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23rd May '17 3:20:16 AM jormis29
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* {{UsefulNotes/BBC}} family game show ''The Generation Game'' used Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer's ''Karn Evil 9'' (specifically, "First Impression Part Two") for the title music and music stings. One wonders if the Beeb knew about the car-bomb lyrics or the "seven virgins and a mule" bit.

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* {{UsefulNotes/BBC}} family game show ''The Generation Game'' ''Series/TheGenerationGame'' used Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer's ''Karn Evil 9'' (specifically, "First Impression Part Two") for the title music and music stings. One wonders if the Beeb knew about the car-bomb lyrics or the "seven virgins and a mule" bit.
20th May '17 5:18:03 PM MorganWick
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** They're oddly apropos for the History Channel, especially considering their newfound love of both the end of the world and the pretend.

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** They're oddly apropos for the History Channel, especially considering their [[NetworkDecay newfound love love]] of both [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world world]] and [[DocumentaryOfLies the pretend.pretend]].



* A number of tobyMac songs (mostly "The Slam") have been used in previews for violent movies and shows, despite said songs being about God.
** Although, "The Slam" was written by tobyMac after he saw ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'', which is pretty violent.

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* A In an inversion of the many examples on this page of violent, un-PC songs being used in innocent contexts, a number of tobyMac songs (mostly "The Slam") have been used in previews for violent movies and shows, despite said songs being about God.
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God. Although, "The Slam" was written by tobyMac after he saw ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'', which is pretty violent.



* A 2004 ad for the Volkwagen Touareg featured "Ariel Ramirez", a song by Richard Buckner about doing heroin.

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* A 2004 ad for the Volkwagen Volkswagen Touareg featured "Ariel Ramirez", a song by Richard Buckner about doing heroin.
16th May '17 5:13:59 PM nombretomado
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** It was used to rather hilarious effect on an episode of ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' in a situation that actually ''highlighted'' and inverted its inappropriateness as a love song by using it as accompaniment to a montage in which StalkerWithACrush Rose lavishes affection and attention on a helplessly ill Charlie. The thing is, Rose got Charlie sick in the first place and was keeping him that way so she could indulge her romantic feelings for him.

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** It was used to rather hilarious effect on an episode of ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' in a situation that actually ''highlighted'' and inverted its inappropriateness as a love song by using it as accompaniment to a montage in which StalkerWithACrush Rose lavishes affection and attention on a helplessly ill Charlie. The thing is, Rose got Charlie sick in the first place and was keeping him that way so she could indulge her romantic feelings for him.
30th Apr '17 10:55:09 AM nombretomado
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* Music/TaylorSwift using [[TomPetty "American Girl"]], which she even covered, as intro music, is appropriate. [[TheGuessWho "American Woman"]], not so much (after all, the very first line is "American woman, stay away from me!").

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* Music/TaylorSwift using [[TomPetty [[Music/TomPetty "American Girl"]], which she even covered, as intro music, is appropriate. [[TheGuessWho "American Woman"]], not so much (after all, the very first line is "American woman, stay away from me!").
2nd Apr '17 3:57:29 PM nombretomado
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* PetShopBoys' "Opportunities (Let's make lots of money)", a song about two shady losers co-conspiring a get-rich quick scheme (and implied imminent failure at said scheme), was used as the theme to "Beauty And The Geek" (where people actually ''did'' make lots of money), primarily because of the chorus "I've got the brains, you've got the looks/Let's make lots of money".

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* PetShopBoys' Music/PetShopBoys' "Opportunities (Let's make lots of money)", a song about two shady losers co-conspiring a get-rich quick scheme (and implied imminent failure at said scheme), was used as the theme to "Beauty And The Geek" (where people actually ''did'' make lots of money), primarily because of the chorus "I've got the brains, you've got the looks/Let's make lots of money".
2nd Apr '17 9:28:33 AM Psyclone
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** The song that was [[https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/shortcuts/2016/nov/09/how-you-cant-always-get-what-you-want-became-donald-trumps-bizarre-theme-song ultimately played the most]] during Trump's campaign (also without permission), though? "[[Creator/TheRollingStones You Can't Always Get What You Want]]". Not only is it a rather odd choice for a ''political campaign'' song, Trump even played it ''after his victory speech''.
26th Mar '17 3:02:45 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''TheOnion'': "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/song-about-heroin-used-to-advertise-bank,1489/ Song About Heroin Used To Advertise Bank]]".

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* Parodied in ''TheOnion'': ''Website/TheOnion'': "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/song-about-heroin-used-to-advertise-bank,1489/ Song About Heroin Used To Advertise Bank]]".
21st Feb '17 9:49:02 PM gewunomox
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' includes Creator/KendrickLamar's "Swimming Pools" on the soundtrack. While the trippy production fits the theme of the game well, [[DrowningMySorrows the lyrics on the other hand]] are a {{Deconstruction}} of excessive partying.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' includes Creator/KendrickLamar's Music/KendrickLamar's "Swimming Pools" on the soundtrack. While the trippy production fits the theme of the game well, [[DrowningMySorrows the lyrics on the other hand]] are a {{Deconstruction}} of excessive partying.
20th Feb '17 12:43:19 PM Sakubara
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** It's either that, or it's about what happens to you a few hours after you eat an entire bowl of really hot chili peppers...


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** It's gotten to the point where some people have inverted it, thinking that they are the first to bring up the stalker angel thinking it's unintentional on The Police's part.
31st Jan '17 5:15:46 PM undyingembers
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* There is a ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jicjQwsBiD0 fan mod]] that inserts a cinematic of [[spoiler:Alistair and femCousland's]] wedding. The music playing in the background? An elvish song about how we shouldn't fear death.

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* There is a ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jicjQwsBiD0 fan mod]] that inserts a cinematic of [[spoiler:Alistair and femCousland's]] wedding. The music playing in the background? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAANKFPchtA An elvish song about how we shouldn't fear death.death]].
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