Brunch Lists: Best Weezer Songs
One pick per record as debated by Meg and Alex over brunch. We agreed on 7 out of 10 records.
- •The Blue Album (1994) // HolidayTrack 9. The sleeper hit of the album, often overlooked after a big single and a before a huge closer.
- •Pinkerton (1996) // Falling for You; Across the SeaTracks 9 and 5. Alex: Falling for You is the most musically complex Weezer song where he ironically disparages his own talent; Meg: so many emotions tied to this song, plus the last part of the song starting with "goddamn" gets me every time both musically and lyrically.
- •The Green Album (2001) // PhotographTrack 2. Perfect pop song. A+ clapping.
- •Maladroit (2002) // Fall TogetherTrack 10. It's very fun to play. Editors note: Meg deferred to Alex for this choice, pointing out her vote for Keep Fishing was solely due to The Muppets.
- •Make Believe (2005) // The Other WayTrack 10. Alex: my choice is The Other Way and yours should be too.
- •The Red Album (2008) // Miss SweeneyTrack 11 and technically a bonus track. It would be even better if the verses weren't so weird. Great for that workplace romance you are not so secretly hiding.
- •Raditude (2009) // (If Your Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You ToTrack 1. Talk about blowing your load on the first track of the record. A standout song on a mediocre album. Bonus: the version they did with Sarah Bareilles is stellar.
- •Hurley (2010) // UnspokenTrack 4. The most unique on the record with a good build up to the final chorus.
- •Everything Will Be Alright in The End (2014) // Eulogy For a Rock Band; I've Had it Up To HereTracks 3 and 5. Meg: Eulogy just seems so sincere and has the older sound from their first albums. Alex: I've Had it... Has the best vocal performance since Pinkerton.
- •The White Album (2016) // California Kids; LA GirlzTracks 1 and 8. Meg: California is a great lead off for the record with a fantastically summery sing a long chorus that epitomizes the Weezer sound; Alex: LA best single since Island in the Sun. They should write more songs in 3/4.