|Album track by Weezer|
|Released||May 14, 2002|
|Producer(s)||Weezer, Rod Cervera, Chad Bamford|
|Live debut||September 12, 2001|
|Maladroit track listing|
|Rivers Cuomo song chronology|
"Love Explosion" (previously titled "Do You Want Me to Stay?") is the twelfth track on Weezer's 2002 album, Maladroit.
- MP3s released on weezer.com
- Maladroit (2002)
- Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years (2020)
"Love Explosion", under its original title, "Do You Want Me to Stay?", is first known to have been demoed by the band during sessions at Sage & Sound Studios in Hollywood from August 29 to September 8, 2001. The song was thereafter performed live at Weezer concerts beginning on September 12 and remaining in live set lists through November. Rough mixes of the song were recorded at Steakhouse Studios throughout late October of that year. The band (under the name "Goat Punishment") also performed the song at a concert at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, which was filmed for the HBO television series Reverb (though the song was broadcast). The song continued to be demoed during sessions at Cello Studios in early November, and was included on a set of demos from this period jokingly referred to by the band as "The Black Album". The song is not known to have been attempted again until the following January, during the Maladroit sessions at Cello Studios, where it was re-titled "Love Explosion". The song, during these sessions, initially featured wholly rewritten lyrics and was among over 100 in-progress Maladroit demos released to fans on weezer.com, with the final demo released having been recorded January 12th. The song was not heard by fans again until its appearance on the final album, where it featured again-revised lyrics more similar to that of the initial "Sage & Sound" demo.
In a fan-interview with Karl Koch in 2009, Koch stated that Weezer drummer Pat Wilson considered "Love Explosion" to be the worst Weezer song, to which Koch added, "I think [I'm] with him on that."
|Performer(s)||Title||Filename||Date of recording||Recording location||Length||Appeared on||Notes|
|Rivers Cuomo||Do You Want Me to Stay||293 Do You Want Me To Stay.mp3||2001||4:21||Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years|
|Weezer||Do You Want Me to Stay?||WEEZER-2001-9-6-SnSDemos-Do_You_Want_Me_To_Stay_293.mp3||September 6, 2001||Sage and Sound Recording, Los Angeles, CA||2:35||Released on weezer.com|
|Weezer||Love Explosion||WEEZER-2002-01-08_02Love_Explosion_293.mp3||January 8, 2002||Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA||2:35||Released on weezer.com|
|Weezer||Love Explosion||WEEZER-2002-01-09_06Love_Explosion_293.mp3||January 9, 2002||Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA||2:29||Released on weezer.com|
|Weezer||Love Explosion||WEEZER-2002-01-10_Love_Explosion_293.mp3||January 10, 2002||Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA||2:42||Released on weezer.com|
|Weezer||Love Explosion||WEEZER-2002-01-12_12Love_Explosion_293.mp3||January 12, 2002||Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA||2:42||Released on weezer.com|
|Weezer||Love Explosion||December 2001—February 2002||Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA||2:35||Maladroit|
- Rivers Cuomo – lead guitar, lead vocals
- Brian Bell – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Scott Shriner – bass guitar
- Patrick Wilson – percussion
Take a listen around you
"Do You Want Me To Stay?"
Take a listen around you
"Love Explosion" (demo)
Little girlie, I'm happy