Songs from the Eighties That Have Been In Commercials, Products Beginning with C
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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C2, using Queen's, "I Want To Break Free"
It's a very appropriate song.
C2 Coke, using Queen's, "I Want To Break Free"
CBS, using The Go-Go's's, "Vacation"
Used to promote a "Great American Vacation" giveaway.
CBS 2 News This Morning (NYC), using Andrea True Connection's, "More More More"
Used to promote the "More News, More Weather, More Traffic, and Half The Commercials" promo.
CBS' NCAA Basketball Tournament, using John Mellencamp's, "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A."
Used to promote the NCAA basketball tournament (2006). Mellencamp stars in this one.
CBS's Big Brother, using Madness's, "Our House"
Used to promote the second season of the reality show (2001).
Caboodles, using Debbie Gibson's, "Anything is Possible/One Step Ahead"
Caboodles Inc.(You know, the girlie tackle boxes that held make-up) used Debbie Gibson's "Anything is Possible" album to promote their product line. They also had a commercial featuring Deborah's music in conjuction with entering to win a Caboodles gift package, and a chance to meet Debbie and go to your own private concert. "Anything is Possible" and "One Step Ahead" were two of the songs featured in the ads.
Cacharel Noa, using This Mortal Coil's, "Song to the Siren"
Used in the 2000-01 Cacharel "Noa Perfume" ad.
Cadillac, using The Jam's, ""Start""
Borders on the sacrilege.
Campbell's Soups, using Marie Osmond's, "Let It Snow"
The commercial featured a snowman in the snow coming to the house and was eating Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, and then turned from a snowman to a boy. Good commercial!
Canada Post , using Free's, "All Right Now"
Classic song, plays while the mail man is delievering the mail and people are running around, doing there daily business.
Canadian Beer, using The Proclaimers's, "500 Miles"
Cantel/ AT&T, using Jesus Jones's, "Right Here, Right Now"
It was a few years ago, probably at least 3 or 4.
Capitol One (Credit Card), using The Specials's, "Monkey Man"
sucks, using Quiet Riot's, "Cum on Feel the Noize"
A guy works with monkeys. Aired during Super Bowl XL.
Carl's Jr., using Eddie Money's, "Take Me Home Tonight"
Carnival Cruise Lines, using Todd Rundgren's, "Bang the Drum All Day"
A guy wrecks a very large pinata. I can't believe it - Rundgren sold out!
Carnival Cruises, using Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
Carnival Cruises, using Iggy Pop's, "Lust For Life"
Sure beats Kathie Lee Gifford.
Carribean Cruise Line, using Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
I thought it was neat. I mean I never hear 80's songs anymore (on t.v anyway).
Celebrity Cruises, using Tina Turner's, "Simply the Best"
I don't know anything about this and works like it was 80's.
Champion USA Sportswear, using Queen's, "We Are The Champions"
Commercial for Britain (rest of Europe?) ran in the late 90's. Does it still exist to see? Thank you
Chase, using Queen's, "I Want It All"
Chase Bank MasterCard, using Bill Withers and Grover Washington, Jr.'s, "Just The Two of Us"
This commercial featured customers kissing and hugging purchases they just made with their Chase Bank MasterCard. Freaked me out!
Chef Boyardee, using Donna Summer's, "Hot Stuff"
Used in a 1986 ad with kids singing the song: How about some Hot Stuff, Beef Ravioli, How about Good Stuff, Beefaroni. Used in their "Hot Stuff" campaign.
Chevy, using Tina Turner's, "Simply the Best"
Chevy Truck, using INXS's, "What You Need"
I am glad to hear that Michael's music is still being used, even after his death.
Chips Ahoy!, using Human League's, "Don't You Want Me?"
A bunch of chips drive a car and sing the song, but a human hand snatches them.
Chips Ahoy!, using The Human League's, "Don't You Want Me?"
The claymation talking Chips Ahoy! cookies were singing the song in the car, the person takes each one away, when leaving only one, says..."don't you...want me?".
Cingular, using AC/DC's, "Back In Black"
Used to promote a new cell phone which is (you guessed it) black.
Cingular, using The Clash's, "Rock The Casbah"
Guess the last shred of dignity they had is gone now.
Cingular Wireless, using Def Leppard's, "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
Cingular Wireless, using Tommy Tutone's, "867-5309/Jenny"
Aired in 2004. A teenage girl (maybe a female singer or vocalist or something?) was holding her cell phone, turns on the radio, the song plays. And she says "I call it my..." Tommy 2-Tone: "I got it, I got, got it..." Teenager: "...Plan.". (Editor's note: She was just an actress. She doesn't really have Jenny's number.)
Cingular Wireless, using Talk Talk's, "Talk Talk"
Cingular Wireless, using Talk Talk's, "Talk Talk"
It was used to promote Cingular's "Talk, Talk" program (circa 2002/2003).
Cingular Wireless, using Talk Talk's, "Talk Talk"
I remember spinning around a dance floor during high school to this song. Damn, now I'm old enough that marketers can use my musical nostalgia to sell me a telephone. Funny that I'm already on a contract with Cingular.
Circuit City, using The Cars's, "Just What I Needed"
Their most recent ad campaign where the customer asks for help.
Clarinex, using The B-52's's, "Roam"
Coca Cola, using Robin Beck's, "First Time"
Great Song!
Coca-Cola, using Cheap Trick's, "I Want You to Want Me"
I saw this in a Loew's Movie Theater during the winter of 2001, when my best friend and I went to see "Head Over Heels." A girl drinking Coca-Cola watches a guy through her apartment window, while he sings this song--in the shower!!!! The voice-over says something about him being a keeper because he knew the lyrics to a classic song. The slogan said, "Always a classic. Always Coca-Cola." Great ad!
Coca-Cola, using Robin Beck's, "First Time"
Who can forget this classic from the UK coke ads...?
Colgate, using Madness's, "Baggy Trousers"
This was in the mid-80's, though I never forgot it due to my shock. The ad had one girl (?) and bunch of boys in suits & hats skanking about in formation, like Madness, touting the glories of the new Colgate Pump. Well done, but very odd.
Cool Whip, using Enya's, "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)"
I can't believe you forgot that one.
Cool Whip, using Kool and The Gang's, "Fresh"
Used in an 80s ad. They interwine it with the Cool Whip lyrics.
Coors Beer, using Rainbow's, "The Man On The Silver Mountain"
Coors Light, using Scorpions's, "Rock You Like A Hurricane"
Help! This is a great remix of the song. I have to find it. email me if anyone knows who mixed it, or where to pick it up.
Coors Light, using AC/DC's, "For Those About To Rock ( NFL Playoffs 2004 )"
I saw it a couple of times. It was during NFL playoff in 2004, superbly done. I think it was on Fox but not 100% sure.
Crispix Cereal, using George Thorogood And The Destroyers's, "Bad To The Bone"
Used in a circa 1998 ad. The commercial shows a man on a motorcycle, the song is being used as background music.
Crystal Light, using Enya's, "Orinoco Flow"
Crystal Light Drink Mixes, using Enya's, "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)"
Oops, I meant Crystal Light Drink Mixes, though.
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