Music, Advertisements, and Miscellany

In this section of the blog, I analyze music, ads, and PSAs – and perhaps other things as well. This is where the random blog posts live.

Public Service Announcements:

Anti-drug “I learned it by watching you!” PSA (1987)

Arbor Day PSA

It’s 10PM, Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

Saved by the Bell PSA

Your Brain on Drugs PSA (1987)


Anheuser-Busch: Whassup Ad (1999)

Barbasol Ad

Campbell’s Soup Advert (1993)

Grey Poupon Ad Campaign (1981)

Juicy Fruit Ad (1989)

Macintosh Advertisement

McDonald’s Advertisement

Mentos Advertisement

Pace Picante Sauce Ad (1992)

Pure Moods CD Ad

Songs from the Radio:

+ Take On Me

Brooks, Garth
+ The River

Charles, Ray
+ Seven Spanish Angels (w/ Willie Nelson)

Collins, Phil
+ In the Air Tonight

Denver, John
+ Take Me Home, Country Roads

Gibson, Debbie
+ Electric Youth

Lightfoot, Gordon
+ The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Lindeman, Edith (with Carl Stutz)
+ Red Headed Stranger

Mullins, Rich
+ Calling Out Your Name

+ 99 Luftballons

Parr, John
+ St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)

Pearl Jam
+ Yellow Ledbetter

+ Another One Bites the Dust
+ Under Pressure (with David Bowie)

Rabbitt, Eddie
+ I Love A Rainy Night

Simon & Garfunkel
+ The Sound of Silence

Sondheim, Stephen
+ Send in the Clowns

Strait, George
+ Ace in the Hole

the Alan Parsons Project
+ Eye in the Sky

The Who
+ Won’t Get Fooled Again

Tozzi, Umberto
+ Gloria

Tritt, Travis
+ Anymore

+ Where the Streets Have No Name

Williams, Hank Jr.
+ A Country Boy Can Survive

Classical Music:

Barber, Samuel
+ Adagio for Strings

Beethoven, Ludwig van
+ Moonlight Sonata

Copland, Aaron
+ Fanfare for the Common Man

Gerschwin, George
+ Rhapsody in Blue

Schubert, Franz
+ Gretchen am Spinnrade

From the Church Hymnal:

Boberg, Carl
+ How Great Thou Art

Crossman, Samuel
+ My Song Is Love Unknown

Forgaill, Dallán (translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne, made into verse by  Eleanor Hull)

Helmore, Thomas
+ O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Ken, Thomas
+ Doxology

Mohr, Joseph (lyrics) and Franz Xaver Gruber (music)
+ Silent Night

Newton, John
+ Amazing Grace

Spafford, Horatio AND Philip Bliss
+ It Is Well With My Soul

Robinson, Robert
+ Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Wesley, Charles (with George Whitefield, William Hayman Cummings, and Felix Mendelssohn)
+ Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Western Songs / Cowboy Songs

Higley, Brewster M.
+ Home on the Range

Willis, Charley
+ Goodbye Old Paint