Saturday, October 08, 2005

Commercial Jingles

As usual I was awakened last night at 2 a.m. by a fussing baby. I got her up, changed her, and started to nurse her. As I sat sleepily in the dimly lit room looking down at my precious little baby as she nursed all I could think was "Cambells, Chicken Noodle...possiblilities".

Yes, at this precious moment, a stupid commerical jingle was running through my head. It happens a lot. In fact, there's one that hasn't aired in years that seems to surface quite often in my head for some silly reason..."Doxidan, Doxidan, when nature needs a helping hand, get overnight relief with Doxidan". I would say if their goal is product identification they had a successful advertising campaign, although maybe not so much as I've never purchased the stuff.

I can still repeat the McDonalds jingle from the 80's "Two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun.". Or how about "The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!". Or more recently "I want my baby back, Chilies baby back ribs".

Nothing is worse than having a advertising jingle in your head. It is one thing for a company to have music during the commercial. Car commercials usually have great music. HP has some really good music with their commericals these days. The commercials where the person holds a frame in front of their face and the frame suddenly becomes a picture of them at that moment. I often find myself singing their songs (although I don't know the titles) hours after. I don't mind singing songs, but having an ad jingle in my head is downright irritating. Jingles are usually one line, so you are saying one line over and over again until you either buy a product or go insane. I don't think the companies care which one comes first.

Is there a particular jingle that you can't get out of your head?

4 comments:

Mike said...

Thank GOD someone else remembers that annoying, horrible commercial that usually managed to air right at dinner time. I have been trying to find the actual commercial with no luck. My wife can't remember it at all and i get it stuck in my head (much like you say you do with various jingles).

Mike
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Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha....
oh damn...I HATED that damn commercial...
it was like...it was SO damn gay!
I can't find that video either...
I'm mid-late 30's...and I'm tryin' to tell a friend of mine in her 50's about the commercial, and she don't remember it! Unbelievable....
she remembers the CHI CHI CHIAA!
And she remembers that stupid CLAP ON....CLAP OFF.... ....
but Doxidan...she can't remember a single thing about it! Damn. I wish I could find the video myself!

Peah_Cobwa said...

I believe the correct lingo was "Doxidan, gentle Doxidan, when nature needs a helping hand..."

OldShovel said...

Doxidan, I get no surprises. I get relief as sure as the sun rises.....