"Sober Up" is the third single from AJR's second studio album The Click and features Weezer's lead singer Rivers Cuomo, although some radio stations play a version with AJR's Ryan singing Cuomo's part. "Sober Up" became the first number one song for AJR when it peaked at number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in March 2018. Similarly, Cuomo had his first number one on the alternative Billboard chart as a solo artist.
|Single by AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo|
|from the album The Click|
|AJR singles chronology|
|Rivers Cuomo singles chronology|
AJR had written most of "Sober Up" before reaching out to Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. After following AJR on Twitter, Cuomo was sent an unfinished version of the song that was missing a bridge. To complete "Sober Up", Cuomo wrote and sang the bridge.
In an interview with Billboard, Jack and Ryan Met revealed the inspiration to "Sober Up" came to them during their time at Columbia University. While at Columbia, the Met brothers felt that they were missing their childhood. Using their feelings of loneliness, the Mets were compelled to pen a song about Jack phoning up his crush he had in the second grade of elementary school.
In March 2018, "Sober Up" peaked at number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and was the first number one song for AJR. For Rivers Cuomo, "Sober Up" was his first song to reach number one on Billboard's Alternative chart as a solo artist outside of Weezer.
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||40,000|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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