Toyota Channels Outkast And Uses “Hey Ya!”

It’s a perfectly cromulent car commercial from Toyota with some nice driving through the city action. Do you like “Today’s the Day” as a tagline or is it too generic? But really, this ad is a nice excuse to listen to 30 seconds of Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” Still a great song. Toyota also extends the campaign with spots featuring the music of Bob Marley and Elvis Presley.

Target’s New Back To School Commercials

Last year, Target had an obnoxious (and obnoxiously catchy) back to school campaign that I just hated. This time around, I like Target’s ads a lot more. They show kids in typical school situations with instrumental backing of famous songs like Queen’s “Under Pressure” and “Another One Bites the Dust” , Outkast’s “Hey Ya”, and the Rocky theme. I actually saw another one featuring Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It”, and I can’t find that one online now. Maybe some prudes objected to a song so blatantly about sex being used in a back to school campaign. Anyway, these should be on a lot in the upcoming weeks, so I’m glad that I kind of like them.


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