that her oblivious stoner boyfriend is especially lame.
  • The video, directed by Chris Applebaum, is patterned after the documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot. Made in 1986, Parking Lot is a 16-minute video made outside of a Judas Priest concert.

Comments: 9

  • Caitlyn from Royersford, PaI love this song! Its really sweet and relateable because everybody knows a girl with a jerk boyfriend that doesnt deserve her
  • Hunter from South West, MiI totally agree with Melissa, Toledo. I have been to a few sites to try and find songs by this band, and i find nothing. Its odd too because this song was on a Now thats what i call music cd.
    Its not like their unknown or nothing. Its strange
    Another band im having a hard time finding is The Living End.
  • Vicky from Cincinnati, OhHe just says "Nintendo" after too stoned to make it rhyme. That bugs me. And he says too stoned way too much.

    Other than that a pretty good song.
  • Melissa from ToledoI really like this song. It sucks that not a lot of people know about American Hi-Fi. They're a really good band.
  • Azzie from Manitoba, CanadaI've seen this song titled "Flavor of the Week" which I think suits my interpretation of it a lot better.

    There's a girl and she's totally in love with her boyfriend, but he doesn't really care about her and there are a million girls he wishes she was instead. There's also another guy who sees this. He likes the girl and wants to show her that her boyfriend doesn't really care about her and she's just the 'flavor of the week'.
  • Melita from Wilts, EnglandGreat song. Not totally sure about the video (oh well, who cares, it is the music that matters). Yeah, that's all I have to say about that.
  • Marcus from Royersford, PaActually, the art of losing and the breakup song are pretty good too. That's just what I dled by them
  • Fgjdfgjdsfgj from Halifax, Canadanot there only good song people just aren't aware of there other good ones
  • Amanda from Galeton, PaThis song is awesome. Sure it's the only good song by these guys, but hey that doesn't matter, now does it?
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