Favorite Videos that aren't "Thriller' #10 - "Buddy Holly"
May 27, 2017 7:41pm CST
Since I try to keep two music countdowns going at once, here is the latest: #10 in this Favorite Videos that aren't "Thriller," we have "Buddy Holly," by, from out of Los Angeles, Weezer. "Thriller" set the high standard for music videos back in the 80's. Some 80's acts, creatively speaking, got downright creative. Grammy Award winner Weezer got pretty creative for the video for the Ric Ocasek-produced "Buddy Holly." Directed by Spike Jonez, "Buddy Holly" is set at Arnold's Drive In, which was the local hangout in the 70's television show, Happy Days. The band plays on Arnold's small stage, while Happy Days-like teenagers dance. Meanwhile, Al Molinaro made a cameo appearance, and we get Happy Days footage of stars such such as Richie and Potsie, and even Fonzie shows up. It's a fun, fun video for a song that did fairly well for itself, reaching #2 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, #17 on that magazine's Top 40 Mainstream chart, and made the Top 40 in four other countries. The song won Weezer a gold record. "Buddy Holly" is one of those videos that watching is fun, no matter how many times you see it. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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