Sweater Weather

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"Sweater Weather"
Single by The Neighbourhood
from the album I Love You.
Released December 3, 2012[1]
Genre Indie rock
Length 4:00 (album version)
3:11 (Mike D radio edit)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Jesse Rutherford, Zach Abels, Jeremy Freedman
Producer(s) Justyn Pilbrow
The Neighbourhood singles chronology
"Female Robbery"
(2012)
"Sweater Weather"
(2012)
"Let It Go"
(2013)

"Sweater Weather" is a song by American indie rock band The Neighbourhood. The song was written by group members Jesse Rutherford, Zach Abels and Jeremy Freedman, and was produced by Justyn Pilbrow. It serves as the lead single from their debut studio album, I Love You (2013). "Sweater Weather" reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in June 2013, logging eleven non-consecutive weeks at the summit of the chart. It was re-released on November 2, 2013 in honor of the 2013 winter season.[citation needed]

Background and writing[edit]

"Sweater Weather" started in a similar way to how many other songs do. Zach Abels recalled to Radio.com, "One day Jesse was at my house and I was playing guitar. And he said, 'Hey that's pretty cool, let me record that.' And it just so happened to be "Sweater Weather." When we got done writing the song, when it was all said and done we were like 'Okay this is pretty good we should keep writing songs."[2]

Rutherford told Swide.com that this track posed the biggest problem in expressing the emotions that he wanted to convey. He explained: "That song has done so much for us and it's a super solid song but it was the first one we wrote. We have grown a lot and have gotten our sound more locked in since that song. It still feels right alongside all the other songs but it definitely is the hardest one to put other tracks around."[3]

"I think "Sweater Weather" might've been the best song we'd ever written," Rutherford added, "but I didn't think it was going to be the best song we'd ever write. It was kind of like getting a Platinum record, like a little tap on the butt."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Sweater Weather", directed by Zack Sekuler and Daniel Iglesias Jr.,[5] shot in grayscale to go with their black-and-white theme was released on March 5, 2013.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 88
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 68
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[8] 42
UK Singles Chart (Official Charts Company)[9] 49
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 14
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[11] 4
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[12] 3
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[13] 26
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[14] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[15] 24
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 9
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 75

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Modern Rock – Available for Airplay Archive". FMQB. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.radio.com
  3. ^ http://www.swide.com
  4. ^ Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood Song Facts. Accessed May 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Neighbourhood Premieres New Video For 'Afraid'". Sony Music Entertainment. October 17, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Neighbourhood Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for The Neighbourhood. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  8. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201415 into search.
  9. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart: CLUK Update 15.03.2014 (wk10)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "The Neighbourhood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for The Neighbourhood. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  11. ^ "The Neighbourhood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for The Neighbourhood. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  12. ^ "The Neighbourhood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rock Airplay for The Neighbourhood. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  13. ^ "The Neighbourhood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs for The Neighbourhood. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  14. ^ "The Neighbourhood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for The Neighbourhood. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  15. ^ "The Neighbourhood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for The Neighbourhood. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  16. ^ "The Neighbourhood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for The Neighbourhood. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  17. ^ "The Neighbourhood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for The Neighbourhood. Retrieved November 28, 2013.

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