Watch a Family Sing Weezer’s ‘Buddy Holly’ in New Honda Commercial
How do you diffuse boredom when you're sitting in a car on a long road trip? Sometimes it's with a random game or a killer mixtape, but for one family, they turn to Weezer's insanely catchy classic track, "Buddy Holly." In a brand-new commercial for the Honda Pilot Elite (above), you can watch that family -- along with the help of an iPad -- unite to belt out a pretty good cover of the tune.
For the uninitiated, "Buddy Holly" appears on Weezer's debut, self-titled album -- otherwise known as the Blue Album -- which was produced by Ric Ocasek and recorded at Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in New York. It was released in May of '94 via DGC and has gone on to sell over three million copies in the U.S.
The song itself, which almost didn't make the final cut due to frontman Rivers Cuomo's uncertainty about it, was the record's second single (following "Undone -- The Sweater Song"). It hit the streets on what would have been Buddy Holly's 58th birthday.
Check out the band's official music video for the track, which was directed by Spike Jonze and recorded at the original Arnold's Drive-In from the Happy Days set, below: