There’s this commercial for some cookies that you’re supposed to heat up in the microwave before eating, and so you see these animated chocolate chip cookies on the rotating turntable, singing:
“We’re running out of time…(tick tock tick tock) … before the meltdown”,
and I’m intrigued by it. It sounds like a mid-60’s protest song about some kind of impending disaster. At the same time, it sounds more like early R&B than the typical folksong style. The way the song is done reminds me of early Motown, a la Smokey Robinson doing Shop Around. Maybe with a dash of Chambers Brothers, too. Since I love that style of music, this is the first commercial I’ve ever wanted to crank.
Has anybody seen this commercial and knows something about the music? Did they invent the music for the ad, or is it from a real song? If so, who did id?