Songs from the Eighties That Have Been In Commercials, Products Beginning with M
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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M & M's, using Mike Reno and Ann Wilson's, "Almost Paradise"
Do we really need to hear this again?
M&M's Mazing, using Mike Reno & Ann Wilson's, "Almost Paradise"
M&M's and a choclate candy bar are making out in a car
M&Ms, using The The's, "The Greatest Day"
In their new campaign, everyone is having the greatest day and they all turn into M&Ms. Disturbing as The The is one of my fave 80s bands. They sold out! [Ed.'s note: So people turning into M&Ms isn't too disturbing for you.]
M-Azing Bar, using Robert Flack and Peabo Bryson's, "Tonight I Celebrate My Love"
This one shows a log cabin and the M-Azing bar is by the fire. Sounds Christmassy.
Macy's, using Blondie's, "Call Me"
I think the beat sounds like that song, but that may be a song instrumentally made up with that kind of beat.
Macy's, using Katrina and the Waves's, "Walking on Sunshine"
Call 1-800-MACYBED to sing this song, stupid.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, using Europe's, "The Final Countdown"
Used to promote the new game featuring Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Marshall Fields, using Tracy Ullman's, "Breakaway"
MassMutual, using Billy Idol's, "White Wedding"
Just some radio-controlled cars moving around the track.
The Master Of Disguise, using The Cars's, "Shake It Up"
Used in a commercial to advertise the release of The Master Of Disguise on VHS & DVD.
Maxwell House, using Madness's, "Our House"
The Lyrics were changed to the Maxwell House lyrics.
May Department Stores Company, using The Pointer Sisters's, "I'm So Excited"
May Department Stores Company, using Pointer Sisters', "I'm So Excited". Makes sense if you are excited to go shopping, but the real meaning of "I'm So Excited" is......well you know, those Pointer Sisters.
May Department Stores Company, using Dusty Springfield's, "Always Someone There To Remind Me"
They use the slogan "Always something there to excite me" is sung to the tune of "Always Someone There To Remind Me". (Editor's note: This is the same jingle used in the local L.S. Ayres dept. store ads.)
Maytag Washers, using Irene Cara's, "Fame"
Used in ca. 1999 Maytag "Stain" ad. [note: if memory serves, the lyric was changed from "fame" to--what else?--"stain."]
Mazda, using Martika/Carole King's, "I Feel The Earth Move"
Mazda Promotional Them Prior to the Latest Zoom Zoom Zoom.
McDonald's, using INXS's, "New Sensation"
In 2002, it was used in an ad for the grilled chicken flatbread sandwich. I refer a 'new' kind of thing.
McDonald's, using INXS's, "New Sensation"
Mercedes, using Dire Straits's, "Romeo and Juliet"
Used in late 90's Mercedes "A" Class ad.
Michael Jordan Clothing, using Stevie Wonder's, "Overjoyed"
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!
Michelob, using Steve Winwood's, "Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?"
Kandoo-very nice.
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"
Michelob, using Roger Daltrey's, "I Move Better In The Night"
Featured night clubbers. Came about the same year as Steve Winwood's "Do You Know What The Night Can Do?"
Michelob Beer, using Eric Clapton's, "After Midnight"
Eric Clapton remade his own song and made it better (IMHO).
Michelob Beer, using Phil Collins's, "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
Beer commercial from spring 1987. I saw in on an old video tape I had.
Michelob Beer, using Genesis's, "In the Air Tonight"
Unless I am mistaken, this song, although a Phil Collins solo effort was used in a Michelob commercial timed with Genesis' Invisible Touch tour.
Milky Way, using Tommy Tutone's, "867-5309/Jenny"
A man is driving around in a car listening to (and singing) this song and eating a Milky Way. It becomes obvious that the man, while eating the Milky Way, cannot sing the song any more!
Miller Beer, using The Oak Ridge Boys's, ""American Made""
"Miller's made the American way."
Miller Beers, using Devo's, "Freedom Of Choice"
The ad featured people that kept falling forward like dominoes. The human domino trail leads to a bar where the last guy (who drinks a Miller Light) moves out of the way before the guy next to him falls on him.
Minute Maid Light (Lemonade), using Andrea True Connection's, "More More More"
Showed as this 70's groovy-esque ad with people drinking Minute Maid Light. Aired 2004. A very unique ad, indeed.
Mitsubishi Eclipse, using ZZ Top's, "La Grange"
Saw this and was almost sick
Mitsubishi Montero, using Ozzy Osbourne's, "Crazy Train"
You know you've heard it all when Ozzy is played in a car commercial.
Molson Beer, using Culture Club's, "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?"
Different men start by speaking one line of the song each, then a group of men in a bar start singing the chorus and the text "Hockey, please come back. It's a CANADIAN game." is displayed.
Mop N' Glo, using Wang Chung's, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Announcer: Having NOT much fun with an ordinary floor cleaner? Then get Mop N' Glo Floor Cleaner. It not only cleans, but protects floors from getting dirty. So have fun. With Mop N' Glo Floor Cleaner.
Motel 6, using Talking Heads's, "Let's Talk It Over In Bed"
In the video, the man was in the suitcase; on the bed. In the commercial, the lady came out of a suitcase; that was sitting on a bed, close to the door. I believe that the woman had "long", blonde hair.
Mountain Dew, using Lionel Richie's, "All Night Long"
Used to promote a new brand called MDX. Ad had night creatures like bats dancing to it.
Mountain Dew, using Average White Band's, "Pick Up The Pieces"
Remember THIS ad?
Mountain Dew, using Queen's, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
I remember the commercial shortly or during the ad with the cheetah that aired during Super Bowl XXXIV. I think this aired during Super Bowl XXXIV, and used the music video. The song gets interwined with the Mountain Dew Lyrics. At the end of the ad shows "DO THE DEW" in the audience.
Mountain Dew MDX, using Corey Hart's, "Sunglasses At Night"
That song appears in the MDX commercial, in this short commercial appears a bat singing the song.
Mountain Dew MDX, using Lionel Richie's, "All Night Long"
That song appears in the MDX commercial where a lot of animals appear singing the song. The commercial looks like if were a Discovery Channel documentary made with Nightglow.
The Movie Charlotte's Web, using Twisted Sister's, "We're Not Gonna Take It"
They used this song in the promo for Charlotte's Web with a bunch of kids spray-painting "Save Wilbur" everywhere. I like this use better than the one for's.
Movie Promo For The Movie 'Jarhead', using Bobby McFerrin's, "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Used to promote the movie starring Jamie Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Movie promo for 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin', using Spandau Ballet's, "True"
Used to promote the 2005 release of this movie.
Movistar, using Katrina and the Waves 's, "Walking On Sunshine "
In the 2005 commercials of Movistar in America and Europe appears that song in background while appears people using their cellphone and phrases like: call Me, listen to Me, entertain Me.
Mr. Sub, using Depeche Mode's, "Just Can't Get Enough"
This year's Mr. Submarine commercials feature a teenaged boy singing along to Depeche Mode's song "Just Can't Get Enough", describing Mr. Sub food as being filling enough for everyone.
Mr. Submarine, using .38 Special's, "Teacher, Teacher"
Instead of singing "teacher teacher" they sing "doctor doctor."
Mythbusters, using Thomas Dolby's, "She Blinded Me With Science"
I would not count this as a product. However, I thought it was worth a mention since it is an 80's song. The show is on TLC. They use the song to promote their show - The Mythbusters. They change some of the lyrics around.
Mythbusters, using Thomas Dolby's, "She"
Mythbusters, using Thomas Dolby's, "She's Blinded Me With Science"
I know one lyric changed---"She's Blinded Us With Science", replacing "Me" with "Us". Although, the network was wrong. It airs on Discovery.
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