Holiday Road" is a 1983 single written and recorded by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. The song was featured in the 1983 film and was played during the opening titles. The song was also used in the sequels National Lampoon's Vacation and National Lampoon's European Vacation . The song peaked at #82 on the Vegas Vacation Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1983.
Buckingham released a live version of the song on his 2008 album
. Live at the Bass Performance Hall
The song was used as the music on television advertising for
Teletext Holidays in the United Kingdom and subsequently made UK #168. It became Buckingham's first UK "hit" of sorts in nearly 30 years. [1 ] [2 ]
The song has also been covered by pop punk bands
Limp, The Dahlmans, Whippersnapper, Poundsign, Die Coverlire, Porcelain Boys, The Aquabats, and Dirt Bike Annie. Indie rock band The Walkmen performed a version of the song in November 2010 for The A.V. Club 's Holiday Undercover series. [3 ]
In 2013, "Holiday Road" was adopted as the unofficial playoff victory song of the
2013 Chicago Blackhawks, who [4 ] went on to win the Stanley Cup on June 24, the 30th anniversary of the song's release.
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