Do You Wanna Get High?

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"Do You Wanna Get High?"
Weezer - Do You Wanna Get High cover.jpg
Single by Weezer
from the album Weezer (The White Album)
ReleasedNovember 3, 2015
GenreAlternative rock, power pop, emo
LabelCrush, Weezer
Songwriter(s)Rivers Cuomo
Weezer singles chronology
"Thank God for Girls"
"Do You Wanna Get High?"
"King of the World"

"Do You Wanna Get High?" is a song by the American rock band Weezer, released on November 3, 2015 for the band's self-titled 2016 album.[1]


Concept-wise, "Do You Wanna Get High?" is about Rivers Cuomo's former addiction to prescription pills, which he did along with his girlfriend he had in 2000 and 2001.[2][3] Cuomo states "Suddenly the song is sunny and sweet and in my mind, creatively this is when the high kicks in — everything is lovely and dreamy."[4] Jon Blistein of Rolling Stone compared the song's opening feedback to that of "No Other One" from Pinkerton.[5] Alex Young at Consequence of Sound compared the song's "bombastic guitar riffs and earworm hooks" to Pinkerton.[6] Genre-wise, it has been described as an "alt rock chugger"[7] and a "power pop jam".[8]


Chris DeVille at Stereogum held the song in higher regards than the previous single, "Thank God for Girls", describing it as "Pinkerton style meets Green Album quality."[9] Carolyn Menyes from Music Times stated ""Do You Wanna Get High?" is a hard-hitting song and reminds fans that for every goofy Weezer song, there's this sort of real rock gem. And, for bonus points, there's a soaring guitar solo that brings the real hardness of this song all the way home."[10] At Spin, Andrew Unterberger ranked it as the 14th best post-Pinkerton Weezer song, observing "the narcotic temptations of the lyrics give “High” a darkness and intrigue we never heard from Cuomo the first time around, thankfully keeping it from becoming cartoonish in its retro leanings."[7]


  1. ^ "Weezer Want to Know: 'Do You Wanna Get High?'". Spin. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Weezer Share New Single "Do You Wanna Get High?"". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "Weezer Shares New Song 'Do You Wanna Get High' - Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "Weezer new song Do You Wanna Get High -". Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "Weezer Raise a Toke to Love on 'Do You Wanna Get High?'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "Weezer return to their roots on "Do You Wanna Get High?" — listen - Consequence of Sound". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "The 21 Best Weezer Songs of the 21st Century". Spin. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  8. ^ Chris Leo Palermino (20 January 2016). "Watch Weezer Rock Two New Tracks On Jimmy Kimmel Live - Digital Trends". Digital Trends. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "Weezer – "Do You Wanna Get High?"". Stereogum. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  10. ^ "Review: Weezer Drop 'Pinketon'-Esque New Single 'Do You Wanna Get High?' [LISTEN]". Music Times. Retrieved January 24, 2016.