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As the summer winds down, we take one more trip down that holiday road with a look at the music of National Lampoon's Vacation! Clark Griswold's mission to drive his family to Walley World is one of the quintessential 80s comedies, with a ridiculously catchy theme song to boot!
Lindsey Buckingham's immortal earworm "Holiday Road" anchors a soundtrack that features the likes of June Pointer, Vanity 6, The Ramones and Nicolette Larson. Larson's song "Summer Hearts" doesn't actually appear in the film, but we discovered there's a very good reason for that.
So fasten your seatbelts and join us as we take this Family Truckster off road!
SHOW NOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
- Vacation is available to stream here!
- RIP Hard Rock Park
- INTRO: "Dance Rocket" by Jesse Spillane
- OUTRO: "Holiday Road" by Lindsey Buckingham