In Commercial Sounds, we take an unavoidable TV ad soundtracked by a song and tell you all about the artist behind the music. Have a commercial song you want to know more about? Ask us. They’re hardly unique — you could hear “Renegades” and think a million different bands wrote it, and you wouldn’t be outrageous to think that — but they’re catchy as all hell. Knowing how to write an instantly comfortable hit is a skill, too. This commercial for the Jeep Renegade is everywhere. Being that advertising is anything but subtle nowadays, the song behind it sings of “Living like we’re renegades.” Because the car is a Renegade. Get it?Where you can find it: Besides on your TV every 10 minutes, it’ll be on X Ambassadors’ upcoming debut album, VHS, out June 23. “Renegades” peaked at No. 69 on the Billboard Hot 100.Where else have you heard X Ambassadors? They’ve been in a few video games, most notably Need for Speed. Their song “Jungle,” which reached No. 87 on the charts, has also appeared in The Blacklist and in trailers for Horrible Bosses 2, Orange Is the New Black and Pitch Perfect 2.What do they sound like? “Renegades” is a pretty representative template for what X Ambassadors do. They specialize in that new breed of alternative rock that takes blue-collar guitar stomp and adds electronic and industrial flourishes, a la Awolnation and Imagine Dragons. (Coincidentally, it was Imagine Dragons who heard them on a local radio station and begged Interscope to sign them; the two have since toured together.) Imagine if Mumford & Sons plugged their guitars in (okay, they just did that), and then got really into fun., Bastille and Foster the People.
I’m a retired first grade teacher who read the book, We’re Going On a Bear Hunt, sang the song and acted out the words with my class every year for over 20 years! More recently, after I read the book to my 3 year old grandson, he wanted to sing it and act out the book A LOT! This wonderful book lives on in our family. The Jeep commercial is a delight.I am 64 years old & have been singing “bear hunt” since I was about 4. My sister taught it too me when she got home from church camp back in the 60’s. Would sure love to know who is doing it in the commercial- love the modern vibe.
Before we get to the list of specific wild animals and creatures appearing in this ad, check out the ad and… best to do it with surround sound on! In order of appearance, this commercial includes: Hippopotamus Iguana Alligator Indri Lemur Elephants Buffalo Gorilla Sloth Wolves Goat Alligator Snapping Turtle Peacock Great Horned Owl CassowaryContinue reading “All the creatures in Jeep’s “Earth Odyssey” TV commercial”
Hi there! My name is Ben and I post every day at 1pm central. I’ve recently posted about a music video from NF, being ghosted after a date, and dreaming of alligators. But a lot of my posts are about commercials, too. For instance, today’s is about a new Jeep ad. The commercial features aContinue reading “The Jeep Bear Hunt Commercial – The Music and the Newfie Dog”I’ve been writing about commercials lately. I guess I love the research and finding out information that viewers are curious about. Check out my TV Commercial page for a lot more info but now let’s get to the list for today’s post. Here are my 3 favorite ads followed by my 3 least favorite adsContinue reading “My 3 Favorite & Least Favorite TV Ads Out Right Now”
You might be familiar with the catchy children’s song “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.” The song was popularized by the book of the same name, written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. But the song itself has been around for much longer than the book – it’s actually a traditional chant that has been adapted into a song over the years.I remember this rhyme from the early 60’s when I went to Day Camp. Also did a short version while hiking with my daughter’s Daisy Girl Scouts on camping trips.If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your Scout, try singing “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” and acting out the different parts. You can even make it into a game by hiding a stuffed bear somewhere in the house or yard and pretending to find it at the end of the hunt. The possibilities are endless!
The premise of the song is simple: a group of adventurers set out on a bear hunt. Along the way, they encounter various obstacles – long grass, a river, mud, and so on – but they bravely press on. Finally, they come face to face with a bear, and they run back home as fast as they can.I remember learning a song something like this in the Girl Scouts in the mid-1960s, also call-and-respond and somewhat different than the version I have recently seen. In the current version, all of the obstacles are ones that the group needs to go through, but I seem to remember that in the version I originally learned, that varied, with some obstacles being ones that the group needed to go over, under, or around.What makes the song so much fun is the exaggerated actions that accompany each verse. For example, when the adventurers encounter long grass, they say “Swishy swashy!” and pretend to push through the grass. When they come to a river, they say “Splash splosh!” and pretend to wade through the water. And when they finally meet the bear, they say “Uh-oh!” and run back the way they came.The song is a great way to get kids moving and using their imaginations. It’s also a fun way to teach them about storytelling and sequencing. As they sing the song and act out the different parts, they’re learning how to tell a story with a beginning, middle, and end. And as they follow along with the actions, they’re developing their gross motor skills and coordination.The song is typically sung as a repeat after me song, with a leader saying a line, and then everyone repeating it back. Exaggerate the actions, and feel free to add more.