Tuesday, June 25, 2013

TUESDAY TOP TEN SERIES: Top Ten Weezer Songs


The TUESDAY TOP TEN SERIES features the artists 100 to 1 from our Top Artists of All Time tournament held here at station to station from March 2012-May 2013. Voters choose either 5 or 10 favorite songs from the artist featured every third Tuesday. Information on how to submit your lists is available on the side panel of the page. Here's #98, Weezer.

Artist #98: Weezer
Formed: Los Angeles, California
Active: 1992-Present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Power Pop, Pop Punk, Emo, Indie Rock
Number Of LPs: 9 (Studio), 1 (Compilation), 6 (EPs)
Number Of Singles: 25
Highest Charting LP in US: Make Believe #2 (2005)
Highest Charting LP In UK: Make Believe #11 (2005)
Highest Charting Songs: Beverly Hills #10 (US Hot 100), Beverly Hills, Pork & Beans #1 (US Alternative, 2005, 2008), Beverly Hills #9 (UK Singles Chart, 2005)
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Weezer's Top 10 Songs:
1. El Scorcho
From The Album Pinkerton (1996)
2. Say It Ain't So
From The Album Weezer (The Blue Album) (1994)

3. Hash Pipe
From The Album Weezer (The Green Album) (2001)
4. My Name Is Jonas
From The Album Weezer (The Blue Album) (1994)
5. Dope Nose
From The Album Maladroit (2002)

6. The Good Life
From The Album Pinkerton (1996)
7. Island In The Sun
From The Album Weezer (The Green Album) (2001)
8. Buddy Holly
From The Album Weezer (The Blue Album) (1994)
9. Undone-The Sweater Song
From The Album Weezer (The Blue Album) (1994)
10. If You're Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)
From The Album Raditude (2009)

+5 (Last 5 Out)
11. Photograph
12. The World Has Turned And Left Me Here
13. Keep Fishin'
14. Pork and Beans
15. Beverly Hills




*Based On Individual Votes From Contributors*
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Individual Lists:
Zilla & Sinclair's 20 (20 Song Half Point System, Instead of 10 to 1):

While trying to come up with a top 10 a top 20 definitive Weezer Song list was created. Here it goes:
#20 (If You're Wondering If I Want You to) I Want You to (Raditude)
(The Song that shows Weezer still has it)
 
The 2 Best Songs from Make Believe come in at
#19 My Best Friend
#18 Beverly Hills 
#17 Pink Triangle
(Rivers has come up with a lot of great one liners over the years but this one takes the cake "I'm Dumb She's A Lesbian". It's so ridiculous it's awesome)
#16 Island In The Sun
(Perfect for a beach vacation)
#15 Trouble Maker
(Perfect track to start off the Red Album and shakes off the cobwebs from Make Believe. Trouble Maker serves a swift punch to the gut to get your head bobbin as they remind you to "Keep It On The Up")
#14 Surf Wax America
(You take your car to work .... I'll take my board...That line and the guitar riff is all that needs to be said)
#13 The World Has Turned And Left Me Here
(Just a great straight forward rock song with some great guitars..... DO YOU BELIEVE)
#12 Simple Pages
(NEEDLE IN THE HAYSTACK AWARD - One of my personal favorites)
#11 Undone (Sweater Song)
(While not my favorite Weezer track it must be given props as it kicked off the band's success. The funny thing about the Blue Album is that after almost 20 years this album would be a just as much a best seller today. It still fresh after all these years.... This album hasn't come UNDONE!!!!)
 
#10 My Name Is Jonas
(HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM...... and it's name is Jonas. While I don't remember hearing many songs for the 1st time this one has always stuck with me ever since I heard it on the way to a Cross Country Meet my junior of high school. For everything Nirvana did with Nevermind you can't deny that the first time you heard the Blue Album that Weezer wasn't onto something as well...)
#9 Photograph
(What Weezer does best crammed into two minutes / Guitar Riff check, Simple Lyrics that resonate check, Handclaps check, Oooh Oooh Oooh check)
#8 In The Garage
(What nerdy kid hasn't had that place where they feel safe with all of their favorite things that mean something to them and that they can feel free to sing with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.  If you don't go to that place when you hear this song you better find yourself a place quickly)
#7 El Scorcho
(Brilliant) 
#6 Say It Ain't So
(Sinclair says "OOH Let's Slow It Down, Get Groovy and here what Rivers needs to get off his chest" / A song that the band has tried to redo with other slow songs... But they just can't touch this / Classic) 
#5 Hash Pipe
(The guitar riff is just dirty / While Rivers may talk about his boogies there's denying Weezer just went straight for the jugular with this one)
#4 Buddy Holly
(The video say's it all / the song that makes one giddy)
 
While Maladroit may not be there best album there is no denying that they hit homerooms with the next two songs. You can't put one without the other and they are double shot of espresso to a runner!!!
#3 Keep Fishin  
(OH GIRL AND I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU + Animal from the Muppets playing drums in the video = Enough Said)
#2 Dope Nose
(SLAP YOU ON THE FACE AND ENJOY THE SHOW!!!! Enough said!!!!)
#1 The Good Life 
(The song that at the age of 70 I will still be rocking out to you....The song that when you get to stressed you put on and say "Screw This Crap I've Had It" / Weezer at their best!!!)
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Rambo Hicks's 10:
1. Butterfly
2. The Good Life
3. Dope Nose
4. El Scorcho
5. My Name Is Jonas
6. Island In The Sun
7. Say It Ain't So
8. Only In Dreams
9. Tired Of Sex
10. Pink Triangle

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JW's 10:
1. My Name Is Jonas
2. Say It Ain't So
3. Hashpipe
4. In The Garage
5. El Scorcho
6. Dope Nose
7. Island In The Sun
8. Holiday
9. Beverly Hills
10. Undone
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SB's 10:
1. The World Has Turned And Left Me Here
2. El Scorcho
3. Say It Ain't So
4. Don't Let Go
5. No One Else
6. My Name Is Jonas
7. Photograph
8. If You're Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)
9. The Good Life
10. Memories
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JB's 10:
1. Perfect Situation
2. The Good Life
3. Keep Fishin'
4. Hash Pipe
5. If You're Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)
6. Photograph
7. Buddy Holly
8. Dope Nose
9. The World Has Turned And Left Me Here
10. My Name Is Jonas
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TSOTD's 10:
1. Undone-The Sweater Song
2. Pork and Beans
3. Island In The Sun
4. Hash Pipe
5. If You're Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)
6. Buddy Holly
7. Say It Ain't So
8. Beverly Hills
9. El Scorcho
10. We Are All On Drugs
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Sweet Lew's 10:
1. El Scorcho
2. Say It Ain't So
3. Jamie
4. If You're Wondering If I Want You To
5. My Name Is Jonas
6. Island In The Sun
7. Pork and Beans
8. Just Good Ole Boys (Dukes Of Hazard theme)
9. Hash Pipe
10. Buddy Holly
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Charlie's 10:
1. Hash Pipe
2. Buddy Holly
3. Undone-The Sweater Song
4. Beverly Hills
5. Say It Ain't So
6. Pork & Beans
7. Photograph
8. The Good Life
9. El Scorcho
10. Tired Of Sex
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JHO's 10:
1. El Scorcho
2. Across The Sea
3. Pink Triangle
4. Surf Wax America
5. Dope Nose
6. The World Has Tuned And Left Me Here
7. Undone-The Sweater Song
8. The Good Life
9. Photograph
10. Buddy Holly
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Minor's 10:
1. Say It Ain't So
2. My Name Is Jonas
3. El Scorcho
4. Hash Pipe
5. Island in the Sun
6. Dope Nose
7. Keep Fishin'
8. Beverly Hills
9. Troublemaker
10. Pork and Beans

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