Occasionally on the site I post some advertisements that bear a striking resemblance to current pop songs (See The Black Keys vs. Pizza Hut and Home Depot and The Strokes vs. Pizza Hut). In one case the original artist even turned down an offer and the brand proceeded to write a soundalike (See Beach House vs. Volkswagen). The other day I was watching a Diet Coke commercial and it immediately reminded me of Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy”. I found the Diet Coke ad on YouTube and the songwriter Garen Gueyikian even appears in the comments. I’m sure he’s a good guy and this is a great gig. But hey, it’s gotta go on the site 😛
UPDATE: 3/16/2015 I have searched far and wide for this commercial spot but it looks like it has been completely removed from the internet. Coincidence?
UPDATE: 6/16/2015 Special thanks to Daniel in the comments for tracking down the Diet Coke ad. Here is the full audio of this ad: