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26th May '16 5:43:49 PM nombretomado
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* Very shortly after Music/LouReed's death, his song "Perfect Day" from ''Music/{{Transformer}}'' (a song that most agree came out of his mixed feelings of pain, pleasure, hate and affection for his own addiction to heroin) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0d9d-cdxhk was used to advertise the PS4.]] The idea presumably was something like "it's a perfect day when you play the PS4 with your friends, as long as you are able to ignore the song's darker undertones."

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* Very shortly after Music/LouReed's death, his song "Perfect Day" from ''Music/{{Transformer}}'' (a song that most agree came out of his mixed feelings of pain, pleasure, hate and affection for his own addiction to heroin) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0d9d-cdxhk was used to advertise the PS4.]] The idea presumably was something like "it's a perfect day when you play the PS4 [=PS4=] with your friends, as long as you are able to ignore the song's darker undertones."
13th May '16 2:59:53 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping" has been used as theme music for hopeful, perky young protagonists, in spite of the fact that the song itself is about getting drunk and brawling in bars with your better days long gone by. (It was written as an ambiguous anthem for "[[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem Old Labour]]" after TonyBlair's "New Labour" had sucked the spirit out of the British Left in the-mid 90s; Chumbawamba are left-wing anarchists. In short, the person "pissing the night away" brawling in bars with better days behind them is British Socialism and the British labour movement).

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* Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping" has been used as theme music for hopeful, perky young protagonists, in spite of the fact that the song itself is about getting drunk and brawling in bars with your better days long gone by. (It was written as an ambiguous anthem for "[[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem Old Labour]]" after TonyBlair's UsefulNotes/TonyBlair's "New Labour" had sucked the spirit out of the British Left in the-mid 90s; Chumbawamba are left-wing anarchists. In short, the person "pissing the night away" brawling in bars with better days behind them is British Socialism and the British labour movement).
5th May '16 4:05:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' music montages occasionally fall into this trap; one of the worst was the choruses (''only'' the choruses) of DavidBowie's [[http://www.teenagewildlife.com/Albums/YA/YA.html "Young Americans"]] being used to underscore cute toddler clips.

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* ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' music montages occasionally fall into this trap; one of the worst was the choruses (''only'' the choruses) of DavidBowie's Music/DavidBowie's [[http://www.teenagewildlife.com/Albums/YA/YA.html "Young Americans"]] being used to underscore cute toddler clips.
24th Apr '16 8:52:54 PM zaphod77
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** Not to mention that the stalker song is sampled for use in Puff Daddy's tribute to Biggie. You have to wonder if P. Diddy ever actually listened to the song (though considering that Sting has participated in performances of the tribute, apparently he's decided to just roll with it).

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** Not to mention that the stalker song is sampled for use in Puff Daddy's tribute to Biggie. You have to wonder if P. Diddy ever actually listened to the song (though considering that Sting has participated in performances of the tribute, apparently he's decided to just roll with it). They did change enough lyrics that someone who never heard the original wouldn't know. (It's now "missing you" instead of "watching you".)
9th Apr '16 4:52:22 PM tigerstar
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* There's an advert for some car or other which is set to "This Is The Life" by Amy [=MacDonald=]. It would be bad enough if they'd used one of the verses (which describe apparent good times) and conveniently ignored the chorus (which is a "reveal" of the misery that the person the song is addressed to is trying to run away from) but no...they've gone straight for the most miserable part of the song, purely for the TitleDrop. The music behind it isn't even particularly peppy.

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* There's an advert [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuOW4oalG70 This advert]] for some car or other which is set to the Fiat 500 uses "This Is The Life" by Amy [=MacDonald=]. It would be bad enough if they'd used one of the verses (which describe apparent good times) and conveniently ignored the chorus (which is a "reveal" of the misery that the person the song is addressed to is trying to run away from) but no...they've gone straight for the most miserable part of the song, purely for the TitleDrop. The music behind it isn't even particularly peppy.
6th Apr '16 2:47:43 PM ferrelas
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* The 2012 NFL season has seen a series of Bud Light commercials that celebrate fans with strange little traditions that they believe will influence the improve their team's performance...set to "Superstition" from ''Music/TalkingBook'' by Music/StevieWonder. Not surprisingly, the commercials always end before getting to the line "When you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer."

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* The 2012 NFL season has seen a series of Bud Light commercials that celebrate fans with strange little traditions that they believe will influence the improve their team's performance...set to "Superstition" from ''Music/TalkingBook'' by Music/StevieWonder. Not surprisingly, the commercials always end before getting to the line "When you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer."
29th Mar '16 2:33:17 PM Corlagon
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* The ZDF documentary ''Deutschland-Saga'' (in the ''Terra X'' slot) used Music/DiePrinzen's "Deutschland" as its theme. The song is a tongue-in-cheek satire; the chorus is harmless enough, but they also used the repeated "Deutsch! Deutsch!" shouts, which irritated some viewers.
18th Mar '16 8:18:31 PM TheBigBopper
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* Hinder's "Lips of an Angel" sometimes gets used at weddings and in other romantic contexts. It's a song about cheating and not being able to move on from past relationships. Apparently people only focus on lines like "coming from the lips of an angel, hearing my name it makes me weak", while ignoring ones like "You make it hard to be faithful, with the lips of an angel" in '''the same chorus.'''

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* Hinder's "Lips of an Angel" sometimes gets used at weddings and in other romantic contexts. It's a song about cheating and not being able to move on from past relationships. Apparently people only focus on lines like "coming from the lips of an angel, hearing my name it makes me weak", while ignoring ones like "You make it hard to be faithful, with the lips of an angel" in '''the same chorus.'''''' On the other hand, there's no shortage of stories throughout history that treat adultery as romantic, such as the tale of Lancelot and Guinevere (at least before it ended in tragedy), so maybe that's how some folks meant to interpret it.
6th Mar '16 9:17:39 AM SpukiKitty
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* A while back; Someone on YouTube, probably a young kid, made what was supposed to be a sweet video tribute to a deceased pet/horse....except the person used Minnie Riperton's ''Loving You'', which is a sweet-sounding, bird-song-filled....IntercourseWithYou song.
** This may be the same kid mentioned in the ''Theater'' examples below who set her horse photos and such to ''Sweeney Todd'' songs.
6th Mar '16 8:12:31 AM SpukiKitty
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*** Actually they don't cut it out before. The hate and the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5Rwvv0IzVA vomit lines are intact]] as the happy family scoot around in their Cadillac. They should've just used the musical intro (it is very cheerful and peppy).
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