In 2011, Slow Moving Millie's cover of this song
featured in a Christmas commercial for the British department store, John Lewis. The Smiths' decision to allow their song to be used in an advertisement sparked controversy among many fans, though front man, Morrissey said he was "very happy" with the result. Guitarist, Johnny Marr, added: "Writing 'Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want' one Friday in '84 is one of the best memories of my life. This ad has not sullied that memory one bit."