My friend JD from I Do Things (so you don't have to) wrote a great story the other day about songs that have become hits because they were first featured in commercials.
She posted a list of the "Top 10 Cool Songs You Might Never Have Heard of if Not for the Commercials." Check it out here.
While being featured in an ad can indeed be a major boost to your musical career, it can sometimes also be a curse.
For example... after I had heard the Sunkist commercial for the 10,000th time, I couldn't bear to listen to even 5 seconds of Good Vibrations when it came on the radio after that. And Chevy totally destroyed Like A Rock for me the same way.
Of course this now has me wondering about just how widespread this problem really is. Is it just me or do commercials suck the life out of a song for you too?
I can think of 2 more songs off the top of my head other than the ones I've listed above, but after that I draw a blank - although I'm positive there are tons more.
So maybe you can help...
What songs have been ruined for you as a result of being featured in an ad?
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