Advertising bastardization of pop songs thread

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#26 Post by Steel Frog » 07 Apr 2006, 08:03

Humphrey wrote:Halfiax's advert pissing on Cab Calloway's Mimmy the Moocher. That makes me so angry, I want to go to the nearest branch and barf over the cashiers.
Wow, I never would have guessed in the wake of Blues Brothers that anyone would ever get mileage out of "Moocher" again.

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#27 Post by McT » 07 Apr 2006, 08:31

Steel Frog wrote:Wow, I never would have guessed in the wake of Blues Brothers that anyone would ever get mileage out of "Moocher" again.
But they still got a lot of mileage out of Minnie Mazola.
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#28 Post by catlover » 07 Apr 2006, 09:40

I can relate to the expedia one.

Another one that sticks in my head is the starbucks one.

Glen. Glen, Glen, Glen. Glen, Glen, Glen.

Glen's the man going to work, Got drive, got ambition...


Love the video too.

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#29 Post by Sugarpuss O'Shea » 08 Apr 2006, 15:28

McT wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:Wow, I never would have guessed in the wake of Blues Brothers that anyone would ever get mileage out of "Moocher" again.
But they still got a lot of mileage out of Minnie Mazola.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
You see, Hopsi, you don't know very much about girls. The best ones aren't as good as you probably think they are and the bad ones aren't as bad. Not nearly as bad.

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#30 Post by Toasty » 10 Apr 2006, 11:47

I get a kick out of it when my favorite obscure songs land in Truck and Perfume adds.

Massive Attack's Angel was done well in an Armani ad in early 2000; and the Black Keys' Have Love, Will Travel, and Set You Free are both getting exposure on Nissan some truck ads right now.[/i]
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#31 Post by F.N.G. » 01 May 2006, 09:42

not a pop song really, but I just saw an advert for the Real McCoys crisps using 'You're the best around' from Karate Kid!
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#32 Post by Steel Frog » 22 May 2006, 10:29

bing wrote:Forgot about this one: "They're Crumbelievable..."
Heard this for the first time yesterday. Absolutely sickening.

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#33 Post by Steel Frog » 30 May 2006, 10:25

bing wrote:Forgot about this one: "They're Crumbelievable..."
The Onion National News Highlights wrote:CHICAGO, IL -- Ancient studies professor Elgin Strudwick begrudgingly accepted the term "crumbelievable" to descibe Themistocles' naval strategy at the Battle of Salamis.

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#34 Post by Sugarpuss O'Shea » 30 May 2006, 19:51

It's not a bastardization, but using "Sweet Home Alabama" in Kentucky Fried Chicken commercials makes no sense.
You see, Hopsi, you don't know very much about girls. The best ones aren't as good as you probably think they are and the bad ones aren't as bad. Not nearly as bad.

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#35 Post by alan smithee » 30 May 2006, 23:19

Sugarpuss O'Shea wrote:It's not a bastardization, but using "Sweet Home Alabama" in Kentucky Fried Chicken commercials makes no sense.
What are you talking about? Kentucky and Alabama are both states.
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#36 Post by Steel Frog » 31 May 2006, 10:03

alan smithee wrote:
Sugarpuss O'Shea wrote:It's not a bastardization, but using "Sweet Home Alabama" in Kentucky Fried Chicken commercials makes no sense.
What are you talking about? Kentucky and Alabama are both states.
Yeah, maybe when they get sick of SHA, they can advertise Uncle Bucket with "Georgia on my Mind"

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#37 Post by alan smithee » 31 May 2006, 13:05

Steel Frog wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
Sugarpuss O'Shea wrote:It's not a bastardization, but using "Sweet Home Alabama" in Kentucky Fried Chicken commercials makes no sense.
What are you talking about? Kentucky and Alabama are both states.
Yeah, maybe when they get sick of SHA, they can advertise Uncle Bucket with "Georgia on my Mind"
Perhaps Video Aces could do the ad – I wonder if the Swanky Modes are busy?
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#38 Post by capsicum » 31 May 2006, 13:30

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#39 Post by Steel Frog » 31 May 2006, 14:42

Is that Roscoe? Excellent. Ok, you have shamed me into realizing that more than 3 people on this Earth saw Tapeheads.


Ah, but did anyone else own the Tapeheads LP?

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#40 Post by alan smithee » 31 May 2006, 14:47

Steel Frog wrote:Ah, but did anyone else own the TapeheadsLP?
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(and I'm not just answering that I didn't own it, but that nobody else owned it)
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#41 Post by Steel Frog » 31 May 2006, 14:53

alan smithee wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:Ah, but did anyone else own the TapeheadsLP?
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(and I'm not just answering that I didn't own it, but that nobody else owned it)
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#42 Post by Buckykatt » 17 Jun 2006, 14:17

resurrecting this thread because I just heard Magic Bus used in a Nissan Quest commerical (their new minivan). I must go shower and scrub myself with a steel-bristled brush now......

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#43 Post by Steel Frog » 19 Jun 2006, 08:53

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#44 Post by Steel Frog » 21 Jun 2006, 16:05

Applebee's seems, daily, to be inventing new ways to suck.

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#45 Post by JJ » 21 Jun 2006, 16:11

Steel Frog wrote:Applebee's (sic) seems, daily, to be inventing new ways to suck.
:green:

I heard something on the radio today that was a perversion of Smashmouth's Allstar (which itself is a perversion) that I think was for Crapplebee's.
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#46 Post by Gren » 15 Jul 2006, 15:48

How about bastardisation of quotes?
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#47 Post by AlottaFagina » 16 Jul 2006, 00:50

Apparently, All You Need Is Love to get a Chase credit card.


I think a blood vessel just exploded in my brain (and in my heart :cry: .)
No matter what those girls say.

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#48 Post by JJ » 07 Nov 2007, 10:26

Heard on the radio some Any Way You Want It ad for Toyota. Ugh.

This was bottomed by Sirius redoing It's the End of the World as we Know it into an ad showcasing pay radio features. My respect for REM is now negative.
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#49 Post by Steel Frog » 07 Nov 2007, 10:48

JJ wrote:This was bottomed by Sirius redoing It's the End of the World as we Know it into an ad showcasing pay radio features. My respect for REM is now negative.
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#50 Post by bing » 07 Nov 2007, 10:53

How is Viva Viagra not in this thread yet?

edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NOGBh4u03c
It's so terrible. It's like if you condensed all the Applebee's commecials into one.

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