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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.

PUfelix85


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I think you forgot one wootbot

x8

chicken0102


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The various Wrigley gum ads from the 80's stick in my mind (Juicy Fruit, Double Mint, Big Red), as well as Mentos.

Or how about Mounds and Almond Joy (Sometimes you feel like a nut...)?

mossygreen


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I still sing these sometimes:

Tootsie Rolls


Diet Pepsi


and for some reason, this Colgate Pump commercial has always stayed with me

mossygreen


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chicken0102 wrote:The various Wrigley gum ads from the 80's stick in my mind (Juicy Fruit, Double Mint, Big Red), as well as Mentos.

Or how about Mounds and Almond Joy (Sometimes you feel like a nut...)?


Yes.



I remember the Juicy Fruit commercial with all the young people harvesting the gum off of a tree, but not the music.


Hmm, I would have sworn they filled a barrel.

Moueska


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My grandmother had a cassette tape with the oldmobile logo on it. I treasure all of those songs with the memory of a gray-silver cutlass cierra in mind. :D

dougall


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meh... cadburys






NascarDad


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Roundball Rock?

Sure the music is great but the original lyrics were even better.

ba-ba-ba-ba-ba basketball gimme gimme gimme the ball because I'm gonna DUNK IT!

https://screen.yahoo.com/jason-sudeikis-snl-skits/roundball-rock-000000838.html

That Dave Tesh is a genius at lyrics.

[ also if you lock people in a room and want to give them the PCU Afternoon Delight treatment, here is 10 minute loop of just the singing and music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGdkaFZVyGc

Phil254


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Audio only link for Chili's Baby Back Ribs jingle:

http://www.hark.com/clips/clqkxvhckq-i-want-my-baby-back


Jason Toon


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Tonight, let it be Lowenbrau... the jingle with the smooth, velvety flavor of a cheap pilsner.

hefty244


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While it is not technically a jingle, it was in a commercial, so I'll submit "I'd like to teach the world to sing" from the Coke ads.

HomerTime


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dougall wrote:meh... cadburys



Among all these memorable jingles, those two are conspicuous by being so forgettable.

I am pretty sure "dougall" is an assumed name by Cadbury's CEO and this was just a clever ruse to get free advertising.

remo28


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How can you forget the Nair commercials.

dougall


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HomerTime wrote:
I am pretty sure "dougall" is an assumed name by Cadbury's CEO and this was just a clever ruse to get free advertising.


Guilty as charged.

free candy all around

sleepyguy24


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I don't know is this counts as a jingle as it was a dance track but here goes anyway. The one song that does it for me was the when Great Adventure Theme Parks used parts of the song We Like To Party from the Venga Boys in their ads with a dancing old man. That song would always be in my head for days and whenever it comes on I think of Great Adventure.

CatCK


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hefty244 wrote:While it is not technically a jingle, it was in a commercial, so I'll submit "I'd like to teach the world to sing" from the Coke ads.



Here ya go, Hefty. It's one of my favorites. We even have the 45 that was created for it.



CatCK


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Staring David Naughton, who went on to star in the cult classic "American Werewolf in London", the first of his Dr. Pepper ads

strawhousepig


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So far I'm fondest of the Tootsie Roll and Band-Aid jingles (holy V'owl droppings look at them tin boxes!)


Oops, supposed to be an edit...

mossygreen


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HomerTime wrote:Among all these memorable jingles, those two are conspicuous by being so forgettable.

I am pretty sure "dougall" is an assumed name by Cadbury's CEO and this was just a clever ruse to get free advertising.


Mr. Slater's Parrot is a wonderful song that will live forever! It's the true story of Rodney Slater's parrot that bit people!


dougall wrote:Guilty as charged.

free candy all around


All that being said, I will accept free candy.

hongtuomarketin


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Talking about songs of NBA, you can name a list:
1.We Are the Champions--Queen
2.I Believe I Can Fly--R.Kelly
3.Remember the Name -- Fort Minor
4.Roundball Rock --John Tesh
5.Drop it on the one -- B.Brown Posse
6.I Gotta Feeling--Black Eyed Peas
7.Hip-Hop Hooray -- Naughty by Nature
8.(I Know I Got) Skillz --Shaquille O'Neal
9.Fighter-- Christina Aguilera
10.We Will Rock You -- Queen
11.YEAH--USHER
12.Last--Night AI