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"Hey Ya!" Rip-off on car commercial & food network
Old 14th January 2007
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"Hey Ya!" Rip-off on car commercial & food network

Anybody heard it yet? I've heard it on a car commercial (forget which) and then the same song on a food network show. It's pretty blatant. Pretty much the same thing, only it stays in 4/4 the entire time and doesn't have Andre singing over it.
Old 14th January 2007
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Old 17th January 2007
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Originally Posted by AlexLakis View Post
Why can't the car commercials record and perform their own songs?
Well, it depends on the ad agency - sometimes they're so in love with a track, but they can't afford to license it, so they do the next best thing. They can be fun to work on - I had to knock off Usher's "Yeah" a few years back for a radio spot, and that was (relatively) easy money. I agree with you though, an original piece - even a jingle - is ultimately more satisfying to do, especially when an agency is willing to back off and let you do your thing...

My buddy and I used to play "Guess the temp track" when we were channel-surfing.
I'm thinking that every TV producer in North America loves Massive Attack.
Old 17th January 2007
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There's another car commercial (Lexus?) where the temp was clearly Morphine. I love playing "guess the temp track."



For a while though, some 6, 7 years back, it was too easy - everything was a Thomas Newman American Beauty rip-off. But now it's fun again!

The worst rip-off (because it's so pathetic compared to the original) is that shampoo "woo-hoo" song... ripped straight from the late 90's! And they've been using it forever!



Anyway, fun game.
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