Songs from Television Commercials by WilliamsK

Champion(s):

UllspergerA


Runner(s)-Up:

Zinger


Quiz Description

Many songs – some already popular, some previously unknown – have become indelibly linked with television advertisements. Here are twelve that might sound familiar, along with the year the ads first appeared.

For each of these audio clues, with the exception of #7, I want you to name the company that used the song. To be clear, you don't need to name a particular product; for example, if the commercial was for a Big Mac, "McDonald's" would be an acceptable response.

Full Results:

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1 UllspergerA 525 98 00
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2 Zinger 476 94 15
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3 cummingsj 380 90 15
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4 WalkerAJ 346 86 15
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5 VenguswamyK 338 82 00
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6 RustySpork 310 78 00
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7 Ekherndon 307 75 00
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8 twarner50 257 71 00
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9 Tablesaw 250 67 00
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10 IngramB 249 63 00
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11 RobinJRichards 234 59 00
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12 HightB 215 55 00
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13 TomHoban 196 51 00
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14 quarterrican 192 48 00
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15 cwilliams2k4 188 44 00
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16 RautY 173 40 00
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17 LesterD 146 36 00
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18 WhitmireS 142 28 00
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18 casketromance 142 28 00
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18 AdamKing 142 28 00
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21 Steve 107 21 00
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22 DoyleE 69 15 00
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22 AllardM 69 15 00
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24 Vintsanity 34 9 00
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25 Warek 19 3 00
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25 MatthewsP 19 3 00
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Questions:

2008

The male has supplied at least two other songs to this company's campaigns.

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TARGET

1997

Thinking of this song inspired me to write this quiz.

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VOLKSWAGEN (GOLF)

2002

This ad reportedly had a budget of $100 million.

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NIKE

2003

Lyrics from a parody: "Dave Chappelle's a fun-ny, fun-ny guy."

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MITSUBISHI (ECLIPSE)

2008

I had a lot of solid options here.

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APPLE (IPOD NANO)

2005

This ad employed 250,000 bouncy balls.

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SONY (BRAVIA)

2006

Note: name the video game, the first in its series.

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GEARS OF WAR

1971

The version in the commercial had slightly altered lyrics.

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COCA-COLA

2010

This ad featured Apolo Ohno.

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AT&T

2006

I was surprised (and somewhat saddened) this didn't appear in the 21st Century Pop mini-league.

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GEICO

2011

Hint: think geographically on this one.

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CHRYSLER

1987

A fitting conclusion, wouldn't you say?

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