Tuber of the Week #48: Crazy Train

What is for certain?

No matter what generation, any song from the "teen years" that was associated with "extreme cool" and "rebellious" will be nothing more than future elevator music and corporate commercial jingles.



I thought this was very creative.*

People either enjoy the ad or hate it--which advertisers love, since it creates discussion.

I was curious to see how many takes it took to "get" this commercial, but I didn't see that information.

I am guessing more than a few.

*Note: The video is the extended version that is not usually shown on television.

25 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

haha I guess they'll use any song to sell now.

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

That was very creative. And I bet it took many, many, many takes! Happy New Year!

chuckmullis said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! Sunday night me and my daughter (3) were playing in the floor and this commercial came on and I started singing the "dom dom, dom dom, dom dom, dom dom" and without missing a beat she chimed in with the "aye aye aye aye". To which we all erupted into laughter. I think it's a great commercial, mainly because I used to put this "tape" in and crank it up when I first got my driver's license. Thanks for sharing!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Creative ad. Belated Happy New Year!

Matthew MacNish said...

Road trips are tough enough with the few kids we have. That would be a lot of kids. It's a fun ad, though.

Little Ms. Fun said...

I love this commercial! It makes you want to sing along :P

Jeanette Levellie said...

YOU are so right about the elevator music. My mom grew up in the forties, and said her parents thought that Swing music was evil.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
I can honestly say I was never on a family road trip that I DIDN'T like.
(and we never even OWNED a Honda)
Never had to do the "are we there yet?" gig either...
The ad's not that bad.
(and better than singing "solo"...lol)

Stay safe

Oz Girl said...

like it.... very creative, like you say. It certainly would be interesting to find out how many takes LOL!! A very Happy New Year to you also! :-)

Lydia Kang said...

Ok, that was adorable!

StrongNHim said...

I love it. It reminds me of that scene in Step Brothers where the family of the one brother (who actually got married) sings in the car. Hilarious.

Brian Miller said...

having just come off a trip to cleveland and back with my fam...i sppreciate this all the more...lol

Christina Lee said...

LOL--loved it, thx for sharing! Now I've got that dang song stuck in my head!

ladyfi said...

This made me smile! Thanks.

Clarissa Draper said...

I hadn't heard the song before the commercial so at first I didn't get it but it really is a smart commercial.

Expat From Hell said...

It always amazes me to see what kind of musical background gets into commercials, and what it might have taken to get them there. It makes me laugh to imagine some exec sitting down with the guys in AC/DC or Ozzy Osbourne and saying, "OK, here's what we're going to do. Please sign here". EFH

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Reminds me of more than a few rides with my family.

WomanHonorThyself said...

lol would love to see the bloopers! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!:)

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

It represented to me,how the one with the the ear phone stuck to his ear was missing out on "live" music with family....The modern teenager. Surprise it didn't show all the kids on cell phones ignoring one another. Old fashion family "moment".Nice.

Carol Kilgore said...

First time I've seen the extended version. Usually it's just snippets. I love it.

Unknown said...

As somebody who used to write advertising, I'm giving it a big thumbs up .. it's totally likeable, something you can watch again and again, great casting and ... the best part is, nobody has great voices so it avoids the Glee trap ... it's just super fun (and how much do you love the unshaven dad??)

Audrey Allure said...

That was my first time seeing the extended version - but definitely a great commercial!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Nice!

terri said...

Love this commercial. I have the real Crazy Train on my iPod. I was listening while working in the kitchen one day. One of my daughter's friends asked, "Your MOM has Crazy Train on her iPod???"

Funny how the younger generation listens to "our" music but thinks it is theirs!

Hilary said...

I think it's a fun ad. I'll bet Ozzy does too. ;)