Friday, January 29, 2016
Werewolves Of London
Oh my goodness! I just heard a commercial that made me laugh. Now I do not mind commercials that use old songs as background music. As a music lover I usually enjoy hearing the songs.
For instance a few years ago when Yahoo was the "big thing" on the internet they sang "Yahoooooo-oooo". It was a song in the early fifties and I got a kick out of it.
Sometimes they take an old song and rework it to fit the time allotted or to be more representative of the product. Sometimes they do a good ob sometimes they do not.
Sometimes I have no idea why a particular song being used. It does not fit in with the concept of the commercial.
Back to the commercial I just heard. Vodka was being advertised. Werewolves of London was the song.
I realize that werewolves and vampires are sex symbols these days. Okay, I'll concede (I guess). And perhaps they do drink vodka although they have no need to drink what with being undead and all. And they would get no pleasure from the taste of the drink nor would they get the "high" many people look for when drinking.
But that was not the funny part.
The song was sung by a woman with an extremely sultry voice. Instead of the half growling, howling sound of the original recording we hear a sexy, slow version.
Instead of the loud guttural "Owwoooooo, Werewolves of London" we hear a soft breathy "oh oooh, Werewolves of London".
I know it loses a lot in translation. Trust me. It is funny.