This Is Such a Pity
|"This Is Such a Pity"|
|Single by Weezer|
|from the album Make Believe|
|Genre||Alternative rock, power pop, new wave|
|Weezer singles chronology|
"This Is Such a Pity" is a song by the American alternative rock band Weezer. It is the fourth single from the band's fifth album, Make Believe. It was released to the radio on March 6, 2006. This marks the first time that Weezer has ever released a fourth single from one of their albums.
The liner notes of Make Believe credit Rivers Cuomo as the sole writer of the song, yet Brian Bell came up with the dueling guitar solo. All the keyboards on the song were done using a $75 Casio keyboard. The band tried demoing the song with more expensive Moog keyboards, but ended up being most satisfied with the Casio sound.
Radio Only Promo Single
- "This is Such a Pity" (Radio Version) - 3:27
Mash Up Video's Success and Controversy
However, a mash up music video featuring footage from the 1984 breakdancing-themed movie Breakin' was uploaded to YouTube shortly after the song was announced as the fourth single off Make Believe. The clip was created by Rafael Sans, a theology student at Oral Roberts University and become an Internet phenomenon both among the band's hardcore fan base and throughout the online blogging community. The clip was even featured on the weezer.com homepage.
Yet, soon after its success, the video was banned from YouTube because, as Julie Supan, the site's senior director of marketing explained, "it was likely that the user did not have the proper authorization to upload the video, and the rights-holder contacted YouTube."
- Rivers Cuomo – lead guitar, lead vocals
- Brian Bell – rhythm guitar
- Scott Shriner – bass guitar
- Patrick Wilson – drums, percussion
- Rick Rubin – production
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