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10 Rather Astonishing Corporate Theme Songs (the Fujitsu one is a particular delight). And the pharmaceutical version.

I went to a group interview for Asda when I was a student and all of us were asked to perform the Asda Chant.
posted by mippy (25 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Came for the Gazprom Drinking Song, left satisfied.
posted by saturday_morning at 8:16 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

Hell, they used to record entire corporate musicals.
posted by theodolite at 8:20 AM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]

If that's what it takes to make the ScanSnap, so be it.

posted by snuffleupagus at 8:26 AM on July 26, 2012

Previouslier. (And that 2002 comment says "This has been discussed here before, but...")
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:27 AM on July 26, 2012

The Computer Associates one is also rather fantastic.
posted by destro at 8:27 AM on July 26, 2012

Oh dear. I work for one of those companies...
posted by Nossidge at 8:28 AM on July 26, 2012

Oh yeah, there's some great examples of industrial musicals floating round - Spirit of '66, the JC Penney one, is actually great. You can listen to and download from here.

My Bathroom really reminds me of Somewhere That's Green from Little Shop of Horrors.
posted by mippy at 8:28 AM on July 26, 2012

DEVO Corporate Anthem
posted by Sys Rq at 8:29 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

There's also - thoguh I can't find the songs on the web - Music for Biscuits. Dulux Super 3 compares Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin to the exciting properties of paint. They too are a Super 3!
posted by mippy at 8:33 AM on July 26, 2012

These are fascinating, but I think I'm going to be ill.
posted by freakazoid at 8:37 AM on July 26, 2012

Oh, here we are: Super 3. Horrible winking video though. YES I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE THE CHURCHILL DOG.

I particularly like the slowing down at 'wine, women and song'.
posted by mippy at 8:40 AM on July 26, 2012

Ah, seems to be missing the KPMG 'A Vision of Global Strategy' song.

Gouge your ears out here
posted by davemee at 8:44 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

My all-time favorite is the theme song TMBG did for Chopping Block.
posted by iconomy at 8:47 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

There's always the IBM theme song ("Ever Onward IBM"), one of more than a hundred songs from the IBM Songbook, including several tributes to IBM founder T. J. Watson, as well as various vice-presidents, superintendents, divisions, and other sundry parts of the corporation.

I first encountered the song as a MIDI bundled in OS/2, presumably included to show off its multimedia capabilities.
posted by orthicon halo at 8:57 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

My favourite must be the Letsbuyit.com tune. I can only find it in this broadcast (along with several other good ones), but it is worth a listen (the anthems start at about 19:25, and the Letsbuyit.com one at about 29:55).

Unfortunately, their share price was more Letssellit.com, not least thanks to someone who has recently been in trouble again.
posted by Talkie Toaster at 9:04 AM on July 26, 2012

What? No mention of the Japanese demolition company Nihon Break Kogyo, and their giant-robot-riffic theme song?
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:11 AM on July 26, 2012

We do what we must.....because we can!
posted by schmod at 9:36 AM on July 26, 2012 [3 favorites]

No Yodobashi Camera love?

With the pop music beat it took me longer to figure out that the tune was the Battle Hymn of the Republic than I like to admit.
posted by sotonohito at 9:58 AM on July 26, 2012

Following some of these links has led me to learn of the term "lipdub", which is one of the stupidest things I’ve heard in a long time. I can just imagine the conversation;

a: I’m singing to the song!
b: That’s lip syncing.
a: No, you don’t understand, I sing along then I sync the video with the music!
b: That’s still lip syncing.
a: You just don’t get it. You’re jealous of my world changing creation.
posted by bongo_x at 11:07 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

These songs would all be better if sung by a magical, pansexual, non-threatening spokesthing.
posted by dhens at 11:24 AM on July 26, 2012



posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:05 PM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]

Surprised nobody's posted this one (G4S are the security company that aren't turning up to this years olympics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTvtYV3NXGk )
posted by ElliotH at 1:16 PM on July 26, 2012

Ralf Hütter laughs at Drupa's 2012 shenanigans.

Especially since Kraftwerk took $190,000 to create a 5 second vocoded theme to Expo 2000, and then created three cool remixes, which, of course, sound as future-oriented today as then, though they're over 10 years old now. That's how you play this game, folks. These other corporate theme guys? Pikers.
posted by droplet at 7:49 PM on July 26, 2012

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