Sunday, January 8, 2012

The "Cheers" Song? Really?

by Leann

I understand musicians, like writers, deserve money for their work. I'd probably sell a book to Hollywood and say "have at it" while hoping they'd do a good job, but knowing I'd have little say. (I would ask for input as far as casting the cats, however. LOL) I sure hope the people who wrote the Cheers theme song so many years ago are getting MEGA royalties for it right now.

You've seen the commercial, right? It's a big insurance company now using that theme to push their business. Trouble is, I really don't think "everybody knows my name" at aforementioned insurance company. No, I'm pretty sure they don't. This is the first time I've been quite annoyed at a song being used to hawk something. I want to shout "NO! Quit with the lies!" every time it comes on. Silly, huh?

I've seen some songs used wonderfully to sell everything from coffee to diamonds. Plus, when any sports play-off comes along, they'll use a song about heroes or super-people or dreams. I can handle it. But this song? Nope. Doesn't work for me. I think if they used the M.A.S.H. song for a commercial, I'd have trouble with that one, too. What about you? Any song used in an ad that bothers you? I'd love to hear your reasons as I think my reaction is based on pure emotion. Certain stuff should just be left alone. It's a little bit sacred.