5. "Hash Pipe"
Weezer needed a monster first single when they returned in 2000 after a four-year break. The label wanted "Don't Let Go," but Cuomo pressed hard for "Hash Pipe" and they ultimately relented. It was a good choice. The song — which borrows bits from the "Theme From Peter Gunn" and "Shot Himself Up" by The Shod's — touched a chord with teenagers for obvious reasons. More than anything else, this song is the reason that Weezer came back so stroing in the early 2000s.