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Thread started 01/10/20 3:24am

smiler69

product placement in songs

Just looking at casual mentions of brand products in songs, and deciding whether their use was deliberate (as part of a rhyme), actual product placement, casual name dropping, or just unimportant throwaway lines.

7up

Cap'N Crunch

Magic Shave

Almond Joy

Trojans

Tootsie Pop

are just a few i can think of so far...

This is what it's like in the dream factory...
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Reply #1 posted 01/10/20 3:29am

Vannormal

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in 1992 Prince wrote and recorded a song called "Coca-Cola" for the C-C Company.

A year later the Coca-Cola Company sponsored his ACT II tour.

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Another unreleased soda commercial was the song 'Uh Huh' de wrote for Pepsi in 1991.

Unreleased, though to be found on bootlegs.

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Cars :

Corvette

Thunderbird

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #2 posted 01/10/20 3:43am

TheEnglishGent

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Vannormal said:

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in 1992 Prince wrote and recorded a song called "Coca-Cola" for the C-C Company.

It's unreleased, though to be found on bootlegs.

A year later the Coca-Cola Company sponsored his ACT II tour.

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Which boots is it on please? I'd always heard the rumours that he recorded a track but never actually heard it.

RIP sad
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Reply #3 posted 01/10/20 4:00am

Vannormal

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TheEnglishGent said:

Vannormal said:

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in 1992 Prince wrote and recorded a song called "Coca-Cola" for the C-C Company.

It's unreleased, though to be found on bootlegs.

A year later the Coca-Cola Company sponsored his ACT II tour.

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Which boots is it on please? I'd always heard the rumours that he recorded a track but never actually heard it.

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ah...

you're too quick.

I updated my post already. wink

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #4 posted 01/10/20 4:24am

BartVanHemelen

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Vannormal said:

Another unreleased soda commercial was the song 'Uh Huh' de wrote for Pepsi in 1991.

Unreleased, though to be found on bootlegs.


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NO HE DID NOT.

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Goddammit stop repeating this blatant nonsense that has been debunked for decades.

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Reply #5 posted 01/10/20 5:21am

Se7en

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BartVanHemelen said:

Vannormal said:

Another unreleased soda commercial was the song 'Uh Huh' de wrote for Pepsi in 1991.

Unreleased, though to be found on bootlegs.


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NO HE DID NOT.

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Goddammit stop repeating this blatant nonsense that has been debunked for decades.


Thanks Bart!

From Princevault:

http://www.princevault.co...tle=Uh_Huh

Still a cool Prince song though.

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Reply #6 posted 01/10/20 5:21am

IstenSzek

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evian - (blue light)

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #7 posted 01/10/20 5:31am

ian

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Fender: "Fender Jazz mashed potato fuzz tone" (Come)

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Reply #8 posted 01/10/20 6:05am

Ramzoo

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smiler69 said:

Just looking at casual mentions of brand products in songs, and deciding whether their use was deliberate (as part of a rhyme), actual product placement, casual name dropping, or just unimportant throwaway lines.

7up

Cap'N Crunch

Magic Shave

Almond Joy

Trojans

Tootsie Pop

are just a few i can think of so far...

Ah ah it's linked to one of my previous post:

https://prince.org/msg/7/461685

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Reply #9 posted 01/10/20 6:15am

dodger

BMW (Johnny)

Versace (Get Wild)

Cristal (Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance)

Christian Doir (Dance 4 Me)

Moet (Mr Goodnight)

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Reply #10 posted 01/10/20 8:14am

RodeoSchro

Gulfstream jets (a G-V, pronounced "Gee Five") in "Mr. Goodnight".


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Reply #11 posted 01/10/20 8:16am

Genesia

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TEC-9 - Days of Wild

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #12 posted 01/10/20 10:16am

JAYJOE

Raisenets - Mr Goodnight

he might have better luck if he was drummin with his Dick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply #13 posted 01/11/20 3:04pm

sulls

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Remy - 'Come On'

"I like to watch."
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Reply #14 posted 01/11/20 3:05pm

sulls

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Coca Cola - 'For Love'

"I like to watch."
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Reply #15 posted 01/11/20 4:08pm

SBartist

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Accu-jack (Sexuality)

Cadillac (Jack U Off)

Disneyland (Lady Cab Driver)

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Reply #16 posted 01/12/20 9:07am

ForbiddenFruit

Red Bull (Hardrocklover)

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Reply #17 posted 01/12/20 10:41am

IstenSzek

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Patrón (Hardrocklover)

smile

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #18 posted 01/13/20 2:31pm

Vannormal

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BartVanHemelen said:

Vannormal said:

Another unreleased soda commercial was the song 'Uh Huh' de wrote for Pepsi in 1991.

Unreleased, though to be found on bootlegs.


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NO HE DID NOT.

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Goddammit stop repeating this blatant nonsense that has been debunked for decades.

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Hey! Blatant loud one.

Unfortunately you're right.

Found this info (from 2005 I believe) :

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"please allow me to set the record straight...My name is Peter Cofield
and I composed the uh huh song for diet pepsi in 1990...I wrote the tune and
collborated on the lyrics with Al Merrin who worked for the agency involved..
Prince heard the tune with Ray singing it and then decided to his own "real"
song."

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #19 posted 01/14/20 8:19am

RodeoSchro

Vannormal said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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NO HE DID NOT.

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Goddammit stop repeating this blatant nonsense that has been debunked for decades.

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Hey! Blatant loud one.

Unfortunately you're right.

Found this info (from 2005 I believe) :

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"please allow me to set the record straight...My name is Peter Cofield
and I composed the uh huh song for diet pepsi in 1990...I wrote the tune and
collborated on the lyrics with Al Merrin who worked for the agency involved..
Prince heard the tune with Ray singing it and then decided to his own "real"
song."

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Well....everyone is right. Cofield and Merrin wrote what Prince used as a chorus; Prince wrote the verses and verse melody.

Here's what Ray Charles sang:

https://www.youtube.com/w...4OSdKQFbzQ

"These days, as soon as you get a hit song, everyone thinks they can sing it better." falloff

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Reply #20 posted 01/14/20 9:50am

OnlyNDaUsa

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Lexus
Acura
Cheerios
Paco Rabinni
Vaseline

and


747
Perrier
People
Rolling Stone
Jeep
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