THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
1994-Number 12 single.
Best Bit-At 2.21.Happy Days was set in the 1950’s, it was a very popular show in the 1970’s.
Weezer recorded this song in the 1990’s, and you are listening to it in the 2020’s.Weezer were formed in 1992 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. by Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner, they took their name from what Rivers Cuomo’s father called him as a child, in jest.The songs video is one of the most popular to ever air on MTV, set in the 1950’s, in the diner used in the ‘Happy Days’ television sit-com, and using some very clever editing, to make it look like the band are playing to the original cast.
‘Buddy Holly’ was written by Rivers Cuomo, and is loosely based on his real life experiences. Cuomo had a girlfriend (possibly only platonic,) that his friends teased him about, because she was Asian. In the song Cuomo is saying he will always stand by her, he is Buddy Holly, and she is Mary Tyler Moore.
Why were these two iconic names chosen to represent this songs subject? Buddy Holly(1936-1959,) had married Maria Santiago, and there were some who disapproved of the marriage, and Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017,) has been described as having an ‘Outwardly bubbly personality, and trademark broad toothy smile, that disguised an inner fragility.
‘The song ‘Buddy Holly’ was originally released on September 7th, 1994, on what would have been Buddy Holly’s 58th birthday.
‘What’s with these homies dissin’ my girl, why do they gotta front?’