AD WARS - tag team's "whoomp there it is" vs. pet shop boys' "opportunities"

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two songs i haven't gotten sick of despite their televised omnipresence. which one is best?

Poll Results

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Tag Team - "Whoomp! (There It Is)" 18
Pet Shop Boys - "Opportunities" 6


voodoo chili, Monday, 22 March 2021 22:12 (one month ago) link

"Whoomp (There It Is)" is just next level catchy.

earlnash, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 00:48 (one month ago) link

ahhhhhh french vanilla, rocky road, chocolate, peanut butter, cookie dough!

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 14:36 (one month ago) link

Both good songs, but the Allstate commercial is creepy and weird where the Geico commercial is fun and funny. No contest.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 14:48 (one month ago) link

oh yeah, pretty sure everyone agrees that the geico commercial is far superior

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 15:03 (one month ago) link

I would love to have a harmonizing hood ornament, though

Dana Jel Pey (DJP), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 15:48 (one month ago) link

That Geico ad campaign has always rankled me because of how much it debases the artists in the service of some cheap pun.

It forces them to sell out in the worst sense... you're song is literally a punchline.

enochroot, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:14 (one month ago) link

Did you read the Undefeated piece on this? Selling out is not a big concern for Tag Team and they in fact drove the commercial to be what it turned out to be.

https://theundefeated.com/features/behind-the-delightful-success-of-tag-team-hit-commercial-with-geico/

Dana Jel Pey (DJP), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:16 (one month ago) link

"Scoop" for "Whoomp" isn't great, but "choco-lata, choco-lata, choco-lata" is A+.

avatar of a kind of respectability homosexual culture (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:18 (one month ago) link

undefeated piece is great

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 17:40 (one month ago) link

That article mentions Salt n Pepa's "success" from their Geico ad, and they were one of the acts I felt bad for (I never thought of them as a novelty act or one hit wonder, but the ad somehow seemed imply both). It's like, the idea of your song and your continued existence is inherently funny.

But of course I'm ignoring all the 16 year olds that never knew that song before and do now.

I guess I'm just a rockist curmudgeon.

enochroot, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 12:18 (one month ago) link

the tag team fellas in that commercial are absolutely precious and i love them. their smiles! i hate it when i like commercials, but they get a pass.

andrew m., Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:22 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 25 March 2021 00:01 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 26 March 2021 00:01 (one month ago) link

sprinkles!

voodoo chili, Friday, 26 March 2021 00:18 (one month ago) link


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