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11th Jan '17 3:41:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* For several years, NASCAR used Metallica's "Fuel" as a themesong. A pulse-pounding song about the thrills, and dangers, of street racing, with an addiction subtext. They even forgot to censor the word fuck in one of the lyrics.

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* For several years, NASCAR used Metallica's Music/{{Metallica}}'s "Fuel" as a themesong. A pulse-pounding song about the thrills, and dangers, of street racing, with an addiction subtext. They even forgot to censor the word fuck in one of the lyrics.



* As of January 2015, a campaign on Youngstown State University's [=YikYak=] calling for the firing of a professor who allegedly sexually harassed students has begun to use the lyrics to the chorus of "Youth of the Nation" by {{POD}} as a sort of rallying cry, which is very fitting. That is, unless you listen to the rest of the song and realize it's actually a sad reflective song about teenagers who make poor decisions - including one who [[UnfortunateImplications commits a school shooting]].

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* As of January 2015, a campaign on Youngstown State University's [=YikYak=] calling for the firing of a professor who allegedly sexually harassed students has begun to use the lyrics to the chorus of "Youth of the Nation" by {{POD}} Music/{{POD}} as a sort of rallying cry, which is very fitting. That is, unless you listen to the rest of the song and realize it's actually a sad reflective song about teenagers who make poor decisions - including one who [[UnfortunateImplications commits a school shooting]].
26th Dec '16 6:05:56 PM nombretomado
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* Here's another example from Japan-AKB48 partnered up with Baitoru, a Japanese website that helps people find part-time jobs that pay 1,000 yen [[note]]$8.33 in USD[[/note]] and higher to their workers each day, to produce [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MEefBdeNwo a version of their hit song "Heavy Rotation" with the lyrics changed to be about Baitoru]].

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* Here's another example from Japan-AKB48 Japan-Music/AKB48 partnered up with Baitoru, a Japanese website that helps people find part-time jobs that pay 1,000 yen [[note]]$8.33 in USD[[/note]] and higher to their workers each day, to produce [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MEefBdeNwo a version of their hit song "Heavy Rotation" with the lyrics changed to be about Baitoru]].
23rd Dec '16 10:47:52 AM VicGeorge2011
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* The [=DiVinyls=]' "I Touch Myself", an IntercourseWithYou song, was repurposed as a song to raise up breast cancer awareness following lead singer Chrissy Amphlett's death in 2013, with various artists such as Olivia Newton-John covering it.
12th Nov '16 1:29:12 PM PhantomDusclops92
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* Around 2006-2007, ''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".

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* Around 2006-2007, 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".are". See [[http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/years-later-mattel-embraces-barbie-girl/?_r=1 here]] for further details.
12th Nov '16 1:25:23 PM PhantomDusclops92
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* Around 2006-2007, ''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".
12th Nov '16 1:10:59 PM nombretomado
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* A recent ad campaign for the Kingsford Charcoal Grill Company with the slogan "Slow down and Grill" features a '''bizarre''' psychedelic cover of the HumanLeague's "Keep Feeling (Fascination)."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmv32RHQgDY This]] 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee commercial might work as a sort of generic tribute to the American work ethic... if you didn't know that the song they're playing in the background JohnnyCash's cover of the American folk tune "God's Gonna Cut You Down." Either somebody's making a subtle jab at capitalism/corporations or the people at Jeep didn't figure that Johnny Cash is popular enough for people to recognize one of his most recent songs.

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* A recent An ad campaign for the Kingsford Charcoal Grill Company with the slogan "Slow down and Grill" features a '''bizarre''' psychedelic cover of the HumanLeague's "Keep Feeling (Fascination)."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmv32RHQgDY This]] 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee commercial might work as a sort of generic tribute to the American work ethic... if you didn't know that the song they're playing in the background JohnnyCash's Music/JohnnyCash's cover of the American folk tune "God's Gonna Cut You Down." Either somebody's making a subtle jab at capitalism/corporations or the people at Jeep didn't figure that Johnny Cash is popular enough for people to recognize one of his most recent songs.
11th Nov '16 3:25:27 PM Morgenthaler
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** He still ''is'' notoriously anti-commercial. He sued both these companies. And '''''WON'''''. That's why you don't mess with [[BadAss Tom motherfuckin Waits]].

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** He still ''is'' notoriously anti-commercial. He sued both these companies. And '''''WON'''''. That's why you don't mess with [[BadAss Tom motherfuckin Waits]].Waits.
31st Oct '16 11:10:52 AM gewunomox
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* StatusQuo rerecorded a song for an Australian supermarket company with lyrics advertising the company. It makes every Australian cry with anger.

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* StatusQuo Music/StatusQuo rerecorded a song for an Australian supermarket company with lyrics advertising the company. It makes every Australian cry with anger.
22nd Oct '16 1:46:12 PM AgProv
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* The odly-named Citroen C4 Cactus car was advertised using [{JeffersonStarship Jefferson Airplane]]'s ''White Rabbit''. A song which extols the virtues of changing your state of perception by doing lots and lots of lovely LSD. Now let's drive a car in this state. Yeah, right. If you don't crash it or provoke a road accident because of all those dope-smoking caterpillars, self-animating chess pieces, red queens with axes, white rabbits, et c, popping up out of holes in the verge, here comes Mr Policeman who discovers you to be intoxicated on Substances. Your trip now becomes a very bad one to the cells of the local nick. Yeah, right.

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* The odly-named Citroen C4 Cactus car was advertised using [{JeffersonStarship [[JeffersonStarship Jefferson Airplane]]'s ''White Rabbit''. A song which extols the virtues of changing your state of perception by doing lots and lots of lovely LSD. Now let's drive a car in this state. Yeah, right. If you don't crash it or provoke a road accident because of all those dope-smoking caterpillars, self-animating chess pieces, red queens with axes, white rabbits, et c, popping up out of holes in the verge, here comes Mr Policeman who discovers you to be intoxicated on Substances. Your trip now becomes a very bad one to the cells of the local nick. Yeah, right.
22nd Oct '16 1:44:39 PM AgProv
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* The odly-named Citroen C4 Cactus car was advertised using [{JeffersonStarship Jefferson Airplane]]'s ''White Rabbit''. A song which extols the virtues of changing your state of perception by doing lots and lots of lovely LSD. Now let's drive a car in this state. Yeah, right. If you don't crash it or provoke a road accident because of all those dope-smoking caterpillars, self-animating chess pieces, red queens with axes, white rabbits, et c, popping up out of holes in the verge, here comes Mr Policeman who discovers you to be intoxicated on Substances. Your trip now becomes a very bad one to the cells of the local nick. Yeah, right.
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