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Ear Worm: Advertising
i agree the lyrics are genius. but they won't get out of my bloody head. seriously, i haven't slept for a week.
kgoonie, commenting about the Garmin "Carol Of The Bells" ads on Youtube

If you are annoyed by commercials, the sticky songs they use make it even worse. Of course, the entire point of advertising jingles is to be an ear worm so that you don't forget the name of the brand.
Phone numbers set to music
  • JG Wentworth: 877-CASH-NOW!!!
  • Empire Carpets: Eight-Hundred, Five-Eight-Eight, Two-Three-Hundred, Em-piiiiire! (Today!) This one has been around since the 1960's, when Empire was a Chicago-only business, and the phone number didn't start with 1-800. Many folks who first heard it back then think the "1-800" ruins the meter.
    • The holiday jingles were just as earworm-ish.
  • Stanley Steemer: Call 1-800-STEEMER, Stanley Steemer gets your carpet cleaner!
  • Speaking of Pizza hut: "Call 648-8888..." (This number, set to the melody of the William Tell Overture, reaches Pizza Hut delivery in one or two area codes.)
    • Call 488-8888! Pizza Hut Delivery is really great!
  • A taxi ad which appeared in September '07, EVERYWHERE in Australia. "1-3-1, double 0 8. So many taxis, why wait?"
  • [2], 1-877—ARGH!
  • Call 8 2-5 2-5 2-5! The Denver Post guaranteed classified...
  • 0-800-double 0 - 1066
  • "1-800-SAFE-AUTO..."
  • Coldseal Windows 0800 double two double one double five!
  • ((BROKEN))"1-800-94-JENNY!" (or 95-, 96-, etc.) (Jenny Craig)
  • "Call 1-800-EAST-WEST"
  • "1-3-double OH-6-triple 5-0-6".
    • Well, at least I'll never forget the number, even if I forget how to read and write.
  • "The Heavy Hitters are all you need, call 1-800-LAW-1333!"
  • Regional example from ITV in the UK: "Ring YTV's Christmas Line on Leeds double four-eight-one-NINE-NINE!
  • For those of us in the US state of Illinois..."United Auto Insurance...773-202-5000 We've got you covered...Chicago!
  • 1-800 MY SEATS! (1-800 MY SEATS!)
  • Whenever I visit family in Toronto, I always get that damn Alarm Force jingle stuck in my head.
    • 1-800-267-2001! ALARM FORCE!!!!!!
  • 773, 202, (Bee-beep-beep-beep), LUNAAA...
  • Who do you call when your windshield's BUS-ted? 1-800-FIF-ty four- GI-ant!
  • Everyone from the greater LA/Inland Empire will recognize "Well, you won't get a lemon..." "I wouldn't have got a lemon?" "at Toyota of Orange!"
  • Here's a ZIP CODE set to music for all the ZOOMers in the house!!
  • Northern Nevadans, sing with me: CARSON CITY TOYOTA SCION, if you're not buying here, YOU SHOULD BE!!!
  • For a lot of us in the NYC metropolitan area, there's this relentless ear worm... Six-six-six, six-six-sixty-six! REMEMBER SIX!!
    • This literally comes on EVERY. SINGLE. Commmercial break.
  • On the subject of Toyotas, the new Highlander ain't got no room for boring.
  • 1-1-8-24-7, give them a call it's directory heaven.
    • This is the reason you know the Yellow Pages number. It even inspired Magical Trevor...
  • 1-800-267-2001, Alarm Force!
  • Rattle Me Bones, a Board Game from The Eighties where you must carefully remove treasure from a Pirate Skeleton, has a ridiculously catchy song in its commercial. "Spin the wheel for the treasure to take, careful my friends or he'll RATTLE AND SHAKE!"
  • Call 267-8433, because the next best thing to do is Dalworth Clean *ding*
  • From British radio, Gold's Factory Outlet in north London: "The big red building on Golder's Green Road!" Hugely irritating but memorable.

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