Songs from the Eighties That Have Been In Commercials, Index
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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The most recent entries to this section are listed below.

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!
Papa John's Pizza, using Wang Chung 's, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Everybody Papa John's tonight.
Coca Cola, using Robin Beck's, "First Time"
Great Song!
Mitsubishi Montero, using Ozzy Osbourne's, "Crazy Train"
You know you've heard it all when Ozzy is played in a car commercial.
Michelob, using Roberta Flack/Maxi Priest's, "Set The Night to Music"
This was used in the same Michelob ad campaign as Steve Winwood's "Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?" and Genesis' "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
Papa John's Pizza, using The Romantics's, "What I Like About You"
This is the third (or fourth) restaurant chain to use What I Like About You. Please let it end!
ABC, using Madness's, "Our House"
Used to promote a new game show called "Opportunity Knocks."
Wrangler, using George Thorogood and the Destroyers's, "Bad to the Bone"
Dale Earnhardt Jr. appears in this one. The song is the original version, unlike a UPS version some time back with Thorogood singing new lyrics.
AMC TV, using Duran Duran's, "New Moon on Monday"
Used to promote a (you guessed it!) Monday night movie schedule in summer 2008.
Sandals, using Jackie DePearson's, "What the World Needs Now/ Disco Version"
Who did this high energy dance remix of What the world needs now?
Macy's, using Katrina and the Waves's, "Walking on Sunshine"
Call 1-800-MACYBED to sing this song, stupid.
Reese's, using Fiction Factory's, "Feels Like Heaven"
The Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are in heaven in the orange background that's the color of the packaging.
Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who!, using REO Speedwagon's, "Can't Fight this Feeling Anymore"
The characters in this film are probably in the upcoming movie.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, using Europe's, "The Final Countdown"
Used to promote the new game featuring Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Michelin, using Sergio Mendes's, "Never Gonna Let You Go"
The Michelin Man inspects each and every tire that comes off the line, and hugs each one, and never wants to see it go!
The Price is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular, using The Romantics's, "What I Like About You"
Used to promote the upcoming $1,000,000 Spectacular special in 2008.
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.
Domino's Pizza, using Cinderella's, "Don't Know What You've Got (Until It's Gone)"
A couple of guys awaiting a Domino's Pizza play around while Don't Know... plays.
Chase, using Queen's, "I Want It All"
Nissan, using Stevie Ray Vaughan's, "Pride and Joy"
Disturbing. If SRV were still alive, he would probably never allow any song for commercials.
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