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20th Jul '16 8:02:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* Music/IrvingBerlin repurposed his own song "Any Yams Today" for the war effort during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, creating the classic "WesternAnimation/AnyBondsToday"

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* Music/IrvingBerlin repurposed his own song "Any Yams Today" for the war effort during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, creating the classic "WesternAnimation/AnyBondsToday""WesternAnimation/AnyBondsToday".
* A fictional example. Greg from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' became a multi-millionare due to his ex-manager from the 80s repurposing one of his songs into a burger jingle.
7th Jul '16 9:50:39 AM gewunomox
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* Toyota used the song "Bargain" by TheWho - emphasising the lines "I call that a bargain / the best I ever had." It's actually a song about how love is better than material possessions.

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* Toyota used the song "Bargain" by TheWho Music/TheWho - emphasising the lines "I call that a bargain / the best I ever had." It's actually a song about how love is better than material possessions.
23rd Jun '16 3:17:36 AM gewunomox
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* A series of commercials for Bud Light celebrates various superstitions that sports fans have, featuring the song ''Superstition'' by StevieWonder. Sounds appropriate, right? But listen to the lyrics again--they're about how superstitions are ''bad'' for you.

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* A series of commercials for Bud Light celebrates various superstitions that sports fans have, featuring the song ''Superstition'' by StevieWonder.Music/StevieWonder. Sounds appropriate, right? But listen to the lyrics again--they're about how superstitions are ''bad'' for you.
23rd Jun '16 2:35:24 AM gewunomox
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* A series of Walgreen's commercials use a lyrics-free version of CreedenceClearwaterRevival's "Down on the Corner" to signify their origin as an innovative corner store.

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* A series of Walgreen's commercials use a lyrics-free version of CreedenceClearwaterRevival's Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival's "Down on the Corner" to signify their origin as an innovative corner store.
20th Jun '16 10:55:56 PM gewunomox
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* The MotleyCrue song "Kickstart My Heart" (about heroin overdose) was apparently played during the preview of the film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' (a Pixar film), most likely chosen for the "engine" sound at the start of the song and it's fast tempo. If only those parents knew that Nikki Sixx's heroin overdose convinced them to go to a children's movie...

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* The MotleyCrue Music/MotleyCrue song "Kickstart My Heart" (about heroin overdose) was apparently played during the preview of the film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' (a Pixar film), most likely chosen for the "engine" sound at the start of the song and it's fast tempo. If only those parents knew that Nikki Sixx's heroin overdose convinced them to go to a children's movie...
17th Jun '16 7:33:20 PM gewunomox
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* NBC has used the intro of DeepPurple's "Knocking at Your Back Door" to promote their show ''Shark Hunters''...the problem is that, even though that intro sounds like a ''Jaws'' parody, it's ''also'' a song about anal sex.

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* NBC has used the intro of DeepPurple's Music/DeepPurple's "Knocking at Your Back Door" to promote their show ''Shark Hunters''...the problem is that, even though that intro sounds like a ''Jaws'' parody, it's ''also'' a song about anal sex.
12th Jun '16 2:28:58 PM DavidCowie
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* The Dandy Warhols' song ''Bohemian Like You'' was used for a Pontiac car commercial. The first line makes sense, "You got a great car", but fans of the group were singing the next line, "yeah, what's wrong with it today".

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* The Dandy Warhols' Music/TheDandyWarhols' song ''Bohemian Like You'' was used for a Pontiac car commercial. The first line makes sense, "You got a great car", but fans of the group were singing the next line, "yeah, what's wrong with it today".
7th Jun '16 10:02:47 PM gewunomox
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* GreenDay's "Welcome to Paradise" has been played in ads for ''Couples Retreat''. The song's about living on your own for the first time and in a bad neighborhood, not taking a vacation.

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* GreenDay's Music/GreenDay's "Welcome to Paradise" has been played in ads for ''Couples Retreat''. The song's about living on your own for the first time and in a bad neighborhood, not taking a vacation.
7th May '16 3:52:28 PM nombretomado
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* SeaBond advertises with an upbeat version of "Bye Bye Love," sung gleefully (and painfully out of key) by three older women (and one older man, bearing more than a passing resemblance to Stanley Zbornak from ''TheGoldenGirls'') as "Bye bye paste!"

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* SeaBond advertises with an upbeat version of "Bye Bye Love," sung gleefully (and painfully out of key) by three older women (and one older man, bearing more than a passing resemblance to Stanley Zbornak from ''TheGoldenGirls'') ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'') as "Bye bye paste!"
3rd May '16 2:08:26 PM aye_amber
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** Pepsi was big about rock/pop star endorsements in TheEighties; other songs they used via their original performers and rewritten lyrics included [[Music/DavidBowie "Modern Love"]], [[Music/MichaelJackson "Billie Jean", and "Bad"]]. Another was set to the tune of Glenn Frey's "[[MiamiVice You Belong to the City]]".

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** Pepsi was big about rock/pop star endorsements in TheEighties; other songs they used via their original performers and rewritten lyrics included [[Music/DavidBowie "[[Music/DavidBowie "Modern Love"]], Love,]]" [[Music/MichaelJackson "Billie Jean", and "Bad"]]. Another was set to the tune of Glenn Frey's "[[MiamiVice "[[Series/MiamiVice You Belong to the City]]".



* A cover of "[[DavidBowie Space Oddity]]" performed by Cat Power soundtracks a Lincoln MKZ commercial. You know, the song about an astronaut's suicide?

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* A cover of "[[DavidBowie "[[Music/DavidBowie Space Oddity]]" performed by Cat Power soundtracks a Lincoln MKZ commercial. You know, the song about an astronaut's suicide?
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