As evidenced by the successful marriage of Modern English’s “I Melt With You” to ads by Burger King, Taco Bell, and other proprietors of cheesy foodstuffs, the ’80s are chock-full of romantic ballads whose lyrics can be applied overly literally to just about any product. So what other songs could be used in perfectly terrible commercials? Here are 12 suggestions that we don’t mind Madison Avenue using, just send us some free product.
The Jesus And Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey” is just sitting there, waiting for someone to throw enough money at it so Jim Reid can croon, “It’s good, so good, so good” over a slow-motion honey drizzle. Honey Nut Cheerios? Ricola Honey Herb cough drops? Frankly, the fact that it’s only been used for a Volkswagen commercial seems like a real failure of total-lack-of-imagination. Do we have to think of everything around here? [Sean O’Neal]