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There are a lot of songs that are used inappropriately for ads. There’s Mercedes using Janis Joplin’s ironic anti-materialism song “Mercedes-Benz”, there was a jeans company that used CCR’s Fortunate Son, a protest against privilege and war, as a rah-rah patriotic jingle. My absolute favorite thought is Royal Caribbean using Iggy Pop, of all people, and his ode to liquor and drugs to sell family vacations. I’m sure 95% of the people who saw the ads didn’t know the song, but I wonder what they thought when the articles about it started popping up.

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