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    Commercials We Hate

    [SIZE=3]I know this is not a "MUSICIAN"...but I also mourn the death (usually from greed) of a good song....[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3]Like when they used the Beatles "Revolution" for a Nike commercial....[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3]The sing that died for me...[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3]"Blister in the Sun"[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3]After it was butchered for a burger commercial....[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3]Sad...so sad....a sensless death to be sure....[/SIZE]
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    Led Zeppelin's "Rock & Roll" for that damn car commercial. Sell-outs!

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    depressing, ain't it?

    and i must add: nick drake's "pink moon" in a VW ad.


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    The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop", in commercials for Pepsi, cellphones, and probably more... But I still love the song anyway.

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    In another vein;

    Michael Bolton - Dock of the Bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fool Moon View Post
    In another vein;

    Michael Bolton - Dock of the Bay.
    i think michael bolton ruined that song. as opposed to the commercial ruining the song, hah.


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    Is it true The doors will never allow any of their songs to be used in commercials etc ?

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    That's what Paul McCartney said about Beatles songs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathGroupie View Post
    That's what Paul McCartney said about Beatles songs.
    I think Michael Jackson owns the rights to many of the Beatles' songs (including Revolution.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavros View Post
    I think Michael Jackson owns the rights to many of the Beatles' songs (including Revolution.)
    He does. The bastard.


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    Rember the show Family Ties with Micheal J Fox?
    The end show when Alex (MJF) n his gf split
    The song
    What would it take.
    man I loved it to death till I saw the video killed it rite then n there. Yuk

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    That hag Janie Hendrix!!!!!

    Hendrix used to say his songs were like personal diaries of how he felt!!

    I know damn well he would hate her selling his music for commercials!!

    He wasn't about that!!!!!!!!!!!

    But Janie is a fucking hag who totally disrespects his memory all to make money!!!

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    Iggy Pop's Lust for Life is being used in a commercial for a cruise line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny62 View Post
    That hag Janie Hendrix!!!!!

    Hendrix used to say his songs were like personal diaries of how he felt!!

    I know damn well he would hate her selling his music for commercials!!

    He wasn't about that!!!!!!!!!!!

    But Janie is a fucking hag who totally disrespects his memory all to make money!!!
    I'm sure if Jimi was around and needed the cash he would "be about that".

    "I want to break free" by Queen was used in a coke commercial. I still like the song though, so I guess posting it made no sense


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    Quote Originally Posted by knothere View Post
    Rember the show Family Ties with Micheal J Fox?
    The end show when Alex (MJF) n his gf split
    The song
    What would it take.
    man I loved it to death till I saw the video killed it rite then n there. Yuk

    "At this moment" Billy Vera

    Touching song...I remember that episode quite well...that girl in the show is now his wife (has been his wife) Tracy Polland (sp?)

    Trainstation break up
    [SIZE=4]I put the fun in funeral.[/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsjorgy View Post
    "At this moment" Billy Vera

    Touching song...I remember that episode quite well...that girl in the show is now his wife (has been his wife) Tracy Polland (sp?)

    Trainstation break up
    OMG. I was 12 when that episode aired and I still love that song. I think of Alex all alone every time I hear it.

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    Flaming Lips

    Sold "Do You Realize" to sell a damn british SUV!?!?!?!?!?

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    "All You Need is Love" was covered by Nada Surf (I think) for a credit card commercial fairly recently...one of my favourite bands, The Features, were told to do it first by the label but they refused because they felt it was for them to a) cover a Beatles song and, more importantly, b) they thought it was wrong to use "All You Need is Love" to advertise a high interest credit card. They ended up getting dropped from the label.

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    fred dancing with the vacuum cleaner had to be the worse.

    led zepplin rock and roll for cadillac did'nt bother me so much. rock and roll and cadillacs go way back together ,kinda complement each other.and,zep probably sold some albums,much like nouveau vague moved some units after they were used in la ink trailers.

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    The Weather Channel "Papa was A Rollin Stone" They only played the
    instrumental. Vodoo Chile by Hendrix (Hulk Hogan's Theme music) and there is one more but they turned it into elevator music and I can't get the tune in my head anymore lol
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    Or Roky Erickson's "You're Gonna Miss Me" for Dell Computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnoradawn View Post
    i think michael bolton ruined that song. as opposed to the commercial ruining the song, hah.

    Exactly my point. Thus the "in another vein".

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    How about "Ring of Fire"? Can't remember what product they were advertising (I want to say women's jeans but I'm not 100% sure on that), but I felt sick when I saw that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanable View Post
    How about "Ring of Fire"? Can't remember what product they were advertising (I want to say women's jeans but I'm not 100% sure on that), but I felt sick when I saw that.
    I forgot which one also - but Preparation H wanted it for their hemorroid commercial - but Cash's family said no! (true story!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnoradawn View Post
    depressing, ain't it?

    and i must add: nick drake's "pink moon" in a VW ad.
    Ugh! I agree with you 100%!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fanable View Post
    How about "Ring of Fire"? Can't remember what product they were advertising (I want to say women's jeans but I'm not 100% sure on that), but I felt sick when I saw that.
    "Walk the Line" was used in a jeans commercial. I kind of liked the version they used (it wasn't the original), but it always makes me a little sad when good songs are used for commercials.
    [SIZE=2]I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auguststar View Post
    "Walk the Line" was used in a jeans commercial. I kind of liked the version they used (it wasn't the original), but it always makes me a little sad when good songs are used for commercials.
    That's it; don't know why my mind kept insisting it was RoF.

    Either way, it just wasn't right, IMO.

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    Apparently Lisa Marie Presley didn't appreciate them using "Viva Las Vegas" for a Viagra commercial - but since her family doesn't own the rights to the song, there's nothing they can do about it.

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    i kinda like tainted love in the levi ad.

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    Johnny Cash I've been everywhere for a hotel chain...ugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanable View Post
    How about "Ring of Fire"? Can't remember what product they were advertising (I want to say women's jeans but I'm not 100% sure on that), but I felt sick when I saw that.

    "I Walk the Line" was I think Levi's.....nearly made me hurl.....then Queen's "Your My Best Friend" on a car ad nearly gave me diarrhea.
    Last edited by tngirl1967; 10-14-2007 at 09:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason8478 View Post
    I'm sure if Jimi was around and needed the cash he would "be about that".

    "I want to break free" by Queen was used in a coke commercial. I still like the song though, so I guess posting it made no sense
    I don't know from what I read about Hendrix money really didn't mean anything to him. And he was one of top moneymakers in the 1960's so I am sure if he was around he wouldn't need the money!

    But you never know!!!

    Voodoo child "slight return"...the first I feel Heavy Metal song...hated it when Hulk Hogan used it!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanable View Post
    How about "Ring of Fire"? Can't remember what product they were advertising (I want to say women's jeans but I'm not 100% sure on that), but I felt sick when I saw that.
    Maybe a chilli commercial?

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    yep

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    Nobody has picked up the rights for William Shatner's "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" yet. Prozac commercial?

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    It is a sad thing when the star or the star's estate no longer owns the rights to a song and it ends up being used in a less then flattering way...It is even sadder when the star or their estate owns the rights and allows the songs to be used like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aries65 View Post
    Apparently Lisa Marie Presley didn't appreciate them using "Viva Las Vegas" for a Viagra commercial - but since her family doesn't own the rights to the song, there's nothing they can do about it.
    LOL! I thought that was a joke the first time I saw the commercial. Everybody has a price. This commercialism is death to the music...RIP

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    The Violent Femmes got sold out on Wendy's using their song in the commerical and they were pissed! Posted about it on one of the member's websites.

    Somehow, I just have a hard time making the jump from the Femmes to Wendy's, you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavros View Post
    I think Michael Jackson owns the rights to many of the Beatles' songs (including Revolution.)
    I looked this up recently (probably after seeing one of Target's "Hello Goodbuy" commercials for the billionth time) and it's actually kind of confusing. Jackson now owns half of the publishing rights of most of the songs, essentially -- he had to sell some to pay debts. Sony owns the rest, and they may end up owning more if Jackson doesn't pay up on some loans.

    I think it's shitty that he bought the catalog after Paul McCartney told him that owning publishing rights could be really lucrative. But there's no reason to feel bad for Paul; he owns the rights to thousands of songs and still gets his half of the songwriter's royalties. And in some ways it's his own fault (and Lennon's) that he didn't have the rights to begin with.
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    Iggy & The Stooges - Search And Destroy in a Nike ad back in the mid 90's.
    The Clash - Pressure Drop in a new car commercial
    ANY Ramones tune in a commercial
    Misfits covering Conway Twitty's Only Make Believe

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    There's that instrumental "hint" of Sweet Home Alabama for the KFC commercials. But of course that song got "ruined" when it was used for that dreadful Reese Witherspoon movie (and as the title of it also - gag!)

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    I think there was an advert for Budweiser (I won't drink it cos they stole the name from the Czechs and then told the Czech company they can't use it, even though Budweiser MEANS it is brewed in the style of that part of Czech republic) back in the 90s that used Led Zep's version of When the Levee Breaks.

    Yep, not too keen on rampant capitalism.

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    Please forgive me if this is off but..

    I hate the fact that Big Lots and Saturn cars both ripped off the ultimate Muppet tune "Ma-nahnah" (spell?)

    It grates me more than anyone will ever know!!!!!

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    Like a rock......damn Ford commericials......

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    Quote Originally Posted by klondyke26 View Post
    Please forgive me if this is off but..

    I hate the fact that Big Lots and Saturn cars both ripped off the ultimate Muppet tune "Ma-nahnah" (spell?)

    It grates me more than anyone will ever know!!!!!


    Wasn't that also in a Dr. Pepper (or something similar, forgive me) commercial a couple years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadRinger View Post
    That's what Paul McCartney said about Beatles songs.
    Paul isn't the one that makes that decision. But if he was, I somehow think we would have seen Beatles song in advertising even earlier. The guy is a great musician/songwriter, but he loves the money.

    If he did make the decisions we would be bombarded with Beatles music right now considering he's about to pay his ex some serious money.

    No prenup??? I guess we know who's the dumb Beatle now...

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    A few songs I thought were cool when I was 18 were used in Swiffer commercials!
    Blondie's "One Way or Another"
    and "Whip It" by Devo.

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    Classic songs in commercials

    * Chase Bank is using the Rolling Stones' I'm Free. Grrrr!

    * Car commercial is using ELO's Hold On Tight. More grrrr!

    Don't know who owns the rights to these particular songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraith View Post
    * Chase Bank is using the Rolling Stones' I'm Free. Grrrr!
    I thought it was some band from the 90's that sang that song?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prettypixie1986 View Post
    Like a rock......damn Ford commericials......

    can't blame henry on this one,it was a chevy commercial.
    Last edited by midnitelamp; 11-18-2007 at 12:58 PM.

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