Sunday, July 13, 2014

The very best of National Lampoon's Vacation soundtrack

In the summer of 1984, my family along with my favorite cousin and his parents embarked on a cross-country road trip from Minnesota to Arizona.  Our paths mirrored that of the Griswolds on their infamous journey from Illinois to California in the 1983 movie, National Lampoon's Vacation.  Packed into our station wagons, we saw corn fields!  We saw The Rockies!  We saw mesas! Fortunately we did not see anyone like Aunt Edna or Cousin Eddie.  Unfortunately for my dad, he did not see anyone like Christie Brinkley. 

 As a tribute to the ultimate summer road trip movie, here are my favorite tunes from National Lampoon's Vacation:

1) Holiday Road by Lindsey Buckingham

 2) Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones

3) Little Boy Sweet by June Pointer

4) Dancing Across the U.S.A. by Lindsey Buckingham

National Lampoon's Vacation, starring Chevy Chase, was written by 1980s legend John Hughes and directed by brainy Ghostbuster, Harold Ramis.   

Photos via Big Pond Movies, Scientific American, ReMINDers, Save Colusses.  Thanks to MatthewSullivan83.