Weird (Hanson song)
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|Single by Hanson|
|from the album Middle of Nowhere|
|Genre||Pop rock, soft rock|
|Songwriter(s)||Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Desmond Child|
|Hanson singles chronology|
"Weird" is a song written and performed by the American pop rock band Hanson. It was the fourth single from the band's major label debut album Middle of Nowhere (1997). It was also featured in the 1997 film The Borrowers, playing during the end credits.
- "Weird" [Album Version] (Desmond Child)
- "I Will Come to You" [Tee's Radio] (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
- "Speechless" (Cliff Magness)
- "I Will Come to You" [Tee's Frozen Club Mix] (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
The music video for "Weird" was directed by Gus Van Sant. The shots in the white room were filmed in a giant round Victorian room with a floor of lights that rolled on its side and was twenty feet tall. The room rotated and was built by Tom Foden who has also designed and built the spaceship for Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson's "Scream" video. The painting on the wall of the white room was The Judgment of Solomon by eighteenth-century Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and was a smooth, enlarged color print, so Hanson could slide across it as the room revolved. Another tricky part of the video shoot was having Hanson swim underwater and lip sync to the song at the same time. This sequence was designed by visual effect supervisor Ash Beck. The brothers wore weights so they would not float out of shot. They also had to hold their breath for a whole verse while they swam towards the camera. The video also shows Hanson in Times Square and on the New York City Subway.
The version of the track used in the video differed slightly from the album cut. The video version contained extra backing vocals from Isaac and Zac Hanson and contained a different intro. The name of the version in the video is the "Movo Mix", which was only released on a promotional single released in the US in 1998.
"Weird" did well in the UK, peaking at #19 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming their fourth Top 20 hit there. It also did well on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, charting at #12. In Sweden the song peaked at #21.
- Desmond Child Mix (4:08)
- Tom Lord Alge Mix (4:11)
- South Beach Mix (4:04)
- Movo Mix (4:17)
- Guitar Mix (4:10)
- Greg & Joey's Radio Edit (3:42)
- Greg & Joey's Cure Mix (7:41)
- Mr. Mig Dance/Club Radio Edit (3:27)
- Mr. Mig Dance/Club Extended (6:53)
- Mr. Mig Dance/Pop Radio Edit (3:50)
- "Hanson Gets "Weird" With Director Gus Van Sant". MTV.com. 1998-02-12. Retrieved 2017-08-10.