Music Monday: Best Jingles

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! What's the purest form of commercial music? That's right. Catchy jingles. They don't even pretend to be art, they just want to worm in your brain and make you spend money. How refreshing and truthful! Why can't pop stars admit that? Today Scott's collected the five favorites from the commercial world. Sing along! You know the words!

The Band-Aid Jingle

 

If our great nation is ever conquered, Americans can probably find each other simply by singing "I'm stuck on Band-Aid, and-" then waiting. If you're a American, you know the other end of that catchy, catchy passphrase. And if you're American and you don't know it… we're watching you, pal. We're watching you. Fun fact: this was written by Barry Manilow.

See you after the jump!

Roundball Rock (The NBC Basketball Theme)

 

TV host John Tesh composed this number, usually heard in basketball games during the 1990s. It's been sampled, parodied, and it's still sung by 'ballers even today. This particular live version gives you more than just the first ten seconds. A synth-pop classic.

The Theme To Chili's Baby Back Ribs

 

C'mon, you don't even need to click that link. More people love the song than love the dish! (But if you do click the link, you won't find the original version, which seems super hard to find online. Sorry! I had to go with 'N Sync's version.

Kit Kat: Gimmie A Break

 

This one's so catchy, it might have been composed on the organ at a baseball park! Kit Kat's kept this theme around since 1986, which is a HUGE amount of time for a jingle. Just goes to show, don't mess with a formula that works.

Chewles Gum Theme

 

I don't know who wrote this '80s masterpiece, but they were wasted on commercials. This could have been a new wave classic if only it was about girls instead of gum! Sing "Smack Dab In The Middle Of Your Love" as you listen and you'll be astonished at how well it works.

PS: If you're with one of these companies and would like to pay us for the free advertising, please be sure to let my boss know I'm a revenue generating machine. Also let us also just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you next week.