"Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Is There" (video)

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Feb 10, 2011

Rivers Cuomo and co. have been known to shill for a product or two in their time (remember that whole Hurley debacle?). Still, we can't help but be a little shocked by their latest commercial venture.

And it's not so much the fact that Weezer have recorded a jingle for insurance company State Farm that's the strange thing, but that the track is so damn good.

While it would be a bit much to call this Pinkerton-grade, the song's slightly quirky verse and Cuomo's nerdy yet passionate vocals make it more memorable than anything the group have done since "Hash Pipe."

But then you realize this is an insurance commercial and that his emotive cries are about preparing yourself financially for the possibility of getting in a car accident or prepping in case of a house fire; it would be maddening if it weren't so catchy.

"We all hope the good times never leave us behind," Cuomo croons at one point without a trace of irony. Here's hoping Weezer's already inked a deal with State Farm for when their career finally hits rock bottom.

You can watch the vid on YouTube here or stream below.  

UPDATE: According to a tweet on Weezer's Twitter: "Original music written by Barry Manilow in 1971. Weezer-fied 40 years later!"

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