"Pork and Beans" is a song by the American alternative rock band Weezer, released on its 2008 album Weezer. It was released in digital form on April 24, 2008. The track debuted at number 19 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart, and spent eleven weeks at number one. Critics generally liked the song, especially its chorus and lyrics. Many reviewers, such as David Ritter of Cokemachineglow and Ehren Gresehover of New York Magazine, also thought the song sounded like songs from Weezer's earlier albums in particular The Blue Album (1994) and Pinkerton (1996). The song charted in many countries such as Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom as well as the United States and is Weezer's most successful single to date.
A music video of the song, which incorporated many YouTube celebrities and memes with the band, was premiered first on YouTube and was one of the most popular videos in the weeks following its release. The video won a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video at the 51st Grammy Awards.
Rivers Cuomo, lead singer and guitarist for Weezer, wrote the song in reaction to a meeting with Geffen executives, who told the band members that they needed to record more commercial material. Cuomo...