Weezer, “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)”
I have to step away from my top twenty for a day and bring this to you, just because I was really enjoying it while I marched around NYC today and I remembered that very few of the people I know understand when I yell “I am the greatest man that ever lived~!” So this is partially for them.
Apparently Weezer had to have the fact that this song sounds a ton like “Simple Gifts” pointed out to them. But that’s cool, because they do a great job of shifting genres all over the same melody. From nerd-rap to doo-wop to even some Pet Sounds era Beach Boys, this song hits all the right spots. Give in to Weezer’s trip through music, and enjoy the braggadocious lyrics.
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