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Chumbawamba Break Up: 'Tubthumping' Band Split, Not Getting Up Again

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Chumbawamba is breaking up.
Chumbawamba is breaking up.

Chumbawamba is not getting back up again. The British anarcho-punk band has officially split. Perhaps best known for their 1997 single "Tubthumping," the members of Chumbawamba confirmed the news on their website Monday afternoon.

"Tubthumping" -- informally known by its prominent hook, "I Get Knocked Down" -- peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and climbed to No. 6 in the U.S.

Here's a part of Chumbawamba's official breakup statement, entitled "The End":

We felt we’d got to a point where what we did as a band -- and specifically the writing, recording, touring cycle -- wasn’t doing justice to what Chumbawamba set out to do in the first place. We were always as much about ideas as music, and that meant doing more than writing, recording and touring songs. It meant trying to be relevant and active and up-to-date, while trying to avoid the dreaded rut of routine or repetition. being up-to-date meant giving plenty of time and energy to the band, constantly, for those thirty years; a constancy we plainly couldn’t keep up with in the end.

Remember the good times with "Tubthumping" and other Chumbawamba tracks below.

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