The Weezer State Farm Jingle Should Not Be This Good

02/11/2011 5:01 PM |

On account of principle and, like, common sense, it shouldn’t be the case that one of the best Weezer songs we’ve heard in a long while was written by Barry Manilow and comes in the form of a car-insurance jingle — though to be fair, it rocks way too hard to be classified as a “jingle” — but, lo and behold, this wouldn’t be out of place on Pinkerton. It’s hard not to cringe at the “like a good neighbor, State Farm is there” parts, but by the time Rivers starts really wailing it out halfway through and the distortion kicks up a notch, you find yourself caring less. A good Weezer song is a good Weezer song, and we should probably take what we can get at this point. In the end, it’s only further proof that Rivers could probably write a pop song in his sleep. And that he has no shame. And that he’s loyal to tour sponsors. (The Memories Tour Driven by State Farm was so awesome!)

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