- Alternative Rock
- Pop Rock
- Power Pop
Directed by the same director as the Beastie Boy’s “Sabotage,” “Buddy Holly” is a music video that uses actual footage from the 1974 sitcom “Happy Days,” opening with an appearance from Al Molinaro, who introduces the band to the audience of “Arnold’s Drive-In” from the show.
The band is dressed in typical clothing from the time, with the footage filmed in the modern-day Charlie Chaplin studios. The footage from “Happy Days” blended seamlessly as if it was all real. The song and video were a great success. They received an abundance of air time on MTV, cementing it as an excellent tribute to the late Buddy Holly himself.