Weezer discography

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Weezer discography
Four men stand in front of an audience; two of them raise their arms. Behind them is an illuminated sign in the shape of the letter "W".
Weezer performing in April 2005
Releases
Studio albums 8
Compilation albums 2
EPs 6
Singles 25
Video albums 1
Music videos 24

The discography of Weezer, an American rock band, consists of eight studio albums, two compilation albums, one video album, six extended plays, twenty-five singles and twenty-four music videos. Weezer's self-titled debut studio album, often referred to as The Blue Album, was released in May 1994 through DGC Records. The album was a huge commercial success, peaking at number 16 on the US Billboard 200 and spawning the singles "Undone – The Sweater Song" and "Buddy Holly", both of which were responsible for launching Weezer into mainstream success with the aid of music videos directed by Spike Jonze.[1][2] It has sold 3.3 million copies in the United States and has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), becoming the band's best selling album to date.[3][4] Following the success of their debut album, Weezer took a break from touring for the Christmas holidays.[5] Lead singer Rivers Cuomo began piecing together demo material for Weezer's second studio album. Cuomo's original concept for the album was a space-themed rock opera, Songs from the Black Hole.[6] Ultimately, the Songs from the Black Hole album concept was dropped; the band, however, continued to utilize songs from these sessions into work for their second studio album.[7] Pinkerton was released as the band's second studio album in September 1996. Peaking at number 19 on the Billboard 200,[1] it was considered a critical and commercial failure at the time of its release, selling far less than its multi-platinum predecessor.[2] However, in the years following its release, it has seen much critical and commercial championing.[8]

Following a hiatus after the release of Pinkerton, Weezer returned to critical and commercial prominence in May 2001 with the release of their third studio album, a second self-titled album, commonly referred to as The Green Album.[9] Peaking at number four on the Billboard 200, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA.[1][4] Three singles were released from the album: "Hash Pipe", "Island in the Sun" and "Photograph", all of which reached the top 25 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart.[10] A year later, the band released their fourth studio album Maladroit to positive reviews.[11] The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA.[1][4] "Dope Nose" and "Keep Fishin'", the album's two singles, both reached the top 15 on the Alternative Songs chart.[10] In May 2005, the band released their fifth studio album, Make Believe. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics,[12] the album was a commercial success, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 and being certified platinum by the RIAA.[1][4] It spawned four singles, including the international hit "Beverly Hills", which became the band's first top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the top-selling digital download of 2005.[13][14]

The band's third self-titled studio album – commonly referred to as The Red Album – was released in June 2008 as their sixth studio album. The album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200.[1] The first single from the album, "Pork and Beans", spent 11 weeks at the top of the Alternative Songs chart.[10] Two of the three succeeding singles from the album, "Troublemaker" and "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)", peaked at numbers two and 35 on the chart respectively.[10] Raditude, the band's seventh studio album, was released in November 2009 and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard 200.[1] It was preceded by the release of its lead single, "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To", which peaked at number two on the Alternative Songs chart.[10] Weezer released Hurley, their eighth studio album, in September 2010. The album, their first to be released through Epitaph Records, peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 and spawned two singles, "Memories" and "Hang On".[1] Shortly after releasing Hurley, the band released a compilation album titled Death to False Metal in November 2010. An album consisting of previously unreleased tracks recorded at several points throughout Weezer's career, Death to False Metal peaked at number 48 on the Billboard 200.[1] Worldwide album sales have been verified through RIAA and Geffen Records.[15]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[16]
AUT
[17]
CAN
[18]
GER
[19]
IRL
[20]
NOR
[21]
NZ
[22]
SWE
[23]
UK
[24]
Weezer (Blue Album) 16 10 61 35 6 8 23
  • US: 3,300,000[3]
  • Worldwide: 6,750,000
Pinkerton
  • Released: September 24, 1996
  • Label: DGC, Geffen
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
19 38 41 15 65 18 11 4 43
  • US: 852,000[3]
  • Worldwide: 1,600,000
Weezer (Green Album)
  • Released: May 15, 2001
  • Label: DGC, Geffen
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, digital download
4 25 15 2 21 53 7 25 8 31
  • US: 1,600,000[3]
  • Worldwide 3,600,000
Maladroit
  • Released: May 14, 2002
  • Label: DGC, Geffen
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 11 22 2 29 15 4 22 16
  • US: 614,000[27]
  • Worldwide: 900,000
  • RIAA: Gold[4]
Make Believe
  • Released: May 10, 2005
  • Label: DGC, Geffen
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 19 17 1 32 7 7 20 15 11
  • US: 1,200,000[27]
  • Worldwide: 3,750,000
  • RIAA: Platinum[4]
  • MC: Platinum[26]
Weezer (Red Album)
  • Released: June 3, 2008
  • Label: DGC, Interscope
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
4 21 39 2 60 27 21 15 21
  • US: 443,000[3]
  • Worldwide: 625,000
Raditude
  • Released: November 3, 2009
  • Label: DGC, Interscope
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
7 36 10 94 36 80
  • US: 220,000[3]
  • Worldwide 330,000
Hurley
  • Released: September 14, 2010
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
6 55 11 63 64 29 34 49
  • US: 70,000[3]
  • Worldwide: 175,000
Everything Will Be Alright in the End
  • Released: October 7, 2014
  • Label: Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
Death to False Metal
  • Released: November 2, 2010
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
iTunes Originals – Weezer[28]
  • Released: November 9, 2010
  • Label: DGC
  • Formats: Digital download

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
Video

[29]
Weezer – Video Capture Device: Treasures from the Vault 1991–2002
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: DVD
1
  • RIAA: Gold[4]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[30]
The Good Life[31]
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: DGC
  • Formats: CD
The Lion and the Witch[32]
  • Released: September 24, 2002
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: CD
Winter Weezerland[33]
  • Released: December 13, 2005
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: Digital download
Six Hits
  • Released: November 2008
  • Label: DGC
  • Formats: CD
168
Christmas with Weezer
  • Released: December 16, 2008
  • Label: DGC
  • Formats: Digital download
173
...Happy Record Store Day![34]
  • Released: April 17, 2010
  • Label: DGC
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[13]
US
Alt.

[10]
AUS
[35]
AUT
[17]
CAN
[36]
GER
[37]
IRL
[20]
NZ
[22]
SWE
[23]
UK
[38]
"Undone – The Sweater Song" 1994 57 6 35 Weezer
(1994)
"Buddy Holly"[A] 18 2 68 6 19 14 12
  • RIAA: Gold[4]
"Say It Ain't So"[B] 1995 51 7 37
"El Scorcho" 1996 19 70 10 50 Pinkerton
"The Good Life" 32
"Pink Triangle"[39] 1997
"Hash Pipe"[C] 2001 106 2 16 37 21 Weezer
(2001)
"Island in the Sun"[D] 111 11 78 47 31
"Photograph" 17
"Dope Nose" 2002 8 Maladroit
"Keep Fishin'" 15 36 29
"Beverly Hills" 2005 10 1 50 97 34 31 9
  • RIAA: Gold[4]
Make Believe
"We Are All on Drugs" 10 46 47
"Perfect Situation" 51 1
"This Is Such a Pity" 2006 31
"Pork and Beans" 2008 64 1 95 29 33 33 Weezer
(2008)
"Troublemaker"[E] 121 2 51
"The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)" 35
"Dreamin'"[40]
"(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" 2009 81 2 87 24 Raditude
"I'm Your Daddy" 2010 18
"Tripping Down the Freeway" 34
"Represent"[41] Non-album single
"Memories" 21 Hurley
"Hang On"[42] 2011
"Back to the Shack"[43] 2014 7 84 Everything Will Be Alright in the End
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Jamie"[44] 1994 N/A DGC Rarities Volume 1
"Susanne" (Remix)[45] 1995 Mallrats soundtrack
"You Gave Your Love to Me Softly"[46] Angus soundtrack
"Mykel and Carli"[47] 1998 Hear You Me! A Tribute to Mykel and Carli
"Velouria"[48] 1999 Where Is My Mind? A Tribute to the Pixies
"The Christmas Song"[47] 2000 The Real Slim Santa
"O Lisa"[49] 2002 WWE Tough Enough 2
"Worry Rock"[50] 2003 A Different Shade of Green: Tribute to Green Day
"Why Bother?" (live)[47] To Benefit Petra Haden
"You Won't Get with Me Tonight"[51] Gimme Skelter
"Everybody Go Away"[52] 2009 Fresh Cuts: Volume 4
"I'm a Believer"[53] 2010 Shrek Forever After soundtrack
"All My Friends Are Insects"[54] Music Is...Awesome! Volume 2
"You Might Think"[55] 2011 Cars 2 soundtrack
"Rainbow Connection"[56] Hayley Williams Muppets•The Green Album

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Undone – The Sweater Song" 1994 Spike Jonze[57][58]
"Buddy Holly"
"Say It Ain't So" 1995 Sophie Muller[59]
"El Scorcho" 1996 Mark Romanek[60]
"The Good Life" Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris[61]
"Pink Triangle" 1997 Karl Koch[60]
"Hash Pipe" 2001 Marcos Siega[62][63]
"Island in the Sun" (version 1)
"Island in the Sun" (version 2) Spike Jonze[64]
"Photograph" Karl Koch[65]
"Dope Nose" 2002 Marcos Siega[66][67]
"Keep Fishin'"
"Slob" 2004 Karl Koch[60]
"Beverly Hills" 2005 Marcos Siega[68]
"We Are All on Drugs" Justin Francis[69]
"Perfect Situation" Marc Webb[70]
"Pork and Beans" 2008 Mathew Cullen[71]
"Troublemaker" The Malloys[72]
"(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" 2009 Marc Webb[73]
"I'm Your Daddy" (version 1) 2010 Johannes Gamble[74]
"I'm Your Daddy" (version 2) David Crabtree, Eric von Doymi[75]
"Represent" N/A[76]
"Memories" Jeff Tremaine[77]
"You Might Think" 2011 Tim Wilkerson[78]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Buddy Holly" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 18 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.[79]
  • B ^ "Say It Ain't So" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 51 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.[80]
  • C ^ "Hash Pipe" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 6 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot 100.[81]
  • D ^ "Island in the Sun" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 11 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot 100.[82]
  • E ^ "Troublemaker" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 21 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot 100.[83]

References[edit]

General
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