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Trivia Quiz - Pop Songs Used in Commercials


These ten questions are about popular songs used in commercials. You'll probably recognize most of them.

Quiz Number: 2403
Date Submitted: April 15, 2008
Quiz Categories: Pop Music, Business
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 57.7 percent
Times Taken: 222 times
Taken by Registered Users: 29

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Pop Songs Used in Commercials
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1. "Like a Rock" by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band was used for a number of years in commercials for what brand of truck?
  A.   Ford
  B.   Chevrolet
  C.   GMC
  D.   Dodge

2. "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)", recorded by a group called the T-Bones, became a hit on the pop charts after it was used in commercials for what product?
  A.   Tums
  B.   Rolaids
  C.   Pepto Bismol
  D.   Alka Seltzer

3. "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", originally used as an advertising jingle for this soft drink in 1972, eventually became a pop hit for The New Seekers. Name the soft drink:
  A.   Pepsi Cola
  B.   Seven Up
  C.   Coca Cola
  D.   Mountain Dew

4. Bachman-Turner Overdrive's 1974 hit "Takin' Care of Business" has been used by which of the following retail chains?
  A.   Office Max
  B.   Office Depot
  C.   Best Buy
  D.   Circuit City

5. Michael Jackson, who at the time owned the rights to it, was besieged with public criticism for selling Nike the rights to use what classic Beatles song in its commercials in the 1980s?
  A.   Yesterday
  B.   Something
  C.   Revolution
  D.   Hey Jude

6. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines used what 1977 Iggy Pop song in its commercials?
  A.   The Passenger
  B.   China Girl
  C.   Tonight
  D.   Lust for Life

7. Carly Simon's 1971 hit "Anticipation" was used for a number of years to advertise what product?
  A.   Hunt's Ketchip
  B.   Heinz Ketchup
  C.   French's Mustard
  D.   Hellmann's Mayonaise

8. What product used Johnny Nash's 1972 hit "I Can See Clearly Now" as an advertising jingle?
  A.   Windex
  B.   Rain-X
  C.   Anco Wiper Blades
  D.   Bausch & Lomb Contact Lenses

9. The makers of Viagra made a slight change to the words in what classic Elvis recording in order to plug their product?
  A.   Love Me Tender
  B.   Jailhouse Rock
  C.   Heartbreak Hotel
  D.   Viva Las Vegas

10. Marvin Gaye's version of the Motown classic "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" was sung in commercials by claymation models of what product?
  A.   California Raisins
  B.   California Oranges
  C.   Florida Oranges
  D.   Florida Grapefruit


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