|Demo by Weezer|
The song was featured on The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo spreadsheet and was designated for Alone II four months before its release. It did not make the final track list of The Red Album or Alone II. It is speculated that "Softies" and all of the 2008 spreadsheet entries were conceived or retooled after Geffen wanted more commercial material on The Red Album. "Softies" is listed on several of the hand-written song lists featured in the booklet for the deluxe edition of The Red Album along with "I Don't Want to Let You Go" and "This Is the Way".
In early 2009, a Wikipedia page for the song was created by a user named "Gefred7112", which included information suggesting "Softies" would be the lead single for Album Seven. An Albumsix boardie Facebook messaged Scott Shriner about the page, and the response was "uhhhhh....wait and see?". After heated debates among the fans whether the information on Wikipedia was real or not, Albumsix boardie "PKMN Trainer Red" revealed that he was "Gefred7112" and that the wiki page was a prank.
"Softies" was nowhere to be found on the band's 2009 album Raditude.