“Loser” is a song by American musician Beck. It was written by Beck and record producer Karl Stephenson, who both produced the song with Tom Rothrock. “Loser” was initially released as Beck’s second single by independent record label Bong Load Custom Records on 12″ vinyl format with catalogue number BL5 on March 8, 1993.
When it was first released independently, “Loser” began receiving airplay on various modern rock stations, and the song’s popularity eventually led to a major-label record deal with Geffen Records-subsidiary DGC Records. After the song’s re-release under DGC, the song peaked at number 10 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 in April 1994, becoming Beck’s first single to hit a major chart. The song was subsequently released on the 1994 album Mellow Gold.