The University Of Phoenix And “You Get What You Give”…Ugh

The New Radicals’ “You Get What You Give” was one of the best songs of the ’90s. It’s a jaunty, optimistic tune which also contains lyrics that were fiercely critical of capitalism and consumer culture. Now, a cover is being used for this new University of Phoenix commercial. A school, mind you, that’s pretty infamous for its shoddy reputation of greed, bordering on scamminess. As for the commercial, it’s alright I guess. It tells the story of a working adult in 1978 who is struggling to juggle traditional college with her job, until she discovers the newly founded University of Phoenix. I get that the University of Phoenix had to obtain permission to use the song, but still. Jesus, the irony. As noted in the comments, the cover is sung by Mack. And the woman is played by Jessica Blackmore.

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31 year old guy. Into sports, pop culture, advertising, and trivia among other things.

9 Responses to The University Of Phoenix And “You Get What You Give”…Ugh

  1. Ma Ma Mia says:

    Who is the artist that did the remake for this commerical?

  2. Sandy says:

    I love this version of a classic. I wonder who is singing this.. does anyone know ?

  3. Bill says:

    Whos the actress?

  4. Dave says:

    I think it’s cool that she is wearing authentic 70’s style heavy blue eye shadow.

  5. Wendy says:

    Does anyone know the brand/maker of her gray and red top and dress and/or dress?

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