Hang On (Weezer song)

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"Hang On"
Single by Weezer
from the album Hurley
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2011
Recorded2010
GenreAlternative rock, power pop, post-punk revival
Length3:33
LabelXL
Songwriter(s)Rivers Cuomo, Rick Nowels
Producer(s)Rivers Cuomo
Weezer singles chronology
"Memories"
(2010)
"Hang On"
(2011)
"Back to the Shack"
(2014)

"Hang On" is a song by the band Weezer. The song impacted radio on February 15, 2011.[1] It is the seventh track and second single from their eighth studio album, Hurley. The album version of "Hang On" is co-written by Rick Nowels and features Canadian actor Michael Cera on backing vocals and pseudo-mandolin.[2] The single version features no mandolin, and contains a harder sound.

Reception[edit]

Alternative Press calls the song one of the best off of Hurley, along with the song "Run Away", praising its uniqueness and commenting "sounding as musically lively and lyrically honest as any cut off Pinkerton".[3] Rolling Stone regards the song as "power-ballad heaven".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hang On" - 3:33

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. February 8, 2011. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  2. ^ Heisel, Scott. "Alt Press: Weezer - Hurley". Alt Press. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  3. ^ "Hang On" (2010-09-14). "Alternative Press | Reviews | Weezer - Hurley". Altpress.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  4. ^ Jon Dolan (2010-09-14). "Hurley | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2011-11-20.