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If you've ever gotten the urge to drive a Silverado while listening to Bob Seger's "Like a Rock" or dreamed of a Caribbean cruise after hearing Iggy Pop's "Lust For Life," then this Fact or Fiction is for you.

A long time ago, in an office building far, far away, a clever advertiser realized he didn't need to write catchy jingles when the Billboard charts were already full of them. TV commercials haven't been the same since. Suddenly Aretha Franklin didn't demand "R.E.S.P.E.C.T." but craved "R.O.A.S.T.E.D." chicken from KFC. Otis Redding was no longer "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay," but "Sippin' My Hires All Day" for the root beer brand. Our songs used in commercials category is chock full of such atrocities. Can you figure out which of these pairings of song and commercial are real, and which are pure fiction?

Further reading: Subversive Songs Used To Sell

    About the Author:

    Amanda FlinnerAmanda is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a degree in English/Writing from Geneva College (Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania). When she's not listening to jazz and pop standards from the '40s and '50s, she's obsessing over classic movies. She has no musical ability whatsoever except for a short stint as a saxophone player in the sixth grade.More from Amanda Flinner
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Comments: 4

8/10. I remember some of these from when I was a kidDave from Greer, Sc
Wow! I managed to get them all right! :)Shawn from Maryland
Sigh....Devo was a duo?Try Quintet.Mark Mothersbaugh,Bob Mothersbaugh,Gerald Casale (YAY,you got one right),Bob Casale and Alan Myers was the lineup that recorded most of their early work,including the song "Whip It". Songwriting credit goes to the "Duo" of Mark and Jerry but yeah.Chipp Ross from Pdx
I think I need a real hobby, I got them all right.Jim from Mobile, Al
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