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"Troublemaker" is a song that was originally released as an iTunes single from alternative rock band Weezer's sixth album and third self-titled album, ''Weezer'' (also referred to by fans and the band as ''The Red Album''). It was released in digital form on May 20, 2008, as the second single from the album. It debuted the week of July 26, 2008, at No. 39 on the ''Billboard'' Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts and peaked at No. 2. This song was originally planned to be the first single for the album, but "Pork and Beans" was chosen instead. Rivers Cuomo has stated the song, along with others from ''The Red Album'', were heavily influenced by rapper Eminem and his "fun way of using rhymes." Weezer played an acoustic version of "Troublemaker" on the May 30, 2008, episode of ''Alternative Nation'' on Sirius Radio. The song was released as a downloadable track for the games ''Rock Band'' (along with "Dreamin'" and "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived") and ''Tap Tap Revenge''. The song was also used for TV commercials for ''CBSs crime drama show ''The Mentalist'', which premiered in September 2008. It is also used in the trailer for ''Fired Up''. "Troublemaker", along with "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived", appeared in the documentary ''Warren Miller's Children of Winter''.

Official remixes

These remixes were released on a promo EP: * Troublemaker (Azzido Da Bass Remix) * Troublemaker (Azzido Da Bass Dub Remix) (5:27) * Troublemaker (Tiny Evil Remix) (6:52) * Troublemaker (Richard Vission Remix) (4:05) * Troublemaker (Richard Vission Dub Remix) (5:37) * Troublemaker (Funky Monk Remix) (6:02) * Troublemaker (Baby Disaster Remix) (3:17)

Charts



Weekly charts



Year-end charts



Music video

Weezer fans were invited to take part in the music video for "Troublemaker." The music video (directed by The Malloys) took place outside of The Forum in Inglewood, California. It consists of the band performing the song, with shots of the band members and fans breaking Guinness World Records, such as "Largest Air Guitar Ensemble", "Most People on a Skateboard", "Longest Session of ''Guitar Hero World Tour''", "Largest Game of Dodgeball", and "Most People in a Custard Pie Fight". The music video was released on October 6, 2008.

Personnel

*Rivers Cuomolead guitar, lead vocals *Patrick Wilsondrums, percussion, backing vocals *Brian Bellrhythm guitar, backing vocals *Scott Shrinerbass guitar, backing vocals

References



External links

* {{Weezer Category:2008 singles Category:2008 songs Category:Weezer songs Category:Songs written by Rivers Cuomo Category:Song recordings produced by Jacknife Lee Category:Music videos directed by The Malloys Category:Geffen Records singles