Oh Jonas

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"Oh Jonas (Maria's Theme)"
Oh Jonas (Maria's Theme) cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone II
Released November 25, 2008
Recorded February 1995 in Hamburg Germany
Length 0:26
Label Geffen
Writer Rivers Cuomo
RC# 201
COR# N/A
Producer Rivers Cuomo
Status Released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Who You Callin' Bitch"
(RC# 200)
"Oh Jonas"
(RC# 201)
"Please Remember"
(RC# 202)
Alone II track listing
"Come to My Pod"
(7)
"Oh Jonas"
(8)
"Please Remember"
(9)
Alternate Cover
Songs from the Black Hole
Songs from the Black Hole
Songs from the Black Hole track listing
"You Won't Get With Me Tonight"
(2)
"Maria's Theme"
(3)
"Come to My Pod"
(4)
Songs from the Black Hole (Tracklist 2) track listing
"Who You Callin' Bitch?"
(2)
"Oh Jonas"
(3)
"Please Remember"
(4)

"Oh Jonas" (also known as "Maria's Song") is the eight track on Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo and the third track on both track listings of Songs from the Black Hole.

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Appearances

Overview

"Oh Jonas" was written by Rivers Cuomo in 1995 while at Harvard and was intended to be on Songs from the Black Hole. The demo that was released on Alone II is likely from the second SFTBH soundtrack, which can be inferred by the fact that it segways into "Please Remember". Prior to its release, the song was covered numerous times by fans using only the sheet music that Cuomo published online.
Oh Jonas sheet music
Oh Jonas sheet music
In "Oh Jonas", Maria sings of her affection for Jonas in this short interlude. However, Cuomo provides all vocals for the song, as this SFTBH project was never realized. To simulate a female voice, Cuomo pitch-shifted his vocals up several keys. Joan Wasser was the singer that Cuomo intended to use for the character of Maria.



Reception

As is typical for most SFTBH songs, "Oh Jonas" is viewed positively by many Weezer fans. Although it is a bare, short song, the melody is praised by fans. The pitch-shift that Cuomo used is often spoken of humorously by fans, as seen in the positive review it received from Teenage Victory Songs.

Personnel

  • Rivers Cuomo - guitar, synthesizer, vocals

Lyrics

[MARIA:]
Oh Jonas, I miss you
Nobody else loves you like I do
Oh Jonas, I need you
Nobody else, nobody else, loves me, loves me, like you do

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