Songs from the Eighties That Have Been In Commercials, Products Beginning with H
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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HBO, using Tina Turner's, "The Best"
Used in HBO's "Simply the Best" ad campaign.
HP Digital Photography, using The Cure's, "Pictures Of You"
I just about fell over when I saw the commercial the first time. Why'd it take a camera company so long to do it? It's perfect!
Hall's, using Kool and The Gang 's, "Fresh "
In an ad of the middle of the 90's in Mexican TV appeared an ad of Halls cough drops, a city becomes a waterfall when some guys put in a Halls in their mouth. In the background appears that song but with all the lyrics changed, the word "Fresh" is changed for "Hall's".
Hallmark Cards, using The Pretenders's, "Brass In Pocket"
This featured kids who tried to mail in their cards.
Hallmark Cards, using Michael Sembello's, "Maniac"
This commercial featured ballet dancers at a dance school, the song is being played for only the ballet dancers part in the ad. I'm pretty sure it came out in 2003. The song was used in the 1983 movie "Flashdance". I wasn't born when the movie came out, but I have the Flashdance movie soundtrack on audiocassette.
Hallmark Cards, using REO Speedwagon's, "Can't Fight This Feeling"
This was used on one of the Valentine's Day 2008 ads where they are in their car and the song is played out of their card.
Hallmark Cards, using Bill Withers/Grover Washington Jr.'s, "Just The Two Of Us"
Many People (and children) were having dinner at the dinner table, "Just the Two of Us" is the music playing in that commercial. As the song plays, the children have surprisement and food fights.
Hallmark Cards, using Israel Kamakawiwo Ole''s, "Over The Rainbow"
Nothing but a song a folk tale, a song used to them.
Hallmark Cards, using Earth, Wind and Fire's, "Sing A Song"
Used to promote 'Say It With Music' cards. That's the second time I heard that song in the ads (the other being Target).
Hampton Inn, using The Romantics's, "What I Like About You"
The Hartford Insurance Group, using The B-52's's, "Love Shack"
Used to promote The Hartford's financial services.
Heineken, using Squeeze's, "Tempted"
I think I just died a little inside...
Heinz Ketchup, using Jon Astley's, "Jane's Getting Serious"
I believe that only the music was used for this, not the lyrics.
Hershey's, using Bow Wow Wow's, "I Want Candy"
The lyrics were changed. It was changed to "I Want Hershey".
Hewlett Packard, using The Cure's, "Pictures of You"
One way to bring the eighties back - nice execution of the ad though.
Hi-Energy Energy Medication, using Evelyn Thomas's, "High-Energy"
Makes Sense.
High Speed Internet, using ABC's, "The Look Of Love"
This company likes to use various mammals, insects and birds to sell thier high speed internet and cellular products on TV. They've also used The Fixx's "One Thing Leads To Another". I wish they would stop. I don't like to have the fond memories. I have attached to these songs asscociated to a panda bear talking to his friend, Tony the Tiger through a lap top computer. Enough is enough.
Honda Accord, using Cocteau Twins's, "Carolyn's Fingers"
Used in 1994 Honda Accord ad.
Honda Minivan, using Yaz's, "Don't Go"
80's spikey hair/red leather jacket wearing dude with Yaz in the background.
Hoover, using Dead or Alive's, "You Spin Me 'Round"
They used a not-so-good cover of the song to demonstrate that fact that their new vacuum has rotating brushes . . . personally, I thought it was a stupid use of a great song.
Huggies, using Bobby McFerrin's, "Don't Worry, Be Happy "
In the Latin American ads of Huggies appears that song. But the lyrics are changed. In the end, it says: "Don't Worry, Be Huggies"
Huggies Supreme Diapers, using The Sylvers's, "Boogie Fever"
Used in a 2004 ad for Huggies Supreme Diapers.
Hyundai, using Depeche mode's, "Just Cant Get Enough"
The listing has it as New Order. Pretty sure it's Depeche mode.
Hyundai Automobiles (Canada), using Tones on Tail's, "Go!"
Always loved the song.. and it's a pretty accurate cover.
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