Weezer drop their new record “Pacific Daydream” this Friday! The music of Weezer has always been a point of debate for rock music fans. A lot of people only like their first two records (Blue Album, Pinkerton) and say everything afterwards is pretty much crap. LIES! Weezer have never stopped putting out amazing music; not all of it has been awesome, but there are some pretty killer tunes in their catalogue if you dig a bit deeper. Here are 15 Awesome Weezer Songs You Never Knew Existed!
1. Waiting On You
This is one of the best b-sides from the Pinkerton era, with their signature fuzzed out guitars and a heartbreaking melody, this is classic Weezer!
2. This Is Such A Pity
This gem from “Make Believe” is a little more dramatic and downbeat than a lot of Weezer’s buzzier tracks, but it’s got a killer chorus and some pretty sweet synth to boot!
3. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations On A Shaker Hymn)
From the Red Album, this is the most epic song the Weez have ever done. Clocking in at almost 6 minutes, this tune is a tribute to rock, with each section of the song mimicking different styles from Slipknot to Jeff Buckley, Aerosmith, Green Day and Nirvana.
4. Miss Sweeney
“Miss Sweeney” is a bonus track from the deluxe edition of the “Red Album”, a song about unrequited love. The awkward verses sung by Rivers give way to an explosive and catchy as hell chorus that will remind you of the band’s 90’s heyday.
THIS SONG IS SO GOOD! “King” doesn’t even sound like Weezer, it’s written by Rivers and sung by the band’s bass player Scott Shriner. It’s a slow burn kind of number, starting off with acoustic guitar and building up to what has become of the Weezer’s best songs ever.
6. The Girl Got Hot
Weezer fans HATE the “Raditude” record, it is definitely Weezer’s poppiest album. That being said, it does feature a lot of great songs. “The Girl Got Hot” is one of those love it or hate it songs, and I love it. Try not singing along to this catchy beauty!
7. Let It All Hang Out
Weezer doesn’t get enough credit for writing great rockers anymore. From the “Raditude” album, “Let It All Hang Out” proves Weezer still can write upbeat, guitar driven rockers like back in the day.
8. Trippin’ Down The Freeway
Another super catchy rock tune from “Raditude”. Seriously, give the album another chance!
9. The Prettiest Girl In The Whole Wide World
This is an unearthed gem from the late 90’s that Weezer recorded as a bonus track for “Raditude” in 2008. This song would have fit perfectly on “Pinkerton”.
10. The Odd Couple
An unsung gem from the band’s “Death To False Metal” compilation album, this is just more proof how solid Weezer’s post-Blue/Pinkerton output has been.
Not everyone is going to love this song, and that’s ok. Weezer isn’t afraid to try out new things, and this song leans more in an electronic direction. That said, it still rocks!
12. Eulogy For A Rock Band
The “Everything Will Be Alright In The End” album from 2011 saw Weezer return to the sound of the Blue Album and Pinkerton days. It really is a modern classic, and this is one of the Blue-iest songs on the record.
13. The British Are Coming
Another gem from EWBAITE, this is yet another track that shows that Weezer can return to the sound that everybody wants if THEY want to.
This song features acoustic guitar and harmonica which was a hallmark of 1994 Weezer, so if you love the band’s classic material you will love this one!
15. Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori
2016’s “White Album” also explored classic Weezer sounds and this is one of the standouts from that record. Proof that they have plenty of awesome tracks for you to discover!