Songs from the Eighties That Have Been In Commercials, Products Beginning with A
Well, it was bound to happen, and it has been happening now for a while, Commercials bleeding the memory of the eighties, for music. The first one I remember is "Like A Rock" and then "Born in the USA." Now it's food items. What's next? I'd love to hear your recomendations. Please limit it to TELEVISION Commercials though. Radio stations usually mix in background music with spoken ads by the DJ's and the music tends to be used in both radio and television versions of most Commercials eventually.

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ABC, using Madness's, "Our House"
Used to promote a new game show called "Opportunity Knocks."
ABC Family, using Phil Collins's, "Take Me Home"
Used to promote ABC Family when it was known as Fox Family.
ABC Family Channel, using Loverboy's, "Workin' for the Weekend"
Used to promote the channel's (you guessed it!) weekend lineup.
ABC Sports, using Wang Chung's, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Uh-oh! The #3 Awsomely bad song ever from Blender Magazine in a commercial.
ABC Sports, using Wang Chung's, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Sung by studio musicians and featured reporters Donna DeVarona and Becky Dixon dressed as cheerleaders. (circa 1987).
ABC's Lost , using Robert Palmer's, "Addicted To Love"
This was an ad for the ABC series "Lost". It aired during Super Bowl XL. It had an exact clone of Bowling For Soup's "1985".
AMC TV, using Duran Duran's, "New Moon on Monday"
Used to promote a (you guessed it!) Monday night movie schedule in summer 2008.
AT&T, using Air Supply's, "The One That You Love"
In the beginning of the commercial, you hear that *bling* (That was used always on ATT ads). The song begins. The only part played is: Here I am The one that you love asking for another day. The cork pops before the part of the song ends. I've noticed that the song was in the commercial. It never gave me a phone call, but I loved the song!
AT&T, using Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
Featured 3 little girls and their mother who is on the cell phone calling about a business meeting. One of the girls says "Why can't I have a meeting?" That one was played by a very young Hallie Eisenberg, who went on to do the Pepsi and Pepsi Twist ads.
AT&T Wireless, using The Ramones's, "Blitzkreig Bop"
AT&T/Cingular, using The Ramones's, "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Used for the GO-Phone. Cool.
Acura, using Subhumans's, "Ex-Teenage Rebel"
I don't remember which car it was for, but the ad featured one of its cars running down a life-size Hot Wheels(TM) track. Pretty cool, considering how esoteric the musical reference is for the masses.
Acura, using Dead Kennedys's, "Viva Las Vegas"
Used in the Acura "Las Vegas" ad. [note: Elvis Presley originally performed the song in ca. 1963]
Agree Shampoo, using Belinda Carlisle's, "Feel The Magic "
I thought it was great. Belinda Carlisle has beautiful hair.
Aiwa, using Culture Club's, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"
Used in the 2000 Aiwa "The Hurt" ad.
Alamo, using Bobby McFerrin's, "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Did a lot of lyric changes, always that "Don't worry, be happy" part was changed to "Don't worry, drive happy" to fit their "Drive happy" campaign. There also was a licence plate that said "Drive happy" on it abbreviated "DRVE HPY".
American Express, using New Order's, "Blue Monday"
I remember seeing this ad all the time a few years ago, and I used to wonder what amazing song was playing in the background!? Later I bought an 80s compilation CD that had the song which I immediately recognized! New Order - Blue Monday is THE best electro-dance track of all time!
Ameriquest, using Electric Light Orchestra's, "Hold On Tight"
Ameritrade, using Loverboy's, "Workin' for the Weekend"
An Ameritrade employee jumps on top of his desk and starts singing.
Applebee's, using Seduction's, "Two to Make It Right"
Used to promote "Take any two you want".
Applebee's, using Robert Palmer's, "Simply Irresistable"
Used to promote Applebee's new "Irresista-bowls".
Applebee's, using Robert Palmer's, "Simply Irrestible"
Can we get something more original? That's the third time I've heard it (four, if you count Britney's version for Pepsi).
Areva, using Lipps Inc's, "Funkytown"
Computer animation on to make energy.
Avis, using Bonnie Tyler's, "Total Ecilpse of the Heart"
A man is talking to its GPS with a female voice while driving.
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