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23rd Sep '17 12:56:47 PM nombretomado
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*** On the same boat, MS tried to use "21st Century Digital Boy" by BadReligion, which is about overreliance on technology and the negative effect it has.

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*** On the same boat, MS tried to use "21st Century Digital Boy" by BadReligion, Music/BadReligion, which is about overreliance on technology and the negative effect it has.
17th Sep '17 10:12:24 AM nombretomado
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* British upmarket department store John Lewis is now mostly associated with ads (especially those that air around Christmastime) that, [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain in addition to being incomprehensible]], often involve [[SofterAndSlowerCover quiet, brittle cover versions of songs that weren't originally like that at all]] (such as Music/GunsNRoses' "Sweet Child O' Mine", as performed by Music/TakenByTrees), to the extent that [[AVeryBritishChristmas any such cover version will now be dismissively referred to as "the John Lewis version"]].

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* British upmarket department store John Lewis is now mostly associated with ads (especially those that air around Christmastime) that, [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain in addition to being incomprehensible]], often involve [[SofterAndSlowerCover quiet, brittle cover versions of songs that weren't originally like that at all]] (such as Music/GunsNRoses' "Sweet Child O' Mine", as performed by Music/TakenByTrees), to the extent that [[AVeryBritishChristmas [[UsefulNotes/AVeryBritishChristmas any such cover version will now be dismissively referred to as "the John Lewis version"]].
7th Sep '17 3:59:17 PM Phys101
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* Repurposed Country of 1 & 3 variety: Alan Jackson rewrote "The Mercury Blues" about buying, instead, a Ford Truck. Ironies abound. [[FridgeBrilliance Hey, it's the same parent company getting paid either way...

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* Repurposed Country of 1 & 3 variety: Alan Jackson rewrote "The Mercury Blues" about buying, instead, a Ford Truck. Ironies abound. [[FridgeBrilliance Hey, it's the same parent company getting paid either way...]]
27th May '17 12:18:41 PM nombretomado
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* Bruce Springsteen: The Reagan campaign wanted to use Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A.", despite it having a line that says "Sent me off to [[TheVietnamWar a foreign land]] / To go and kill the yellow man". There's an interview with the Boss where he basically says "I don't think the Republicans are actually listening to my music, especially not the ''Nebraska'' album." Hell, 90% of all the songs written by Mellencamp/Springsteen are all about how the Republicans are screwing over the working man. Yet their songs are the ones most likely to be heard at a blue collar/conservative event.

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* Bruce Springsteen: The Reagan campaign wanted to use Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A.", despite it having a line that says "Sent me off to [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar a foreign land]] / To go and kill the yellow man". There's an interview with the Boss where he basically says "I don't think the Republicans are actually listening to my music, especially not the ''Nebraska'' album." Hell, 90% of all the songs written by Mellencamp/Springsteen are all about how the Republicans are screwing over the working man. Yet their songs are the ones most likely to be heard at a blue collar/conservative event.
18th May '17 9:16:16 PM Green_lantern40
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*** Used with programming-specific lyrics in bumpers for TLC's latest batch of summer programming.

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*** Used with programming-specific lyrics in bumpers for TLC's latest batch of summer Summer 2010 programming.
30th Apr '17 5:12:03 PM nombretomado
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* The theme of ''TotallySpies'' was Music/{{Moonbaby}}'s "Here We Go," with its lyrics rewritten.

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* The theme of ''TotallySpies'' ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' was Music/{{Moonbaby}}'s "Here We Go," with its lyrics rewritten.
1st Apr '17 10:01:49 AM nombretomado
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* Music/BenFolds' "Rockin' the Suburbs" was originally a profanity-laced TakeThat aimed at bad radio rock and [[EmoTeen whiny suburban teenagers]] who like it. In ''Film/OverTheHedge'', however, the lyrics instead mocked suburban banality in language suitable for a family film.

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* Music/BenFolds' "Rockin' the Suburbs" was originally a profanity-laced TakeThat aimed at bad radio rock and [[EmoTeen whiny suburban teenagers]] who like it. In ''Film/OverTheHedge'', ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'', however, the lyrics instead mocked suburban banality in language suitable for a family film.
11th Mar '17 3:52:32 PM nombretomado
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** Music/TheRollingStones' "Start Me Up" for MicrosoftWindows 95. Note the BrokenAesop variant here; the next line to the song, not appearing in the commercial itself, is "You make a grown man cry." Another line not used is "I can't compete", which [[IsntItIronic some snarkier types have found quite amusing]] in light of Microsoft's apparent monopolistic ambitions, coupled with notorious quality control problems (especially in the area of security).

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** Music/TheRollingStones' "Start Me Up" for MicrosoftWindows UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows 95. Note the BrokenAesop variant here; the next line to the song, not appearing in the commercial itself, is "You make a grown man cry." Another line not used is "I can't compete", which [[IsntItIronic some snarkier types have found quite amusing]] in light of Microsoft's apparent monopolistic ambitions, coupled with notorious quality control problems (especially in the area of security).
27th Feb '17 3:15:55 PM twilicorn
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* In 2009, ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' commercials used the chorus from Music/{{Aqua}}'s "Barbie Girl" as background music, albeit replacing the "you can brush my hair/undress me everywhere" lyrics with "You can be a star, don't matter who you are". See [[http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/years-later-mattel-embraces-barbie-girl/?_r=1 here]] for further details.

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* In 2009, ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' commercials used the chorus from Music/{{Aqua}}'s "Barbie Girl" as background music, albeit music (albeit replacing the "you can brush my hair/undress me everywhere" lyrics with "You can be a star, don't matter who you are". See [[http://mediadecoder.are"),[[http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/years-later-mattel-embraces-barbie-girl/?_r=1 here]] for further details.bringing the memetic hit full circle.]]



* "Take on Me" (and its music video) were repurposed in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0sthboRhU6Gw7n0BI4u7gqYIp_UlxL2D&v=Al_hYLO_YIQ this]] promo video for the Toronto Film Festival.

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* "Take on Me" (and its music video) were repurposed in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0sthboRhU6Gw7n0BI4u7gqYIp_UlxL2D&v=Al_hYLO_YIQ this]] ReferenceOverdosed promo video for the Toronto Film Festival.
27th Feb '17 3:14:50 PM twilicorn
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* "Take on Me" (and its music video) were repurposed in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0sthboRhU6Gw7n0BI4u7gqYIp_UlxL2D&v=Al_hYLO_YIQ this]] promo video for the Toronto Film Festival.
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