The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World

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"The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World"
The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World cover
Album track by Weezer
Albums Alone II
Raditude
Released Alone II - November 25, 2008
Raditude - November 3, 2009
Recorded Alone II - 1997
Raditude - 2009
Length Alone II - 2:44
Raditude - 4:00
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 226
Producer Alone II - Rivers Cuomo
Raditude - Jacknife Lee
Status Officially released
Live debut October, 1997 (with the Rivers Cuomo Band
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Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Never You Mind"
(RC# 225)
"Prettiest Girl in the World"
(RC# 226)
"Rosemary"
(RC# 227)
Raditude (Deluxe Edition) track listing
"Run Over By a Truck"
(2)
"The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World"
(3)
"The Underdogs"
(4)
Alone II track listing
"Don't Worry Baby"
(11)
"The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World"
(12)
"Can't Stop Partying"
(13)
HOMiE - Volume 1 track listing
"Wanda"
(3)
"The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World"
(4)
"Sheila Can Do It"
(5)
Alternate cover
Cover of Alone II
Cover of Alone II

"The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World" is the thirteenth track on the deluxe edition of Raditude and the twelfth track on Alone II.

Appearances

Overview

"The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World" was written by Rivers Cuomo in 1997, and it was originally performed by the Rivers Cuomo Band in 1998. This live version features a bass line absent from the demo and Raditude version. The two are also very different structurally, and the way the chord progressions are played differ as well. It's unknown if this is Pat Wilson's bass line mentioned in the Recording History or just something Cuomo wrote after recording a demo that appeared on Alone II. "Can't Stop Partying" and "I Don't Want To Let You Go" also appeared on both Alone II and Raditude.

Weezer versions

The song was recorded twice in 1998, but these recordings remain unreleased. It was also considered for 2001's The Green Album but did not make the cut and was likely not even recorded or demoed around this time.

The song was resurrected by Weezer in 2009. In September of 2009, it was revealed that the song would appear as one of four 'bonus' tracks on the deluxe edition of Raditude.

Personnel

Raditude version

Alone II version

Lyrics

Sunshine is falling
Over my head
Turtle doves are calling
"Good morning, friends"

And I got the prettiest girl in the whole wide world
And nobody can take her from me
And in the evening when she goes out walking alone
I wait at home patiently
I've never been so happy
I've never been so sure

Red roses blooming
All unaware
Of seasons turning
Of coming care

I got the prettiest girl in the world
and I'm in love with her

See also