Thursday, April 19, 2007

We're still havin' fun

Here's how sadly conditioned by TV I am: Sometimes when I hear a song from my past, I don't remember listening to it on the radio, I remember it in some weird TV context, like when I hear "Still the One" I think of that promo campaign for ABC.

The fun Franklin Avenue Weblog (not named for the "Franklin Avenue" in Mpls, this is referencing a street in L.A.) linked to the 1979 version. We're still havin' fun, and you're still the one!

I don't remember the NBC 1984 promo that appears after it on Franklin Avenue AT ALL.

On YouTube, I found a 1977 version of the "Still the One" promo, and I think that is the one I remember, though unlike its 1979 counterpart, it doesn't rhyme "from L.A. to New York" to "for 'Angie' and 'Mork'." Damn, I loved Donna Pescow's "Angie." Now that's a show that should be on DVD.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it shows a generation gap (sorry!), but when I hear that song I think of the Buerger King commercial for the Whopper, where they used LOTS of different songs for the campaign - I remember they also used Modern English, "Melt With You"

Talia said...

Mme. Gale --

I found a site (or in this case, a blog) you might enjoy. I thought "this seems like something that should be on Pop Culture Junk Mail" as soon as I saw it. http://paleo-future.blogspot.com/index.html

It is dedicated to "visions of the future that never were."

emmalish said...

This is just spooky. Earlier today I heard "Still the One" on my iPod (shut up) and I immediately thought of that campaign too. Seriously.

Amy said...

I am only slightly embarrassed to say that the 1979 version used to make me cry when I'd see it. I was so ABC's bitch.

Now, if I could find the "Being Yourself" video from that same era, I would be able to live in peace.

NYCGirl said...

I think of the Burger King commercial, too.

NYCGirl said...

"Melt With You" is now being used in a car commercial, which does not quite make sense to me.