Keep Fishin'

"Keep Fishin'" is a song by the American alternative rock band Weezer. It is the second single from the band's fourth album, Maladroit.

"Keep Fishin'"
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Standard cover art
Single by Weezer
from the album Maladroit
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2002
RecordedDecember 2001
Songwriter(s)Rivers Cuomo
Weezer singles chronology
"Dope Nose"
"Keep Fishin'"
"Beverly Hills"
Music video
"Keep Fishin'" on YouTube


Melissa Bobbitt at ranked "Keep Fishin'" as the 13th best Weezer song, where she comments "Rivers Cuomo has always had an affinity for the paranoid in his lyrics".[1] It was named as one of the 12 best post-Pinkerton Weezer songs by The A.V. Club, where they state "It's the kind of infectious, impeccably crafted power-pop rocker Cuomo can probably bang out in his sleep".[2]

Commercially, the song peaked at #15 on the US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.[3] The song also reached #24 on the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2002.[4]

Music videoEdit

The music video, directed by Marcos Siega, features Weezer as guests on The Muppet Show (with drummer Patrick Wilson being held captive by Miss Piggy at the beginning). As noted in the Weezer Video Capture Device DVD, it marks the acting debut for the band members in a music video. At one point, Kevin Smith was attached to direct the video for this song, but without the Muppets.[5]

Track listingEdit

Radio Only Promo CD

  1. "Keep Fishin'" (Radio Version)
  2. "Keep Fishin'" (Album Version)

US Retail CD

  1. "Keep Fishin'" (Radio Version)
  2. "Keep Fishin'" (Franklin Mint Version)

UK Retail CD #1

  1. "Keep Fishin'" (Radio Version)
  2. "Photograph" (Live)
  3. "Death and Destruction" (Live)
  4. "Keep Fishin'" (CD-ROM Video)

UK Retail CD #2

  1. "Keep Fishin'" (Radio Version)
  2. "Slob" (Live)"
  3. "Knock-Down Drag-Out" (Live)
  4. "Dope Nose" (CD-ROM Video)

UK Retail 7" (Green Vinyl)

  1. "Keep Fishin'" (Radio Version)
  2. "Photograph" (Live)

The radio/video version of Keep Fishin' is a completely re-recorded version of the song.
The Franklin Mint version is an electronic interpretation by drummer Patrick Wilson.
The live tracks were recorded in Japan.


Chart (2002) Peak
Scotland (OCC)[6] 27
UK Singles (OCC)[7] 29
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[8] 15


  1. ^ "Top 13 Weezer Songs". The New York Times Company. June 11, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  2. ^ Adams, Erik (December 1, 2009). "Don't let go: 12 great Weezer songs after Pinkerton". Archived from the original on June 9, 2010. Retrieved 2017-04-15.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link). The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc.. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Keep Fishin' - Weezer. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  4. ^ "2002 | history | triple j hottest 100 - 2008 | triple j". 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
  5. ^ "Shall we play a game? The Monday night Q&A". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30.
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  8. ^ "Weezer Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2020.

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