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    Posted: 14 Feb 2021 at 5:39am
From the Jackson 5, to Pilot, to some rap song I couldn't be bothered to look up, we have 3 commercials featuring songs that companies decided they wanted to forever ruin for everyone. I wanted to focus this post specifically on commercials that feature well known original songs (not a lame cover version) but only changing the lyrics to accommodate whatever they are peddling.  I'm sure most of you here have seen these before, but these are the three that make me the most nutzy whenever the TV gods decide to bless them upon my soul.  

Let's get this crapfest started.

First up, the pharmaceutical companies that we all know and love bring us a double feature of insta-mute jingles coupled with your favorite drug commercial clichés.  Including, but not limited to:  
1. Sucking at mini-golf...and probably sucking at large-golf too.
2. Holding hands with a loved one through a random park.
3. Trying on goofy hats with your buds.
4. Over-explaining how the drug you are taking works to a friend who really doesn't care.
5. Taking random pictures of strangers out in public.

I know we all do these things when we take drugs but, clichés aside, the music is the focus here.


And if that wasn't enough to make you wanna draft up a suicide note after snapping your Jackson 5 vinyls in half, then feast your ears on this masterpiece:


Last, and most certainly least, we have LG graciously offering up the dookie-dipped cherry to top off this turd sundae by proclaiming through song and dance that they "got yo laundry." Either that first lady has the nicest laundry room I've ever seen or she opted to put her LG WashTower dead center in her kitchen...not sure.  Anyway, everything that you would want to be wrong with this gem is here in full form, so I'll just let this one speak for itself. 


I apologize that y'all had to see these again, or more so if it was the first time.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2021 at 11:12am

That's a lotta ground you covered there.

Anyway, your comments led me to an aricle entitled "Repurposed Pop Songs". It mentioned that the old Budweiser jingle "When You Say Bud" was originally a Sonny and Cher song called "When You Say Love". I never knew that.



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Oh God.

And I just ate breakfast, too...... Sick
...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Oh God.

And I just ate breakfast, too...... Sick

Hopefully my morning caffeine hasn't taken enough effect to let that otherwise pleasant Sonny & Cher song be associated permanently associated with that video montage of eye-ipecac!

"When you say Budweiser, you've said it all," is one of the first jingles I remember from childhood. Interpret that as you wish.
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Viewers in Iowa and all the surrounding states are subjected to this:


I never liked (nor hated) that song, but these commercials may shove the needle towards "detest."

It also showcases the interior-design fads that bring to mind another "H" sign:

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Just saw this one.






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2021 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Just saw this one.





I hate that commercial!  It's a good thing Geico wants to pay these guys to stuff their fat faces.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2021 at 5:06pm
I'd like to see the chorus portion of this song used for a contraceptive or anti-abortion commercial....





...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
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Does this one count?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2021 at 5:39pm
LOL  ^
Absolutely! We had a thread on this.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2021 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I'd like to see the chorus portion of this song used for a contraceptive or anti-abortion commercial....





LOL

I don't think I have ever heard that song.



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Originally posted by Dr. Dan Dr. Dan wrote:

Viewers in Iowa and all the surrounding states are subjected to this:


I never liked (nor hated) that song, but these commercials may shove the needle towards "detest."

It also showcases the interior-design fads that bring to mind another "H" sign:


They even have to ripoff the Madness's vocalist singing style with the British accent as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 2021 at 5:18pm
I may have to search where this song came from...


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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Just saw this one.







At least the actual members of Tag Team are in this one, which makes this one not nearly as bad as some of the others.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HART Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 2021 at 7:39pm
Nice work Snippy!
we are the music makers
we are the dreamers of the dream
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OperatorStandingBy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 2021 at 4:20pm
Not a drug commercial, but that Bounce ad with its take on "Your Love" by The Outfield is kinda cringe.........  Wacko
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 2021 at 4:46pm
OK, how about....

Butchers That Commercialize Songs?


That's not bad music, actually....


...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 2021 at 5:00pm
LOL  USDA Prime!


Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I may have to search where this song came from...





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Originally posted by Thuumb Thuumb wrote:

Does this one count?



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Actually, I like the commercial version better than the original song:



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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:


Actually, I like the commercial version better than the original song:




I still like the original version better.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OperatorStandingBy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2021 at 12:11am
How about commercials with singing butchers??    LOL
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