I was just watching something on TV and saw a commercial for someplace called “Liberty” (I think it was insurance–I don’t remember). I do remember their jingle, though, because it was really stupid: “Liberty Liberty Liberty…Liberty!” Um…okay.
It reminded me of another one I thought was very stupid (thankfully I haven’t heard it for a while) for Safelite: “Safelite repair, Safelite replace,” sung in a painfully off-key tune.
I guess these must be memorable, which is probably why they do them, but I find them irritating.
Anybody got any other examples of stupid jingles that sound like they were created by a class full of untalented ten-year-olds?
I have to admit, it’s memorable as hell though. It’s stupid, but I’m not necessarily bashing it. As a jingle, it works well. I know as a musician that sometimes a simple hook is all you need. Some of my favorite songs have hooks consisting of little more than “da na na na na” etc.
It’s Liberty Mutual’s new jingle. It wasn’t always that, it just started over the past month.
I HATE it. It annoys me like hell. My boyfriend, on the other hand, loves it, and is always singing it. Last week, we were sitting on the couch when the commercial came on. He turned and smiled at me, getting ready to sing along with it.
I simply told him, “if you sing that damn jingle, no happy time with Laurie for you tonight.”
Those kind of threats will shut up any boyfriend or husband.
In a different vein, I hate the one made in 1969 for STP. It used the Toreador song from Carmen. 49 years later I still have it stuck in my head. I should write it out, so you all can suffer along with me. The song, was, however, clever, and not stupid.
And despite the endorsement of King Richard, STP is, and shall always be, a ripoff.
I also have the misfortune of hearing “Safelite repair, Safelite replace” every morning, followed by a commercial for a local ac repair shop, Acree Air. Their insipid jingle is " 1 800 We are open, Acree Air" complete with a doofy looking repair guy mugging for the camera whilst he lips syncs along. For the longest time all I could think was “your store is so lame the only thing you can say to recommend it is that it’s open for business!?”
I only just figured out, literally as I was composing this post, that it stands for their phone # (1-800-937-6736) :smack:
<Elaine Benes> You, WOOKINPANUB, are the doofus <EB>.
Still hate the sight and the sound of it, though.:mad: