Thursday, September 03, 2009

(If You Are Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

Song: (If You Are Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
Artist: Weezer
Album: Raditude

I used to really love Weezer. Four albums in and they hadn't made a bad record... and now they've made two in a row. The frustrating thing is that they were really making "albums" with each having a distinctive sound and feel... and then they just, fell apart. Last years "Weezer" (The red album) was a mess, filled with a couple catchy tunes and then a LOT of garbage filler. It almost seemed like a joke. Well, next month they are set to release their seventh album "Raditude" and typically, the first single, "(If You Are Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" is punchy, catchy, and very Weezer. I like it, as I liked "Pork & Beans" from the last record, but as with that song... lyrically it's just so silly. Ever since "Beverly Hills" became their biggest hit it seems like the band keeps trying to re-write the perfect pop-rock song. How about just writing a good song guys?

Are Weezer over? What do you think of this new single?

Raditude is the forthcoming seventh studio album by American rock band Weezer, due for release on October 27, 2009. The album's cover art and tracklisting have yet to be announced. The title of the album was suggested to Rivers Cuomo by Rainn Wilson.


Knowledge of the album was first made public by, who reported that Weezer was to head into the studio in early November 2008 to record a seventh album. A YouTube post titled "Let's Write A Sawng: Step 16," uploaded on November 15, 2008, showed Rivers Cuomo in the studio with Jacknife Lee short-listing three songs from a list of 23, adding speculation to the recording of a seventh album or new b-sides. Later, the band specified in an interview for the Weenie Roast Festival that the new album will be released for summer 2009. In the interview, when each band member was asked what their favorite song of '09 was, Patrick Wilson replied, "In the Mall" by Weezer. Wilson wrote the song, but doesn't sing on it.
In May, webmaster Karl Koch revealed that the album has no set release date, and that band are going to record more material. He also revealed that Rivers Cuomo will be the sole lead vocalist on this album unlike their previous album.
In early Summer of 2009, session drummer Josh Freese joined Weezer as the percussionist, as Pat Wilson took over guitar duties for Rivers Cuomo. On July 24th, 2009 Weezer played 3 new songs live in Korea at the
Jisan Valley Rock Festival entitled "Can't Stop Partying", "I'm Your Daddy", and "The Girl Got Hot". Cuomo's demo of "Can't Stop Partying" was released on Alone II in 2008. While performing "The Girl Got Hot" on July 26th, 2009 at the Fuji Rock Festival, Rivers Cuomo revealed that Weezer's seventh studio album will be released in October of 2009.
August 4, 2009, saw the final recording sessions of the album, while two days later mixing of the album began.

On August 14, 2009, MTV confirmed that the first single, "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To", will be released on American rock radio on August 25. However, the track leaked less than a week after the announcement, and the official release of the single to radio was moved up to Tuesday, August 18th.

Rivers revealed in an interview with Billboard on August 21 that "The Girl Got Hot", "I'm Your Daddy" and "Can't Stop Partying" will indeed be on the new album as well as a song called "Trippin' Down the Freeway".

Track Listing

These are the names of the songs that have been confirmed to appear on the album, however the order in which they will appear on the album has yet to be announced. This track list is not complete.

  • "(If You're Wondering If I Want You to) I Want You To" (Co-written with Butch Walker)
  • "The Girl Got Hot" (Co-written with Butch Walker)
  • "I'm Your Daddy" (Co-written with Dr_Luke)
  • "Can't Stop Partying" (Co-written with Jermaine Dupri)
  • "Let It All Hang Out" (Co-written with Jermaine Dupri)
  • "In the Mall" (Written by Patrick_Wilson)
  • "Put Me Back Together" (Co-written with Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler of All-American Rejects)
  • "Trippin' Down the Freeway"
  • "Run Over by a Truck"
  • "The Prettiest Girl" (re-recording of "The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World" adapted from Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo)




An interview about "Raditude"

Covering MGMT's "Kids" and Lady GaGa's "Poker Face"

And FYI... that is NOT the real album cover.

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