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|EP by Weezer|
|Released||November 27, 2008|
Six Hits is a compilation EP by Weezer.
Released exclusively through Best Buy, Six Hits contains two songs from The Blue Album, two songs from The Green Album and two songs from Make Believe. The EP was free with the purchase of any Weezer album or Alone II, but was later available for $9.99, and occasionally on sale for $5.99. The version of "Say It Ain't So" that appears on Six Hits is the 1995 remix version (which replaced the original mix on all versions of The Blue Album pressed since '95). Similarly, "Perfect Situation" is the full-length remixed single version (which is also now the standard LP version on pressings of Make Believe), with the full intro guitar solo - as opposed to the remixed single edit.
It seemed that Geffen released the compilation during the 2008 Holiday season in its effort to boost sales of Weezer's Red Album, which, as of 2009, is the worst selling Weezer album. However, similar 'hits' EPs by many other acts under the Universal umbrella of labels were also released.
Six Hits has become the punchline of many a fan joke. Often, when fans create fan covers, a mock-up of Six Hits will be posted to fan boards. The album is, by many fans, considered to be a waste of time and effort on the label's part. With a list price of $9.99 for just six songs, one could save money by purchasing all of the songs online for less than $6.00. Furthermore, as of 2009, Best Buy locations were loaded with unsold copies of the EP. One fan counted "81 copies of Six Hits to seven copies of an 'actual' album" at his local Best Buy.
All songs written by Rivers Cuomo
- "Buddy Holly" 2:40
- "Say It Ain't So" 4:19
- "Hash Pipe" 3:07
- "Island In The Sun" 3:20
- "Beverly Hills" 3:17
- "Perfect Situation" 4:15
- Rivers Cuomo – lead guitar, lead vocals
- Patrick Wilson – drums
- Brian Bell – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Matt Sharp - bass guitar, backing vocals on tracks 1 and 2
- Mikey Welsh - bass guitar, backing vocals on tracks 3 and 4
- Scott Shriner – bass guitar, backing vocals on tracks 5 and 6
- Ric Ocasek - producer, tracks 1-4
- Rick Rubin - producer, tracks 5-6
| Studio LPs: Weezer (The Blue Album) | Pinkerton | Weezer (The Green Album) | Maladroit | Make Believe | Weezer (The Red Album) | Raditude | Hurley | Death to False Metal |
EPs: Weezer's Christmas CD | The Lion and the Witch | Christmas with Weezer | Six Hits | ...Happy Record Store Day!