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“Flagpole Sitta”
Single by Harvey Danger
from the album Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
B-side "Wrecking Ball"
"The Ballad Of The Tragic Hero (Pity And Fear)"
"Flagpole Sitta (Top 40's Mix)"
Released April 21, 1998 (US)
June 27, 1998 (UK)
Format Promo CD, Retail Single
Recorded 1996
Genre Pop-punk
Length 3:37
Label London/Slash
Harvey Danger singles chronology
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Flagpole Sitta is the first single by Harvey Danger from there 1997 debut album Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?. It is known for there "Trademark song" and have appeared on a number of films and tv shows. It gathered its popularity after a copy of the single was given to a KNDD DJ and eventually became #39 of the Hot 100 Airplay chart.

Music VideoEdit

A video was made for the song. It revolves around the band taking there equipment and going through a number of concerts, including a rave party and a mosh pit. By the end, the band plays the song on stage and ends with a monkey clapping for them.

Track ListingEdit

UK Retail Single

  1. Flagpole Sitta
  2. Wrecking Ball
  3. The Ballad Of The Tragic Hero (Pity And Fear)

Promo CD

  1. Flagpole Sitta (Top 40's Mix)
  2. Flagpole Sitta (LP Version)


  • Chiodos have covered the song in the album Punk Goes Pop 2
  • Weird Al Yankovic have covered this song in his polka medley "Polka Power!"

Appearances In The MediaEdit

  • The song was the theme song for British comedy show "Peep Show" scince the second season
  • The Song was shown in a few scenes in the film "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star"
  • The song was featured in "American Pie"
  • The trailer for "Disturbing Behavior" used it, as well as the movie
  • College Humor has made a video were people lip sync to the song.
  • The song was featured in episodes of "October Road", "Psych", and "The Office"
  • Internet Reviewer "The Nostalgia Critic" Used the song in his reviews of "Tom And Jerry: The Movie" and "The Thief And The Cobbler", calling the song in the credits as "I'm Not Sick, But I'm Not Well".
  • The song was featured in afew episodes of "Russell Howards Good News".
  • The Song was referenced in a XKCD Comic titled "Click and Drag" which shows a person sitting on a flagpole quoting the chorus.

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