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Fortunate Son Jeans


Wrangler joins the list of companies that think we don't know all of the words to the songs they're using in commercials. In their ad, images of 5 Star jeans and American flags are accompanied by Creedence Clearwater Revival's words:
Some folks are born made to wave the flag, Ooh, they're red, white and blue.
I'm a huge Creedence fan, so I can't hear that song without thinking:
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no,
Fortunate Son is anti-Chicken Hawk song. I guess Wrangler thinks we don't know the words.

Wrangler joins a prestigious list, including Phillips Electronics. Phillips uses the Beatles song It's getting better all the time, but leaves out "(it can't get no worse)". There's a car commercial that uses music from The Who's Baba O'Riley which starts with "Out here in the fields" but ends with:
Teenage wasteland
It's only teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland
Oh, oh
Teenage wasteland
They're all wasted!
Those words are so much a part of that song that I'd bet non-Who fans think the song is called "Teenage Wasteland". And then there's that drug commercial that plays the Overture from Tommy, and I can't help thinking about the ending of Tommy:
We're not gonna take you
We forsake you
Gonna rape you
Let's forget you better still.
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