Little Things

Album: Good Charlotte (2000)

Songfacts®:

  • Joel and Benji Madden wrote this about their high school experience with girlfriends and popular kids. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jessica - Nelson, New Zealand
  • The music video, directed by Nigel Dick, follows the band as they run amok in a high school, taking over the loudspeaker and springing kids from class to watch them perform. It was shot at Lorne Park Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and also featured a cameo appearance by actress/singer Mandy Moore.

    The clip was part of a package to present Good Charlotte as the next big pop band - a plan that didn't quite work. Joel told Alter the Press: "We put out this shiny single 'Little Things' with a shiny video with a big video director and they had pushed us in this shiny poppy kind of direction... and us being so young, we kind of went with it. At the time, we didn't know what we were even doing. We were from a small town and hadn't really been out in the world. When that didn't work, the label [Sony] just left us to it."
  • Before it officially became the band's debut single promoting their first album, the song was a local hit in Philadelphia when radio stations picked up the demo after the band was in town performing with the ska-punk Save Ferris in 1999. Its popularity attracted the attention of record labels, including Sony's Epic Records, who would sign the band shortly after.
  • This was featured in the 2000 comedy Dude, Where's my Car?, starring Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott.

Comments: 15

  • Lila from Wilmington, OhI LOVE GOOD CHARLOTTE SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! This song shows me that i really can relate to other people.
  • Caitlin from Phoenixville, Pai love this songg. gc pretty amazing. but i don't like a lot of there new stuff.
  • Brittany from Townsville, AustraliaI ♥ THIS SONG and GC. If GC wasn't a band we wouldn't have all these great songs (This song and heaps of others)
  • Bethanii from Okc, OkGood Charlotte is soooo amazing. i LOVE this song. it makes me happy. and the video makes me smile every time! i love the guy that smiles real big after he's like for every guy who didnt hav a date to go to the school dance. his smile makes me smile. :]
  • Kristin from Fort Worth, TxI love this song!! I listen to it alot!!
  • Beans from Philadelphia, PaI like this song because almost everyone can relate to it. everyone has little things that bother them(some more then others)but still we have to face it and this song gives people confidence to handle them. GC rocks!!!
  • Andrew from Adelaide, Australiajoel and benji madden had said during a live peformance before the song was done that "this song is for anyone who never had no date to no prom, got picked last on the basket ball team or has ever been called a freak and you started feeling nuthin was goin right and the popular kids are always teasing you about the 'little things' , this is for you".
  • Mary from Friendswood , TxYah I relate to it .I mean little things is the song its like a biography of my life
  • Stacey from St.petersburg, FlThe little things tear us down and break us about but they make you stronger in thee end
  • Maria from Nowhere, Otherits a great song, kids who can relate see that the losers at school can become big too!
  • Kelsi from Ionia, MiI like this song because the little things used to bring me down but not any more after the song was made!
  • Christa from Makati, OtherKids can realate a lot to this song. not all parts of it maybe, but everyone can still relate to it.
  • Sabrina from Montreal, CanadaThis song is amazing! It helps encourage people from all over the world!
    GC 4 EVA!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kelli from New Milford, Cti like songs that you can relate to and this song does a great job for a lot of kids
  • Jodi from Wigan, EnglandThis song mean alot to loads of GC fans.
    its helps them figure out alot
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