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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