Monday, November 23, 2015

Star Wars: The Arcade Game Commercial (1983)

This commercial is for the Star Wars video arcade game produced by Atari and aired in 1983. This game was designed for the Atari 2600 and 5200, Atari Home Computers, Commodore 64, and Colecovision.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Cars- Drive (1984)

Music video for the 1984 hit single "Drive" by The Cars. The song was the third single from the album Heartbeat City and was released in March 1984. Upon its release, "Drive" became The Cars' highest charting single in the United States, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

L'eggs Pantyhose Commercial (1972)

This classic commercial spot for L'eggs aired in 1972 and features the famous jingle "Our L'eggs fit your legs, they hug you, they hold you, they never let you go.". The jingle was written by Thomas Dawes, a rock musician and composer who wrote music for some of advertising’s best-known commercial jingles. I can remember going shopping with my mom and seeing the L'eggs circular display in the store with the big white plastic egg containers.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Schoolhouse Rock- Interjections! (1974)

"Interjections!" was an animated short in the Schoolhouse Rock! series which aired Saturday mornings on ABC TV. I loved watching these short films which were designed to make learning fun. The lyrics were catchy such as this one from "Interjections!":

"Interjections (Hey!) show excitement (Yow!) or emotion (Ouch!).
They're generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point,
Or by a comma when the feeling's not as strong."