OK, I get it: you want a “hip” band reinterpreting a hit from the 1980s to make it modern and accessible for a whole new audience.
But here’s the thing: Weezer’s version isn’t a reinterpretation: it’s a straight cover.
OK, OK, I get it: it’s an homage; the original is so good that doing anything else to it would ruin it.
Right, but here’s the OTHER thing: if you’re going to pay someone to produce a new version of an old song that sounds EXACTLY LIKE THE OLD SONG … why not use the old song?
The Cars just released a new album in May. Don’t you think they could use the push?
Oh well … at least it sounds like the original … even if the original does have dated graphics …