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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Music From The Commercials Reply with quote

Richard Allinson is running a new feature on his daily show this week on BFBS Radio 2 entitled Music From The Commercials.

He played the Hollies and The Air That I Breathe-a fantastic song and then asked "Can you remember what this song advertised?"-I could not remember but of course the answer is Comfort- the Fabric Conditioner.

Can anyone advise of other great songs used in commercials.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thread Mark,

'Let's Face The Music And Dance' (Nat King Cole) where those managers are in the bog washing their hands at the mirror.

's funny that I can't remember WHAT the commercial was for, makes you wonder how effective advertising really is Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barenaked Ladies' song "It's All Been Done" was on Argos ads for a few years. Must have been a nice little earner!

I love hearing my favourite bands pop up in commercials - like when They Might Be Giants did "Twisting" for Pizza Hut and "Clap Your Hands" for Gap.

Less obscure - the Guinness ad that used "We Have All The Time In The World" by Louis Armstrong was marvelous.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John, The various adverts which included 'Lets's face the music and dance ' was for one of the financial insurance places - AXA or the like.

Speaking of music for adverts. Why is it suddenly popular to use old Spike Jones tracks? I think it has to do with copyright, as some must be over 50 years old.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I Can't Let Maggie Go" by Honeybus? - advertised Nimble (you know, the loaf that was 90% air and 10% bread) in the 1970s - probably one of the first ads I can remember.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who remembers....When I wake up, in the morning light, I put on my jeans and feel alright, I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on.

Those of us who were kids in the 70's will. Was used to advertise......well, I'll let you see if you can possibly guess! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
John, The various adverts which included 'Lets's face the music and dance ' was for one of the financial insurance places - AXA or the like.


Thanks Geddon. never thought of using AXA, so theor commercial failed Laughing

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Speaking of music for adverts. Why is it suddenly popular to use old Spike Jones tracks? I think it has to do with copyright, as some must be over 50 years old.


I have noticed them too. But I think for records the copyright rule in USA is 75 years, and there might still also be a USA clause for composer royalties 50 years since death of composer, I'm not really sure, these things change all the time. I think the UK have stuck with the 50 years rules which starts to affect the early rock'n'roll music recorded/released in UK.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyAndy2 wrote:
Who remembers....When I wake up, in the morning light, I put on my jeans and feel alright, I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on.

Those of us who were kids in the 70's will. Was used to advertise......well, I'll let you see if you can possibly guess! Wink


I'll bite.... "Brutus Jeans". Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John, I think I need new eyes. I thought it was Sam, but for some unknown reason I kept seeing Groucho.

Long day no sleep.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's offering on the Richard Allinson show was Mama Cass and Dream a Little Dream of me-an advert for the Peugeot 406.

Keep them coming.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Music From The Commercials Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:

Can anyone advise of other great songs used in commercials.


Perhaps you could research here for your show..

http://www.commercialbreaksandbeats.co.uk/index.asp
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Morning Mood' from Peer Gynt - used for Nescafe many moons ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
AndyAndy2 wrote:
Who remembers....When I wake up, in the morning light, I put on my jeans and feel alright, I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on.

Those of us who were kids in the 70's will. Was used to advertise......well, I'll let you see if you can possibly guess! Wink


I'll bite.... "Brutus Jeans". Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was before ClassicFM. About 20 years ago a popular male fragrance was Blue Stratos featuring surfboarders on some very blue waves and the music was the now popular choral from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.

It's now used for dramatic effect on shows like Soccer AM and late night silly shows.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe a record company should have released the "Shake 'n' Vac" song.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody could have been THAT desperate, surely Exclamation
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-mix it with a few swear words thrown in, it'd probably win awards at the Brits Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it Levis Jeans who introduced millions to Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet' music, in particular the Montagues and Capulets dance of the knights?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johnny Logan is currently "starring" in a series of adverts for McDonalds in Ireland which use his Eurovision winner "Hold Me Now"
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carphone warehouse useed an inferior version of "Something in the air" and 3 used and acoustic version of "Life on Mars"
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fiat Punto adverts with the Human League's "Don't you want me?" - although IIRC the lyrics were sung in an atrocious accent.

Peugeot 406s sold to the accompaniment of Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" and scenes of napalm-drenched fields.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Music from the commercials Reply with quote

The progressive rock band IQ used to do the Shake N' Vac song live!

Orange's cinema ad is now the one about the blackout, with a song off Joanne Newsom's 'Milk Eyed Mender'.

I've had the Spike Jones 'Hawaiian War Chant' from the Norwich Union ad going through my head all morning as well as the signature tune to 'Mio Mao', because it's on before the Wright Stuff!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about another song advertising a Peugeot-this time the 306-Andy Williams-Can't Take My Eyes Off You-thank you Richard Allinson!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was a PR flop when someone at Vauxhall used the Pogues track "Fiesta" for their Tigra adverts Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Show Me Heaven by Marie McKee( spelling?) advertised Cadbury's milk chocolate.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.completeshite.com/davethewave-adverts/

5-4-3-2-1 - the biscuit bar from 1988 - used Manfred Mann's song.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent link here Cherskiy-brings back some fond memories.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It was also used for the launch of Channel 5
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On 2nd Feb Richard Allinson played the excellent Etta James song I want to make love to you-a song advertising Diet Coke.

This artist is an excellent vocalist.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prior to escaping, I sufferred 'dancing on ice'. The first tune was 'diamonds are a girls best friend' reminds me of an old advert for whitworths dried fruit. It had the word Whitworths in place of diamonds and sowed a woman baking a fruit cake.
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