Pork and Beans (3:11)

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From Weezer (Red Album) and 26 other releases

“Pork and Beans” is a song from alternative rock band Weezer’s 2008 album, The Red Album. It was released in digital form on April 24, 2008. It was released in a physical format in the United States on June 3, and in the UK on June 23 as part of the album, Weezer (Red Album). The track debuted at #19 on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart.

The song was written by Rivers Cuomo as a reaction to a meeting with Geffen executives where the band was told they needed to record more-commercial material. Cuomo remarked, “I came out of it pretty angry. But ironically, it inspired me to write another song.”Jacknife Lee produced the track with the band in early 2008.

In terms of chart performance, “Pork and Beans” is Weezer’s most successful single in their 16 year career. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts in only its third week on the charts. It became their ninth Top 10 hit on this chart and third Number One overall and spent 11 weeks at #1.

The music video contains many references to internet sensations such dramatic chipmunk, Chocolate Rain, GI Joe parodies, and The Evolution of Dance.

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  • G3NERAL

    I aint got a thing to prove to you!

    22 Apr 8:47pm Reply
  • mrpaweu

    This song gave me hopes that I might love the Red Album. alas... it's a shame the rest of the album was so terrible. [6]

    12 Jan 5:55pm Reply
  • Exdustrial

    This song gave me hopes that I might love the Red Album. alas... it's a shame the rest of the album was so terrible. [5]

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    I remember being 13 or 14 and loving the video for this. Now I just cringe, sadly enough.

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • sls

    Its got Chris Crocker in it, which is a plus on anything.

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • maryannmassacre

    The music video for this song might be the best music video i`ve ever seen.

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • SCRAND3R

    Cancer

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Karlstar

    This song makes me feel so good, whenever I'm feeling shitty I get my acoustic and play and sing along to this song for a half hour. Makes me feel a lot better. :-)

    21 Sep 2012 Reply
  • jerhez

    noth'n but hate for chain letters....

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • PurpleAmp

    I love the lyrics so much. This song song makes me feel like a god. [2]

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • EcPleasure

    PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORK ”

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • awest92

    good live !!!

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • M4ttz

    nice song and awesome video

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • idlewoodarian

    Great chorus, but who would want to hear about Timbaland in their Weezer songs ?

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Aisorfe

    I love the lyrics so much. This song song makes me feel like a god.

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Volcomaestro

    This song gave me hopes that I might love the Red Album. alas... it's a shame the rest of the album was so terrible. [3]

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • atypeofuser

    This song gave me hopes that I might love the Red Album. alas... it's a shame the rest of the album was so terrible. [2]

    14 Nov 2011 Reply
  • gliese_581

    so nice song !!!

    24 Oct 2011 Reply
  • gieldunst

    i like this song.......

    20 Oct 2011 Reply
  • rumor

    I'mma do the things that I want to do. I ain't got a thing to prove to you. ♥

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
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