What's The Song In The Honda Pilot Elite Road Trip Ad? Oh, Just An A Cappella Rendition Of A Classic Alt-Rock Hit — VIDEOS
File this under: Don't look now, but I lost my shoe. In a Jason-Reitman-directed Honda Pilot Elite ad, a family cruises down an open road in a midsize sport utility vehicle in deafening silence. They’ve been on this desert highway for hours, and a human can only play so many rounds of I Spy before they consider making their escape via the rear hatch. But suddenly, the silence is broken: The youngest son begins singing a rock song from many moons ago. A rock song that’s at least a decade older than he. Without missing a beat, his older sister joins in. Before you can say "Somebody's Heinie is crowdin' my icebox, somebody's cold one is giving me chills," the road trippin’ family’s voices unite to put on an impromptu car concert. So what is that song in the Honda Pilot Elite commercial? What is that song that saved the family vaycay from morphing into one giant exasperated sigh? It's none other than “Buddy Holly” by Weezer.
In 1994, alt-rock quartet Weezer released their debut album, The Blue Album. Nestled between catchy tracks "Undone — The Sweater Song" and "The World Has Turned And Left Me Here" is a little ditty called "Buddy Holly". Here's the forever iconic Spike-Jonze-directed music video:
The world has turned, er, orbited the sun 20+ times and left us here with this a cappella rendition of the alt-rock classic: