|"My Name Is Jonas"|
|Song by Weezer|
|from the album Weezer (The Blue Album)|
|Released||May 10, 1994|
|Recorded||August–September 1993 at Electric Lady Studios, NYC|
"My Name Is Jonas" is a song by the American rock band Weezer. It is the first track on the band's self-titled 1994 debut album, also known as The Blue Album. It was written by guitarist/vocalist Rivers Cuomo, drummer Patrick Wilson and guitarist Jason Cropper, and produced by Ric Ocasek. Cropper wrote the song's acoustic intro; it is his only Weezer songwriting cr, as he left the band before the release of its first album.
The song was inspired by Cuomo's brother, who was having insurance problems after a serious car crash while at college. According to Cuomo, the song "explains how The Plan is renaming us all, especially my brother."
"My Name Is Jonas" was written in the key of B major. However, as the song is played with guitars tuned to Eb, it is played as if it were in the key of C.
Melissa Bobbitt at LiveAbout named "My Name is Jonas" the seventh best Weezer song, writing that its lyric "the workers are going home" was "a righteous way to kick off a weekend". Michael Gallucci from Diffuser named it the third best Weezer song. In his 2010 book Music: What Happened?, Scott Miller describes the song as "musicality everywhere, theatrical dynamics, little golden lyric details where the subplot reveals the whole mood."