Thank God for Girls (song)

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"Thank God for Girls"
Weezer - Thank God for Girls single cover.jpg
Single by Weezer
from the album Weezer (The White Album)
ReleasedOctober 26, 2015
Recorded2015
GenreAlternative rock,[1] power pop,[2] rap rock[3]
Length3:29
LabelCrush, Weezer
Songwriter(s)Rivers Cuomo, Alex Goose
Producer(s)Alex Goose[4]
Weezer singles chronology
"Go Away"
(2014)
"Thank God for Girls"
(2015)
"Do You Wanna Get High?"
(2015)

"Thank God for Girls" is a song by American rock band Weezer. The song was released on October 26, 2015. The release of the song was accompanied by a lyric video which prominently features the cannoli mentioned in the song's first verse.

Commercial reception[edit]

After two days of radio airplay, "Thank God for Girls" was ranked as the most-added song of the week on alternative radio stations in the United States. It impacted more than twice as many stations as the next most-added song, The 1975's "Love Me."[5]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was released on November 16, 2015.[2] Prior to this, a lyric video for the song was posted to Weezer's VEVO channel on October 25, 2015, a day prior to the song's official release. It was directed by Scantron Films, a production company whose credits also include the music video for Fall Out Boy's "Uma Thurman."[6]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[7] 13
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[8] 15
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[10] 36
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[11] 86
US Rock Airplay Songs (Billboard)[12] 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weezer Play 'Thank God for Girls' and 'Do You Wanna Get High?' on 'Undateable'". Fuse. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Weezer". Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Weezer Weezer (The White Album)". Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  4. ^ @AlexGoose (October 26, 2015). "Check out Weezer's new single I worked on. "Thank God For Girls"!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Weezer's "Thank God for Girls" Ranks as Alternative Radio's Most-Added Song". Headline Planet. October 27, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  6. ^ "Scantron Films - Videography". IMVDb. 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "Weezer Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "Weezer Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "Weezer Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "Alternative Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "Hot Rock Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.