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2/23/04 4pm question from Michaelskis... creative edition

michaelskis

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Welcome to the Monday 4pm question from Michaelskis!

Today when I was home for lunch, I saw a TV commercial for Viagra… it had a bunch of guys running around like they just won the world championship of… well yea. But in the background they had the song “We are the Champions”… I also have heard that Preparation H is going to use the Johnny Cash song “Ring of Fire”…

What is the most f…’ed up, yet surprisingly appropriate song can you come up with for a product?
 

biscuit

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Don't you think that The Smith's "Some Girls are Bigger Than Others" would make be great in either a Victoria's Secret or Playtex bra commercial?

Or how about using "Oops, I did it Again" by Britney Spears in an adult diaper ad?
 

nerudite

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michaelskis said:
I also have heard that Preparation H is going to use the Johnny Cash song “Ring of Fire”…
Thankfully, Mr. Cash's kin decided not to approve Prep-H's request.

I think Excederin PM or some equivalent should use the Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated". :)
 

Wannaplan?

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michaelskis said:
What is the most f…’ed up, yet surprisingly appropriate song can you come up with for a product?
Cream by Prince for K-Y Jelly

Getoff by Prince for Trojan condoms or Levitra

Mean Mr. Mustard by the Beatles for Parker Brother's Clue game or for French's mustard

Tempted by the Squeeze for the Church of Latter Day Saints or for any religious organization that advertises on TV for recruitment purposes

Eat It by Weird Al Yonkovik's for Sally Struthers' Hungry Children in Third World Countries campaigns

Too Legit to Quit by Hammer for either Fast Company magazine or Franklin Covey calendar crap

Road to Nowehere by the Talking Heads for the Howard Deam campaign, circa November 2003
 

DecaturHawk

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biscuit said:
Or how about using "Oops, I did it Again" by Britney Spears in an adult diaper ad?
Reminds me of the classic SNL spoof ad: "Oops, I Crapped My Pants!"
 

SkeLeton

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Any song from The Carpenters would be ok for a gun sales ad...especially because my neighbor plays the same goddamned CD every day at 9 am :-D :p
 

Budgie

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I don't know, but my stomach has physically distress when I hear Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden or Ozzy material selling anything. It hurts my soul. Kinda like when Metallica broke their vow to remain video free.

I can see Marilyn Manson selling cover girl stuff, "The beautiful people, the beautiful people" chug, chug, chuga.
 

The Irish One

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Meat Puppets, Hot Pink could sell sex I guess.

Hot pink rubber comes in every color
And every style that you please
 

Dan

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I think that the record for "most overused song in a commercial" goes to Song Two by Blur. It's better known as "the woo-hoo song," and it was really big a few years ago, during the start of the extreme marketing craze, and it's now established as some sort of an X-TREEM! jock anthem.
 

donk

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One of the drug companies is using the overture to Tommy, can't remember the drug but the commercial shows the planet earth in the background.

Here are a few, in really poor taste

Dead Milkmen - Taking Retards to the Zoo - Special Olympics
Black Sabbath - Iron Man - Viagara
Velvet Underground - Heroin - Narcotics Anonymous
The Who - Squeeze Box - Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns
 

Seabishop

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"I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls (sp?) -

"Hi my name is Doug and I'm 16 years old. You know, sometimes life can be pretty stressful. My dad says that I have unmet desires that clog up my brain and get in the way of my studies. When I feel stressed I reach for vaseline petroleum jelly. Its the trusted brand of kids everywhere, like me."
 

Maister

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Seabishop said:
"I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls (sp?) -

"Hi my name is Doug and I'm 16 years old. You know, sometimes life can be pretty stressful. My dad says that I have unmet desires that clog up my brain and get in the way of my studies. When I feel stressed I reach for vaseline petroleum jelly. Its the trusted brand of kids everywhere, like me."
Seabishop is out to get me. I laughed so hard out loud when I read that (at work) it drew the attention of some coworkers prompting the inevitable "what's so funny?".....
 

BiteMeElmo

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Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" for that new women's viagra

"People Who Died" by Jim Carroll for life insurance (runner up: "Who Wants To Live Forever?" by Queen)
EDIT: Most of the "People Who Died" would likely be contested by an insurance company (lyrics here), but it's still funny.

"Battery" by Metallica, for Energizer batteries...could you see that stupid little bunny beating his drum that fast (especially towards the end of the song where it gets really fast)? He'd die in minutes.
 
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