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What advertisement used a song that made your whole body curl up? For me it's these car commercials using "Thank You for letting me be myself again" by Sly & the Family Stone. I know Sly needs the money (drugs aren't free) but damn it's depressing.
-- the brain (email@example.com), May 19, 1999
no doubt! my skin still crawls when I think about that rebok (i think) shoe commercial that used the beatles revolution. i think the most (unknowingly) ironic placement so far has to be Mercedes Benz using janis joplins' "Mercedes Benz"
-- the brain (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 20, 1999.
another one that drove me crazy was motorola using the stones' "you cant always get what you want" for their pager commericials, for two reasons: 1. that was a great tune cuz the verses were loose enough for everybody to have their own intereptation on what the lyrics meant to them, and know i just think of pagers and 2. if "you cant always get what you want" with motorola pagers why would i want one to begin with?
-- the brain (email@example.com), May 21, 1999.
I've found one good thing about adds taking songs.
That GAP add with the Lovley Day song got that song stuck in my head.
I found out it was Bill Whithers and picked up Bill Whithers Greates Hits and lo' and behold I love Bill Whithers!
I probably wouldn't have picked up that CD if not for hearing that song in the commercial.
That still doesn't make up for hearing Nina Simone hawk cars though ....
-- the brain (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 01, 1999.
I can't remember the products they advertise, but I get depressed every time someone uses the Beatles or Jimi Hendrix on a commercial. Do the Baby Boomers really need to hear "their" music used to sell throat lozenges?
-- The Scooter (email@example.com), May 20, 1999.
I just wish Burger King didn't buy the rights to every single song that has ever made me groove (including Welcome Back Kotter).
-- pamie (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 20, 1999.
There's no recognizable music in this one, but a new Domino's Pizza commercial features an announcer who impersonates the voice of Bootsy Collins. That's just not right. Couldn't they pay Bootsy a few bucks and let him do his own damn voice-over?
-- The Scooter (email@example.com), June 29, 1999.