Geico Polar Ice-Breaker Karaoke Researcher Song- Your Favorite Use of A Song In TV Commercial?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Paperback Writer, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Paperback Writer

    Paperback Writer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Not usually a fan of TV commercials, even less so of commercials that use popular songs in them.

    “Having said that” - I have to admit this ad and song crack me up, repeatedly.

    Maybe because it’s “refreshing” during this hot summer season or because it mocks a song and group I had no knowledge or interest in. (Had to use the Google machine to identity it. LOL.

    Curious if others have reactions to it and in general:

    Are there any songs in TV commercials that you feel are used particularly well - or NOT!?!?

    Thanks

     
  2. Paperback Writer

    Paperback Writer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hey! At least they didn’t use Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song - “We come from the land of the ice and snow...........
     
  3. Paperback Writer

    Paperback Writer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    That boat, that voyage route, karaoke, that singer - what could go wrong?
     
  4. Paperback Writer

    Paperback Writer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    A sequel to this could be to keep everything the same - but change the song to Kokomo. LOL.
     
  5. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    Rocked up version of "I Feel Pretty" in a Intel commercial
    Kinks-"Picture Book" in the Apple commercial.
     
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  6. Paperback Writer

    Paperback Writer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes, I agree , those are very good.
    I suspect The Who will get offers for
    Magic Bus from Volkswagen when they come out with their upcoming Electric Volkswagen Bus.
     
  7. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    They would never consent to that type of commercialization of their art, it would be a traves...wait..What I meant was all this pop music is disposable, hanging on to it like it is significant is nuts and it will be a amazing payday!
     
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  8. Paperback Writer

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    Here’s a case where the commercial came first - then a song evolved from it to hit the charts. It gained new notice a couple years back as it was featured at the finale’ of Mad Men.






    The song hit radio stations on Feb. 12, 1971, and it gained immediate popularity. DJs immediately began receiving calls asking them to play the jingle, as if it were a song by The Doors or the Jackson 5. It was so popular, it began to affect the pop charts. The Hillside Singers had recorded the original vocals, and that version peaked at number 13. Backer had the New Seekers record a slightly different version of the song, titled “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony),” which peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, according to Billboard.
     
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  9. Loup

    Loup Ancient Wool Unraveller

    Location:
    Motown
    Volkswagen
    Mr. Roboto

     
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  10. Loup

    Loup Ancient Wool Unraveller

    Location:
    Motown
    Volkswagen
    Take On Me

     
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  11. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lawrenceville, NJ
    This
    Followed by Sunkist Vibrations
    Mike Love could not have written better lyrics :)
     
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  12. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

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    Benton, Illinois
    Yep, both versions were on the charts at the same time.
     
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  13. Paperback Writer

    Paperback Writer Forum Resident Thread Starter


    From 1979

     
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  14. Paperback Writer

    Paperback Writer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Not as funny as the Icebreaker’s Karaoke- but pretty cool from Apple and the Stones!

     

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