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JuliaD   

It occurred to me that if we were to team up some popular commercials with EC songs, we could get a few chuckles... some of the ones I thought of that I can actually post in public eek are these...

It Hurts Too Much - Flexagen (or any arthritis medication)

I Wanna Take Forever Tonight - Viagra haha

I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips - Verizon

Top Down Summer - Victoria's Secret? smilie

Cartoon World - Disney World Commercial

You get the idea... run with it laugh

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I forgot about "Go All The Way" used in a Burger King commercial when they were doing those songs back in 1999 & 2000 but somehow they refused. I could go for a mushroom & swiss burger if Burger King had it for a limited time only offer. McDonald's had that burger back then in the early 1990's but it is not on the New Tastes Menu yet! Matt

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darlene   

JuliaD and Steveh: VERY VERY funny! (I hope Eric's laughing too!--I'm sure he is.) I just keep thinking "All Through The Night": Detrol

"Boats Against the Current" Dramamine

"Wild Wild Heart" Inderal

"Sleep With Me" Unisom (Eric appears to have written some medical hits)

"Nowhere to Hide" Clearasil

"Take It Or Leave It" The Betty Ford Clinic

"Starting Over" Parents Without Partners

My college roommate and I used to think of song titles that were apropos to situations people were going through, and we used to laugh for hours! I forgot how funny it was, Thanks! --Darlene

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Steveh   

Darlene,

You have a great imagination! Speaking of laughing, what makes me giggle real hard is when my friend and I start rhyming everything we say. Try it sometime. Eg, "Where did you go?" "I don't know." "Is that so?" "No, it was Idaho", etc., etc.

How is Eric's sense of humor? I don't think I've heard any funny songs by him (that doesn't bother me). For funny songs, I listen to the B-52's.

Steveh

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darlene   

Steveh, I HAVE to have a good imagination: I teach elementary instrumental music and you have to keep their interest. Sometimes I start singing short silly song limericks using each child and they can't figure out how I can think so quickly.

I also sometimes teach part of my lesson in a sing-song rhyme and they laugh, especially if I'm teaching something difficult for them to learn. It always works.

--Darlene

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darlene   

Oh, and Steveh, I forgot to answer your question. Eric DOES have a very funny sense of humor (from seeing him live in performance) and he's VERY witty, showing how extremely intelligent he is.

His wit and how very very nice as well as his musical genius make his live performances very special indeed. He's VERY warm to the audience. All of the Raspberries had great senses of humor. (both batches). They used to clown around and did seem to genuinely enjoy themselves at their shows.

--Darlene

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darlene   

Steveh (again!) PS: Mozart also had a GREAT sense of humor. You may notice that I draw parallels between Eric and Mozart every once in awhile. I have a theory...but I'll let it go for now except to say that. --Darlene

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Steveh   

Hi Darlene!

I am so sorry that I have never seen Eric in concert, and of course we were all disappointed about this summer's cancellations. I came close to seeing him in NYC at Radio City Music Hall - must have been around 1977 or 1978. I drove from Lafayette College to NYC only to find out it was cancelled (boohoo). Anyway, that's good to know he has a sense of humor because (I admit it) I think it's a lot more fun to hang around with people who can joke and kid. Humor is very therapeutic - though one thing I don't think is very funny - I WANNA SEE EC IN CONCERT!

Steveh spin

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Julie   

Here's a few:

"Hungry Eyes" ñ Lutein (eye vitamins)

"Great Expectations" ñ USA Baby

"Every Time I Make Love To You" ñ Trojan

"Change of Heart" ñ Lied Transplant Center

"I Saw The Light" ñ Motel 6

"All Through The Night" ñ Pampers

"Don't Want To Say Goodbye" ñ Walker Funeral Home

"Let's Pretend" ñ Fisher Price

"You Took Me All The Way" ñ United Airlines

--Julie

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Kirk   

Pretty funny, all. A couple of more...

I Don't Know What I Want- Hometown Buffet

I'm A Rocker- Lazy Boy

Light The Way- Maglight

Maybe My Baby- paternity lawyer

Morning Has Broken Me- Las Vegas Tourism Bureau

Kirk.

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You guys are so funny...

I Reach For The Light - G.E.

Rose Coloured Glasses - Pearl Vision

Get The Message - Post-It Notes

Ecstasy - Trojan (ultra ribbed)

Isn't It Romantic - Sandals Resorts

Gina

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darlene   

Kirk, I just read yours. So witty! What creative thinkers EC fans are. If we all got together, what a PARTY that would be! Think, next year, WEEKEND AT BERNIE's (AND KATHY's)! --Darlene

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darlene   

Donna, Don't think of these silly commercials EVERY time you hear those songs. I don't think Eric would appreciate people thinking about Dramamine whenever they hear "Boats," but I know what you mean. Now, we could REALLY do some commercials for Barry Manilow's songs! Ha ha. --Darlene

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Steveh   

Darlene,

I would never rewrite Eric's lyrics, but I would rewrite BM's, eg,

I stole the songs that make the whole world sing,

I stole the songs and got credit for everything,

etc., etc,

(Hey guys, add some lyrics!)

Steveh

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darlene   

Steveh, I can't say too much, but I've often alluded to the fact that someone once took my songs and registered them with BMI as the writer, and after I got over the shock, disbelief, anger and tears, I wrote some really funny lyrics to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw," and it was pretty much the same drift as your lyrics, about "stealing" etc! Now I look back on it wryly and say "it will never happen again" because I'm smarter now.

Actually, it was Scott McCarl who gave me some wonderful material and advice on copyrighting. I can't praise Scott enough. He really helped me when I didn't have a clue about what to do to prevent the same situation from ever happening again. It's one thing if you GIVE something to someone and you CHOOSE to do that, but if rights to your songs are taken without your knowledge, you feel really violated.

Your lyrics reminded me of my silly lyrics and made me laugh! --Darlene

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