- In The Blues Brothers, there's a sequence where the title characters are being chased by every police force and National Guard unit in the Chicagoland area. In the climactic scene, shots of Jake and Elwood Blues riding the elevator (playing some appropriate elevator music) are spliced alongside shots of the police, SWAT units, and military organizing outside with appropriate martial style action music.
- "Puffin' Billy", a musical piece in the British "light" style (and better known in the US as the theme from Captain Kangaroo) is an incredibly common choice whenever a documentary or comedy wishes to evoke 1950s Middle England and a somewhat Enid Blyton-esque atmosphere. Common sense tells this troper that there must have been other examples of the genre popular at the time- but you'd never know it from some programme-makers' limited musical palette!
- Used in the Men Behaving Badly episode "Cardigan" to emphasise Gary's discomfort with getting older (which in his case is vaguely closer to forty). Used the song associated with a particularly saccharine chocolate advertisement to great effect in the final scene. The advertisement itself - for the Quality Street brand chocolate assortment - is also an example of this trope, albeit probably genuinely trying to evoke Lostalgia than ridicule it.
- In the Doctor Who serial "The Happiness Patrol", the Stepford Smiler planet of Terra Alpha is subject to constant bland, inoffensive easy listening muzak broadcast twenty-four seven. The Doctor's companion Ace dismissively refers to it as 'lift music'.