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It was released on June 20,as the lead single from their eponymous debut album The song was written by guitarist and vocalist Brendan B. Brown and was inspired by hood experience of his.
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The group is best known for this song, which Brendan Brown explained is about, "a skinny guy with a mullet who probably didn't have a lot of friends. Brendan B. Brown explained the story behind the song in a interview with Tonedeaf.
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The sentence "He brings a gun to school" was removed from the radio version due to the Columbine High School massacre. It was replaced with the line, "He brings his mates to fights.
The song features in the opening titles of the Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari starring romantic comedy film Loser. The song's music video alludes to the movie Loser and features Jason Biggs playing a nerdy character similar to that in the film with Mena Suvari as the love interest.
The single was especially successful in Australia, where it spent four weeks at 1 and became the second-highest selling single of After peaking at 2 with this song, Wheatus achieved two more Top 40 singles in the UK.
Though Wheatus didn't enter the UK top 40 again with any fresh material, this song has returned to the chart on a couple of occasions. Speculating to Tone Deaf on the possible reasons for its continued success, Brown recalled his father's words: "Every teenager has to go through that 'being an outsider' thing, at least a little bit.
So that story is still the same for people, even if it's thirty years after I went through it.
Many people mistakenly believe this is a Weezer song. The Rivers Cuomo-led band began performing the tune during their live sets in and didn't have the heart to tell them they were wrong.
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