AskDefine | Define Susanne

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English

Proper noun

  1. A given name, from the German form of Susan.

Danish

Proper noun

Susanne
  1. A given name, cognate to Susan.

Related terms

German

Proper noun

Susanne
  1. A given name, cognate to Susan.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Susanne
  1. A given name, cognate to Susan.

Swedish

Proper noun

Susanne
  1. A given name, variant of Susanna.

Extensive Definition

"Susanne" is a song by American rock group Weezer, which originally appeared as a B-side to the 1994 single, "Undone - The Sweater Song". It was later included on the Deluxe Edition of the debut Weezer album, Weezer.

Overview

The subject of the song, Susanne, was a PA at Geffen when Weezer was first getting its music off the ground. Rivers Cuomo was facing the emotional challenges of breaking into the music business, so she would make baked goods, especially brownies, as pick-me-ups for him, and gave him her spare winter coat to use when he needed a jacket, in addition to having heart-to-heart conversations via telephone with Cuomo, as is detailed in the first verse of the song. The line from the second verse, "Even Izzy, Slash and Axl Rose" was originally written with Kurt Cobain's name but it was edited out (out of respect) after Cobain's death in 1994. Weezer's Brian Bell has claimed it is his favorite of the groups' songs.

Notable cover versions

  • Midtown covered the song on the 2002 album, Rock Music: A Tribute to Weezer.

Media usage

  • "Susanne" was featured as the closing theme to the 1995 movie Mallrats, and was later included on the soundtrack.

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