Holiday Road

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"Holiday Road"
Single by Lindsey Buckingham
from the album National Lampoon's Vacation Original Motion Picture Sound Track
B-side "The Trip (Theme from Vacation)"
Released June 24, 1983
Format 7"
Genre Rock
Length 2:11
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Lindsey Buckingham
Producer(s) Lindsey Buckingham, Richard Dashut
Lindsey Buckingham singles chronology
"It Was I"
(1981)
"Holiday Road"
(1983)
"Go Insane"
(1984)
Music sample

"Holiday Road" is a 1983 single written and recorded by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. The song was featured in the 1983 film National Lampoon's Vacation and was played during the opening titles. The song was also used in the sequels National Lampoon's European Vacation and Vegas Vacation. The song peaked at #82 on the 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[1] and subsequently made UK #168. It became Buckingham's first UK "hit" of sorts in nearly 30 years.[2]

The song has also been covered by pop punk bands Limp, The Dahlmans, Whippersnapper, Poundsign, Die Coverlire, Porcelain Boys, The Aquabats, Matt Pond PA, 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,[4] who went on to win the Stanley Cup on June 24, the 30th anniversary of the song's release.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teletext Holidays http://www.teletextholidays.co.uk/Home/Holidays/About/Our%20TV%20Ad.aspx
  2. ^ Chart Log UK http://www.zobbel.de
  3. ^ "The Walkmen cover "Holiday Road"". Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Baffoe, Tim (24 June 2013). "A Guide To Celebrating A Blackhawks Win Tonight". CBS Chicago. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 

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