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Most annoying commercial jingles on TV

Posted by silentarchimedes on November 2, 2008

This post was originally written to talk about how annoying the Save by Zero and Five Dollar Footlongs commercials were, but now I’m expanding it to all annoying commercial jingles since November 02, 2008.

LET ME UPGRADE – DIRECTV – Beyonce

This commercial is annoying on three levels. One, the jingle is freaking annoying and just letting Beyonce sing “Let me upgrade” does not make it less annoying. Two, randomly showing Beyonce’s legs and body during the commercial makes it even more annoying because it has nothing to do with DirecTV. Finally, am I the only one that has always thought that Beyonce cannot dance. All she does is convulse with hard swinging movements from side to side.

SAVE BY ZERO – TOYOTA  (11/2/08)

Apparently I’m not the only one. Even Esquire has written about it –

The Inside Story of “Saved By Zero,” the Toyota Commercial That’s Keeping You Up at Night
FIVE DOLLAR FOOTLONGS – SUBWAY (11/2/08)

Here’s Slate’s take on the commercial –

Jingle Hell The diabolical geniuses behind Subway’s “five-dollar foot-long” song.
PRICELESS – MASTERCARD (11/2/08)

Oh, The Mastercard Priceless commercials continue to annoy me like hell. They got lucky having success with it the first year it was out. It’s over 10 to 15 years old now. Can’t you think of anything new? Jeesh…
And the Mac making fun of Windows commercials? I’m a big Apple fan, but umm, those commercials are annoying and stupid.

While we’re at it, what about the most annoying jingle in recent commercial history.

VONAGE

I’ll be nice and at least put a visually appealing Vonage commercial, but boy, that jingle makes me want to jump out the window.

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3 Responses to “Most annoying commercial jingles on TV”

  1. The HTC phone with the loud piano and bass line is the worst.

  2. I totally agree with you on all examples shown… But for some reason, Thank God, I am drawing a complete blank at the moment, so can’t offer you another one to post a video on…

    Which is highly unusual for me, as I am pretty well known for leaving impossible to get rid of “Ear-Worms” in peoples heads around the internet…

    But, you can thank me later for not thinking of one…hehe…~~~ whistle ~~~`
    I am Stuck on band aid brand cause band aid’s stuck on me… Whoops, bye

  3. Chuyên thiết kế, sản xuất nội thất văn phòng, khách sạn, nhà ở, showroom…

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