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7 best advertising songs of all time

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16:00 PM | 9 May 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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They just don't make jingles like they used to. Nowadays you've got the tragedy of Go Compare's irritating and overplayed opera singer clogging up our screens. Take a step back into the past with our collection of the most memorable and funny advertising songs.

1. Schweppes (1990)

Rather than spend thousands producing a new Christmas ad, Schweppes just added a few decorations to their old (very Summery) advert and altered the lyrics to the song. The result was this incredible advert and brilliant soundtrack.


2. Weetabix (1997)

Whenever we hear or think about 'I Will Survive' (which is pretty much all the time), we still sing the Weetabix lyrics.


3. Milkybar (1961 onwards)

"The Milkybar Kid is strong and tough, and only the best is good enough". This song is so good it's been used for decades and Milkybar will no doubt bring it back again.

4. Shake n' Vac (1979)

Number 18 on Channel 4's list of 100 greatest TV adverts and that is entirely down to this song.

5. Chicken Tonight (1990s)

It's been years since we last saw a Chicken Tonight advert with this song and yet it is still remains one of the classics still being brought up by people. 

6. Coca-Cola (1971)

Another memorable jingle. Remembered as one of the greatest advertisements ever, this famous Coke work made diversity cool.

7. Cheerios (1990s)

Cheeri Oats and Cheery Corn
Cheeri Rice and Wheat
Cheeri four grain cheerios,
Cheeri good to eat,
They're delicious and nutritious
Cheeri, oh so good to eat.

Another cereal song from childhood. We've been searching for this advert for years without luck. If you can find it, please send it to us. We may even send a box of Cheerios your way.

If we missed any classics you hold dearly, Tweet us and let us know.

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