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Bad Reputation is a rock song performed by Joan Jett. It is used as a theme song for the Freaks and Geeks TV series in the opening credits of each episode of the show.

History

The song was first published in 1980 on Joan Jett's self-released and self-titled solo album. When the album was re-issued on Boardwalk Records in 1981, the title of the song was selected as title for the album. The song also appeared as a single in 1981.

Lyrics

I don't give a damn 'bout my reputation
You're living in the past, it's a new generation
A girl can do what she wants to do
And that's what I'm gonna do

An' I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation
Oh no, not me

An' I don't give a damn 'bout my reputation
Never said I wanted to improve my station
An' I'm only doin' good when I'm havin' fun
An' I don't have to please no one

An' I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation
Oh no, not me, oh no, not me

I don't give a damn 'bout my reputation
I've never been afraid of any deviation
An' I don't really care if ya think I'm strange
I ain't gonna change

An' I'm never gonna care 'bout my bad reputation
Oh no, not me, oh no, not me
Pedal boys!

An' I don't give a damn 'bout my reputation
The world's in trouble, there's no communication
An' everyone can say what they wanna say
It never gets better, anyway

So why should I care 'bout a bad reputation anyway?
Oh no, not me, oh no, not me

I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation
You're living in the past, it's a new generation
An' I only feel good when I got no pain
An' that's how I'm gonna stay

An' I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation
Oh no, not me, oh no, not me
Not me, not me

Further utilization

After its use as a theme song for Freaks and Geeks, the song was also used in other films and television series:

  • 1999: At the beginning of the film 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 2001: Special Unit 2 (episode The Grain)
  • 2001: Shrek
  • 2006: American Chopper (starting from season 4)
  • 2008: Baby Mama
  • 2010: End credits in The Runaways
  • 2010: Easy A
  • 2010: Kick-Ass

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