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Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on August 16, 2005, 03:15:03 PM
Febreze + George Benson = Febreezin'

Charmin + Outkast = Toilet Tisha

and so on...
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on August 16, 2005, 08:40:22 PM
John Lennon + Louis Rich = Cold Turkey

I also envisioned a commercial with Ace Frehley offering his support to the NY mayoral campaign of Michael Bloomberg: "I'm back! - backin' a New York Jew ..."
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 16, 2005, 10:26:39 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
I also envisioned a commercial with Ace Frehley offering his support to the NY mayoral campaign of Michael Bloomberg: "I'm back! - backin' a New York Jew ..."


ROTFL!

I always thought "Love Is Like An Itchin' in My Heart" would be great for selling Vagisil...
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on August 17, 2005, 12:52:19 PM
Outkast + Mr. Clean = Mr. Fresh and Clean

Traffic + Garbage Containment = GladBags

Squeeze + Friskies = Cool for Cats
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 20, 2005, 11:32:01 AM
I guess this thread will work for this.  

Meatloaf's "I Will Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" is used to pretty good effect in a Dr. Pepper add I saw the other day.  Basically, a guy doing all kinds of romantic stuff with his girlfriend, only to balk at sharing his Dr. Pepper with her.

Pretty well done, and made a lot more sense than the Meatloaf video...
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 20, 2005, 01:03:00 PM
and then there's Sir Paul's commercial for Fidelity...

http://www.slate.com/id/2126568/?nav=tap3
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 28, 2005, 10:05:15 PM
Madeleine Peyroux's "Don't Wait Too Long" is now a Dockers commercial...
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on October 04, 2005, 11:24:20 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Madeleine Peyroux's "Don't Wait Too Long" is now a Dockers commercial...


feh. at least *she'll* be getting the royalties. methinks that's one of the two songs on the album she co-wrote.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 12, 2005, 12:13:02 PM
The Airplane's "Volunteers" strikes again -- this time for Tommy Hilfilger. :roll:

which always remingds me of the Spike Lee parody, from Bamboozled: Timmy Ill-Nigga.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 28, 2005, 08:54:12 PM
"Daydream Believer" is now an e-Bay commercial (part of the new "it" campaign).

oh, yeah, it's the Monkees version, not Anne Murray.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 30, 2005, 07:48:38 AM
This doesn't involve a specific song, but it makes me very sad to report that Queen Latifah is appearing in a commercial for the evil Wal-Mart. :cry:
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Alicat on November 30, 2005, 08:43:04 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
This doesn't involve a specific song, but it makes me very sad to report that Queen Latifah is appearing in a commercial for the evil Wal-Mart. :cry:

Does she have a line of clothes or makeup there?
Cosmetics to bring out the Queen in you!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 30, 2005, 08:59:22 AM
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Quote from: "RGMike"
This doesn't involve a specific song, but it makes me very sad to report that Queen Latifah is appearing in a commercial for the evil Wal-Mart. :cry:

Does she have a line of clothes or makeup there?
Cosmetics to bring out the Queen in you!


Queen Latifah Muu-Muu's for the big-boned gal!

It's a spot with Queen L & her mother (or an actress playing her mom) Xmas shopping at da 'Mart.  The Pizza Hut voice-overs are bad enough -- sheesh, Latifah, if yer gonna sell out, at least go upscale!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on November 30, 2005, 04:59:59 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
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This doesn't involve a specific song, but it makes me very sad to report that Queen Latifah is appearing in a commercial for the evil Wal-Mart. :cry:

Does she have a line of clothes or makeup there?
Cosmetics to bring out the Queen in you!


Queen Latifah Muu-Muu's for the big-boned gal!

It's a spot with Queen L & her mother (or an actress playing her mom) Xmas shopping at da 'Mart.  The Pizza Hut voice-overs are bad enough -- sheesh, Latifah, if yer gonna sell out, at least go upscale!


"The Dana Owens Album" didn't pay for itself.  And Teef isn't ready to shill for Olivia cruises ... yet.

"Who you callin' a thick?"
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 01, 2005, 09:51:57 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Teef isn't ready to shill for Olivia cruises ... yet.


Oh no you DIH-NT!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on December 01, 2005, 02:05:12 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"


"The Dana Owens Album" didn't pay for itself.  And Teef isn't ready to shill for Olivia cruises ... yet.

"Who you callin' a thick?"


u-know-u-ain't right!
u-know-she-ain't-bi!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 17, 2005, 03:47:47 PM
A cover of Elvis C's "Pump it Up" is being used to shill some video game website.  First time I've heard one of his songs in a commercial.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 26, 2005, 08:09:21 PM
Cher's "Song For the Lonely" is now a Weight Watchers commercial.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 15, 2006, 08:36:33 PM
The UPS Store is using Stevie's "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing".
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on February 07, 2006, 01:00:18 PM
Meant to post this last week--Target has co-opted Max Frost and the Troopers' "Shape of Things to Come."

Honest ta god.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 07, 2006, 01:20:28 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Meant to post this last week--Target has co-opted Max Frost and the Troopers' "Shape of Things to Come."

Honest ta god.


Yes! I saw that.  more $$$ for Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 11, 2006, 12:48:18 PM
TANC:  apropos of Gaz's comments about the song earlier this week, Macca's "Fine Line" is now a commercial for the new Lexus hybrid.  So which is more annoying? This, or Kermit doing "Bein' Green" for the Ford Escape hybrid?
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on February 11, 2006, 02:05:52 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
TANC:  apropos of Gaz's comments about the song earlier this week, Macca's "Fine Line" is now a commercial for the new Lexus hybrid.  So which is more annoying? This, or Kermit doing "Bein' Green" for the Ford Escape hybrid?


I vote for the latter--the Macca song is brand new and not of any particular sentimental value to most people. Meanwhile, Bein' Green holds a significant memory for most of us who grew up with Sesame Street. I'm fine with Van Morrison and Frank Sinatra doing it, but hearing it used for hawking cars somewhat grates.

But I guess the whole point of this thread is that NO SONG is out-of-bounds for commercial exploitation. Guess we just better get used to that.

THPBPBPBPBPBPBP!

(That was a Bronx cheer, if you couldn't tell.)
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 14, 2006, 08:52:45 PM
Inevitable, I suppose... but the Psy Furs' "Pretty in Pink" is shilling the new Pink Razr phone.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2006, 08:54:56 PM
The oft-covered (Robert Knight, Love Affair, Carl Carlton, Rachel Sweet & Rex Smith, U2, Gloria Estefan, Jamie Cullum...) "Everlasting Love" is being used to flog Pringles.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on February 16, 2006, 09:50:11 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The oft-covered (Robert Knight, Love Affair, Carl Carlton, Rachel Sweet & Rex Smith, U2, Gloria Estefan, Jamie Cullum...) "Everlasting Love" is being used to flog Pringles.


I love that you can name every single major cover without blinking.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 17, 2006, 07:12:15 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
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The oft-covered (Robert Knight, Love Affair, Carl Carlton, Rachel Sweet & Rex Smith, U2, Gloria Estefan, Jamie Cullum...) "Everlasting Love" is being used to flog Pringles.


I love that you can name every single major cover without blinking.


I had help from the British Chart db.  I'd forgotten about Gloria.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 14, 2006, 08:37:45 PM
Just saw the commercial for Kraft's new "Crumbles" -- bags of little bitty cheddar chunks. And the song they've appropriated for the sales pitch? EMF's "Unbelievable" -- transformed into (yes) "Crum-believable".

Cheezy in more ways than one...
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on March 15, 2006, 10:02:52 AM
no music, just monkeys. anyone notice how many advertisements feature monkeys these days? i saw one last night: a bunch of people made up as monkeys dressed in suits, beating on laptops, trying to eat the laptops, jumping on the laptops...then one monkey man logs onto ask jeeves! and starts reading the site. then he transforms into a human. the tagline: "use tools. feel human." i have no idea if it was an ask jeeves! ad, or a microsoft ad, but it was a little strange....
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Beej on March 15, 2006, 10:13:54 AM
Homer Simpson: (watching a chimp scratch its ass on a tree) Sooo like us....
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 21, 2006, 09:49:29 PM
Grand Funk's version of "Some Kind of Wonderful" is now selling Kraft Mayo.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 02, 2006, 05:15:56 PM
OK, now that I've seen that damn KFC commercial a total of, like, 352 times, I must ask the nagging question: What does "Sweet Home Alabama" have to do with Kentucky Fried Chicken?  I know those ad agency people do a LOT of coke, but really...
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on April 02, 2006, 07:39:47 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
OK, now that I've seen that damn KFC commercial a total of, like, 352 times, I must ask the nagging question: What does "Sweet Home Alabama" have to do with Kentucky Fried Chicken?  I know those ad agency people do a LOT of coke, but really...


KFC specifically doesn't want to be thought of as "Kentucky Fried Chicken" anymore, and if they can further the dissociation in any way, they'll try it.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 09, 2006, 09:32:47 PM
Parker Posey in a Pepsi commercial? with Jimmy Fallon??

Isn't this a sign of the apocalypse?
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on April 10, 2006, 07:05:35 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Parker Posey in a Pepsi commercial? with Jimmy Fallon??

Isn't this a sign of the apocalypse?


indie queens gotta eat too
Title: If Pete can do it...
Post by: urth on April 15, 2006, 05:04:53 PM
so can Ray.

Saw an IBM commercial last night that used a cover (don't know who) of the Kinks' I'm Not Like Everybody Else.

 :roll:

Just remembered that this is not the first Kinks song to be co-opted this way--Picture Book turned up in that HP campaign last year.
Title: Re: If Pete can do it...
Post by: ggould on April 15, 2006, 06:16:30 PM
Quote from: "urth"
so can Ray.

Saw an IBM commercial last night that used a cover (don't know who) of the Kinks' I'm Not Like Everybody Else.

 :roll:

Just remembered that this is not the first Kinks song to be co-opted this way--Picture Book turned up in that HP campaign last year.

I don't know if it's good advertising, but I kinda dug it when I saw it!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 02, 2006, 09:38:12 PM
No music involved, but i just saw a commercial for a new cellular calling plan called My Circle, featuring lookalikes for the Sprint Guy, the "can you hear me now?" guy and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  Paging poc!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 15, 2006, 09:04:31 PM
now selling Ritz crackers: "I'll Melt With You".
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on May 17, 2006, 04:40:14 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
No music involved, but i just saw a commercial for a new cellular calling plan called My Circle, featuring lookalikes for the Sprint Guy, the "can you hear me now?" guy and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  Paging poc!


that's pretty funny. but a czjones look-alike? i'm sure.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 02, 2006, 10:01:46 PM
Dave Matthews' "Stay" is being used by the Virginia Tourist Board. Shouldn't they be using Bruce Hornsby?
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on June 07, 2006, 05:28:14 PM
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Dave Matthews' "Stay" is being used by the Virginia Tourist Board. Shouldn't they be using Bruce Hornsby?


Not while the deathwatch is on him.  Curses and all.

Meantime, a guilty pleasure that gets stuck in my head a lot lately:

The backs of my LEGS!!!

.
.
.

Stickin' to the PLEATHER!!!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 07, 2006, 09:21:49 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Meantime, a guilty pleasure that gets stuck in my head a lot lately:

The backs of my LEGS!!!
Stickin' to the PLEATHER!!!


I had to google that to find out WTF it was -- a Dunkin Donuts commercial, apparently. They don't advertise out here.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on June 08, 2006, 01:26:22 AM
maroon 5's, "this love" is pimping lipton tea out here. do you have that there?
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on June 08, 2006, 09:58:01 AM
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maroon 5's, "this love" is pimping lipton tea out here. do you have that there?
\

Don't think so, but when I was in England they had Santana's Samba Pa Ti on ads for...uhhh...cars? Food? Can't recall but it was an ad I haven't seen here.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 14, 2006, 09:33:49 PM
Saw a commercial for Marshall's dept store, and the voiceover sure sounded like it was by Annalisa -- first time I've heard a KFOGger on a spot since Renee voiced that Chevron car some years back.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on June 14, 2006, 10:08:06 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Saw a commercial for Marshall's dept store, and the voiceover sure sounded like it was by Annalisa -- first time I've heard a KFOGger on a spot since Renee voiced that Chevron car some years back.


I've been thinking that myself for awhile now--it doesn't sound exactly like her radio voice, but it's too close to be someone else.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2006, 02:01:00 PM
meant to mention this the other day: I've seen that Heineken commercial featuring Li'l Jon several times now, and really, once you've been mercilessly satirized by Dave Chapelle, shouldn't your career be over?  Or at least your credibility?
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on August 10, 2006, 02:22:27 PM
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meant to mention this the other day: I've seen that Heineken commercial featuring Li'l Jon several times now, and really, once you've been mercilessly satirized by Dave Chapelle, shouldn't your career be over?  Or at least your credibility?


Lil Jon, like malt liquor, transcends "credibility."  He just gets a job done.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 12, 2006, 05:31:57 PM
Comcast just added Sacramento's Channel 50 to the SF lineup -- Why?. But it means extra opportunities to see Ebert & Roeper.  

So I'm watching the show (Kevin Smith subbing for Ebert!), tons of cheezy local Sac'to commercials, and there's a commercial for "G & S Auto Body", and the guy doing the voiceover is the same guy who does the voice on those "Professional Auto Body" spots on KBCO! Same line about "shmooshing your car" and everything. Small world.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 20, 2006, 10:57:48 AM
Of particular interest to Urth: vintage Nuggets track "You're Gonna Miss Me" by the 13th Floor Elevators is flogging Dell computers. Roky Ericson's retirement fund just got a lot bigger.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on August 20, 2006, 05:06:55 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Of particular interest to Urth: vintage Nuggets track "You're Gonna Miss Me" by the 13th Floor Elevators is flogging Dell computers. Roky Ericson's retirement fund just got a lot bigger.


Much needed.  I remember conducting an interview with Henry Rollins in summer 2001 in which he told of how he was staging some benefit concerts for Roky; and he's continued to do such work in the years since.  "Roky needs teeth," Hank explained then.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 20, 2006, 06:15:33 PM
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Of particular interest to Urth: vintage Nuggets track "You're Gonna Miss Me" by the 13th Floor Elevators is flogging Dell computers. Roky Ericson's retirement fund just got a lot bigger.


Much needed.  I remember conducting an interview with Henry Rollins in summer 2001 in which he told of how he was staging some benefit concerts for Roky; and he's continued to do such work in the years since.  "Roky needs teeth," Hank explained then.


Now THERE'S a name for a band: Roky Needs Teeth.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on August 20, 2006, 07:17:56 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Of particular interest to Urth: vintage Nuggets track "You're Gonna Miss Me" by the 13th Floor Elevators is flogging Dell computers. Roky Ericson's retirement fund just got a lot bigger.


Much needed.  I remember conducting an interview with Henry Rollins in summer 2001 in which he told of how he was staging some benefit concerts for Roky; and he's continued to do such work in the years since.  "Roky needs teeth," Hank explained then.


Now THERE'S a name for a band: Roky Needs Teeth.


BAHAHAHA!  In the novel I'm pretending I'm writing, I have a band called Lou Reed's Mullet.  Maybe Roky Needs Teeth should be on the same label.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 01, 2006, 07:10:19 PM
The Dandy Warhols' "Bohemian Like You" is now a Chevy commercial.  Watching the A's Pregame and I've seen it 3 times already!
Title: all you need is...a little editing!
Post by: ggould on September 02, 2006, 10:31:52 PM
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just heard "All You Need is Love" (not the Beatles) used in an ad for Chase credit cards.
 :cry:
That one's been around for a while. And BTW, we have a separate thread for songs in commercials :wink:
I can't find it!
This one:
http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=902
That's not a thread about real commercials, but hypothetical commercials!
It started out that way, but trust me, that premise only lasted for a couple of posts and it soon became the "Songs in Commercials" thread.
Well, I used my janitorial prerogative to slightly alter the name of this thread!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 27, 2006, 08:32:08 PM
Have y'all seen Audrey Hepburn dancing to AC/DC (!) in that GAP ad?

Brilliant? Sacrilige? Both?
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on September 29, 2006, 02:37:24 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Have y'all seen Audrey Hepburn dancing to AC/DC (!) in that GAP ad?

Brilliant? Sacrilige? Both?


I vote "brilliant sacrilege."
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 29, 2006, 02:41:49 PM
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Quote from: "RGMike"
Have y'all seen Audrey Hepburn dancing to AC/DC (!) in that GAP ad?

Brilliant? Sacrilige? Both?


I vote "brilliant sacrilege."


It sure is brilliantly put together.  I just have issues with dead people advetising companies that didn't even exist when they were alive & well.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 02, 2006, 07:58:04 PM
1) what sounds like T.Rex for Coke.

2) Chase is using the Stones' orig version of "I'm Free".

3) Donovan's "Happiness Runs (in a Circular Motion)" is flogging Fruity Cheerios -- Cheerios' answer to Froot Loops.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 06, 2006, 09:36:45 PM
That new Iggy Pop song, the one that goes "I'm a Punk Rocker, yes I am" (it's actually some band with Iggy as Guest Vocalist) is already a Cadillac commercial.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 12, 2006, 05:49:16 PM
A rather odd alt-rock cover of the Beatles' "From Me To You" (the melody has been thrown out the window) is being used for Macy's Xmas ad campaign.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 12, 2006, 06:52:00 PM
Teegan & Sarah's "Walking With the Goat", er, "Walking With The Ghost", is being used on spots for the NBC series Medium.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 16, 2006, 10:05:01 PM
Now, for some companies (McDonald's, for instance) it makes sense to do hip-hop commercials. But tonight I saw the new Greyhound bus campaign, flashy graphics + hip-hop sndtk. And I laughed out loud when I saw that their new wbsite is... letsgodog.com
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on December 03, 2006, 12:14:09 AM
Anyone noticed the backing track on the new Amex radio spot?

The Thamesmen (aka Spinal Tap), Gimme Some Money

You can't make this shit up...
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: mshray on December 03, 2006, 12:46:48 AM
not so much about music, but last weekend we were watching something on Discovery Channel, and saw ads for both Crown Royal & Johnny Walker Black.

Since when can hard alcohol be advertised on TV again?
Title: hard likker
Post by: ggould on December 03, 2006, 09:19:25 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
not so much about music, but last weekend we were watching something on Discovery Channel, and saw ads for both Crown Royal & Johnny Walker Black.

Since when can hard alcohol be advertised on TV again?

It was sort of a gentleman's agreement not to advertise hard liquor, but it's been happening for years now, mainly on cable.  Tons of Captain Morgan, Malibu Rum, Jack Daniels, etc. ads.
Title: Re: hard likker
Post by: urth on December 03, 2006, 10:17:15 AM
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not so much about music, but last weekend we were watching something on Discovery Channel, and saw ads for both Crown Royal & Johnny Walker Black.

Since when can hard alcohol be advertised on TV again?

It was sort of a gentleman's agreement not to advertise hard liquor, but it's been happening for years now, mainly on cable.  Tons of Captain Morgan, Malibu Rum, Jack Daniels, etc. ads.


What about the ban on cigarette ads on TV? That was legislated, wasn't it? I remember when stations still aired them (maybe til the early 70s?), then they all stopped.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: SFGuy on December 03, 2006, 06:19:07 PM
I'm tired of hearing the John Melloncamp song during the Chevy commercials. When that song comes on KFOG, I turn the station.
Title: Re: hard likker
Post by: ggould on December 03, 2006, 07:57:26 PM
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not so much about music, but last weekend we were watching something on Discovery Channel, and saw ads for both Crown Royal & Johnny Walker Black.

Since when can hard alcohol be advertised on TV again?
It was sort of a gentleman's agreement not to advertise hard liquor, but it's been happening for years now, mainly on cable.  Tons of Captain Morgan, Malibu Rum, Jack Daniels, etc. ads.
What about the ban on cigarette ads on TV? That was legislated, wasn't it? I remember when stations still aired them (maybe til the early 70s?), then they all stopped.
I believe you're right about the cigarette ads.  It's funny to watch tapes of the early TV shows, sponsored by cigarette companies, with the stars prufusely sending up well-lit plumes of smoke for the cameras.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 03, 2006, 08:13:07 PM
Quote from: "SFGuy"
I'm tired of hearing the John Melloncamp song during the Chevy commercials. When that song comes on KFOG, I turn the station.


Indeed, this has been a running discussion on the Morning show -- KFOG has gotten a LOT of emails & calls complaining abot the fact that they're playing the JCM song.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on December 03, 2006, 09:45:21 PM
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Quote from: "SFGuy"
I'm tired of hearing the John Melloncamp song during the Chevy commercials. When that song comes on KFOG, I turn the station.


Indeed, this has been a running discussion on the Morning show -- KFOG has gotten a LOT of emails & calls complaining abot the fact that they're playing the JCM song.


"What if I came hawking?"
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 07, 2007, 09:07:18 PM
"Oh Happy Day" is now being used to sell Hershey's chocolate.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 15, 2007, 08:18:22 PM
Max Frost & the Troopers, "Shape of Things to Come" is now a Target commercial.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 15, 2007, 09:49:59 PM
in the most OMGWTF commercial moment in a while, The Buzzcocks' "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" is now a commercial for...

AARP !?!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on January 16, 2007, 09:45:34 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Meant to post this last week--Target has co-opted Max Frost and the Troopers' "Shape of Things to Come."

Honest ta god.


Quote from: "RGMike"
Max Frost & the Troopers, "Shape of Things to Come" is now a Target commercial.


Yeah, I'd heard that.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 16, 2007, 09:57:42 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "urth"
Meant to post this last week--Target has co-opted Max Frost and the Troopers' "Shape of Things to Come."

Honest ta god.


Quote from: "RGMike"
Max Frost & the Troopers, "Shape of Things to Come" is now a Target commercial.


Yeah, I'd heard that.


oops.

How long ago was yours?  I saw the commercial twice last nite; I don't recall seeing it before.  Target is also using a cover of "Hello Goodbye" on another spot.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on January 16, 2007, 04:32:00 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "urth"
Meant to post this last week--Target has co-opted Max Frost and the Troopers' "Shape of Things to Come."

Honest ta god.


Quote from: "RGMike"
Max Frost & the Troopers, "Shape of Things to Come" is now a Target commercial.


Yeah, I'd heard that.


oops.

How long ago was yours?  I saw the commercial twice last nite; I don't recall seeing it before.  Target is also using a cover of "Hello Goodbye" on another spot.


February 7 of last year.

This page, about 5 posts down:
http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=902&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 25, 2007, 09:39:30 PM
Just saw Sally Field (!) doing a commercial for some prescription-only osteoperosis medicine.

"you cured me -- you really cured me!"
Title: Jimi
Post by: ggould on February 05, 2007, 11:00:58 PM
the new Moto Crazr Fire phone, uses "Fire".  Sounds great, but sheesh!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 22, 2007, 09:57:14 PM
Hey urth -- Ben Folds' "Landed" is now a Hilton Hotels commercial.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 29, 2007, 09:59:08 PM
Just saw a Tide commercial featuring a version of "America the Beautiful" that sounds to me like it's being sung by Jill Sobule.

ETA: oops, it's Cyndi Lauper!

But in finding that out, I stumbled upon this interesting tidbit: Ms. Lauper originally wrote "True Colors" for Anne Murray -- who turned it down.  Ironically, Cyndi's now using the song to raise money for the Human Rights Campaign Fund.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on May 31, 2007, 08:53:28 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"

But in finding that out, I stumbled upon this interesting tidbit: Ms. Lauper originally wrote "True Colors" for Anne Murray -- who turned it down.  Ironically, Cyndi's now using the song to raise money for the Human Rights Campaign Fund.


gosh. anne really screwed that one up!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 31, 2007, 08:56:16 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"

But in finding that out, I stumbled upon this interesting tidbit: Ms. Lauper originally wrote "True Colors" for Anne Murray -- who turned it down.  Ironically, Cyndi's now using the song to raise money for the Human Rights Campaign Fund.


gosh. anne really screwed that one up!


Well, we know Anne's "true colors" are lavender and pink, but she pretends they're beige and gray.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 20, 2007, 11:09:46 AM
"All You Need is LUVS"?  haven't actually seen this commercial yet, but predictably some are upset:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/07/20/entertainment/e101405D56.DTL&tsp=1&type=entertainment
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on July 20, 2007, 12:16:12 PM
Tis the season I guess. Last night I saw a Planters Peanut commercial that used the Bay City Rollers' S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night.
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 22, 2007, 09:35:36 PM
I kid you not: "Viva Las Vegas" has been transformed into "Viva Viagra"! :roll:
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 16, 2007, 10:03:51 PM
The White Stripes' "Conquest" is now a commercial for eBay. (Personally, I think it sounds like it belongs in an Austin Powers sequel.)
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 18, 2007, 09:52:05 PM
ELO's "Hold on Tight" is now flogging Honda Accords  -- sans the verse en Francais.  Accord-ez tois?
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on September 18, 2007, 10:22:09 PM
The University of Phoenix--that online diploma factory--has signed on the New Pornographers' Bleeding Heart Show (the best song off their 2005 Twin Cinema) in their latest TV campaign. (The same song is also going to be featured in a soon-to-be-released movie, but I can't recall which one.)
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 24, 2007, 07:19:54 PM
OMFG! ELP's "Karn Evil 9" in a Dr Pepper commercial!
Title: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 14, 2007, 11:55:59 AM
Hope Gaz gets to see the Jeep Liberty commercial that has Andy Kim's "Rock Me Gently" performed by singing animals (!).
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 06, 2008, 11:55:00 AM
I'm sad to report that Joe Jackson's "One More Time" is now a Taco Bell commercial  :'(
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on January 06, 2008, 11:58:47 AM
I'm sad to report that Joe Jackson's "One More Time" is now a Taco Bell commercial  :'(

Gosh, I forgot how much I've been craving Taco Bell. It's sad, I know.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on January 06, 2008, 12:17:33 PM
I'm sad to report that Joe Jackson's "One More Time" is now a Taco Bell commercial  :'(

Say it's not so, Joe!

I saw that too.  From the time stamp on your post, must have been the same time, during the playoff game.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 24, 2008, 06:52:13 PM
Within minutes of each other at the Oscars:

Robert Plant & Allison Krauss' "Killing the Blues" for JC Penney and The The's "This is the Day" for... M&Ms.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: mshray on February 26, 2008, 10:58:12 AM

The The's "This is the Day" for... M&Ms.


No Freakin' Way!  I'm gonna have to eat more M&M's now.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on February 26, 2008, 05:55:37 PM

The The's "This is the Day" for... M&Ms.


No Freakin' Way!  I'm gonna have to eat more M&M's now.

love is stronger than reds.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 18, 2008, 07:40:42 AM
as discussed on the Morning Show today, MeatLoaf's "Go Phone" commercial -- that's Tiffany playing his wife!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5YMVO7-8ns
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on April 18, 2008, 01:41:01 PM
as discussed on the Morning Show today, MeatLoaf's "Go Phone" commercial -- that's Tiffany playing his wife!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5YMVO7-8ns
that is freakin' awesome!  Has this been on local TV?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on April 18, 2008, 04:50:22 PM
as discussed on the Morning Show today, MeatLoaf's "Go Phone" commercial -- that's Tiffany playing his wife!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5YMVO7-8ns
that is freakin' awesome!  Has this been on local TV?

Not that I've seen. (Which means it hasn't been on Bravo, History, HGTV, Food Network, or Giants games.)

Meat's voice is sounding a little thin these days, although he's dropped a bunch of weight so good for him there. But the kid that plays his son is a dead ringer--I'd totally believe they were related.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 18, 2008, 08:04:08 PM
as discussed on the Morning Show today, MeatLoaf's "Go Phone" commercial -- that's Tiffany playing his wife!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5YMVO7-8ns
that is freakin' awesome!  Has this been on local TV?

Not that I've seen. (Which means it hasn't been on Bravo, History, HGTV, Food Network, or Giants games.)

Meat's voice is sounding a little thin these days, although he's dropped a bunch of weight so good for him there. But the kid that plays his son is a dead ringer--I'd totally believe they were related.

I saw it in NYC this week, damned if I can remember what channel.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 23, 2008, 05:40:18 PM
as discussed on the Morning Show today, MeatLoaf's "Go Phone" commercial -- that's Tiffany playing his wife!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5YMVO7-8ns
that is freakin' awesome!  Has this been on local TV?

Not that I've seen. (Which means it hasn't been on Bravo, History, HGTV, Food Network, or Giants games.)

Meat's voice is sounding a little thin these days, although he's dropped a bunch of weight so good for him there. But the kid that plays his son is a dead ringer--I'd totally believe they were related.

I saw it in NYC this week, damned if I can remember what channel.

It's played repeatedly during American Idol (last night was Andrew Lloyd Webber night, very strange).  Which says too much about my viewing habits.  :-[  Still, there's so many commercials in AI that I still was able to flip back and forth between it and the Sharks game so I saw most of the goals scored...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 17, 2008, 11:30:02 AM
I was saddened to see Curtis Mayfield's "Move on Up" turned into a commercial for Aleve.  :'(

Meanwhile the already ridiculously-overused "Mr Blue Sky" has been tapped yet again, this time by Jet Blue.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 23, 2008, 09:15:22 PM
This one's kind of odd: a new Chevy commercial where a chorus of whistlers is whistling a tune in the background. Sounded familiar; I had to see the spot a 2nd time to figure out that the song being whistled is... the Lemonheads' "It's a Shame About Ray". WTF?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 03, 2008, 08:30:09 PM
a song from the new Coldplay CD (not "Violet Hill"; I'm guessing the song is called "When I Ruled the World"?) is flogging iPods... and it's the best U2 imitation I've ever heard.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on June 03, 2008, 09:59:19 PM
a song from the new Coldplay CD (not "Violet Hill"; I'm guessing the song is called "When I Ruled the World"?) is flogging iPods... and it's the best U2 imitation I've ever heard.
I've always thought Coldplay sounded like U2 without the soul.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on June 05, 2008, 10:12:06 AM
a song from the new Coldplay CD (not "Violet Hill"; I'm guessing the song is called "When I Ruled the World"?) is flogging iPods... and it's the best U2 imitation I've ever heard.
Though I haven't heard it, I assume you're talking about "Viva la Vida" - and it's up to #3 on the Billboard singles chart this week, their biggest hit to date.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 05, 2008, 06:14:56 PM
a song from the new Coldplay CD (not "Violet Hill"; I'm guessing the song is called "When I Ruled the World"?) is flogging iPods... and it's the best U2 imitation I've ever heard.
Though I haven't heard it, I assume you're talking about "Viva la Vida" - and it's up to #3 on the Billboard singles chart this week, their biggest hit to date.

indeed. KFOG has it in rotation now. One for the "songs that don't include the title in the lyrics" list, yes?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on June 05, 2008, 07:52:51 PM
I was pretty floored about the men's hair coloring product called "Touch of Gray."  They were using the instrumental guitar riffs from "Sunshine of Your Love."  Sheesh!
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XXrYD08BL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 05, 2008, 08:30:32 PM
I was pretty floored about the men's hair coloring product called "Touch of Gray."  They were using the instrumental guitar riffs from "Sunshine of Your Love."  Sheesh!

and speaking of sunshine, some financial-planning company is using "Let the Sunshine In".
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 23, 2008, 10:34:07 AM
Here's a weird one: Scandal's semi-hit "Goodbye to You" is being used to sell a birth-control product called YAZ. (I guess Yaz weren't willing to license their songs).   
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2008, 08:15:37 PM
Marvin Gaye's sexy take on the "Star-Spangled Banner" is being used in a Nike/US Olympic Basketball Team spot.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 14, 2008, 07:19:45 PM
Oh. My. GAWD... a cover of Morrissey's "Every Day is Like Sunday" is being used by the NFL to flog their mobile and internet incarnations.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 05, 2008, 07:18:59 PM
The Fixx's "Saved by Zero" is being used by Toyota to promote 0% financing.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on October 07, 2008, 03:58:15 AM
I was pretty floored about the men's hair coloring product called "Touch of Gray."  They were using the instrumental guitar riffs from "Sunshine of Your Love."  Sheesh!


That's funny - I've been waiting for that product! But I always imagined they would use the Dead song.

So does it add grey to your hair? Or remove what little you have? And if you have a lot?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on October 07, 2008, 09:05:14 AM
I was pretty floored about the men's hair coloring product called "Touch of Gray."  They were using the instrumental guitar riffs from "Sunshine of Your Love."  Sheesh!


That's funny - I've been waiting for that product! But I always imagined they would use the Dead song.

So does it add grey to your hair? Or remove what little you have? And if you have a lot?

Basically, it strikes a middle balance so older men don't look like Marv Albert.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on October 07, 2008, 09:17:34 AM
I was pretty floored about the men's hair coloring product called "Touch of Gray."  They were using the instrumental guitar riffs from "Sunshine of Your Love."  Sheesh!


That's funny - I've been waiting for that product! But I always imagined they would use the Dead song.

So does it add grey to your hair? Or remove what little you have? And if you have a lot?

Basically, it strikes a middle balance so older men don't look like Marv Albert.

"More power!" Maybe Biden should consider using it. He looked awfully orange the other day.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 21, 2008, 08:44:44 PM
The Fixx's "Saved by Zero" is being used by Toyota to promote 0% financing.

Another car ad: the Mercury Milan is using Morey fave, Tones on Tail's "Go" (aka "the ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya song").  And why is the instrumental intro to 3DN's "Shambala" (but not the vocal) currently being used to flog at least 3 different products?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on October 22, 2008, 09:57:38 PM
And why is the instrumental intro to 3DN's "Shambala" (but not the vocal) currently being used to flog at least 3 different products?

Because whoever owns the publishing is selling it cheap? It couldn't have passed into public domain yet, could it?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Wayback on October 30, 2008, 10:28:40 AM
I'm throwing this item in this thread:
Beatles music to be in new video game
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game)
and here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on October 31, 2008, 08:51:47 AM
I'm throwing this item in this thread:
Beatles music to be in new video game
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game)
and here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358)

Have any of you ever played Guitar Hero or Rock Band?  I've been curious.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2008, 08:55:56 AM
I'm throwing this item in this thread:
Beatles music to be in new video game
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game)
and here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358)

Have any of you ever played Guitar Hero or Rock Band?  I've been curious.

SNL did a bit last week about a new game that's meant to be a hip-hop version of GH, in which players pretend to scratch records like hip-hop DJs. "Its for kids who are too lazy to pretend to play guitar!" was the line.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 31, 2008, 09:19:37 AM
I'm throwing this item in this thread:
Beatles music to be in new video game
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game)
and here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358)

Have any of you ever played Guitar Hero or Rock Band?  I've been curious.

I've played it for a minute or two -- my nephew loves that game.  But I'm not much of a gamer, and didn't care enough to figure out what I was supposed to do.  If I was going to put some time into learning something musical, I'd dust off my guitars and really learn to play them beyond the 3 chords and 4 riffs I know now.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on October 31, 2008, 10:11:27 AM
I'm throwing this item in this thread:
Beatles music to be in new video game
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game)
and here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358)

Have any of you ever played Guitar Hero or Rock Band?  I've been curious.

Nope. The CNET news department had one while I was there, but the jerks would always insist on playing it (loudly) while we were on deadline in reviews, so that just put me off it altogether.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Wayback on October 31, 2008, 10:32:07 AM
I'm throwing this item in this thread:
Beatles music to be in new video game
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game)
and here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358)
Have any of you ever played Guitar Hero or Rock Band?  I've been curious.
I haven't, but the Beatles thing is supposed to be different in that in takes you thru the creative development of their songs, from '63 to '70!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on October 31, 2008, 01:39:51 PM
I'm throwing this item in this thread:
Beatles music to be in new video game
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game)
and here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358)
Have any of you ever played Guitar Hero or Rock Band?  I've been curious.
I haven't, but the Beatles thing is supposed to be different in that in takes you thru the creative development of their songs, from '63 to '70!

Then it should come with weed and amphetamines!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2008, 02:47:46 PM
I'm throwing this item in this thread:
Beatles music to be in new video game
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_en_mu/music_beatles_video_game)
and here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081030/en_top_eo/66358)
Have any of you ever played Guitar Hero or Rock Band?  I've been curious.
I haven't, but the Beatles thing is supposed to be different in that in takes you thru the creative development of their songs, from '63 to '70!

Then it should come with weed and amphetamines!

http://www.instantrimshot.com/
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Wayback on November 05, 2008, 12:36:41 PM
Save Us From 'Saved By Zero,' Toyota:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/11/05/financial/f085107S07.DTL&tsp=1 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/11/05/financial/f085107S07.DTL&tsp=1)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on November 20, 2008, 12:08:20 AM
During tonight's ep of Top Chef, there was an ad for LL Bean featuring Valley Winter Song by Fountains of Wayne.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on November 20, 2008, 06:33:17 PM
Save Us From 'Saved By Zero,' Toyota:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/11/05/financial/f085107S07.DTL&tsp=1 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/11/05/financial/f085107S07.DTL&tsp=1)
another example of the weird way music makes it into my students' lives.  They now know this melody!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 07, 2009, 08:15:37 PM
Everyone's fave, Todd's "Bang On the Drum", is flogging Carnival CruiseLines.
Title: Space Oddity
Post by: ggould on February 08, 2009, 08:38:50 PM
Bowie music plugging the new Lincoln MKS

Major Tom!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on February 09, 2009, 09:21:27 AM
Bowie music plugging the new Lincoln MKS

Major Tom!

(Uncle) Major Tom!

Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 10, 2009, 09:32:25 AM
C'mon, get happy! The Partridges (and their TV theme) are flogging DishNetwork.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: mshray on March 12, 2009, 11:11:46 AM
I really don't watch live TV enough to see many commercials, but last night there was one that had Smashing Pumpkins "Today" playing over images of people doing fun stuff, and then Morgan Freeman's voice came on & asked if you ever wanted to do all this fun stuff, and I'm thinking, "Okay, they pulled out the big guns, but what is the product?"...after 45 seconds of this it finally reveals itself to be a Visa commercial.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on March 29, 2009, 09:36:54 PM
The skippy-dippy-doo bopping of Jazn Mraz's "I'm Yours" just spotted accompanying a Vrizn Verizon ad


Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2009, 07:40:00 AM
I really don't watch live TV enough to see many commercials, but last night there was one that had Smashing Pumpkins "Today" playing over images of people doing fun stuff, and then Morgan Freeman's voice came on & asked if you ever wanted to do all this fun stuff, and I'm thinking, "Okay, they pulled out the big guns, but what is the product?"...after 45 seconds of this it finally reveals itself to be a Visa commercial.

The great Freeman is voicing a whole series of these Visa spots -- the one I saw last nite featured Rick James' "Super Freak". People get funky with Visa, or something.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 05, 2009, 07:25:31 PM
Somebody tell Beej!  Sir Mix-A-Lot is doing a Burger King commercial -- BK is giving away SpongeBob toys and there's a customized "Baby Got Back": "ah like square butts and ah cannot lie!"

Oh, wait, Beej is on Facebook; I'll tell him myself.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 06, 2009, 07:05:21 PM
Yikes -- "Instant Karma" is flogging JP Morgan/Chase. We all shine on, indeed.

"Did you understand the music, Yoko -- or was it all in vain?"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on April 06, 2009, 09:36:28 PM
Yikes -- "Instant Karma" is flogging JP Morgan/Chase. We all shine on, indeed.

No small amount of irony there. Goes to show that just about anything can be bought (or licensed) for a price.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on April 06, 2009, 10:02:17 PM
Yikes -- "Instant Karma" is flogging JP Morgan/Chase. We all shine on, indeed.

No small amount of irony there. Goes to show that just about anything can be bought (or licensed) for a price.
is it Michael Jackson that owns the rights?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 07, 2009, 07:35:09 AM
Yikes -- "Instant Karma" is flogging JP Morgan/Chase. We all shine on, indeed.

No small amount of irony there. Goes to show that just about anything can be bought (or licensed) for a price.
is it Michael Jackson that owns the rights?

MJ owns the Lennon/McCartney catalog, I believe; I assumed John solo was a different deal, hence my Yoko comment.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on April 07, 2009, 10:13:10 AM
Yikes -- "Instant Karma" is flogging JP Morgan/Chase. We all shine on, indeed.

"Did you understand the music, Yoko -- or was it all in vain?"

Yoko's become increasingly willing to license his work if it's for something she supports/thinks John would have supported.  "Imagine" appeared a few months ago in a laptop ad - that indirectly supported "one laptop per child," or somesuch?  I forget ...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 07, 2009, 10:21:05 AM
Yikes -- "Instant Karma" is flogging JP Morgan/Chase. We all shine on, indeed.

"Did you understand the music, Yoko -- or was it all in vain?"

Yoko's become increasingly willing to license his work if it's for something she supports/thinks John would have supported.  "Imagine" appeared a few months ago in a laptop ad - that indirectly supported "one laptop per child," or somesuch?  I forget ...

well then here's hoping Chase made a big donation to her foundation...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 14, 2009, 10:12:08 PM
one outta two ain't bad: "Let Your Love Flow" is being used to flog Toyota's Prius (sorta makes sense) but a baseball-themed Pepsi spot uses a pretty awful rap version of Dylan's "Forever Young". Yeesh.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 04, 2009, 11:18:24 AM
I can't believe they're still showing Billy Mays' commercials! Here he is on the Weather Channel, hawking the "Fix-It" pencil (that thing that erases scratches on cars and furniture).
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on July 04, 2009, 11:43:59 AM
I can't believe they're still showing Billy Mays' commercials! Here he is on the Weather Channel, hawking the "Fix-It" pencil (that thing that erases scratches on cars and furniture).

I agree, but if they quit showing his work, most of these "amazing miracle product" companies would be dead in the water as far as TV ads. He did tons of 'em, and probably got paid a lot for his efforts, so they are reluctant to accede to a little thing like common decency just because he's dead.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: SFGuy on July 06, 2009, 12:25:13 AM
I really, really hate the new Taco Bell commercial for the "Pina Colada" drink. All of you could guess what song was used for this commercial.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on July 06, 2009, 10:23:11 PM
I really, really hate the new Taco Bell commercial for the "Pina Colada" drink. All of you could guess what song was used for this commercial.
"One Mint Julep"?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on July 07, 2009, 12:12:40 AM
I really, really hate the new Taco Bell commercial for the "Pina Colada" drink. All of you could guess what song was used for this commercial.
"One Mint Julep"?
"99 bottles of beer on the wall?"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 14, 2009, 08:29:37 PM
MasterCard has a new promotion involving jeans -- the TV spots use (of course) "Jean Genie"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 13, 2009, 09:20:06 PM
It had to happen: Aqua's "Barbie Girl", which Mattell once tried to sue them over, is now being used to sell... Barbies!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 14, 2009, 07:03:15 PM
"Be My Baby" for Cialis.  Not the Ronettes version, however. Which is funny because Ronnie Spector cured a lot of guys my age of any ED they may have had, back in the day.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 16, 2009, 08:20:48 PM
Mr MeatLoaf Aday is doing commercials for A-1 Steak Sauce, singing "I'd Do Anything For Love". The tagline: A-1 Makes Meat Loaf Sing, har har.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 25, 2009, 07:19:13 PM
If, like me, you were wondering who does that song on the iPod Nano commercial, EW reports the song is "Bourgeois Shangri-La" by a Swedish singer named Linda Carlsson (aka Miss Li). No mention in the EW item whether she is either sampling or ripping off "Count Me In" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys, which is sure what it sounds like to me.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on September 25, 2009, 09:04:19 PM
If, like me, you were wondering who does that song on the iPod Nano commercial, EW reports the song is "Bourgeois Shangri-La" by a Swedish singer named Linda Carlsson (aka Miss Li). No mention in the EW item whether she is either sampling or ripping off "Count Me In" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys, which is sure what it sounds like to me.
yeah, I was wondering was it was riffing off of. Thanks!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on September 25, 2009, 09:27:00 PM
If, like me, you were wondering who does that song on the iPod Nano commercial, EW reports the song is "Bourgeois Shangri-La" by a Swedish singer named Linda Carlsson (aka Miss Li). No mention in the EW item whether she is either sampling or ripping off "Count Me In" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys, which is sure what it sounds like to me.

I saw that ad for the first time tonight and instantly made the same connection!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on September 27, 2009, 05:44:43 PM
I just found some snazzy Crest dental floss in my mom's bathroom. Why has no one used "Switching to Glide" yet? :)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 28, 2009, 07:37:27 AM
I just found some snazzy Crest dental floss in my mom's bathroom. Why has no one used "Switching to Glide" yet? :)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0Z9IxqxSMXU/RuV5M75-bbI/AAAAAAAAB2w/sMO5BSwzuN0/s200/glide_dc_floss.jpg)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on October 09, 2009, 08:38:26 PM
"All You Need Is Love" ... for BlackBerry?

These are irreverent times because there is nothing left to revere.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on October 09, 2009, 09:32:21 PM
"All You Need Is Love" ... for BlackBerry?

These are irreverent times because there is nothing left to revere.

Just heard that one. Also another ad that used part of Yes' Your Move (the first half of I've Seen All Good People) as a music bed. Can't recall what the product was.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 11, 2009, 07:17:04 PM
Also another ad that used part of Yes' Your Move (the first half of I've Seen All Good People) as a music bed. Can't recall what the product was.

Those are for some new card from Chase; "Chase Signature" or something equally unoriginal.

Weirdest pairing I've seen lately: Macy's is using "Come On-a My House" in all their ads, made famous 50+ years ago by Rosemary Clooney. Who's their target demo? 75-year-old gay men?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 11, 2009, 08:41:09 PM
State Farm commercial using Kansas' Point Of Know Return, it's cute: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpfbbfanOJs
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 15, 2009, 07:10:24 PM
OK, this is the cheeziest one EVAH: Silver Convention's immortal "Get Up and Boogie" has been transformed into...

"Get on your Snuggie"   :o

(http://www.signonsandiego.com/entertainment/street/snuggie.jpg)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: mshray on October 28, 2009, 11:36:02 AM
anyone else think we've reached a new nadir with the J. Geils Band's "Love Stinks" being used in a - wait for it - Swiffer(!) commercial?

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:cig4yXYxbphTSM:http://rubroadcastnewswriting.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/swiffer.jpg)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 14, 2009, 10:21:10 PM
Bad enuf that some car company is using a cover of the Church's "Under the Milky Way" -- but it's sung by some Feist-alike.  Horrors!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: mshray on November 17, 2009, 03:56:21 PM
one that I actually like: Palm Pre has an ad now that uses Freuer's "Doot Doot".
Title: Joe Jackson and Taco Bell
Post by: ggould on November 21, 2009, 11:06:25 PM
"One More Time" in support of cheesy gorditas!

(http://www.foodfacts.info/blog/uploaded_images/taco-bell-gordita-crunch.jpg)
Title: Re: Joe Jackson and Taco Bell
Post by: Wayback on November 22, 2009, 09:37:21 AM
"One More Time" in support of cheesy gorditas!
(http://www.foodfacts.info/blog/uploaded_images/taco-bell-gordita-crunch.jpg)
Funny, I had that tune in my head all yesterday, probably because of that ad!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 22, 2009, 09:40:18 PM
BÖC's Godzilla and Autötrader.cöm.   

Average guy shopper picks and compares cars as if thy were toys, to the ominous strains of Buck Dharma's guitar!

I think this one appeared last year, btw, but I just saw it.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 19, 2009, 07:09:50 PM
Inevitable, perhaps: Biz Markie, whose "Just a Friend" is also flogging Heineken, is appearing in spots for Radio Shack, er, I mean The Shack, selling digital cameras and (naturally) repeating "Oh, snap! Guess what ah saw?" endlessly.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 10, 2010, 11:57:07 AM
Most unexpected combo evah:  Miriam Makeba's "Pata Pata" is being used in spots for a new Honda SUV.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on January 10, 2010, 01:09:39 PM
Most unexpected combo evah:  Miriam Makeba's "Pata Pata" is being used in spots for a new Honda SUV.

My jaw dropped at that.  I can't help thinking Makeba was pitched this previously and said, "Over my dead body."
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on January 10, 2010, 06:20:13 PM
Most unexpected combo evah:  Miriam Makeba's "Pata Pata" is being used in spots for a new Honda SUV.

My jaw dropped at that.  I can't help thinking Makeba was pitched this previously and said, "Over my dead body."

TANC: Barry Scott's playing this song now on the Lost 45s.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 11, 2010, 07:42:42 AM
oh, and that FOX promo for the Simpsons 20th Anniv featuring Coldplay's "Yellow": very clever.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 20, 2010, 08:52:19 PM
Yikes, it's Crapton himself in a T-Mobile commercial for their new "Fender" phone, as his "Rock'n'Roll Heart" plays.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 07, 2010, 07:52:05 PM
An Audi commercial has turned Cheap Trick's  "Dream Police" into "Green Police"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on February 07, 2010, 08:15:34 PM
Yikes, it's Crapton himself in a T-Mobile commercial for their new "Fender" phone, as his "Rock'n'Roll Heart" plays.
I think the idea of a collectible phone is kind of oxymoronic, but I understand the appeal.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: SFGuy on February 07, 2010, 09:55:27 PM
Yikes, it's Crapton himself in a T-Mobile commercial for their new "Fender" phone, as his "Rock'n'Roll Heart" plays.

When I saw this, I thought of you, Mike!  :D
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 07, 2010, 07:34:20 PM
As if it isn't ubiquitous enuf, radio-wise, Train's "Hey Soul Sister" is being used on Samsung commercials.

But OMGWTF-of-the-Week to CVS, who are using the instrumental version of the Osmonds' "Double Lovin" (!) on their new spots.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on March 07, 2010, 07:45:55 PM
As if it isn't ubiquitous enuf, radio-wise, Train's "Hey Soul Sister" is being used on Samsung commercials.

But OMGWTF-of-the-Week to CVS, who are using the instrumental version of the Osmonds' "Double Lovin" (!) on their new spots.

Isn't that song basically Donny threatening to spunk on a girl twice?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 09, 2010, 09:46:39 AM
mentioned in another thread -- the Aretha/Liza Snickers commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pnjtxfIJDE
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 09, 2010, 09:48:36 AM
As if it isn't ubiquitous enuf, radio-wise, Train's "Hey Soul Sister" is being used on Samsung commercials.

But OMGWTF-of-the-Week to CVS, who are using the instrumental version of the Osmonds' "Double Lovin" (!) on their new spots.

Isn't that song basically Donny threatening to spunk on a girl twice?

I always assumed it meant Mormon schlongs are twice as big.  (Must be that magic underwear!)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 08, 2010, 07:54:03 AM
Just heard a dreadful local NY radio spot on The Peak for Mohegan Sun, the Indian casino, that turns "Walk Like an e-GYP-shun" into "talkin' 'bout Mo-he-GAN Sun". Sheesh.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 09, 2010, 08:01:09 AM
for those who also find that McDonald's "I haven't had my coffee yet" commercial supremely annoying:

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2010/04/druggie.php
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 26, 2010, 06:29:58 PM
More $$$ for Barry Manilow's retirement fund: Band-Aid has revived his '70s jingle for them ("I am stuck on a Band-Aid, 'cause Band-Aid's stuck on me")
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: darryl on April 27, 2010, 12:46:44 PM
Retirement fund?  Or plastic surgery fund?  Man, after seeing him on the Kathy Griffin show...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 29, 2010, 01:36:40 PM
Last nite in the space of 10 or 15 mins I saw FOUR commercials with Iron Man 2 tie-ins: Dr Pepper, Burger King, Audi and 7-Eleven. Sheesh. The movie better be good -- and the buzz so far says it's a disappointment.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 24, 2010, 08:46:05 AM
Another add during the Laker / Suns game (see copyedit101), a Nike add featuring Renaldo (futbol aka soccer), using "Hocus Pocus" (no yodeling).
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on May 24, 2010, 11:43:12 AM
Another add during the Laker / Suns game (see copyedit101), a Nike add featuring Renaldo (futbol aka soccer), using "Hocus Pocus" (no yodeling).


check out the full length video: it's awesome and features yodeling!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLG6jh23yE
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 04, 2010, 09:28:09 PM
And I thought Ellen Page doing those Cisco commercials was depressing: Just saw Elizabeth Moss, who plays Peggy Olson on Mad Men and who was on B'way last year in Mamet's Speed the Plow.... doing a commercial for Excedrin Migrane.  OTOH, she also plays Jonah Hill's girlfriend in the new Get Him To The Greek, so maybe Excedrin is a step up.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 13, 2010, 01:10:37 PM
Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" is shilling for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. "You got chocolate on my red leather pants!"  "You got your red leather pants in my chocolate!"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on June 13, 2010, 04:40:11 PM
Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" is shilling for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. "You got chocolate on my red leather pants!"  "You got your red leather pants in my chocolate!"

Please tell me you're joking.  Seeing chocolate on red pants would make me think Depends were the product du jour.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 13, 2010, 05:08:57 PM
Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" is shilling for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. "You got chocolate on my red leather pants!"  "You got your red leather pants in my chocolate!"

Please tell me you're joking.  Seeing chocolate on red pants would make me think Depends were the product du jour.

I'm joking about the chocolate/red leather thing. But the song is being used by Reese's.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 02, 2010, 07:04:53 PM
oh ho ho it's "Magic", you know... being used by Chase.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 18, 2010, 06:59:16 PM
Kim Wilde's "Kids in America" is flogging Totino's pizza snacks.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: sundaygal on July 18, 2010, 10:15:45 PM
oh ho ho it's "Magic", you know... being used by Chase.
Connection by Elastica is also on a Chase TV commercial.  Still catchy as hell!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 19, 2010, 07:34:52 AM
oh ho ho it's "Magic", you know... being used by Chase.
Connection by Elastica is also on a Chase TV commercial.  Still catchy as hell!

Chase is all over the place, musically: they're also using Matthew Wilder, "Break My Stride".
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on July 19, 2010, 04:37:31 PM
oh ho ho it's "Magic", you know... being used by Chase.
Connection by Elastica is also on a Chase TV commercial.  Still catchy as hell!

Chase is all over the place, musically: they're also using Matthew Wilder, "Break My Stride".

Sounds like they're trying to catch the ears of as many generations as they can. They've got the 70s (Pilot), 80s (Wilder) and 90s (Elastica) all represented. Any 60s tunes showing up in this campaign?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2010, 11:33:43 AM
WLNG's Bob Shannon just wondered aloud why "Great Balls of Fire" was never used to flog Cruex. LOL!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2010, 08:10:44 PM
Michael Franti hits the bigtime: "Say Hey" is being used to sell Corona Light.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on July 27, 2010, 11:38:51 PM
Michael Franti hits the bigtime: "Say Hey" is being used to sell Corona Light.
:(
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 28, 2010, 07:57:55 AM
Michael Franti hits the bigtime: "Say Hey" is being used to sell Corona Light.
:(

yeah, my reaction too -- I thought he was sort of... above that kinda thing.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on July 28, 2010, 11:03:53 AM
Michael Franti hits the bigtime: "Say Hey" is being used to sell Corona Light.
:(

yeah, my reaction too -- I thought he was sort of... above that kinda thing.

Hey man, Rainbow Grocery is expensive! (I saw him there once with one of  his kids -- for whom he wrote that song, I think)

one could argue the selling out part was writing that song itself.  (I don't like the song, personally.)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 28, 2010, 09:37:05 PM
oh ho ho it's "Magic", you know... being used by Chase.
Connection by Elastica is also on a Chase TV commercial.  Still catchy as hell!

Chase is all over the place, musically: they're also using Matthew Wilder, "Break My Stride".

Sounds like they're trying to catch the ears of as many generations as they can. They've got the 70s (Pilot), 80s (Wilder) and 90s (Elastica) all represented. Any 60s tunes showing up in this campaign?

DING DING DING! Just saw a Chase spot tonite that used "Do You Believe in Magic?"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 03, 2010, 07:59:13 PM
Tom Brady doing spots for Comcast/Xfinity. Dude, what's with the Bruce Jenner-in-1980 haircut?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: sundaygal on August 03, 2010, 08:02:48 PM
Tom Brady doing spots for Comcast/Xfinity. Dude, what's with the Bruce Jenner-in-1980 haircut?

Is he still rocking the Justin Beaver 'do?  Yikes.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 03, 2010, 08:17:56 PM
Tom Brady doing spots for Comcast/Xfinity. Dude, what's with the Bruce Jenner-in-1980 haircut?

Is he still rocking the Justin Beaver 'do?  Yikes.

At first I thought it was a wig -- that they were deliberately trying to make him look goofy. But if it's his real hair... yikes, indeed.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 05, 2010, 08:38:16 PM
Charles Wright/Watts 103rd etc's "Express Yourself" -- for Coffee Mate.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: sundaygal on August 07, 2010, 10:03:53 AM
Fabulous early 90s Scottish group, Trashcan Sinatras, covering Hello Goodbye in a Japanese ad for Narita Airport.  Cute!

http://www.narita-airport.jp/jp/fun/cm/index.html
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 08, 2010, 12:46:50 PM
Any one else notice that 2 ad campaigns that have revolved around African-American spokespersons -- the Miller HighLife spots with the fat black beer-truck driver, and the Allstate "good hands" commercials with Dennis Haysbert -- have been tweaked to add white guys. The Miller man now has a young white sidekick; Haysbert is no longer seen (tho' he's still voicing the tagline) in the Allstate spots which now focus on an annoying Caucasian guy who represents "Mayhem".  Am I reading too much into this?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on August 09, 2010, 12:50:50 PM
Any one else notice that 2 ad campaigns that have revolved around African-American spokespersons -- the Miller HighLife spots with the fat black beer-truck driver, and the Allstate "good hands" commercials with Dennis Haysbert -- have been tweaked to add white guys. The Miller man now has a young white sidekick; Haysbert is no longer seen (tho' he's still voicing the tagline) in the Allstate spots which now focus on an annoying Caucasian guy who represents "Mayhem".  Am I reading too much into this?
yes and no.

I don't think the allstate says that, it's 'a whole different head' sort of ad.  It's not replacing one spokesperson with another.  On the other hand, the Miller Lite, kinda tweaks in that direction, but it's a pretty silly campaign to begin with.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 09, 2010, 01:15:17 PM
Any one else notice that 2 ad campaigns that have revolved around African-American spokespersons -- the Miller HighLife spots with the fat black beer-truck driver, and the Allstate "good hands" commercials with Dennis Haysbert -- have been tweaked to add white guys. The Miller man now has a young white sidekick; Haysbert is no longer seen (tho' he's still voicing the tagline) in the Allstate spots which now focus on an annoying Caucasian guy who represents "Mayhem".  Am I reading too much into this?
yes and no.

I don't think the allstate says that, it's 'a whole different head' sort of ad.  It's not replacing one spokesperson with another.  On the other hand, the Miller Lite, kinda tweaks in that direction, but it's a pretty silly campaign to begin with.

I realize the Allstae ads are going in a different direction -- but that's often ad-speak for "focus groups didn't like our spokesperson".  Haysbert was VERY visibly the face of Allstate and now he's not being seen.  I can't help wondering if they were getting pushback from, er, certain regions of the country.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on August 09, 2010, 02:25:57 PM
Any one else notice that 2 ad campaigns that have revolved around African-American spokespersons -- the Miller HighLife spots with the fat black beer-truck driver, and the Allstate "good hands" commercials with Dennis Haysbert -- have been tweaked to add white guys. The Miller man now has a young white sidekick; Haysbert is no longer seen (tho' he's still voicing the tagline) in the Allstate spots which now focus on an annoying Caucasian guy who represents "Mayhem".  Am I reading too much into this?
yes and no.

I don't think the allstate says that, it's 'a whole different head' sort of ad.  It's not replacing one spokesperson with another.  On the other hand, the Miller Lite, kinda tweaks in that direction, but it's a pretty silly campaign to begin with.

I realize the Allstae ads are going in a different direction -- but that's often ad-speak for "focus groups didn't like our spokesperson".  Haysbert was VERY visibly the face of Allstate and now he's not being seen.  I can't help wondering if they were getting pushback from, er, certain regions of the country.
you could certainly be right.  I'm continually amazed at how overt racism is lately. 
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on August 09, 2010, 04:28:30 PM
you could certainly be right.  I'm continually amazed at how overt racism is lately. 

Seems like a stretch here, though.  I mean, yes, it's certainly possible.  But there are a hundred other possible reasons why he might not be showing up so much in the ads lately as well.  For one thing, voice-over is probably a good deal cheaper, and the face is instantly connected to that voice, so why not save some money since they've already established the face?  Or, maybe they are phasing him out, but only because the original bump the branding had created is levelling off or even declining.  Or maybe some ad agency bigwig was up all night doing blow with the new guy's sister or girlfriend.  Maybe Haysbert isn't interested in them anymore, or was temporarily busy. 

Could be anything, really.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on August 09, 2010, 04:56:25 PM
you could certainly be right.  I'm continually amazed at how overt racism is lately. 

Seems like a stretch here, though.  I mean, yes, it's certainly possible.  But there are a hundred other possible reasons why he might not be showing up so much in the ads lately as well.  For one thing, voice-over is probably a good deal cheaper, and the face is instantly connected to that voice, so why not save some money since they've already established the face?  Or, maybe they are phasing him out, but only because the original bump the branding had created is levelling off or even declining.  Or maybe some ad agency bigwig was up all night doing blow with the new guy's sister or girlfriend.  Maybe Haysbert isn't interested in them anymore, or was temporarily busy. 

Could be anything, really.

I like the remote VO angle.  Dennis could be chiz-ill-axin' w a Mai Tai and some hottie while he does two minutes worth if work over a crystal clear ISDN line and *voila!* the production dudes have their Dennis Haysbert sound to use.   

he could even be sitting there bare-nekkid getting his kink on while doing it.  "Yeah, you're damn right I'm good hands while I do this voice over.. Oh yeah..." 

Did Miller have a "white guy" commercial as well?  b/c if they did, and now just they have a black guy commercial with a white sidekick, maybe it's b/c they realize they could use one commercial to appeal to two demographics. saves money.

Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 14, 2010, 09:48:56 PM
"We Got The Beat"  is now highlighting K-Mart's back-to-school ads.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: sundaygal on August 16, 2010, 08:33:20 AM
Tom's Diner featured in a Volkswagen Jetta ad.  I've gotta say, Volkswagen has a pretty good track record for using cool songs/bands in their ads. 
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 16, 2010, 08:38:14 AM
Tom's Diner featured in a Volkswagen Jetta ad.  I've gotta say, Volkswagen has a pretty good track record for using cool songs/bands in their ads. 

(http://www.coverville.com/art/toms.jpg)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 26, 2010, 08:26:41 PM
Those Comcast spots for the NFL Red Zone Channel feature a rockin' cover of the old Dusty Springfield hit "Breakaway". Apparently it's by a band called the Detroit Cobras. Not found on You Tube, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 09, 2010, 07:58:01 PM
An anti-smoking spot for a campaign called "Be an Ex" uses the classic instrumental "Swingin' Safari". Bert Kaempfert's got da mad hits!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 10, 2010, 07:49:19 PM
Samsung's new phone, "The Fascinate", is being flogged by --what else? -- "(Keep Feeling) Fascination". Talk about yer no-brainer.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: sundaygal on September 10, 2010, 08:41:44 PM
Samsung's new phone, "The Fascinate", is being flogged by --what else? -- "(Keep Feeling) Fascination". Talk about yer no-brainer.

I take it Samsung didn't go the I'm Fascinated By Your Love Boy by Company B route...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on September 10, 2010, 11:06:13 PM
Samsung's new phone, "The Fascinate", is being flogged by --what else? -- "(Keep Feeling) Fascination". Talk about yer no-brainer.

I'm surprised they didn't go with Bowie's "Fascination" off Young Americans. I'd think it would appeal to almost the same demographic as (KF)F.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 11, 2010, 10:02:03 AM
Samsung's new phone, "The Fascinate", is being flogged by --what else? -- "(Keep Feeling) Fascination". Talk about yer no-brainer.

I'm surprised they didn't go with Bowie's "Fascination" off Young Americans. I'd think it would appeal to almost the same demographic as (KF)F.

a Top Ten hit trumps a deep LP track every time, I guess.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 17, 2010, 07:58:33 PM
Cake's "Short Skirt Long Jacket" is touring the facility, er, flogging the new iPod Nano.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 25, 2010, 07:26:11 PM
No music involved but a commercial for Old English just invited me to "bring out the natural beauty of your wood". A bit of French polishing, indeed!
(http://www.oppictures.com/singleimages/240/RAC74035EA_1_2.JPG)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 29, 2010, 04:40:39 PM
Speaking of advertising and music, I heard an ad on KFOG for the Iggles show proclaiming them "America's Greatest Band!"

*gag*
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 03, 2010, 07:37:30 PM
OK, so Life As We Know It is a "heartwarming" rom-com about a couple who are thrown together when their married mutual friends are killed and the couple are named guardians of the dead folks' kids (yeesh, who writes this stuff?). But... WTF does "Solsbury Hill" have to do with it?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2010, 05:44:10 PM
S&G's "Only Living Boy in NY" selling Hondas? WTF?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 04, 2010, 07:46:54 PM
S&G's "Only Living Boy in NY" selling Hondas? WTF?

apparently Mr Simon's publishers are working overtime: "Slip Slidin' Away" is selling (wait for it) snow tires.

Meanwhile, will Microsoft get Greg Kihn to promote Kinect for X-Box 360?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on November 06, 2010, 12:12:52 AM
Car ads seem to be casting a wide net for music beds. Saw a Subaru commercial tonight that used the Pogues' If I Should Fall From Grace With God.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on November 06, 2010, 07:35:38 AM
Car ads seem to be casting a wide net for music beds. Saw a Subaru commercial tonight that used the Pogues' If I Should Fall From Grace With God.

Yeah, why spend thousands of dollars to license a track when you can get one from Shane McGowan for a beer and a clean needle?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 09, 2010, 06:53:42 PM
For SHAME! Grocery Outlet using fake Muppets! Is nothing sacred??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGbQ9QMS1Rc&feature=related
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 10, 2010, 02:56:24 PM
Robert Downey Jr *is* ... Mr Peanut! (seriously):

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/business/media/08adco.html?_r=1&ref=television
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on November 10, 2010, 04:36:13 PM
For SHAME! Grocery Outlet using fake Muppets! Is nothing sacred??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGbQ9QMS1Rc&feature=related
wow, if it's not the Muppets, it's totally a ripoff!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 17, 2010, 07:20:57 PM
Car ads seem to be casting a wide net for music beds. Saw a Subaru commercial tonight that used the Pogues' If I Should Fall From Grace With God.

Yeah, why spend thousands of dollars to license a track when you can get one from Shane McGowan for a beer and a clean needle?

The ad features a pee-wee hockey team, and nothing says "hockey" like a singer with no teeth.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 20, 2010, 08:17:44 PM
A song called "Love" by Matt White is flogging the McRib. It was NTM, but the line that caught my ear was "like a summer's day in May", which gets the Neil Diamond don't-you-know-when-Summer-is? award.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on November 22, 2010, 09:46:28 AM
the Neil Diamond don't-you-know-when-Summer-is? award.

Bless you for this.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: sundaygal on November 22, 2010, 05:19:49 PM
Car ads seem to be casting a wide net for music beds. Saw a Subaru commercial tonight that used the Pogues' If I Should Fall From Grace With God.

Just watched a Honda ad featuring Holiday by Vampire Weekend. 
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 05, 2010, 08:29:56 PM
"Last name Ever, first name Greatest" -- gee, Drake, that's soooooooooo clever!  ::)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on December 05, 2010, 10:10:34 PM
I've been seeing an ad for a program on Discovery called "Brew Masters" that uses Curtis Mayfield's "Pusherman" from Superfly as the music bed. Interesting choice.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on December 20, 2010, 06:18:22 PM
J'adore Dior?  Not necessarily - but j'adore whoever had the idea to use Marvin Gaye's "Funky Space Reincarnation" in Dior's latest ad.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 20, 2010, 06:41:03 PM
J'adore Dior?  Not necessarily - but j'adore whoever had the idea to use Marvin Gaye's "Funky Space Reincarnation" in Dior's latest ad.

I had never heard that song until JJ unearthed it on KPOO a few months ago -- wow. One of the great WTF? tracks of all time. In a good way.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 06, 2011, 07:50:07 AM
A print ad, actually (and I coulda put this in the "right wing" thread): BART is plastered with ads for taxbrain.com, a new do-your-taxes-on-line website. Most of the ads are innocuous, keyed (unsurprisingly) to the notion that nobody likes to do their taxes. But I was dumbstruck by the caption I saw today:

"IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?"

er...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on January 06, 2011, 10:19:48 AM
A print ad, actually (and I coulda put this in the "right wing" thread): BART is plastered with ads for taxbrain.com, a new do-your-taxes-on-line website. Most of the ads are innocuous, keyed (unsurprisingly) to the notion that nobody likes to do their taxes. But I was dumbstruck by the caption I saw today:

"IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?"

er...


That is way beyond the pale.  Especially since such attacks have indeed occurred.  Gah.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 06, 2011, 10:41:53 AM
A print ad, actually (and I coulda put this in the "right wing" thread): BART is plastered with ads for taxbrain.com, a new do-your-taxes-on-line website. Most of the ads are innocuous, keyed (unsurprisingly) to the notion that nobody likes to do their taxes. But I was dumbstruck by the caption I saw today:

"IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?"

er...


That is way beyond the pale.  Especially since such attacks have indeed occurred.  Gah.

completely.  I can't believe this was approved.  Which BART station is it in?  I'd like to see it for myself.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 06, 2011, 10:46:56 AM
A print ad, actually (and I coulda put this in the "right wing" thread): BART is plastered with ads for taxbrain.com, a new do-your-taxes-on-line website. Most of the ads are innocuous, keyed (unsurprisingly) to the notion that nobody likes to do their taxes. But I was dumbstruck by the caption I saw today:

"IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?"

er...


That is way beyond the pale.  Especially since such attacks have indeed occurred.  Gah.

completely.  I can't believe this was approved.  Which BART station is it in?  I'd like to see it for myself.

These are the square poster ads inside the train cars. I couldn't find a pic on Google (or anyone blogging about it).
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 06, 2011, 10:48:22 AM
A print ad, actually (and I coulda put this in the "right wing" thread): BART is plastered with ads for taxbrain.com, a new do-your-taxes-on-line website. Most of the ads are innocuous, keyed (unsurprisingly) to the notion that nobody likes to do their taxes. But I was dumbstruck by the caption I saw today:

"IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?"

er...


That is way beyond the pale.  Especially since such attacks have indeed occurred.  Gah.

completely.  I can't believe this was approved.  Which BART station is it in?  I'd like to see it for myself.

These are the square poster ads inside the train cars. I couldn't find a pic on Google (or anyone blogging about it).

me neither, I searched for that exact phrase on google and found 0.  I bet this hits the 'blogosphere' soon.  Maybe by you?  you should start a blog. 
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Wayback on January 06, 2011, 10:50:05 AM
A print ad, actually (and I coulda put this in the "right wing" thread): BART is plastered with ads for taxbrain.com, a new do-your-taxes-on-line website. Most of the ads are innocuous, keyed (unsurprisingly) to the notion that nobody likes to do their taxes. But I was dumbstruck by the caption I saw today:
"IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?"
er...
That is way beyond the pale.  Especially since such attacks have indeed occurred.  Gah.
completely.  I can't believe this was approved.  Which BART station is it in?  I'd like to see it for myself.
I also noticed that "IRS...NRA" ad yesterday in a BART car, not in a station, and also thought that line was inappropriate. The downtown stations are plastered with other TaxBrain ads, but didn't notice the NRA one in a station.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 06, 2011, 10:51:53 AM
A print ad, actually (and I coulda put this in the "right wing" thread): BART is plastered with ads for taxbrain.com, a new do-your-taxes-on-line website. Most of the ads are innocuous, keyed (unsurprisingly) to the notion that nobody likes to do their taxes. But I was dumbstruck by the caption I saw today:

"IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?"

er...


That is way beyond the pale.  Especially since such attacks have indeed occurred.  Gah.

completely.  I can't believe this was approved.  Which BART station is it in?  I'd like to see it for myself.

These are the square poster ads inside the train cars. I couldn't find a pic on Google (or anyone blogging about it).

me neither, I searched for that exact phrase on google and found 0.  I bet this hits the 'blogosphere' soon.  Maybe by you?  you should start a blog. 

I'm emailing SF-ist about it; sounds like it's right up their alley.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 06, 2011, 10:53:02 AM
A print ad, actually (and I coulda put this in the "right wing" thread): BART is plastered with ads for taxbrain.com, a new do-your-taxes-on-line website. Most of the ads are innocuous, keyed (unsurprisingly) to the notion that nobody likes to do their taxes. But I was dumbstruck by the caption I saw today:

"IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?"

er...


That is way beyond the pale.  Especially since such attacks have indeed occurred.  Gah.

completely.  I can't believe this was approved.  Which BART station is it in?  I'd like to see it for myself.

These are the square poster ads inside the train cars. I couldn't find a pic on Google (or anyone blogging about it).

me neither, I searched for that exact phrase on google and found 0.  I bet this hits the 'blogosphere' soon.  Maybe by you?  you should start a blog. 

I'm emailing SF-ist about it; sounds like it's right up their alley.

dude, someone here should blog about it.  We need to do more crowd-sourcing here.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 06, 2011, 11:05:49 AM
A print ad, actually (and I coulda put this in the "right wing" thread): BART is plastered with ads for taxbrain.com, a new do-your-taxes-on-line website. Most of the ads are innocuous, keyed (unsurprisingly) to the notion that nobody likes to do their taxes. But I was dumbstruck by the caption I saw today:

"IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?"

er...


That is way beyond the pale.  Especially since such attacks have indeed occurred.  Gah.

completely.  I can't believe this was approved.  Which BART station is it in?  I'd like to see it for myself.

These are the square poster ads inside the train cars. I couldn't find a pic on Google (or anyone blogging about it).

me neither, I searched for that exact phrase on google and found 0.  I bet this hits the 'blogosphere' soon.  Maybe by you?  you should start a blog. 

I'm emailing SF-ist about it; sounds like it's right up their alley.

dude, someone here should blog about it.  We need to do more crowd-sourcing here.

Who at the Chron could you give a "tip" about it? Sounds like something *someone* at sfgate would write about.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 06, 2011, 11:16:27 AM
A print ad, actually (and I coulda put this in the "right wing" thread): BART is plastered with ads for taxbrain.com, a new do-your-taxes-on-line website. Most of the ads are innocuous, keyed (unsurprisingly) to the notion that nobody likes to do their taxes. But I was dumbstruck by the caption I saw today:

"IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?"

er...


That is way beyond the pale.  Especially since such attacks have indeed occurred.  Gah.

completely.  I can't believe this was approved.  Which BART station is it in?  I'd like to see it for myself.

These are the square poster ads inside the train cars. I couldn't find a pic on Google (or anyone blogging about it).

me neither, I searched for that exact phrase on google and found 0.  I bet this hits the 'blogosphere' soon.  Maybe by you?  you should start a blog. 

I'm emailing SF-ist about it; sounds like it's right up their alley.

dude, someone here should blog about it.  We need to do more crowd-sourcing here.

Who at the Chron could you give a "tip" about it? Sounds like something *someone* at sfgate would write about.

at this stage it would be a good thing for a columnists to mention.  Leah Garchik's is kinda gossipy, but she might be interested.  CW Nevius might be interested. 

Getting a photo would be key for  a blog post.  Although I typically blog in our bike blog, I could even mention it in one of the other newsy blogs here -- we have an general SFGate news tips & items blog that would work, and we would be wise to advertise this blog better and the entire idea that we're open to user-submissions.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 06, 2011, 11:24:23 AM
Getting a photo would be key for  a blog post.  Although I typically blog in our bike blog, I could even mention it in one of the other newsy blogs here -- we have an general SFGate news tips & items blog that would work, and we would be wise to advertise this blog better and the entire idea that we're open to user-submissions.

My question is: how many other cities is this ad campaign running in? And how many approved (or rejected as offensive) that particular line? Are they on the NYC subway, for example?  They're a national website, apparently.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on January 06, 2011, 11:31:08 AM
Getting a photo would be key for  a blog post.  Although I typically blog in our bike blog, I could even mention it in one of the other newsy blogs here -- we have an general SFGate news tips & items blog that would work, and we would be wise to advertise this blog better and the entire idea that we're open to user-submissions.

My question is: how many other cities is this ad campaign running in? And how many approved (or rejected as offensive) that particular line? Are they on the NYC subway, for example?  They're a national website, apparently.

I haven't seen it in NYC and had never heard of it until now.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 20, 2011, 07:50:17 PM
Follow-up on the taxbrain.com "IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?" campaign.  I emailed BART the other day to complain and got this reply:

Quote
Ads are reviewed by the contracted ad agency that handles advertising in the bay area in both the public transit industry and out in general.  They comply with standards that have been established for public transit advertising, and in BART we also exclude any ads that advocate alcohol and pornography.

This ad seemed to have applied a tongue-in-cheek humor as many individuals may apply in any variety of situations.  However, given the coincidental timing of its display and the eventual incident of a couple weeks back, the client's catch line suddenly reflected in a different light.  Please note that right after that, BART requested the ad agency to remove all copy of that ad.

Corporate doublespeak, but hey, they're (supposedly) removing those ads.  In the time since I first posted, I've googled the phrase and found that several people have Tweeted about it, but nothing approaching a major mention in the press. SFist apparently ignored the tip I sent them about it.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 21, 2011, 10:20:21 AM
Follow-up on the taxbrain.com "IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?" campaign.  I emailed BART the other day to complain and got this reply:

Quote
Ads are reviewed by the contracted ad agency that handles advertising in the bay area in both the public transit industry and out in general.  They comply with standards that have been established for public transit advertising, and in BART we also exclude any ads that advocate alcohol and pornography.

This ad seemed to have applied a tongue-in-cheek humor as many individuals may apply in any variety of situations.  However, given the coincidental timing of its display and the eventual incident of a couple weeks back, the client's catch line suddenly reflected in a different light.  Please note that right after that, BART requested the ad agency to remove all copy of that ad.

Corporate doublespeak, but hey, they're (supposedly) removing those ads.  In the time since I first posted, I've googled the phrase and found that several people have Tweeted about it, but nothing approaching a major mention in the press. SFist apparently ignored the tip I sent them about it.

Hey Mike, I'm sorry I never got around to sending this to a columnist here.  Not that it would have guaranteed an appearance in the paper, but maybe a blog.  I haven't seen any photos of it via google search, but just tweets here and there.  You didn't happen to snap a photo, did you?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 21, 2011, 11:02:41 AM
Follow-up on the taxbrain.com "IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?" campaign.  I emailed BART the other day to complain and got this reply:

Quote
Ads are reviewed by the contracted ad agency that handles advertising in the bay area in both the public transit industry and out in general.  They comply with standards that have been established for public transit advertising, and in BART we also exclude any ads that advocate alcohol and pornography.

This ad seemed to have applied a tongue-in-cheek humor as many individuals may apply in any variety of situations.  However, given the coincidental timing of its display and the eventual incident of a couple weeks back, the client's catch line suddenly reflected in a different light.  Please note that right after that, BART requested the ad agency to remove all copy of that ad.

Corporate doublespeak, but hey, they're (supposedly) removing those ads.  In the time since I first posted, I've googled the phrase and found that several people have Tweeted about it, but nothing approaching a major mention in the press. SFist apparently ignored the tip I sent them about it.

Hey Mike, I'm sorry I never got around to sending this to a columnist here.  Not that it would have guaranteed an appearance in the paper, but maybe a blog.  I haven't seen any photos of it via google search, but just tweets here and there.  You didn't happen to snap a photo, did you?


No, sadly, I didn't. But no worries, it's (presumably) a dead issue now.

But I have another question: they seem to have disabled the 'comments' feature on Zennie 62's CityBrights blog -- but they haven't done it to any of the other CityBrights bloggers. Did he get tired of people calling him an idiot?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on January 21, 2011, 11:19:25 AM
it's (presumably) a dead issue now

So to speak.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 21, 2011, 11:23:20 AM
Follow-up on the taxbrain.com "IRS Making You Want To Join the NRA?" campaign.  I emailed BART the other day to complain and got this reply:

Quote
Ads are reviewed by the contracted ad agency that handles advertising in the bay area in both the public transit industry and out in general.  They comply with standards that have been established for public transit advertising, and in BART we also exclude any ads that advocate alcohol and pornography.

This ad seemed to have applied a tongue-in-cheek humor as many individuals may apply in any variety of situations.  However, given the coincidental timing of its display and the eventual incident of a couple weeks back, the client's catch line suddenly reflected in a different light.  Please note that right after that, BART requested the ad agency to remove all copy of that ad.

Corporate doublespeak, but hey, they're (supposedly) removing those ads.  In the time since I first posted, I've googled the phrase and found that several people have Tweeted about it, but nothing approaching a major mention in the press. SFist apparently ignored the tip I sent them about it.

Hey Mike, I'm sorry I never got around to sending this to a columnist here.  Not that it would have guaranteed an appearance in the paper, but maybe a blog.  I haven't seen any photos of it via google search, but just tweets here and there.  You didn't happen to snap a photo, did you?


No, sadly, I didn't. But no worries, it's (presumably) a dead issue now.

But I have another question: they seem to have disabled the 'comments' feature on Zennie 62's CityBrights blog -- but they haven't done it to any of the other CityBrights bloggers. Did he get tired of people calling him an idiot?

don't know specifics on Zennie, but CB bloggers can control whether comments appear on any of their posts.  it's their call. 
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 21, 2011, 11:29:17 AM
don't know specifics on Zennie, but CB bloggers can control whether comments appear on any of their posts.  it's their call. 

well then he must've decided he was tired of criticism. Because (a) he really is a moron, and (b) readers have been merciless in telling him so.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 21, 2011, 11:32:29 AM
don't know specifics on Zennie, but CB bloggers can control whether comments appear on any of their posts.  it's their call.  

well then he must've decided he was tired of criticism. Because (a) he really is a moron, and (b) readers have been merciless in telling him so.

sounds about right.

btw, I can't see your icon on the board.  I can right-click and open up in a different tab, and then I see it's an animated gif of a Homer Simpson clock, but it's not rendering on the main screen here.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 21, 2011, 11:40:14 AM

btw, I can't see your icon on the board.  I can right-click and open up in a different tab, and then I see it's an animated gif of a Homer Simpson clock, but it's not rendering on the main screen here.

seems to depend on your computer -- had that problem at home last nite and then I clicked on "Profile" and refreshed it and it came back. I'll probably change to something else later today.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 21, 2011, 11:56:51 AM

btw, I can't see your icon on the board.  I can right-click and open up in a different tab, and then I see it's an animated gif of a Homer Simpson clock, but it's not rendering on the main screen here.

seems to depend on your computer -- had that problem at home last nite and then I clicked on "Profile" and refreshed it and it came back. I'll probably change to something else later today.

ok, can't wait for your next change of outfits! 

btw, that Homer "Beer O'Clock" is completely wrong. I've been watching it now for about 45 minutes and it still says 2:27.  I'll give it another hour just to make sure.  :)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 10, 2011, 08:27:26 PM
All these people upset about the Groupon ads and the "Test Baby" spot... have they seen the Luvs diaper commercial with animated babies dropping big loads in their pants? All to the tune of "Whoops! There it Is"? ... er, EWWW!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on February 11, 2011, 09:27:10 AM
My favorite spot currently airing is a Valentine's PSA that encourages men to check themselves for testicular cancer as a gift to their significant others.  Seriously.  And the tag line:  "Why give diamonds when you can give the family jewels."  I am not making this up.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: princessofcairo on February 11, 2011, 05:25:55 PM
My favorite spot currently airing is a Valentine's PSA that encourages men to check themselves for testicular cancer as a gift to their significant others.  Seriously.  And the tag line:  "Why give diamonds when you can give the family jewels."  I am not making this up.

Thanks for posting this. I don't know if I'll be able to view the advertisement from here, but I'll give it a try. Sounds hilarious.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 12, 2011, 10:25:37 AM
My favorite spot currently airing is a Valentine's PSA that encourages men to check themselves for testicular cancer as a gift to their significant others.  Seriously.  And the tag line:  "Why give diamonds when you can give the family jewels."  I am not making this up.

Thanks for posting this. I don't know if I'll be able to view the advertisement from here, but I'll give it a try. Sounds hilarious.

here ya go. CBS cares!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGaCzIU8Utk
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 12, 2011, 11:37:47 AM
OMG: Just heard a radio commercial for one of those herbal supplements for erectile dysfunction, and the spokesman was Peter Scolari, of Bosom Buddies fame. So Tom Hanks is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and Scolari is concerned with, er, wood.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 13, 2011, 06:41:10 PM
"Yummy Yummy Yummy" has been revived to promote some of Kellogg's most sugary cereals, like FrootLoops and AppleJacks.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 28, 2011, 08:24:40 PM
Now I've seen everything: A new citrusy soft drink called SunDrop is using "Drop it Like It's Hot"  ::)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 28, 2011, 08:25:26 PM
My favorite spot currently airing is a Valentine's PSA that encourages men to check themselves for testicular cancer as a gift to their significant others.  Seriously.  And the tag line:  "Why give diamonds when you can give the family jewels."  I am not making this up.

Thanks for posting this. I don't know if I'll be able to view the advertisement from here, but I'll give it a try. Sounds hilarious.

here ya go. CBS cares!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGaCzIU8Utk

CBS has topped the above PSA with one in whiich an older guy I didn't recognize says (I swear to gawd): "I've seen lots of movements since the '60s... but there's no movement more important than the one you'll have when preparing for a colonoscopy"  :o

er... ewww.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on March 28, 2011, 09:29:53 PM
My favorite spot currently airing is a Valentine's PSA that encourages men to check themselves for testicular cancer as a gift to their significant others.  Seriously.  And the tag line:  "Why give diamonds when you can give the family jewels."  I am not making this up.

Thanks for posting this. I don't know if I'll be able to view the advertisement from here, but I'll give it a try. Sounds hilarious.

here ya go. CBS cares!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGaCzIU8Utk

CBS has topped the above PSA with one in whiich an older guy I didn't recognize says (I swear to gawd): "I've seen lots of movements since the '60s... but there's no movement more important than the one you'll have when preparing for a colonoscopy"  :o

er... ewww.

I've seen that, too!

have you seen the one for the couch support system, where they put "a four hundred pound sumo wrestler on the couch, and then a SIX hundred pound sumo wrestler on the couch -- that's ONE THOUSAND POUNDS OF SUMO!"  and then the sumos high five.. (they aren't in sumo diapers, though, just civvies.)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on March 28, 2011, 11:01:09 PM

have you seen the one for the couch support system, where they put "a four hundred pound sumo wrestler on the couch, and then a SIX hundred pound sumo wrestler on the couch -- that's ONE THOUSAND POUNDS OF SUMO!"  and then the sumos high five.. (they aren't in sumo diapers, though, just civvies.)

Just saw that one for the first time tonight, and yeah, it caught my attention too. Except I surmise that the two "sumo wrestlers" are really just two fat guys, but they couldn't say "we're putting a 400-pound fat guy on the couch and then a 600-pound fat guy on the couch--that's ONE THOUSAND POUNDS OF FAT GUY."
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2011, 08:14:53 PM
FYC's "Good Thing" (actually, an instrumental version) is flogging Prevacid.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 15, 2011, 06:47:57 PM
KT Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" is being used in spots for a new birth control pill called Seasonique. Great name -- but their slogan is (I swear) "Re-punctuate your life with fewer periods".  ::)

Meanwhile, the Beatles' "All Together Now" is flogging Sprint.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 08, 2011, 05:06:03 PM
The new BlackBerry Playbook (looks like half an iPad) must be "special" -- "Brass in Pocket" is being used in the commercials.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 10, 2011, 08:56:41 PM
JB's "Super Bad" is selling Gatorade.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 15, 2011, 06:21:30 PM
I've always liked the Progressive insurance commercials with "Flo" -- but the new ones with the guy with the moustache? Jeez, he's so OBVIOUSLY meant to be a mash-up of Keystone Beer's "Keith Stone" (some of the worst commercials I've ever seen) and Allstate's "Mr Mayhem"... whatever happened to creative ad agencies?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Gazoo on May 16, 2011, 10:06:06 AM
Time Warner Cable's using "Ca Plane Pour Moi" in its local ads!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 18, 2011, 08:33:44 PM
So, the Blackberry Playbook runs Flash... so they're using Queen's "Flash! ahhh-ahhh!" in the commercial. Cute.

Meanwhile the Stones' "Miss You" is flogging Grey Goose vodka.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 22, 2011, 09:30:14 PM
"Pictures of Matchstickmen" is the latest to be featured in a Target commercial. They're gonna run out of songs pretty soon.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 26, 2011, 07:50:04 AM
They bought a birthday card for my supervisor so we could all sign it, and it's one of those cards that plays music -- "I Want Candy", the BowWowWow version! Hallmark done got hip.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on June 09, 2011, 11:07:13 AM
That JP Morgan Chase ad you hear in the stream, the one with the Scottish guy and the younger woman touting how the bank helped their small business, uses the acoustic guitar part from Cat Steven's The Wind
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 03, 2011, 07:54:17 PM
Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It" is selling Pepsi on some clever let's-really-stick-it-to-Coke spots.  Maybe now we can get AL to play it in a 1995 set.

Meanwhile that Miracle Whip "there's a party in my mouth" guy has got to go. Eww.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 10, 2011, 09:28:51 PM
Most hilariously bad misappropriation of hip-hop yet: the "when ah say PINEAPPLE, you say MANGO" McDonald's spots (for their new smoothies). Can't tell if it's an actual rapper or an actor playing one, but I LOLed at the absurdity of it.  Smoothies jus' be SO gangsta.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on July 11, 2011, 05:38:09 PM
While watching the SciFi channel (hate its new misspelling of its name as SyFy, btw) over the last week I've seen a commercial for a new shoot-em-up computer game that uses a cover of Nilsson's Best Friend (aka the theme from The Courtship of Eddie's Father). The irony in this is that probably a good 80% or more of the target market for this game are too young to get the reference.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 19, 2011, 09:56:19 PM
How many different commercials has Iggy's "The Passenger" been used in now? Just saw it in a Captain Morgan spot.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on July 20, 2011, 12:16:55 AM
How many different commercials has Iggy's "The Passenger" been used in now? Just saw it in a Captain Morgan spot.

It's become the "Still The One" of Gen X.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 07, 2011, 07:21:27 PM
Old Navy has turned "Keep Feeling Fascination" into "Keep Trying Combinations". ::)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 09, 2011, 07:14:01 PM
OMG: just saw the new Jack-in-the-Box commercial with the cop, fireman & construction worker... I won't spoil it, but great punchline.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 13, 2011, 06:57:45 PM
The Slowskys are back!

...uh, they're the tortoises on the Comcast commercials.  (how soon they forget)  They had a baby. Awww...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 14, 2011, 07:11:52 PM
Old Navy has turned "Keep Feeling Fascination" into "Keep Trying Combinations". ::)

And now they've remade "Only in My Dreams" as "Only in My Jeans".  Guess Old Navy's target demo is the same as DC's  ;)

OMFG: they've also turned Salt'N'Pepa's "Let's Talk About Sex" into "Let's Talk About Jeans". Oy.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 28, 2011, 07:25:34 PM
Old Navy has turned "Keep Feeling Fascination" into "Keep Trying Combinations". ::)

And now they've remade "Only in My Dreams" as "Only in My Jeans".  Guess Old Navy's target demo is the same as DC's  ;)

OMFG: they've also turned Salt'N'Pepa's "Let's Talk About Sex" into "Let's Talk About Jeans". Oy.

worse yet: they've made "Sister Christian" even worse than it was -- didn't think that was possible.

But the dog and the cockatoo singing "Take on Me" for Geico is genius.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 05, 2011, 06:10:11 PM
So I'm watching the Weather Channel and the local commercials come on... and they show a spot for "Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC". Not lately, pal.  (It was the one with the kid at the spelling bee.)  Ooops!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 05, 2011, 08:12:15 PM
Duffy's "Mercy" is now flogging Samsung washing machines.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 09, 2011, 12:30:24 PM
J.Lo is doing the umpteenth version of "Venus" on those lady razor commercials -- talk about unnecessary!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 26, 2011, 12:56:20 PM
Just heard a local spot on 1340 The Boardwalk for a chiropractic group. The tagline: "remember, no one touches you like your chiropractor". Er, seriously??
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 28, 2011, 08:13:26 PM
"Rocket Man" is selling Volkswagen Passats in an amusing mondegreen-related ad.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2011, 09:15:02 AM
"Ah got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one"

In a weird TANC, I posted the above Jay-Z lyric as my FB status after seeing someone wearing it on a T-shirt yesterday; then last nite I discovered the song is being used in commercials for the "Battlefield 3" video game. Only, of course, the word "bitch" is bleeped -- why would you spend money to license a song that you have to censor?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 31, 2011, 09:45:02 AM
"Ah got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one"

In a weird TANC, I posted the above Jay-Z lyric as my FB status after seeing someone wearing it on a T-shirt yesterday; then last nite I discovered the song is being used in commercials for the "Battlefield 3" video game. Only, of course, the word "bitch" is bleeped -- why would you spend money to license a song that you have to censor?

because everyone thinks, 'oh cool, they're using that bad-ass Jay-Z song but The Man is making them censor it!  Bastards!'

I didn't know that was Jay-Z lyric until I just read this post, but I saw a variation of it on a t-shirt at Upper Playground:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1257/1032256779_f0cd479c4b.jpg)
"99 Problems, But a Pitch Ain't One."
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2011, 09:54:06 AM
"Ah got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one"

In a weird TANC, I posted the above Jay-Z lyric as my FB status after seeing someone wearing it on a T-shirt yesterday; then last nite I discovered the song is being used in commercials for the "Battlefield 3" video game. Only, of course, the word "bitch" is bleeped -- why would you spend money to license a song that you have to censor?

because everyone thinks, 'oh cool, they're using that bas-ass Jay-Z song but The Man is making them censor it!  Bastards!'

I didn't know that was Jay-Z lyric until I just read this post, but I saw a variation of it on a t-shirt at Upper Playground:

"99 Problems, But a Pitch Ain't One."

there's also a ghetto variation, "99 problems but a SNITCH ain't one"

A straight friend suggested to me that the "bitch" version really should be a homo anthem, since gay guys never have woman problems. Which is especially funny if you know that Jay-Z is oft-rumored to be on the down-low.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 06, 2011, 12:18:35 PM
Sam Worthington and the newly-slimmed-down Jonah Hill in a wildly overproduced TV ad for the "Call of Duty" video game. WTFF?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 13, 2011, 08:38:25 PM
Bootsy Collins selling -- what else? -- boots for Old Navy. YabbaDabbaDoozaBubba!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 14, 2011, 08:13:25 PM
Gwen Stefani is designing kid's clothes for Target?  WTFF??
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Here'sToYa! on November 20, 2011, 02:25:01 PM
The Creation song, "Making Time," that was in Rushmore is now being used to sell Miller Lite.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 24, 2011, 07:58:35 AM
This Travelers Insurance spot is the umpteenth commercial to use "Happy Together" -- but check out the theater marquee at apx :14 secs in... is that not SF's own Balboa Theater?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L33-wNqlpU&feature=related
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on November 24, 2011, 08:04:30 AM
This Travelers Insurance spot is the umpteenth commercial to use "Happy Together" -- but check out the theater marquee at apx :14 secs in... is that not SF's own Balboa Theater?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L33-wNqlpU&feature=related
I'd seen this, but didn't notice the theater.  I did notice Spreckels Lake and the Conservatory of Flowers, and wondered where some of the other scenes were shot.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 04, 2011, 07:17:55 PM
Test.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 04, 2011, 07:25:57 PM
Test.

Thanks. it's very weird and I'm still trying to figure out what in my post triggered the "Forbidden" thingy.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on December 06, 2011, 04:52:31 PM
Test.

Thanks. it's very weird and I'm still trying to figure out what in my post triggered the "Forbidden" thingy.
Sorry, I was out of town.  Are you still blocked?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 06, 2011, 07:51:36 PM
Test.

Thanks. it's very weird and I'm still trying to figure out what in my post triggered the "Forbidden" thingy.
Sorry, I was out of town.  Are you still blocked?

no, but again, it was only that one thread and only because i typed a brand name (I think). But meanwhile, getting the "new" marker to disappear has become a chore (it doesn't just go away after you've read a post, you have to hit refresh multiple times.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Here'sToYa! on December 06, 2011, 08:05:30 PM
But meanwhile, getting the "new" marker to disappear has become a chore (it doesn't just go away after you've read a post, you have to hit refresh multiple times.
I'm experiencing that, as well.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on December 08, 2011, 09:24:05 PM
The Hyundai ad featuring a wannabe white rap group has killed my interest for their product.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 08, 2011, 09:37:12 PM
Most disgusting thing ever: Marshmallow flavored Vodka. I am not making this up, just saw the commercial. Er, eww.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 15, 2011, 08:48:18 PM
"Drake's Deception"? So, they've made a video game about what it's like to be a closeted gay rapper??
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vCSIyT3cQxY/S-uVCD2_xmI/AAAAAAAAGfU/LboBaP6PzcM/s320/July_Lyrics_Video_Drake.jpg)

Lavender ain't yo' color, girlfriend.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: sundaygal on December 15, 2011, 09:06:28 PM
"Drake's Deception"? So, they've made a video game about what it's like to be a closeted gay rapper??
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vCSIyT3cQxY/S-uVCD2_xmI/AAAAAAAAGfU/LboBaP6PzcM/s320/July_Lyrics_Video_Drake.jpg)

Lavender ain't yo' color, girlfriend.

He's gay too?  Dayum, I can't keep up!  Oh, he's also Jewish AND Canadian.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: sundaygal on December 17, 2011, 10:11:46 PM
"Ah got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one"

In a weird TANC, I posted the above Jay-Z lyric as my FB status after seeing someone wearing it on a T-shirt yesterday; then last nite I discovered the song is being used in commercials for the "Battlefield 3" video game. Only, of course, the word "bitch" is bleeped -- why would you spend money to license a song that you have to censor?

because everyone thinks, 'oh cool, they're using that bad-ass Jay-Z song but The Man is making them censor it!  Bastards!'

I didn't know that was Jay-Z lyric until I just read this post, but I saw a variation of it on a t-shirt at Upper Playground:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1257/1032256779_f0cd479c4b.jpg)
"99 Problems, But a Pitch Ain't One."

Another TANC:  A speculative list of Jay-Z's 99 problems......

http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/a-speculative-list-of-jay-zs-99-problems/
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 26, 2011, 06:44:56 PM
holee crap: Janet Jackson doing NutriSystem commercials!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 27, 2011, 09:03:04 PM
it's, like, Evangelical commercials nite on Me-TV: ChristianMingle.com, Elizabeth Hasslebeck for some home gym thing, and Pat Boone for insurance. eeek.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on January 02, 2012, 05:48:18 PM
Not strictly a music comment, but the Jack In The Box "Jumbaco" ad makes me want to break things.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 13, 2012, 08:05:01 AM
Ted Nugent's Strangelhold appears in a current Volkswagen ad, where a montage shows a character at progressing ages buying first a 10 speed bike (pre-teen), then a moped (teenager), then a Camaro (young man).  Each time he asks the seller "Is it fast?"

now he's a little older and he's checking out a VW and asks "Is it safe" and we see he now has a kid strapped to his chest in one of those baby-backpacks-in-front.  He's a baby-daddy!   awwww! 

cue the Nooge.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 23, 2012, 08:29:33 PM
just saw a McDonald's spot for their "Chicken McBites" (their version of popcorn chicken, apparently) and everyone in the commercial was Asian. Never saw anything that ethnno-specific before.  This was during 30 Rock on WGN.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on January 23, 2012, 08:37:15 PM
just saw a McDonald's spot for their "Chicken McBites" (their version of popcorn chicken, apparently) and everyone in the commercial was Asian. Never saw anything that ethnno-specific before.  This was during 30 Rock on WGN.

I stated yesterday that I wouldn't care for the term "egg mcmuffin".

I don't believe I'd react any better to "Chicken McBite".
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on January 23, 2012, 11:54:29 PM
just saw a McDonald's spot for their "Chicken McBites" (their version of popcorn chicken, apparently) and everyone in the commercial was Asian. Never saw anything that ethnno-specific before.  This was during 30 Rock on WGN.

I stated yesterday that I wouldn't care for the term "egg mcmuffin".

I don't believe I'd react any better to "Chicken McBite".

Obviously their branding department is running out of inspiration when it comes to innovative ways to incorporate "Mc" with various new menu items. Although I would love to see an ad campaign with the tag line "McBite me!"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 24, 2012, 07:38:17 AM
I would love to see an ad campaign with the tag line "McBite me!"

oh, I'm definitely stealing that!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 19, 2012, 11:16:32 AM
Adrien Brody needs to do commercials for Gilette shavers? Dude, you have a fucking OSCAR!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 19, 2012, 08:18:05 PM
And so, "The Lorax", Dr Seuss' magical fable about saving the environment, is being used to sell... cars. Surely the man is turning over in his grave.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 26, 2012, 07:29:48 PM
"Pop Goes the World" has the honor of gracing a Tide commercial.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 27, 2012, 06:43:19 PM
The O'Jays' "Time To Get Down" is in a new '70s-themed KFC ad for their Chicken Pot Pies
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 28, 2012, 11:45:36 AM
Mommy needs a ciggie.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WriF8m2mVt0/SDBPA4mvD4I/AAAAAAAABxk/iJWenqHTdJs/s400/Marlboro+Mummy.jpg)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Here'sToYa! on February 28, 2012, 12:14:06 PM
Mommy needs a ciggie.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WriF8m2mVt0/SDBPA4mvD4I/AAAAAAAABxk/iJWenqHTdJs/s400/Marlboro+Mummy.jpg)

Is that a vintage ad or parody?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on February 28, 2012, 12:15:37 PM
Mommy needs a ciggie.


Is that a vintage ad or parody?

Shouldn't it say "Marlboro MAN?"  :)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 28, 2012, 12:52:06 PM
Mommy needs a ciggie.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WriF8m2mVt0/SDBPA4mvD4I/AAAAAAAABxk/iJWenqHTdJs/s400/Marlboro+Mummy.jpg)

Is that a vintage ad or parody?

those are actual ads --not sure what year, could be anywhere from the early '40s to the late '50s, I'm guessing.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on March 08, 2012, 11:33:47 PM
Not sure how new it is, but I caught a soundalike of the Chairmen of the Board's "Give Me Just A Little More Time" in a Swiffer commercial tonight.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 27, 2012, 08:04:39 PM
So, Little Steven's Underground Garage chose today to promote via FB "our new Underground Garage black hoodie"  Dude, seriously?
Of course, I instantly commented "Just don't wear it in Florida"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 02, 2012, 05:33:28 PM
"Walking on Sunshine" for Publisher's Clearing House -- "cause I just can't wait for the day when you knock on mah door", get it?

oh, and Neon Trees are actually IN a new Buick commercial.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 09, 2012, 08:32:08 PM
"I'm Too Sexy" is selling Pop-Tarts.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 15, 2012, 07:20:51 PM
Madness' version of "It Must Be Love" is flogging Volkswagen Passats.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on April 18, 2012, 01:55:12 PM
No music per se, but worth posting:

http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2012/04/18/urban-outfitters-lesbian-kiss-catalog-photo-sparks-parent-outrage/?plckItemsPerPage=50&plckSort=TimeStampDescending
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 19, 2012, 08:52:50 PM
Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take it" for Extended Stay America hotels. Oy.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 22, 2012, 08:25:19 PM
That Great America commercial with the family that communicates by screaming (with subtitles) is easily the most annoying spot in months.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on April 23, 2012, 10:54:11 AM
That Great America commercial with the family that communicates by screaming (with subtitles) is easily the most annoying spot in months.
there oughtta be a law!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 23, 2012, 08:11:56 PM
Enterprise Car Rental is using Rusted Root's "Send Me on My Way". Goddamn hippies!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 25, 2012, 10:16:15 PM
Hearing Johnny Cash's exquisite cover of "Hurt" being used to sell some godawful video game is the single most depressing thing that's happened to me this month.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 26, 2012, 09:57:26 AM
Hearing Johnny Cash's exquisite cover of "Hurt" being used to sell some godawful video game is the single most depressing thing that's happened to me this month.

Heck, you must have had a pretty good month!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 26, 2012, 01:03:49 PM
Hearing Johnny Cash's exquisite cover of "Hurt" being used to sell some godawful video game is the single most depressing thing that's happened to me this month.

Heck, you must have had a pretty good month!

HAHA...!  Who doesn't love the Man In Black, but I'll bet Rick Rubin and Tom Petty and those folks who collaborated on the resurgence of Johhny's career with those (very nice) remakes eventually started calling him "Johnny Cash Cow"  -- and he probably didn't mind.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on May 02, 2012, 08:31:03 PM
For Radical: Real McCoy's "Another Night" being used by Farmers Insurance.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 13, 2012, 01:01:24 PM
Just saw a spot on the Giants pre-game for Blimpie -- damn, I didn't think they still existed. What with a Subway or a Quiznos on every other corner, I haven't seen a Blimpie in years.  "America's Sub Shop" is their new (?) slogan.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2012, 06:58:47 PM
Dire Straits "Walk of Life" for Burger King.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on June 10, 2012, 02:15:46 PM
Dire Straits "Walk of Life" for Burger King.
just saw it on the Giants game!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 20, 2012, 08:39:53 PM
H&O's "You Make-a My Dreams" for Nissan.  And I swear I'm hearing the intro to Donovan's "Barabajagl" on a Ford spot.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 01, 2012, 06:31:22 PM
"Holiday Road" is selling Twizzlers.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on July 02, 2012, 10:28:12 AM
Heard a KT Tunstall track as the bed of a Walmart ad last week. Don't think they actually used her lyrics, but regardless. Have you no shame?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 02, 2012, 10:36:53 AM
Heard a KT Tunstall track as the bed of a Walmart ad last week. Don't think they actually used her lyrics, but regardless. Have you no shame?

yes -- "Suddenly I See" is their signature now. In all their spots.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 02, 2012, 12:43:54 PM
Heard a KT Tunstall track as the bed of a Walmart ad last week. Don't think they actually used her lyrics, but regardless. Have you no shame?

yes -- "Suddenly I See" is their signature now. In all their spots.

and speaking of that evil corporation: it's "Walmart feat Pitbull"... as if he wasn't a crappy enuf rapper without being a whore too. Well, he'll be the only Latino in Alaska, I guess...

Pitbull May Head to Alaska in Walmart Campaign

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/internet-effort-might-force-miami-rapper-pitbull-to-cold-alaska-in-walmart-campaign/2012/07/02/gJQANaUmIW_story.html
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 02, 2012, 06:50:48 PM
Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy" for Verizon.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 04, 2012, 08:13:21 PM
The Seeds, "Pushin Too Hard" for Nike.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 15, 2012, 06:19:15 PM
"Summer Nights" from Grease is now "Summer Savin' Days" for Nissan.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 08, 2012, 08:57:20 PM
eSurance is using Yaz's "Situation".
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on August 13, 2012, 09:47:11 PM
Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door" on a Honda commercial?

http://youtu.be/CNzO_OSyNBw
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2012, 10:43:22 PM
I see Vagisil is advertising again -- I didn't think they made that stuff any more -- I always thought they should've licensed "Love Is Like An Itching in My Heart"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 19, 2012, 05:38:32 PM
Delaney & Bonnie's "Never-Ending Song of Love" is flogging Olive Garden's never-ending pasta bowls.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 27, 2012, 06:16:55 PM
Is that Macca singing that "it's gonna be a great day" song on the Chase Sapphire Preferred commercial?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 12, 2012, 08:26:39 PM
OMFG: that Geico commercial with Eddie Money is the saddest thing I've seen in ages.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on September 12, 2012, 09:28:50 PM
OMFG: that Geico commercial with Eddie Money is the saddest thing I've seen in ages.

I suppose I could Google it and watch, but it seems I should be surprised by it.

What is the most pathetic ad a musical has-been has been involved with? Damn what an awful sentence.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 13, 2012, 01:54:25 PM
Walgreens' new slogan is "At the corner of Happy and Healthy" and so OF COURSE the radio spots use CCR's "Down on the Corner".
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 24, 2012, 08:35:13 PM
the immortal Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin classic "Je T'Aime" is selling Dior parfum, in a commercial starring Natalie Portman.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 04, 2012, 08:04:03 PM
Bryan Ferry's cover if "The 'In' Crowd" is flogging Discount Shoe Warehouse.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 14, 2012, 07:23:12 PM
Todo da bien Chevrolet? No, Stevie's "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" is flogging Liberty Mutual.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 22, 2012, 07:09:03 PM
Bananarama/Fun Boy 3 "It Ain't What Ya Do (It's the Way That Ya Do it)" is flogging printers.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 09, 2012, 06:28:11 PM
The Champs' immortal "Tequila!" is now "Tostitos!" -- honestly I can't believe it took them this long to think of it.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 16, 2012, 08:25:06 PM
The Kinks' "Father Christmas" is selling Chromebooks.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 20, 2012, 06:28:03 PM
So this commercial for Guinness Black comes on: charming Irish guy with 2 babes getting into a cab. And he looks REALLY familiar... I finally realize it's the guy from Boardwalk Empire who plays the man with half a face. Wow.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 27, 2012, 05:31:39 PM
For Nicorette patches: "I just want to celebrate/anothyer day of... QUITTING!"

Oy.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 31, 2012, 05:44:33 PM
Now I've seen everything: Salt'n'Pepa's "Push it" for Chef Boy-Ar-Dee.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 08, 2013, 09:20:18 AM
Just heard that Progressive insurance commercial, with a singer that someone on FB described as sounding "like Taylor Dayne and MeatLoaf had a baby" -- damned if that isn't an on-the-nose description. Oy.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on January 09, 2013, 09:24:30 PM
For Ice Breakers, the gum, Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby".
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 10, 2013, 07:37:30 AM
For Ice Breakers, the gum, Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby".

amazing that took 20 years to happen.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on January 10, 2013, 09:46:19 AM
Heard an ad that used the instrumental track from CCR's Down on the Corner as a bed, and damned if I can remember what it was for. Guess it wasn't that good an ad. :D
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 10, 2013, 09:58:17 AM
Heard an ad that used the instrumental track from CCR's Down on the Corner as a bed, and damned if I can remember what it was for. Guess it wasn't that good an ad. :D

I mentioned it on the previous page: Walgreens. (their tagline is "At the corner of _________"; as in "at the corner of healthy & happy" or "... smart & thrifty" or fill-in-the-blank).
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on January 10, 2013, 11:15:23 AM
Heard an ad that used the instrumental track from CCR's Down on the Corner as a bed, and damned if I can remember what it was for. Guess it wasn't that good an ad. :D

I mentioned it on the previous page: Walgreens. (their tagline is "At the corner of _________"; as in "at the corner of healthy & happy" or "... smart & thrifty" or fill-in-the-blank).

Yep, that'd be it!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on January 12, 2013, 06:03:46 PM
Human League's "Human" for Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 02, 2013, 06:46:35 PM
is there anything Shaquille O'Neal WON'T do a commercial for?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 03, 2013, 03:49:10 PM
Me-TV has started showing vintage commercials: Petula Clark singing the praises of some car in the '60s; Rob & Laura Petrie washing dishes with Joy liquid.  Kinda cool.

ETA: apparently this is a regular thing on ME-TV but most affiliates sell local spots in place of the retro ads, so a lot of folks (including us in the SF Market) don't see them.  I guess KOFY's sales staff were asleep at the switch this month. I'd love to see more of them.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 07, 2013, 08:03:05 AM
Lance Bass is doing commercials for Miracle Whip. "This is Lance Bass, reminding you to keep an open mouth". Words fail me.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 10, 2013, 07:00:49 PM
TOP's "What is Hip?" for Amazon.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 27, 2013, 01:16:02 PM
a Geico ad for their motorcycle insurance features "Midnight Rider". Uh -- *TWO* ABB members died on motorcycles, guys.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on March 27, 2013, 08:58:20 PM
a Geico ad for their motorcycle insurance features "Midnight Rider". Uh -- *TWO* ABB members died on motorcycles, guys.
excellent point Mr. Mike!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on March 28, 2013, 12:03:14 AM
TANC?

Today's 10@10 is 1983, and on one of KQED's subchannels I see a promo spot for Nova,
the music for which is an acoustic version of "She Blinded Me With Science."  Nice.  Anybody
know who this is?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 28, 2013, 07:48:52 AM
TANC?

Today's 10@10 is 1983, and on one of KQED's subchannels I see a promo spot for Nova,
the music for which is an acoustic version of "She Blinded Me With Science."  Nice.  Anybody
know who this is?

there's also a spot (AT&T?) using an instrumental version of "Major Tom"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 10, 2013, 09:53:12 AM
Fun (period)'s "Some Nights" is flogging Southwest Airlines.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 17, 2013, 09:05:52 AM
OK, so why did I JUST 5 MINUTES AGO hear a "Fresh & Easy" commercial on KFOG, if they're closing all their stores?  WTFF?

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-fresh-easy-tesco-us-20130417,0,4342693.story
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on April 17, 2013, 10:04:15 AM
OK, so why did I JUST 5 MINUTES AGO hear a "Fresh & Easy" commercial on KFOG, if they're closing all their stores?  WTFF?

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-fresh-easy-tesco-us-20130417,0,4342693.story

'Cause they bought their ad time a couple months ago?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 17, 2013, 10:16:54 AM
OK, so why did I JUST 5 MINUTES AGO hear a "Fresh & Easy" commercial on KFOG, if they're closing all their stores?  WTFF?

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-fresh-easy-tesco-us-20130417,0,4342693.story

'Cause they bought their ad time a couple months ago?

possibly, but this shut-down has been in the works for nearly a year and this was the first Fresh & Easy radio ad I've ever heard. Odd.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 18, 2013, 11:05:23 AM
OK, so why did I JUST 5 MINUTES AGO hear a "Fresh & Easy" commercial on KFOG, if they're closing all their stores?  WTFF?

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-fresh-easy-tesco-us-20130417,0,4342693.story

'Cause they bought their ad time a couple months ago?

possibly, but this shut-down has been in the works for nearly a year and this was the first Fresh & Easy radio ad I've ever heard. Odd.

ok, I just heard a commercial, too.  It was hilarious: the jingle talks about getting your food "The F and Easy way." 

Sing that out loud and you get "the effin' easy way."


brilliant, that!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 18, 2013, 12:29:34 PM
ok, I just heard a commercial, too.  It was hilarious: the jingle talks about getting your food "The F and Easy way." 

Sing that out loud and you get "the effin' easy way."


brilliant, that!

I wonder if F and Easy sells Frank's Red Hot Sauce? I put that effin shit on everything.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 19, 2013, 08:39:29 AM
ok, I just heard a commercial, too.  It was hilarious: the jingle talks about getting your food "The F and Easy way." 

Sing that out loud and you get "the effin' easy way."


brilliant, that!

I wonder if F and Easy sells Frank's Red Hot Sauce? I put that effin shit on everything.

heh... I'd like to see a timeline of how the language in pop culture or advertising has proceeded over the years to include words that would undoubtedly have shocked our elders, who in turn would have shocked THEIR elders, etc. 

 dang > damn > bitch > balls > effin'  etc.


Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 21, 2013, 07:57:41 PM
Jimi's "Star Spangled Banner" selling the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 29, 2013, 07:12:18 PM
Well-played, American Airlines: getting Don Draper himself to voice your new TV spots.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 01, 2013, 02:50:36 PM
I keep hearing the radio spots for TMZ.  Their slogan: "Hollywood is a circus. We're the ringleader".  Uh, I think you mean "ringMASTER", no? They're 2 different words, idiots.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 28, 2013, 07:45:09 PM
"Lucky Man" flogging the VW Passat.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: radical347 on May 29, 2013, 09:48:28 AM
OK, so why did I JUST 5 MINUTES AGO hear a "Fresh & Easy" commercial on KFOG, if they're closing all their stores?  WTFF?

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-fresh-easy-tesco-us-20130417,0,4342693.story

'Cause they bought their ad time a couple months ago?

possibly, but this shut-down has been in the works for nearly a year and this was the first Fresh & Easy radio ad I've ever heard. Odd.

There's talk of trying to sell it, but I don't think they'll be able to.  Fresh & Easy = neither fresh nor easy.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 07, 2013, 08:55:13 PM
The Faces' great "Ooh La La" for Merrill Lynch.

and CCR's "Up Around the Bend" is selling Raisin Bran.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on June 10, 2013, 09:30:15 PM
Salt-n-Peppa & En Vogue's "Whatta Man" for Nissan Altima:

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7nGQ/nissan-altima-dads-first-job-original-song-salt-n-peppa
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 21, 2013, 09:27:34 PM
Fiat using T.Rex's "Children of the Revolution" for a 1776-themed spot.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 17, 2013, 08:59:07 AM
ok, I just heard a commercial, too.  It was hilarious: the jingle talks about getting your food "The F and Easy way." 

Sing that out loud and you get "the effin' easy way."


brilliant, that!

I wonder if F and Easy sells Frank's Red Hot Sauce? I put that effin shit on everything.

heh... I'd like to see a timeline of how the language in pop culture or advertising has proceeded over the years to include words that would undoubtedly have shocked our elders, who in turn would have shocked THEIR elders, etc. 

 dang > damn > bitch > balls > effin'  etc.

they're running their radio spots again (something about how they make your life easier in the summertime) and I've noticed that there are now 2 versions of the commercial, the usual "effin' easy" spot (hearing it on KFOG) and also a version where they sing "Fresh 'n' Easy" each time so as not to offend  (which, oddly, has been running on Live 105).
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 20, 2013, 05:50:26 PM
Bread's "Baby I'm-a Wan Shoe" for Lay's potato chips.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on August 04, 2013, 10:43:53 AM
a generic cover version of Michael Franti's The Sound Of Sunshine for an all-inclusive resort called Sandals.

See also:  http://10at10club.com/forum/index.php?topic=902.msg126103;topicseen#msg126103
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 10, 2013, 10:51:06 AM
well, that was, um, effin' easy:

http://blog.sfgate.com/bottomline/2013/09/10/fresh-easy-bought-and-lives-on/
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on September 10, 2013, 09:26:15 PM
well, that was, um, effin' easy:

http://blog.sfgate.com/bottomline/2013/09/10/fresh-easy-bought-and-lives-on/

So I guess it isn't entirely insane to have run their ads.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 03, 2013, 09:54:14 AM
Grocery Outlet has a spokesperson named "Lois Prices". GET IT?? Oy.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 04, 2013, 07:01:01 PM
Based on the reviews of his restaurants, Guy Fieri doing ROLAIDS commercials seems a perfect fit.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 09, 2013, 10:52:27 AM
"Your Shane Company salesperson is also your wingman". Sorry, I think I'd prefer Barney Stinson...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2013, 08:32:24 PM
"Reach Out in the Darkness" for Target; CCR's "Up Around the Bend" for Raisin Bran.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 03, 2013, 06:01:13 PM
Capital One: Dayum, when Samuel L Jackson asks "what's in your wallet"... you bettah TELL him, muthafuckah!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 20, 2013, 07:42:04 PM
A rather nice instrumental version of F.Mac's "Never Going Back" is selling Bank of America.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 27, 2013, 09:30:25 PM
"Moneygrabber" in a commercial for New Amsterdam Vodka.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 04, 2014, 06:02:18 PM
saddest thing I've ever posted in this thread: Train's "Drive-By" used in a commercial for Nationwide Insurance.  Nationwide is not on my side.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 12, 2014, 05:59:28 PM
the 'oo, "Join Together" for Sony.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 29, 2014, 08:04:21 AM
Rod and others who are fond of typing "cow orker" here will appreciate this meme: Colbert did a bit Monday nite, re: the fact that the NFL will sue you if you say "Super Bowl" without permission.  So he's doing a week of shows celebrating "Superb Owl XLVII".

(http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/files/2013/02/Superb-Owl.jpg)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on January 29, 2014, 11:02:51 AM
Rod and others who are fond of typing "cow orker" here will appreciate this meme: Colbert did a bit Monday nite, re: the fact that the NFL will sue you if you say "Super Bowl" without permission.  So he's doing a week of shows celebrating "Superb Owl XLVII".

(http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/files/2013/02/Superb-Owl.jpg)

I've heard that even people using only the roman numerals XLVIII are getting calls from NFL lawyers. Sheesh!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on January 29, 2014, 11:04:17 PM
Rod and others who are fond of typing "cow orker" here will appreciate this meme: Colbert did a bit Monday nite, re: the fact that the NFL will sue you if you say "Super Bowl" without permission.  So he's doing a week of shows celebrating "Superb Owl XLVII".

I've heard that even people using only the roman numerals XLVIII are getting calls from NFL lawyers. Sheesh!

"Cow orker" obviously stems from a typing error and has been an Internet meme for around
twenty years.  I wager it began in some usenet discussion group, and if Google hadn't ruined
their archive into an unusable pile of dung with the latest version, I'd try looking for its earliest
occurence.

The IOC et. al. are even bigger dicks about "protecting their brand."  They went after businesses
in London who used "2012" on signs.  One of many reasons why I have come to despise the
Olympics.

Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on January 30, 2014, 12:44:35 PM
Rod and others who are fond of typing "cow orker" here will appreciate this meme: Colbert did a bit Monday nite, re: the fact that the NFL will sue you if you say "Super Bowl" without permission.  So he's doing a week of shows celebrating "Superb Owl XLVII".

I've heard that even people using only the roman numerals XLVIII are getting calls from NFL lawyers. Sheesh!

"Cow orker" obviously stems from a typing error and has been an Internet meme for around
twenty years.  I wager it began in some usenet discussion group, and if Google hadn't ruined
their archive into an unusable pile of dung with the latest version, I'd try looking for its earliest
occurence.

The IOC et. al. are even bigger dicks about "protecting their brand."  They went after businesses
in London who used "2012" on signs.  One of many reasons why I have come to despise the
Olympics.

I think I first learned of "cow orker" on this board -- I think it was first introduced by mshray, though I might be misremembering.  I'm not sure why it appeals to me, but it does.

Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on January 30, 2014, 01:01:43 PM
Rod and others who are fond of typing "cow orker" here will appreciate this meme: Colbert did a bit Monday nite, re: the fact that the NFL will sue you if you say "Super Bowl" without permission.  So he's doing a week of shows celebrating "Superb Owl XLVII".

I've heard that even people using only the roman numerals XLVIII are getting calls from NFL lawyers. Sheesh!

"Cow orker" obviously stems from a typing error and has been an Internet meme for around
twenty years.  I wager it began in some usenet discussion group, and if Google hadn't ruined
their archive into an unusable pile of dung with the latest version, I'd try looking for its earliest
occurence.

The IOC et. al. are even bigger dicks about "protecting their brand."  They went after businesses
in London who used "2012" on signs.  One of many reasons why I have come to despise the
Olympics.

I think I first learned of "cow orker" on this board -- I think it was first introduced by mshray, though I might be misremembering.  I'm not sure why it appeals to me, but it does.

I believe there is a thread somewhere on this site entitled "The Cow Orker Thread".
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on January 31, 2014, 02:20:22 PM
Rod and others who are fond of typing "cow orker" here will appreciate this meme: Colbert did a bit Monday nite, re: the fact that the NFL will sue you if you say "Super Bowl" without permission.  So he's doing a week of shows celebrating "Superb Owl XLVII".

I've heard that even people using only the roman numerals XLVIII are getting calls from NFL lawyers. Sheesh!

"Cow orker" obviously stems from a typing error and has been an Internet meme for around
twenty years.  I wager it began in some usenet discussion group, and if Google hadn't ruined
their archive into an unusable pile of dung with the latest version, I'd try looking for its earliest
occurence.

The IOC et. al. are even bigger dicks about "protecting their brand."  They went after businesses
in London who used "2012" on signs.  One of many reasons why I have come to despise the
Olympics.

I think I first learned of "cow orker" on this board -- I think it was first introduced by mshray, though I might be misremembering.  I'm not sure why it appeals to me, but it does.

My recollection agrees with Rod. I couldn't remember if it was Mark or Rod that first used it, but if Rod says it was Mark then it probably was. I think it did originate with a mis-typed space, about 10-12 years back. Could have come from elsewhere but this was the first place I saw it in use.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on January 31, 2014, 08:13:23 PM
Somebody covering K.T. Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" for Walmart. Blorf.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2014, 09:25:53 AM
Somebody covering K.T. Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" for Walmart. Blorf.

They've been using what I assumed was the original version for several years. Maybe the option finally ran out?
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Post by: RGMike on February 03, 2014, 06:41:40 PM
Sylvester's "Mighty Real" for Target.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on February 03, 2014, 08:27:38 PM
Sylvester's "Mighty Real" for Target.

shoulda changed it to Mighty Deal  .... because of the impressive savings and value ...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 18, 2014, 09:04:40 PM
3DN for B of A: "Shambala"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 22, 2014, 07:40:14 PM
Heard a radio spot on Magic 98 for some product that cures bad breath in dogs -- NutraDent Complete -- and they were using "Love Stinks". Oy.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 03, 2014, 08:09:49 PM
DM's "Just Can't Get Enough" for Yoplait.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 22, 2014, 05:08:40 PM
"Afternoon Delight" for... Taco Bell??
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 24, 2014, 03:31:39 PM
a Geico ad for their motorcycle insurance features "Midnight Rider". Uh -- *TWO* ABB members died on motorcycles, guys.
excellent point Mr. Mike!

Just saw this commercial but with different music.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 03, 2014, 07:41:51 PM
Apollo 100's "Joy" for Miller Lite.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 22, 2014, 08:09:46 PM
Really, Bank of America? "Sweet Home Alabama"?? REALLY ?!?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on May 23, 2014, 08:45:33 AM
Really, Bank of America? "Sweet Home Alabama"?? REALLY ?!?

for southern state mortgage loans?

"Toin it up!"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 23, 2014, 09:33:17 AM
Really, Bank of America? "Sweet Home Alabama"?? REALLY ?!?

for southern state mortgage loans?

"Toin it up!"

"The TARP bailout does not bother me
Does Tim Geithner bother you?
Tell the truth!"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on May 23, 2014, 12:22:08 PM
Really, Bank of America? "Sweet Home Alabama"?? REALLY ?!?
I do have to admit, I hear it differently, after seeing the Muscle Shoals movie on Netflix.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on May 23, 2014, 02:20:55 PM
Really, Bank of America? "Sweet Home Alabama"?? REALLY ?!?

for southern state mortgage loans?

"Toin it up!"

"The TARP bailout does not bother me
Does Tim Geithner bother you?
Tell the truth!"

"In Wells Fargo they love the broker (ooh , Ooh, Ooh)  but we all took the interest-only loan." 
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 30, 2014, 09:06:11 PM
T-Rex's "20th Century Boy" for Verizon.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 05, 2014, 08:50:01 AM
"Mony Mony" for the Nissan Sentra. Appears to be the Tommy James version, as opposed to Billy Idol.  Who's the demographic here?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 08, 2014, 09:25:19 PM
The Kinks, "All Day & All Night" -- for Yoplait (!)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on June 09, 2014, 11:27:06 PM
Chrysler is apparently using Bob Dylan's "Things Have Changed," but one doesn't realize it until the end of the ad, when we hear the words "Things Have Changed" after some non-intrusive instrumental background chords.

http://youtu.be/4A11cEEdCzE
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 10, 2014, 07:39:42 AM
Chrysler is apparently using Bob Dylan's "Things Have Changed," but one doesn't realize it until the end of the ad, when we hear the words "Things Have Changed" after some non-intrusive instrumental background chords.

http://youtu.be/4A11cEEdCzE

they started using it in a Super Bowl add in Feb, iirc.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on June 10, 2014, 07:57:05 AM
Chrysler is apparently using Bob Dylan's "Things Have Changed," but one doesn't realize it until the end of the ad, when we hear the words "Things Have Changed" after some non-intrusive instrumental background chords.

http://youtu.be/4A11cEEdCzE

they started using it in a Super Bowl add in Feb, iirc.
Yes, I guess I just thought the SuperBowl ad was more overt, and actually featured Dylan, no?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 10, 2014, 09:56:34 PM
Partridges, "C'mon Get Happy" for Prius.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 01, 2014, 09:12:37 PM
"Vehicle" in a Carl's Jr ad but it sounded like a cover, not the original. Did Jim Peterik want too much money? Great gawd in heaven, indeed.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 23, 2014, 07:57:28 PM
This was inevitable: Foreigner's "Hot Blooded" for... Hot Pockets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSldY-AYK8s
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 02, 2014, 06:29:07 PM
Mr. Big's "To Be With You" for Wendy's pretzel-bun campaign. 
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Post by: Big Fingers McGee on August 17, 2014, 05:40:23 PM
For Symmetra Investing, a weird cover of Sugar Ray's "Fly".
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2014, 08:07:50 AM
For Symmetra Investing, a weird cover of Sugar Ray's "Fly".

I was actually grateful it wasn't the original.

And some solar panel company is using the eye-rollingly obvious "Walking on Sunshine"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on September 06, 2014, 10:18:34 PM
"Time of the Season" music over pictures of bbq kabob stuff.  Raley's ad for "Taste of the season!"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 11, 2014, 06:45:03 PM
The latest to shill for Geico motorcycle insurance: Wallflowers, "One Headlight"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: CapnJack on September 25, 2014, 07:01:47 PM
Three Dog Night's "Shambala" for Bank of America
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 12, 2014, 06:22:10 PM
and another one for B of A: Blondie's "Tide Is High"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Here'sToYa! on October 12, 2014, 10:24:35 PM
Haddaway, What Is Love? for Wells Fargo
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 15, 2014, 08:25:26 AM
Apollo 100's "Joy" on that Miller Lite commercial that says (I'm paraphrasing) "Lite beer makes people more attractive, which leads to marriage and babies, so therefore if it weren't for Miller Lite, you wouldn't've been born."
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 18, 2014, 06:20:47 PM
Fitz & the Tantrums' "Moneygrabber" for New Amsterdam vodka.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 30, 2014, 07:08:47 PM
Steve Miller's "Take the Money & Run" for Taco Bell.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on December 30, 2014, 08:01:34 PM
Foster Farms Amazing Chicken shtick.  First it was a chorus of chickens clucking to Pet Shop Boys "Don't You Want Me?" and the next commercial was "Sister Christian."

ugh
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 30, 2014, 08:19:53 PM
Foster Farms Amazing Chicken shtick.  First it was a chorus of chickens clucking to Pet Shop Boys "Don't You Want Me?" and the next commercial was "Sister Christian."

ugh

so, you're watching the Foster Farms Bowl, then?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on December 31, 2014, 08:51:46 AM
Foster Farms Amazing Chicken shtick.  First it was a chorus of chickens clucking to Pet Shop Boys "Don't You Want Me?" and the next commercial was "Sister Christian."

ugh

so, you're watching the Foster Farms Bowl, then?

We were, but it lacked, how you say, suspense!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on January 03, 2015, 01:15:21 PM
Bob Dylan and Video Games?

http://www.tvadmusic.co.uk/2014/12/clash-of-clans-flight-of-the-barbarian/
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 11, 2015, 05:56:32 PM
I guess it was inevitable that damn Proclaimers song would end up in a car commercial...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 11, 2015, 06:56:28 PM
Some time ago I joked that groups like Fun seemed to be writing songs with an eye to how they would sound when covered by the kids on "Glee". And here's a McDonald's commercial with Fun's "Carry On" sounding like it's being sung by the kids from "Glee".
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 13, 2015, 07:19:21 PM
Delta toilets "Potty Training" commercial -- using The Incredible Bongo Band's "Apache". I shit you not.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on February 25, 2015, 09:54:30 PM
Kongos' "Come With Me Now" for Universal Studios in Orlando
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 11, 2015, 06:29:55 PM
An imitation-Otis cover of "Try a Little Tenderness" for... McDonald's chicken tenders. Oy.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 18, 2015, 07:00:13 PM
Cece Peniston's fab "Finally" in a spot for Tena -- a "female bladder control" product. Er... ewww.

And Fitz & the Tantrums' "The Walker" for SuperCuts.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 13, 2015, 06:16:50 PM
The Who's "Eminence Front" for GMC trucks.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 18, 2015, 08:26:22 PM
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings' "100 Days 100 Nights" in a FitBit commercial.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on May 18, 2015, 09:43:16 PM
Are we allowed to post the Mad Men series-ending song yet?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2015, 07:45:46 AM
Are we allowed to post the Mad Men series-ending song yet?

Heh. I was able to watch it last nite. Anybody else?  It will surely show up on 10@10 next time we visit that year.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on May 19, 2015, 09:53:59 AM
Are we allowed to post the Mad Men series-ending song yet?

Heh. I was able to watch it last nite. Anybody else?  It will surely show up on 10@10 next time we visit that year.

Not a Mad Men devotee, and I think I've already heard spoilers (1971?), so you don't have to hold back on my account.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: CapnJack on May 19, 2015, 11:37:10 AM
Are we allowed to post the Mad Men series-ending song yet?

Heh. I was able to watch it last nite. Anybody else?  It will surely show up on 10@10 next time we visit that year.

Not a Mad Men devotee, and I think I've already heard spoilers (1971?), so you don't have to hold back on my account.

If you really want to hear said song, check out my '71 fantasy set on SoundCloud...

ETA: Here's the link: https://soundcloud.com/capnjack-1/279-10-10-1971
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 22, 2015, 03:03:30 PM
Clash, "Should I Stay..." for Choice Hotels.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 02, 2015, 03:06:08 PM
"Happy Together" being used for the billionth time, for Plenti, the new "rewards card"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 04, 2015, 08:08:54 PM
Brenton Wood "Oogum Boogum" helping LeBron James sell the new KIA.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 12, 2015, 06:01:02 PM
LedZep "Whole Lotta Love" for Dior Homme cologne.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on July 14, 2015, 10:35:44 PM
Judas Priest's "You Got Another Thing Coming" for Terminix insect exterminators.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 22, 2015, 06:18:35 PM
Supergrass, "We Are Young" for Frosted Mini-Wheats

"Rock Around The Clock" becomes "POD around the clock" for Tide detergent pods. Seriously, that one doesn't even make sense.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 30, 2015, 06:53:24 PM
Montell Jordan "This is How we Do It" for Dish Network -- I can't tell if it's a re=recorded version saying "DISH is how we do it", which would actually be sorta clever.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 26, 2015, 06:38:35 PM
Edgar Winter "Free Ride" for Ford's year-end clearance.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on September 27, 2015, 11:01:14 PM
a cover of Frampton's "Show Me The Way" used to sell Uncle Ben's rice.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 22, 2015, 06:47:03 PM
"Ca Plane Pour Moi" for Johnnie Walker Red.
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Post by: dischead on October 23, 2015, 12:55:01 AM

The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" for the current iteration of the Call of Duty videogame.

Ten Years After's "I'd Love to Change the World" for the film "Our Brand is Crisis."


Note:  Ten Years After is very underrepresented on 10@10.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 23, 2015, 07:30:21 AM

Ten Years After is very underrepresented on 10@10.


agreed -- "Change the World" is pretty much all we've ever heard, and no one remembers how ubiquitous they were on prog-FM in '69 and '70, between Woodstock and the Cricklewood Green LP. "Love like a Man" was a staple where I come from.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 07, 2015, 10:16:56 PM
a snippet of the Isleys' "Fight the Power" for a Nespresso spot feat George Clooney and Danny DeVito.

And Queen's "You're My Best Friend" for PetSmart.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on November 14, 2015, 12:02:57 AM

A cover of the Beatles' All Together Now for Kohl's.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 08, 2015, 07:23:38 PM
Zombies, "She's Not There" for Chanel, So, she's not there but her perfume is?

Also: Cher's "Little Man" for Amazon.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on December 09, 2015, 10:12:15 AM
Zombies, "She's Not There" for Chanel, So, she's not there but her perfume is?

She was here an hour ago; she left, but the odor lingers on...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on December 11, 2015, 09:06:59 AM
Another perfume commercial (I hate the holidays), Big Brother and the Holding Company, "Piece of my Heart", for "Miss Dior".  Song doesn't seem to have much of anything to do with the commercial's story.  And the story itself makes no sense anyway (runaway bride, a waiting helicopter, handsome European pilot).  Perfume commercials are weird.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 11, 2015, 09:50:47 AM
Another perfume commercial (I hate the holidays), Big Brother and the Holding Company, "Piece of my Heart", for "Miss Dior".  Song doesn't seem to have much of anything to do with the commercial's story.  And the story itself makes no sense anyway (runaway bride, a waiting helicopter, handsome European pilot).  Perfume commercials are weird.

I think people at ad agencies do more coke than all the rock stars and supermodels put together.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on December 11, 2015, 12:40:15 PM
Another perfume commercial (I hate the holidays), Big Brother and the Holding Company, "Piece of my Heart", for "Miss Dior".  Song doesn't seem to have much of anything to do with the commercial's story.  And the story itself makes no sense anyway (runaway bride, a waiting helicopter, handsome European pilot).  Perfume commercials are weird.
I think people at ad agencies do more coke than all the rock stars and supermodels put together.

Few products rely on an emotional appeal for sales more than perfume.  I doubt the complete lyric
narrative of the songs chosen for perfume ads have very much to do with their selection.

I've seen the Chanel commercial, and its obvious they are playing up a sense of mystery and alure,
of being desired and pursued.  The Zombies' soundtrack seems appropriate to me, as long as one
doesn't overthink it -- which is my point.

I haven't seen the Dior spot, but a tie-in to the refrain in Piece of my Heart seems obvious.
I suspect most of the bright lights in advertising agencies these days weren't even born in the
'60s, so the emotional resonance these songs have for those of us approaching geezerdom is
largely absent.  I'd guess they just think it's a cool old song with a snippet of words that fits in
with their impressionistic video collage.  They probably never considered the discordant reality of
Janis' romantic failures and her tragic early death.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 11, 2015, 08:49:04 PM

I suspect most of the bright lights in advertising agencies these days weren't even born in the
'60s, so the emotional resonance these songs have for those of us approaching geezerdom is
largely absent.  I'd guess they just think it's a cool old song with a snippet of words that fits in
with their impressionistic video collage.  They probably never considered the discordant reality of
Janis' romantic failures and her tragic early death.

Exactly. Same reason they used an Allman Bros song for motorcycle insurance, oblivious to the circumstances of Duane's death.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on December 12, 2015, 05:52:30 AM

I suspect most of the bright lights in advertising agencies these days weren't even born in the
'60s, so the emotional resonance these songs have for those of us approaching geezerdom is
largely absent.  I'd guess they just think it's a cool old song with a snippet of words that fits in
with their impressionistic video collage.  They probably never considered the discordant reality of
Janis' romantic failures and her tragic early death.

Exactly. Same reason they used an Allman Bros song for motorcycle insurance, oblivious to the circumstances of Duane's death.

My personal favorite is David Bowie's "Heroes" for Microsoft.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 17, 2015, 06:11:59 PM
Zombies, "She's Not There" for Chanel

also for Chanel: Jimi's version of "Watchtower"

and for some Gucci perfume: Depeche Mode, "StrangeLove"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 10, 2016, 05:20:38 PM
Kiss' "Beth" used (quite nicely) in a Volkswagen Passat commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o371n1GMJ_0
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 10, 2016, 08:01:18 PM
So, Discover card is using "Don't Fence Me in" at the same time that the Nevada Tourism Board is?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 12, 2016, 07:24:07 PM
Oy: Vance Joy, "Mess is Mine" for... Delta faucets.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 19, 2016, 05:11:35 PM
Double OY: "My Sharona" becomes "Pep-per-ona" for Hormel Pepperoni.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 29, 2016, 06:55:09 PM
a cover of Marley's "3 Little Birds" (well, the "don't worry..." chorus) for Sandals, the resort.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on February 22, 2016, 10:56:09 PM
belated Stupor Bowl edition

David Bowie's Starman for the Audi R8
Van Halen's Runnin' With the Devil for Acura
Steven Tyler/Aerosmith's Dream On for Skittles
Salt 'N' Pepa's Whatta Man for Hyundai
Incredible Bongo Band's Apache for Prius
The Ramone's Blitzkrieg Bop for GoPro
Harry Nilsson's Without You for Heinz
Screamin' Jay Hawkin's Little Demon for Fitbit   [okay, that one I had to look up]
Queen's Somebody To Love for Honda trucks
Superbowl babies sing a parody of Seal's Kiss From A Rose, "Superbowl Babies," for the NFL
Rossini's The Thieving Magpie Overture for Doritos
Beethovan's Fifth Symphony for Intel
the baseline from Tomoyasu Hotei's Battle Without Honor or Humanity for Mini Cooper
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on March 07, 2016, 10:45:09 AM
Tom Tom Club's Genius of Love for Target.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on March 09, 2016, 10:48:42 AM
Neneh Cherry's Buffalo Stance for Express (clothing).
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 09, 2016, 11:17:52 AM
Neneh Cherry's Buffalo Stance for Express (clothing).

Whut is that loike? Whut's that loike, anyway?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 04, 2016, 05:39:25 PM
"Higher Love" for Hershey's
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on April 10, 2016, 04:37:44 AM

Marlena Shaw's California Soul (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC2QK6KHnEA) for Ram trucks.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 17, 2016, 09:09:32 PM
Partridges, "C'mon Get Happy" for Prius.

wow, was that commercial really 2 years ago??  In any case, the song (a cover version) is now flogging Aquafina flavored sparkling water. 
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: darryl on May 18, 2016, 10:13:30 AM
"Higher Love" for Hershey's

The interesting thing about this version (which I Shazamed, then ended up buying it) is that it's performed by Lilly Winwood. Yeah, that's Steve Winwood's daughter. Listen close, you'll hear him on harmonies. Pretty sweet.

The long version of the commercial starts out a little weird/depressing, but eventually gets there:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5jeP4Ftp0Q
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 11, 2016, 12:02:01 PM
Lipton iced tea is using Nathaniel Ratlieff's "S.O.B." (well, an instrumental portion of it)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on June 13, 2016, 04:26:02 PM
Lipton iced tea is using Nathaniel Ratlieff's "S.O.B." (well, an instrumental portion of it)

Ehhh, he's a fairly new and up-and-coming artist, and that probably gave him/them a nice payday.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 13, 2016, 08:03:56 PM
Lipton iced tea is using Nathaniel Ratlieff's "S.O.B." (well, an instrumental portion of it)

Ehhh, he's a fairly new and up-and-coming artist, and that probably gave him/them a nice payday.

he also appears in the Kia Soul commercial with the hamsters, where he plays "Dueling Banjos."
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 03, 2016, 02:34:45 PM
Now I've seen everything: Rapping white guys appropriating Kelis' "Mikshake" for Verizon Prepaid. SMH.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Tinka Cat on July 03, 2016, 07:25:58 PM
Now I've seen everything: Rapping white guys appropriating Kelis' "Mikshake" for Verizon Prepaid. SMH.


It's a commercial?? It's on the radio a lot. Began hearing it a couple months (?) ago.  "My Prepaid is better than yours...."
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 04, 2016, 10:02:30 AM
Now I've seen everything: Rapping white guys appropriating Kelis' "Mikshake" for Verizon Prepaid. SMH.


It's a commercial?? It's on the radio a lot. Began hearing it a couple months (?) ago.  "My Prepaid is better than yours...."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXtEIAnjB7Y
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 11, 2016, 06:44:17 PM
Some prescription drug for psoriasis becomes the 8 billionth product to use "Walking on Sunshine"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 06, 2016, 07:57:13 PM
"The Weight" (!) in a spot for Country Inns and Suites. Can't recall ever hearing that song in a commercial before.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on August 12, 2016, 07:34:06 PM
Go-Go's "Head Over Heels" for Honda
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 13, 2016, 09:00:32 AM
Go-Go's "Head Over Heels" for Honda

Those Honda a cappela spots are pretty cool, IMHO. There's also one with a boy's chorus doing Kiss' "I Was Made For Lovin' You"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on August 14, 2016, 06:18:41 AM
Go-Go's "Head Over Heels" for Honda

Those Honda a cappela spots are pretty cool, IMHO. There's also one with a boy's chorus doing Kiss' "I Was Made For Lovin' You"

Agreed
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 22, 2016, 06:33:03 PM
ELO's "Do Ya" for Beautyrest.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 24, 2016, 07:39:51 PM
ELO's "Do Ya" for Beautyrest.

and speaking of mattresses: Kinks "All Day/All Night" for Sleep Number
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 25, 2016, 07:42:33 PM
Human Beinz "Nobody But Me" for Dish Network.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 29, 2016, 06:50:16 PM
These made me sad: Stones' "Satisfaction" for Hilton; a cover of the Beatles "All You Need is Love" for EyeLove, a campaign (featuring Jennifer Aniston) to get folks to do something about Chronic Dry-eye
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on September 02, 2016, 10:05:47 PM
a cover of the Beatles "All You Need is Love" for EveLove, a campaign (featuring Jennifer Aniston) to get folks to do something about Chronic Dry-eye
I definitely noticed this one.  So, this is because of whoever owns Michael Jackson's music copyrights?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 20, 2016, 12:56:48 PM
Willie Nelson for Volkswagen. 3 guesses as to which song. :)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on September 20, 2016, 01:15:43 PM
Willie Nelson for Volkswagen. 3 guesses as to which song. :)

As I am largely unfamiliar with the distinguished oeuvre of the honorable Mr. Nelson, I contemplated
the track listings of some of his greatest hits collections for suitable titles.  My three guesses:

"Ain't Necessarily So"
"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"
"Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning"

What do I win?   :)

(Disclaimer:  I have been the satisfied owner of two Volkswagens -- both gasoline-powered.)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 20, 2016, 02:34:13 PM
Willie Nelson for Volkswagen. 3 guesses as to which song. :)

As I am largely unfamiliar with the distinguished oeuvre of the honorable Mr. Nelson, I contemplated
the track listings of some of his greatest hits collections for suitable titles.  My three guesses:

"Ain't Necessarily So"
"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"
"Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning"

What do I win?   :)

(Disclaimer:  I have been the satisfied owner of two Volkswagens -- both gasoline-powered.)

Sorry. "On the Road Again" :)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on October 04, 2016, 04:37:48 PM

It's not advertising, but I don't think there's a category for incidental music in television programs...

In the recently-broadcast first episode of HBO's Westworld series, during a saloon scene I was amused to
hear a barroom piano play the unmistakeable opening measures of Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun.
An instrumental cover of the Rolling Stones' Paint It Black was also used in the prelude to a bloody
robbery.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 05, 2016, 08:46:33 AM

It's not advertising, but I don't think there's a category for incidental music in television programs...

In the recently-broadcast first episode of HBO's Westworld series, during a saloon scene I was amused to
hear a barroom piano play the unmistakeable opening measures of Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun.
An instrumental cover of the Rolling Stones' Paint It Black was also used in the prelude to a bloody
robbery.

Yeah, it was kind of fun - the tinkly version of Black Hole Sun, the big, Bernsteinian Paint it Black.  Overall, not that impressed with "Westworld" (and I'm a huge fan of both westerns *and* sci-fi), but I'll give it a few more episodes, and look for little touches like this.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 06, 2016, 06:25:26 PM
2 that disturbed me : "Come Together" for Walmart (does the MJ estate still control the Beatles catalog?) And a nearly unrecognizable cover of Little Peggy March's "I Will Follow Him" (!) re-titled "I Will Follow You", for Apple, done by a singer called Toulouse, who sounds like a half-dozen treacly-voiced Triple-A artists (think: an even wimpier Coldplay).
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 06, 2016, 07:26:30 PM
And then there's the Southwest Airlines spot with people lip-synching Journey's "Anyway you want it"...
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 09, 2016, 07:00:46 PM
A mellow, it-took-me-a-minute-to-recognize-it cover of Benatar's "We Belong" for Chase.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on November 10, 2016, 05:34:57 AM
And then there's the Southwest Airlines spot with people lip-synching Journey's "Anyway you want it"...

Good Lord, that is awful.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 17, 2016, 07:10:12 PM
"You Don't Own Me" in a Toyota commercial
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 20, 2016, 06:14:28 PM
Edith Piaf "Non, Je ne Regrette Rien" for Dove chocolates

"Tell it to My Heart" in a Cheetos spot.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 23, 2016, 07:27:32 PM
T-Rex's "Baby Boomerang", of all things, in one of The Gap's 2016 holiday spots.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on November 25, 2016, 05:31:00 PM
And then there's the Southwest Airlines spot with people lip-synching Journey's "Anyway you want it"...

Good Lord, that is awful.

Yesterday at Thanksgiving my great-nephew came out of his electronics dominated little world to comment on how annoying this spot is.  It was great.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 03, 2016, 11:17:08 AM
A mellow, it-took-me-a-minute-to-recognize-it cover of Benatar's "We Belong" for Chase.

BTW, this is quite a lovely spot, as it follows a relationship, that just happens to be interracial, from childhood to adult. Sweet.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 12, 2016, 01:12:30 PM
Pilot's "Magic" for Disneyland -- the Magic Kingdom, of course. What took them so long?
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on January 22, 2017, 03:09:09 PM

The Specials' A Message to You Rudy for Fidelity Investments (!), Presumably so they could include
the lyric "Stop your foolin' around / Time you straightened right out / Better think of your future..."
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 21, 2017, 08:35:12 PM
Donovan's "Barabajagl" for Heineken (!)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 12, 2017, 08:39:07 PM
"Walk This Way" for United Health Care
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2017, 07:19:41 PM
"China Grove" for Chili's

the orig "Harlem Shuffle" for Verizon

"7 nation Army" in an NBA-themed Beats headphones spot.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2017, 08:30:17 PM
"Rocket Man" (and flying ostriches) for Samsung
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 16, 2017, 05:34:58 PM
Jimi's "Watchtower" for Bleu de Chanel cologne.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on July 10, 2017, 10:42:32 PM
"Go Your Own Way" and a bronchoinhaler?

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/wqcE/anoro-i-have-copd
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 11, 2017, 07:45:37 AM
saw some exercise bike ad that used "Blitzkrieg Bop". That tune is now officially more overused than "Walking on Sunshine"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 12, 2017, 08:19:12 PM
N'SYNC's "Bye Bye Bye" for... Bai (a new antioxidant fruit drink)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 04, 2017, 08:24:13 PM
"Here Comes the Hotstepper" for JC Penney.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 11, 2017, 08:58:20 PM
"Makin' it" for Subway.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 16, 2017, 06:16:01 PM
Blondie's "One Way or Another" for Swiffer.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 21, 2017, 08:40:10 PM
wook-a wike-a waindwop: Roxette's "The Look" for Toyota.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 27, 2017, 05:48:06 PM
Eric Carmen's "Hungry Eyes" for Applebee's.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 01, 2017, 05:08:42 PM
Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" for the new Toyota Camry.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on October 27, 2017, 10:45:15 PM

Joe Cocker's With a Little Help from My Friends serves as the soundtrack for
Volkswagon's appropriation of Woodstock imagery to tell us about their new warranty.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on November 05, 2017, 09:28:45 PM
The Youngbloods' Get Together for Walmart.

Ugh.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 29, 2017, 07:59:01 PM
"Holiday Road" is now a Xmas-themed Honda commercial.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 01, 2017, 08:22:16 PM
"Give a Little Bit" for Amazon.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on December 24, 2017, 03:50:53 PM
The Youngbloods' Get Together for Walmart.

Ugh.

Snap!'s The Power for... Walmart.

Sheesh.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on January 18, 2018, 01:02:55 AM
A cover of Little Boxes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Boxes) with modified lyrics for Lärabars (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A4rabar).

Ay yi yi.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: urth on January 18, 2018, 09:15:58 AM
A cover of Little Boxes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Boxes) with modified lyrics for Lärabars (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A4rabar).

Ay yi yi.

And probably half the people hearing it don't realize its origin.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on January 24, 2018, 09:37:02 PM
Hammer's "2 Legit 2 Quit" for Burger King.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 31, 2018, 08:37:43 PM
The Pretenders' "I'll Stand By You" (OK, they didn't write that one) for Mass Mutual.

And the Pixies' "Here Comes Your Man" for Citibank (!)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on February 08, 2018, 12:21:25 AM
Thompson Twins' Hold Me Now for The Gap.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on February 10, 2018, 04:30:43 PM

The Troggs' Wild Thing for Applebee's.

Fatboy Slim's Weapon Of Choice for Walmart.

Gil Scott-Heron's The Revolution Will Not Be Televised for the Black Panther movie (it's not
on the soundtrack).
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 11, 2018, 11:15:30 AM
Gil Scott-Heron's The Revolution Will Not Be Televised for the Black Panther movie (it's not
on the soundtrack).

Ha -- i was gonna post that yesterday. The campaign for this flick must be making right-wing pundit heads explode all over the place.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on February 11, 2018, 09:49:27 PM
Young MC's Bust a Move, also for Walmart.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 05, 2018, 07:13:47 PM
"Takin' Care of Business" for OfficeMax
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 14, 2018, 11:25:04 AM
"I Love You" by (San Jose's own!) People, used for the latest "Got Milk?" spot.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 14, 2018, 01:19:05 PM
"I Love You" by (San Jose's own!) People, used for the latest "Got Milk?" spot.

I find that commercial to be extremely disturbing.  And I think it's a retread campaign, I seem to remember it from a year or two ago.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 14, 2018, 06:20:18 PM
Didn't see this one coming: Melisseridge's "Come to My Window" for Applebee's-To-Go.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 14, 2018, 08:10:16 PM
"Let's Stay Together" for Lantus (a diabetes medication).
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2018, 06:18:04 PM
Redbone "Come & Get Your Love" for JC Penney
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 17, 2018, 08:33:15 PM
Indeed (the jobs website) is using Bobby Hebb's "Sunny".  n odd choice, it doesn't seem to fit the client or the spot. Maybe it was cheap to license.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 01, 2018, 07:57:47 PM
That damn Portugal the Man song just popped up in what seems like the 87th commercial/movie trailer/TV promo it's been used in. (Coppertone, as it happens)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on May 30, 2018, 10:32:10 PM

Nilsson's Jump into the Fire for IBM's cloud service.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 30, 2018, 05:48:44 PM
"Oh ho ho it's magic" is now "oh oh oh OZEMPIC".  (it's a prescription drug that regulates blood sugar)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 03, 2018, 05:55:06 PM
a Feist-alike girl singer doing a cover of New Radicals' "You Get What You Give" for University of Phoenix on-line.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 07, 2018, 07:11:37 PM
Bounce is using a custom-rewritten version of The Outfield's "Your Love"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2018, 06:46:44 PM
The Newbeats' "Bread & Butter" for Walmart.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on September 01, 2018, 11:07:12 AM
A snippet of The Flintstones theme song, followed by most of The Jetsons theme,
in a generic spot from the Volkswagon Group  promoting electric cars.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on September 02, 2018, 05:21:27 PM

Bill Withers' Use Me for Corona Premier beer.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 05, 2018, 06:46:00 PM
The Fixx "Saved by Zero" for Fidelity Investments.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on September 07, 2018, 04:18:37 PM
"Sympathy for the Devil" in the new Acura RDX ad
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 08, 2018, 09:01:38 AM
"Sympathy for the Devil" in the new Acura RDX ad

and "She's a Rainbow" in TWO spots, one is a perfume ad with Jennifer Lawrence.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on September 17, 2018, 08:45:52 AM
about halfway through the TIAA Cref ad, you'll hear the old instrumental "Apache."  I guess I was sensitized to it, since our band started playing it recently!

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/wBbB/tiaa-cref-the-new-success-story-song-by-incredible-bongo-band
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on September 17, 2018, 08:47:06 PM
Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" for Progressive
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on September 17, 2018, 09:22:27 PM

Prince's Let's Go Crazy for Capital One.

No Doubt's Just A Girl for Macy's.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 23, 2018, 04:37:20 PM
"Take Me To the River" for Navy Federal Credit Union.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on September 25, 2018, 07:34:45 PM
Trelegy (another prescription drug) being promoted with a rewrite of the J-5's "ABC": Trel-e-GEE! easy as 1-2-3! Oy.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on September 25, 2018, 11:06:01 PM
Canned Heat's Let's Work Together for Amazon.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on November 03, 2018, 10:48:28 PM
"This Land is Your Land" by Chicano Batman for Johnny Walker

https://youtu.be/8Hva8tS5C1U

Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on November 06, 2018, 12:58:55 AM
A bit of Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill, along with George Clooney and Natalie Dormer, for Nespresso.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 14, 2018, 08:15:32 PM
The Jacksons' "Can You Feel it?" for Amazon.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 26, 2018, 08:15:24 PM
Faces' "ooh la la" for Amazon Echo Dot.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 28, 2018, 06:24:26 PM
The intro for Darlene Love's "Xmas (baby Please Come Home)" for 23 and Me.

And the intro to Icicle Works' "Whisper to a Scream" for Fidelity Investments.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on December 05, 2018, 08:16:49 PM
LRB's "Help is on it's Way" for the Walmart Grocery App.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on December 14, 2018, 05:29:52 AM
Sonic Youth's "Teenage Riot" sampled for Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Perfume.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 01, 2019, 04:38:27 PM
A cover of "Show Me the Way" for Uncle Ben's Rice (!)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 02, 2019, 06:39:21 PM
Dolly's "Here You Come Again" for Applebee's "All You Can Eat" menu.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on January 08, 2019, 05:36:29 PM

George Clinton's Atomic Dog for E-Trade?!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 08, 2019, 07:18:38 PM

George Clinton's Atomic Dog for E-Trade?!

one of my all-time faves was when NBC used the song for a Frasier promo featuring Eddie the dog.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on January 11, 2019, 08:01:43 PM
"Na-na, Hey-hey/Goodbye" for the GMC Sierra pickup truck.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on February 04, 2019, 02:03:53 AM

Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind, the preeminent anthem of the Civil Rights Movement, in
an advertisement for a piss beer that will not be named.

*sigh*
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 06, 2019, 05:43:57 PM
Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" for Fidelity Investments.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on February 19, 2019, 06:24:58 PM
EWF "Let's Groove" for Toujeo, a type of insulin (?)

Queen's "I Want it All" for GrubHub.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 04, 2019, 09:20:54 PM
"Here Comes the Sun" for Xfinity.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 22, 2019, 06:42:08 PM
Stevie's "Signed/Sealed/Delivered" for Applebees. (They sure license a LOT of different songs)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on March 24, 2019, 08:11:38 PM
"Give a little Bit" for Hershey's Kisses (Easter version)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on April 01, 2019, 07:47:57 PM
Beatles' "Help!" for Google.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 04, 2019, 08:07:17 PM
"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" for Heinz Ketchup.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 05, 2019, 08:19:43 PM
a folky/acoustic cover of "I Got you Babe" for Xfinity.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2019, 04:13:54 PM
Amazon pulls out a real obscurity: Ronnie Dove's "Happy Summer Days"
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 02, 2019, 06:07:46 PM
"Walking in Memphis" for Facebook Groups.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 03, 2019, 07:59:45 PM
a cover of Nick Lowe's "The Beast in Me" for the VW Jetta.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on June 07, 2019, 08:56:59 AM
Simon & Garfunkle's The Sounds of Silence in a VW ad that suggests they are going
to introduce an all-electric, contemporary-styled vehicle inspired by the classic VW bus.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 07, 2019, 10:59:51 AM
Simon & Garfunkle's The Sounds of Silence in a VW ad that suggests they are going
to introduce an all-electric, contemporary-styled vehicle inspired by the classic VW bus.

They should've made the VW bus chartreuse and used "Convoy" :)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on June 08, 2019, 12:04:41 AM
Simon & Garfunkle's The Sounds of Silence in a VW ad that suggests they are going
to introduce an all-electric, contemporary-styled vehicle inspired by the classic VW bus.
They should've made the VW bus chartreuse and used "Convoy" :)

The commercial is titled "Hello Light" and is one minute 45 seconds long.  It begins with
audio clips that explicitly reference VW's falsification of diesel emissions tests and seems
to tell the story of an engineer seeking to rehabilitate the company's image.  He looks for
inspiration in past designs, including the classic VW bus.  Near the end we get glimpses
of the I.D. Buzz, a concept car first shown in 2017, and scheduled to become a production
vehicle in 2022.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 12, 2019, 06:09:15 PM
Bowie, "Starman" for Bleu de Chanel parfum.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on June 19, 2019, 03:21:26 PM
Heard a radio commercial for State farm, in which OMC's "How Bizarre" became "I Hit a Car".
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 01, 2019, 07:51:41 PM
Dylan's "The Man in Me" (well, the "la-la-la" part) for Rocket Mortgage.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on July 24, 2019, 06:40:56 PM
Eddie Murphy's "Party All the Time" for the latest (online) incarnation of Grand Theft Auto.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on September 07, 2019, 11:27:53 AM
Brandy by Looking Glass for Ford F150 pickup trucks.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on September 25, 2019, 10:19:27 PM

The preeminent anthem of the counter-culture, Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit
for... Celebrity Cruises?!

Are you effin' kidding me??

*double sigh*
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on September 26, 2019, 10:25:00 AM
The Hollies' Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress for Robert Mondavi's Woodbridge wines.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on October 01, 2019, 05:31:56 PM
White Rabbit and Celebrity Cruises

??
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on October 03, 2019, 06:47:53 PM
Depeche Mode's "Just Cant Get Enough" for Discover card.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on October 04, 2019, 04:46:16 PM

Minnie Riperton's Les Fleurs for Microsoft's Surface tablet.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on October 04, 2019, 08:26:47 PM

The opening bars of the Stone Temple Pilots' Interstate Love Song for RAM trucks.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on October 04, 2019, 08:32:25 PM

Chad & Jeremy's A Summer Song for Coors beer.
Title: Blue Rondo ala Turk
Post by: ggould on October 22, 2019, 10:39:08 PM
Some modern version in an ad for Esri location services.

https://youtu.be/lXYFhgntmjg
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on November 01, 2019, 03:18:06 PM

Here's one that actually makes some sense -- the Vogues' Turn Around, Look At Me in an
ad touting the Volkswagon Tiguan's rear view camera system.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: ggould on November 12, 2019, 04:32:18 PM
I can't imagine this hasn't been noted before, but it just dawned on me that I've been seeing the Kraft cheese commercials, featuring Enya's "Only Time" for quite a while!
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 13, 2019, 08:06:31 PM
Little Richard, "Rip it Up", for the Ford Ranger.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on November 14, 2019, 06:47:13 PM
I can't imagine this hasn't been noted before, but it just dawned on me that I've been seeing the Kraft cheese commercials, featuring Enya's "Only Time" for quite a while!

I've heard it, but I didn't know the song title.  It's one of the only two or three Enya songs I like.
(One of which is, of course, Orinoco Flow, which has also been used for at least one commercial.)
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: dischead on November 14, 2019, 06:50:43 PM

The Fixx's Saved By Zero for Fidelity Investments, because they have zero account fees and
zero minimums.  The song was also used in a Toyota ad back in 2008 because they were
offering zero percent auto financing.
Title: Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
Post by: RGMike on November 23, 2019, 06:02:40 PM
A new version of Solomon Burke's "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" for Amazon.