An Iguana Sings System of a Down’s “Chop Suey!” In the ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

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Someone over at animation hub Illumination Studios really likes System of a Down. The Armenian-American freak-metal act’s music was already featured in Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets (which was especially weird given that the song that was used, “Bounce,” is not exactly a kid-friendly tune). Now, System of a Down’s massive single “Chop Suey!” is used the trailer for the animated music contest movie Sing 2.

As you’ll see in the trailer below, Sing 2 uses “Chop Suey!” in way that will make perfect sense for metal fans: an iguana speeding down a dirt road in a convertible sings along to the track. She also does a hilarious job of it, adding the whispered vocal repeats until it gets to the line “Hide the scars to fade away the shake-up,” at which point she shouts, “WOOHOO!” It’s pretty funny, if a little ridiculous. Well, okay, a lot ridiculous.

Check out the trailer below:

Sing 2 hits theaters this Christmas.

System of a Down are definitely having a bit of a renaissance lately. Last year, the band released two new tracks — their first new music in 15 years — with proceeds from the songs going to aid Armenia in its current conflict with Azerbaijan. The effort was a considerable success, raising over $600,000 for the cause.

On top of that, Toxicity, the album from which “Chop Suey!” hails, celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this month. The track itself also saw a massive landmark in late 2020, with the video breaking the 1 billion views mark on YouTube.

As if all that weren’t enough, the band will perform in Faith No More’s stead on the upcoming U.S. tour dates. Obviously, System of a Down were already scheduled to share the stage on the bands’ LA stadium gigs, but now it appears that SOAD Will be taking over for some of Korn’s gigs as well.


Words by Chris Krovatin