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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2005, 04:41:53 PM »

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So I have a few questions.

1. Why do you think there's such a backlash by Beatles fans over Beatles songs used in commercials but not for other bands? I know it's in part to them not owning the rights, but I wonder if there's something more.

2. Why are the Beatles the only band that never sold out? Why don't these other bands have the same integrity?

3. I know this must have been discussed a million times, but HOW did they lose the rights to their music?? And has this happened to other bands like the Stones or Who?

Yes, dumb questions, but I'm bored.

1. Cos Beatles inspire a fanatiscm (?) in their fans that other bans just don't . Mind, I've not heard many Elvis songs in commercials either.

2. I know that Dave Clarke has been offered zillions for Glad All Over by the Gladwrap people, and he's refused. There must be lots of other cases.

3. Can't remember the exact details, but it was some dodgy backroom deal involving Lew Grade. Paul, however, owns all of Buddy Holly's songs, so its a funny old world

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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2005, 12:57:40 AM »

Thanks for the input! I didn't know that about Dave Clarke. I'm sure there are others I can't think of. Pink Floyd comes to mind. Has anyone ever heard a Floyd song in a commercial? Or movie for that matter. I can't think of one. They seem the type not to care to make money in such a way. But I could be wrong.
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2005, 07:06:19 AM »

pink floyd is an odd bunch, haha their songs aren't really as tv commercial-friendly as a song like 'getting better' is, ya know?
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2005, 08:35:26 PM »

i don't know if this has been posted already, but did anyone see the GM commercials where the melody for 'the long and winding road' is playing in the background on piano? i saw it on sunday night when the academy awards were on, i'm pretty sure it was that song. unless it was a total ripoff and it wasn't supposed to be a beatles song
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2005, 01:02:34 AM »

Yeah, but they have a few commercial friendly tunes. Especially Money! But I guess Shine on you crazy diamond or wouldn't sell many cars! Wish You Were Here would be a good one for greeting cards!
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2005, 02:28:23 AM »

The Gold Its in The was featured in a car commercial.  Cant remember for who though.  Thats a very commercial Floyd Song, big guitars, cool lyrics.

I think Beatles fans flip out over the songs in commercials cos they dont play all of them, just clips.  When I hear a song start, i want to hear the song, not some bullsh*t announcer.  TheCingular ad featuring The Weight is the one that currently has me ready to blow.
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2005, 02:53:16 AM »

I don't know that song. What album is it from?
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2005, 02:56:25 AM »

Obscured By The Clouds.  Its great rock track, very unusual for them.  Short, heavy, excellent
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2005, 03:04:11 AM »

I want to get that one. That's the one where they argue about sibilance with the director.Whatever sibilance is.  Is it the one with the Nile Song too? I love that song. Sounds more like Black Sabbath or Deep Purple!
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2005, 03:38:27 AM »

I dont think so, Obscured By the Clouds has some great songs though.   Wots....Uh the Deal (amazing), Childhood's End, Free Four, the title track.  Dont think Nile is on it though
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2005, 03:50:15 AM »

Oh yeah. Nile Song is on Relics. Gotta get that one too.
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2005, 04:02:49 AM »

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Oh yeah. Nile Song is on Relics. Gotta get that one too.

The Nile is very underrated, i gotta get Relics too ;D
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Re: Beatles Songs in Commercials
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2005, 04:22:59 AM »

Yeah, they never play it on the radio and I feel like it would fit in perfectly with a lot of the newer stuff. Dave's vocals are amazing.
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