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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Post Number: 766
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Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 11:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Always round this time of year I notice there are many commercials that start using songs that we all familiar with...I want to know what songs are you hearing on TV in your neck of the woods...

Here is what I am hearing:

Saab car commercial: Sign Sealed Delivered

Gap Jeans: I Put A Spell On You

(I think) Cheverlot Car commercial - Majic Carpet Ride

Ebay - Do you Know the Way to San Jose


I have a couple more Im trying to remember...
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Reese (reese)
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Post Number: 145
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Posted on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 5:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aretha's ROCK STEADY is being used in a current commercial. But I cannot remember the product.
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marilyn (marilyn)
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Posted on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 6:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think Rock Steady is being used in the Payless Shoes commercial & her other song, Think, is being used in an insurance commercial here.
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Moe (moe)
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Posted on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 8:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What about the kid "driving" the Corvette to Jumpin Jack Flash??
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Post Number: 772
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Posted on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 9:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

'Tired of Waiting for yoooou' I forgot who made this mid 60's song, but Verizon uses that here.
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GO_GET_GONE_GIRL (gogogirl)
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Posted on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 9:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey All,

I just heard Stevie's "Living For The City." A SABB commercial.

I've also been hearing "I Want To Thank You" by Sly & The Family Stone." today and recently. I forget the commercial. It'll come to me. LOL!
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marilyn (marilyn)
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Instrumental of Rescue Me--Pledge
It's Your Thing--Sears

Marilyn :-)
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Fred (fred)
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Posted on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 11:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The people on this forum can usually tell you what song is being used on what commercials (nice UK board section, too)

http://www.whatsthatcalled.com /forum/
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marilyn (marilyn)
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Mr. Big Stuff--JC Penney's
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marilyn (marilyn)
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I've Got The Power--Pampers
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Sue (sue)
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Post Number: 145
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"Tired of Waiting" -- the Kinks
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2004 - 2:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, Marilyn:

I jsut saw the Sears commercial this AM - Isleys. But that version is an injustice. As long as Ron and his Bros. get paid: oh well. LOL.
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Geico - 'Kung Fu Fighting' - Karl Douglas
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Hey Marilyn,

There is something funny about I Got the Power - and- Pampers. LOL. Just my darn humor kicking in.
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Flynny (anoraks_corner)
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Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 11:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can anyone recall seeing the Pontiac (?) TV advert that featured Steve Karmann & Jimmy Radcliffe's 'Breakaway', back in the 60's?
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~medusa~ (~medusa)
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Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 12:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just watched a Car commercial, which one? I couldn't tell ya, but Stevie Wonders Signed, Sealed, Delivered was the song they used.
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Eli (phillysoulman)
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While we are on the subject of commercials, does anyone have any of their own ideas as to what songs they think should be used for commercials?
A few suggestions are:

How about "Push Push in the Bush" for Trojan condoms.

DiscoInferno, or Lightning Strikes, for All State insurance.

For Ginko Biloba--Tony Soprano saying "Fagettaboutit"!!

Amtrak--Morning Train
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Charise (mistrivia1)
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Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 4:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dyva, LOL on Kung Fu Fighting, That Geico is singing that song!!LOL:-):-):-) Those commercials are funny. My favorites are the one with the Squirrels that make the car crash and then they are high-fiving and doing the whole dap thing, too funny. The one where the kids are sleeping in the back of the car and the Geico is too and he is snoring, one where the Geico is in the passenger side with the seatbelt on, and this is an older one, but the guy is sitting in the diner waiting for his sandwich, the waitress comes over with the sandwich and he says I didn't order mayo, and the waitress takes the bread and wipes the mayo off on the side of the table-Oh heck NO!!
When I first saw that one, I was like, "no she didn't just do that!" I had to laugh, because it caught me off guard! If that ever happened for real, you know it would have been on up in there!!! LOL
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Uptight (uptight)
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I know you woulda "set it off," Charise. LOL

Did anyone see the (Nike?) commercial where the tall dude is walking in the city, and people are climbing and jumping onto his shoulders? And we hear "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands." By the end of the commercial, he is carrying maybe 40 people on his back. Amazing visual effect. I am still trying to figure out how they did it.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Hey Bobby: I like that concept! Now that sounds like a good thread concept!

Lately, I've been hearing an updated version of Got To Be Real. I don't remember the product at the moment & it sounds like a very recent adaptation & it certainly sounds like it's Cheryl singing it.
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 2:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WC McCall's - Convoy for Buick
Sly's - Thank You for Playtex
Temp's - My Girl for Little Debbie Cakes

Aretha's - Think but I can't remember the product
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Charise (mistrivia1)
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Juice, might it be the commercial for Coca-Cola, Mary J. Bilge is singing in the studio. It's in promotion with the new animated film Sharktale(talking fish). Wil Smith is the voice of one of the fish and he talks to her while she is drinking the soda. She sounds pretty good.

(Message edited by Mistrivia1 on August 27, 2004)
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1wicked (1wicked)
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I think you're right Juice. It sounds like Cheryl Lynn's original track (vocal AND instrumental) through most of the commercial with Mary J only being heard at the end...in her own "slightly" off key kinda way.
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SisDetroit (sis)
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What the heck is Mary J. Blidge (sp) doing with the music track of Cheryl Lynn's "Too Be Real." I looked up expecting to see Cheryl and there was Mary J, at a microphone. I was in such a shock, I didn't get the name of the sponsor. It may have been coke because she began drinking soda pop out of a bottle.
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Rodmann (rodmann)
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I've been meaning to write a post to this particular topic since last week when I first saw the Mary J. Blige/'Got To Be Real' Coke commercial. I see that several of you have already beat me to the punch.

I don't know about you guys but I barfed violently for about 15 minutes when I first saw "The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" clumsily attempting to fill in for the great Cheryl Lynn. Who keeps advising Miss Blige to butcher Soul classics? Weren't the cheap karaoke remakes of Chaka Khan's 'Sweet Thing', Roy Ayers' 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine' and Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman' bad enough? Did she have to ruin another one? :-(
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Lady Mystique (ladymystique)
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I have seen Lenny Kravitz's spot on the GAP commercial...his guitar line from ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY plays and then he goes into an original. Looks like he did the commercial before cutting his hair (again). :-)
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Soulsauce (soulsauce)
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quote:

Weren't the cheap karaoke remakes of Chaka Khan's 'Sweet Thing', Roy Ayers' 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine' and Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman' bad enough? Did she have to ruin another one?




Rodmann: I'm with you on this one. I think what really sent me over the edge was when she did a cover version of "Our Love" by Natalie Cole.

I mean, honestly...barf bags all around.
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John England (bigpoppa206)
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Speaking of "Thank You" though, that's not the Sly & the Family Stone version, unless he re-recorded it.
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John England (bigpoppa206)
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"Face the Music Recasts Sly and the Family Stone for Playtex"

Face the Music’s Tony Shimkin gave a funky new twist to the Sly and the Family Stone classic Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin) in scoring a new spot for Playtex. The spot, out of Kraftworks, New York, introduces Playtex’ “Thank goodness it fits” line, the first to include half-size bras. Adam Joseph was executive producer for Face the Music.

In the spot, French model and actress Noemie Lenoir dances to the rejuvenated ‘70s anthem. It ends with the tagline, “Half size too for a more perfect fit.” Shimkin set out to preserve the essence of the song’s ‘70s style funkiness while placing it in a more contemporary context. “I’m a big fan of that song,” recalled Shimkin. “I’m a bass player by nature and that song is all about the bass line; every hook is played by the bass.”

Shimkin recorded versions of the song with male and female vocalists and ultimately decided to blend the two with the male voice taking the lead. “Although the spot is for Playtex, we felt there was no reason it couldn’t be a man’s voice singing,” he said. “Yet, we really liked the effect of mixing the female vocals into the chorus. In the end, we recorded a second female vocalists and mixed her vocals in as well. That made the chorus sound big and kept the ‘family’ in the Sly and the Family Stone vibe.”
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Soulaholic (soulaholic)
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Rodmann:

The sad part is that some people are going to think that she came up with the tunes and they are the original versions!

I guess taste changes over time???
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Thanks for lending the name of the artist who remade Thank You. I was just thinking about the tune its self in the original post(I was also thinking alot more about Ms. Lenoir & was distracted) :-) :-)
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John England (bigpoppa206)
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She is a cutie!
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roger (roger)
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Hello everyone.

I was watching Carlton T.V. last night, here in London, and in the middle of "Coronation Street" ( insanely popular U.K. Manchester based "soap" ) during the commercial break at 7.45 we were treated to 30 seconds of THE MARVELETTES singing "I'll Keep Holding On" advertising K.F.C. ..

And THEN !!!! >>>>

About a minutes worth of LITTLE ANTHONY AND THE IMPERIALS singing "On The Outside Looking In", advertising furniture at D.F.S. furniture warehouses.

I'm thinking of recording the commercials and ignoring the actual programs in future!!

Roger
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bluerhythmbass (bluerhythmbass)
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Buick is using "Paperback Writer" in their commercials - I guess now that Sony owns the Beatles catalog, there will be many, many more Beatle tunes in commercials!!

Regards,
Russ
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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The Commodores' Too Hot to Trot for Kellogg's (Special K)
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douglasm (douglasm)
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Old question. Sony owns the Beatles catalogue. Who owns the rights to the songs?
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bluerhythmbass (bluerhythmbass)
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From what I read that has been published, what Michael Jackson bought was the publishing company for the Beatles catalog - that was the advice McCartney gave Jackson - "to buy the publishing company" Jackson then went out and out bid Yoko and McCartney for the Beatles catalog hence the riff between McCartney and Jackson, Now owned by Sony.....If I understand the music business, if you own the publishing company, you own the whole song. That is why McCartney gets a check whenever "On Wisconsin" is played, recorded or broadcast!

Regards,
Russ

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