"Bad Reputation" as written by and Sammy Hagar....
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 want to 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
Not me, not me

Lyrics submitted by Moondragon

"Bad Reputation" as written by Kenneth Benjamin Laguna Joan Jett


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  • +2
    General CommentTotal girl power. "And I don't really care if you think I'm strange, I ain't gonna change, and I'm never gonna care about my bad reputation." Totally me! Although my girl power is like the way it was used in "Ten Things I Hate About You". I have a similar philosophy to Kat in that way-"I am me. Deal with it."
    SideshowJazz1on March 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgotta love that pop punk girl stuff every now and then.
    i used to worry about my reputation all the time!!
    WiSdOmon June 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love freaks and geeks awesome show . I absolutely love this song and the fact that it just says not to give a damn about what anyone thinks and just live your life.
    Alittudeon December 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my gosh, this sond tottaly definds me! i mean I might have done a few bad things in the past, but yah know...all fun and games, and i don't really give a damn about what people think of me at times! :)
    prettyinredon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis really is a great song... why didn't it make it onto the 10 Things I Hate About You Soundtrack? It was in the movie, at the beginning. For that matter, so was "One Week" by the Barenaked Ladies, which isn't as good of a song, but still, that soundtrack was good, though short, and could have benefitted from the addition of both songs.
    semicharmedgirlon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is totally my anthem...i feel what shes sayin its aight for guys to do whatever they want but it's not acceptable for chicks to live the same way... we dont live in the 50's any more, girls aren't made to be in dresses and only speak when spoken to ;-)
    BLAZINDYMEon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck what other people think, it doesnt matter
    thats what this song means to me
    Cranberriedon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have loved this song since it was on Freaks and Geeks. I think it's one of the best by Joan Jett. I totally know about it, people shouldn't care what other people think about them or what they do or look like. They don't care and are proud of it.
    goodriddanceon August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so much like me. People made up all these rumours about me because they were jealous and they thought that it would hurt me, so now I have a reputation and I just don't care! People can think what they want and I'm proud of the fact that I don't care what they say!
    somebodysbabyon August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfreaks and geeks theme song, thumbs up.
    hippie_trashon October 12, 2002   Link

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