All of a sudden, a certain song is being played on TV seemingly all the time. It’s on the radio, too. It makes you think of Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold at WallyWorld and has the cheesy nostalgia of the 80s.
The commercials are for Honda, for all their vehicles. And the song is annoying to the point where I was trying to remember what it was and who wrote it.
So you’ll never guess which member of Fleetwood Mac is responsible for giving us a simpering jingle called “Holiday Road” from the movie “National Lampoon Vacation” franchise. Why it’s Lindsey Buckingham. Seriously. Lindsey Buckingham.
It’s hard to believe that the man who wrote so many great songs for that esteemed group also created this hideous earwig. It’s even more unbelievable when you realize he wrote the truly great song “Go Your Own Way” which is now being used for a pharmaceutical commercial. In other words, Buckingham is making HUGE bucks right now off of TV commercials.
When Fleetwood Mac is honored by MusiCares next month in New York, we’ll have to ask him about this.