A "style parody" of Devo, the song premiered on Al's third album, also titled Dare to be Stupid. It was used as the music for the "Junkions attack" and "Junkions become friends" scenes in the movie; the song's rampant pop-culture referencing certainly fits with the pop-culture-talking Junkions.
Reportedly, it was included in the movie soundtrack because Scotti Bros. Records, the label Al was at during that time, decided to promote acts on their label heavily, and Al (always popular with the kids) was one of the biggest. As Al himself tells it, he just got a phone call one day and said "Okay," and that was basically the last he heard about it, save the royalty checks.
The song is track 10 on all versions of the movie soundtrack.
- Chords from "Dare To Be Stupid" were adapted by Vince DiCola into the movie background music track "Unusual Allies" (used for the scene in which Hot Rod uses the Universal Greeting on the Junkions), found on the "'Til All Are One" two-CD set.
- In the Transformers Animated episode "Garbage In, Garbage Out", Ratchet howls at a rebellious Wreck-Gar (voiced by Al): "You wouldn't dare do something that stupid!", to which the junk-bot replies "I am Wreck-Gar! I dare to be stupid!" Series writer Marty Isenberg, at the premiere of the episode at BotCon 2008, noted with a smile that he just "had to" add in the reference.