Weezerpedia:Today's featured song/April 15, 2009
"Jamie" is the fourth track from the deluxe edition of Weezer's self-titled debut album and is a b-side to Buddy Holly.
Jamie was written by Rivers Cuomo for Jamie Young, who was the band's lawyer at the time of their signing to Geffen. The band was extremely grateful for Jamie Young because she cared about the band and made certain that they were treated fairly. The song was written as a thank you. Matt Sharp has also written a song for Jamie, which Rivers helped him record called "Mrs. Young". Jamie is currently an attorney at the law firm of Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman, Cook, Johnson, Lande & Wolf LLP in Los Angeles, California.
The band recorded the song with the intention of it being their first 7". For some reason, it was never released, leaving The Blue Album to be their first-ever release. Their A&R rep at Geffen, Todd Sullivan, convinced the band (after much cajoling) to submit it for inclusion on the in-house compilation DGC Rarities, Vol. 1 in the summer of 1994. This is one of the few officially-released recordings featuring Jason Cropper, before being replaced by Brian Bell.