Chumbawamba /ˌtʃʌmbəˈwɒmbə/ were a British alternative band that formed in 1982 and ended in 2012. The band constantly shifted in musical style, drawing on genres such as punk rock, pop, and folk. Their anarchist or libertarian socialist political stance exhibited an irreverent attitude toward authority, and the band have been forthright in their stances on issues including animal rights and pacifism (early in their career) and later regarding class struggle, feminism, gay liberation, pop culture, and anti-fascism.
“Tubthumping” (also known colloquially as “I Get Knocked Down”) is a song released by British rock band Chumbawamba from their eighth studio album, Tubthumper (1997). It is the band’s most successful, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and hit number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 (although it topped the US Modern Rock and Mainstream Top 40 charts). At the 1998 Brit Awards, “Tubthumping” was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Single. As of April 2017, the song had sold 880,000 copies in the UK.