Weezer Covers Barry Manilow’s State Farm Insurance Jingle

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weezer picniked Weezer Covers Barry Manilows State Farm Insurance Jingle

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Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo has never been one to shy away from unusual projects, and last week the band took on another one.

The band recently hit the studio to record a new version of the State Farm Insurance jingle. That song was originally penned by Barry Manilow, and according to the band, that was a major selling point.

While speaking with spinner.com, the band explained that they were “setting up The Memories tour, the good people at State Farm asked the band, ‘Would you sing our jingle for us?’ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Weezer[/lastfm] then asked if the jingle was from a whole song, and if anyone recorded it lately. So State Farm went back to their headquarters to find out the answers.”

Once they knew that the song had, in fact, been written by Manilow, Cuomo and the band took a closer look at the music and decided to push forward.

“Rivers looked over the sheet music and said, ‘This is a great song; we should record the whole thing.’ So the band went into the studio and had a lot of fun rocking out with Mr. Manilow’s tune, hoping he would be proud of the results,” the band continued.

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