Favorite Videos that aren't "Thriller' #10 - "Buddy Holly"

@teamfreak16 (43437)
Denver, Colorado
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)
Music video by Weezer performing Buddy Holly. (C) 1994 Geffen Records
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@andriaperry (95758)
• Anniston, Alabama
28 May 17
I love weezer! Pork N beans is one I like best but this one is good too.....Yay music I know :)
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@teamfreak16 (43437)
• Denver, Colorado
28 May 17
Pork N Beans is a great song.
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• Preston, England
28 May 17
always love this - the editing is seamless
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@teamfreak16 (43437)
• Denver, Colorado
28 May 17
I know. It's as if Weezer were actually on Happy Days. Such a creative video.
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• Preston, England
30 May 17
@teamfreak16 beautifully done
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@FourWalls (21879)
• Louisville, Kentucky
29 May 17
Good video and a good song!
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@teamfreak16 (43437)
• Denver, Colorado
29 May 17
Whomever came up with the idea should have gotten a sizable raise.
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• Banks, Oregon
28 May 17
I love this song, and and Weezer are such a great band.
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@teamfreak16 (43437)
• Denver, Colorado
28 May 17
They are. That seems to be the general consensus so far.
@JohnRoberts (94112)
• Los Angeles, California
28 May 17
When Weezer played a KROQ concert, guess who introduced the band? Aaaaaaaaay, the Fonz himself!
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@teamfreak16 (43437)
• Denver, Colorado
28 May 17
Ayyyy,that would've been cool to see.
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@NJChicaa (71145)
• United States
28 May 17
I used to pay attention to the "newly released" videos and all of that. The only one that ever blew my mind was the Black and White one by Michael Jackson.
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@teamfreak16 (43437)
• Denver, Colorado
28 May 17
That is a great video.