Virgin music "spot the song title" commercial

Remember that Virgin viral game? Well, now there's the commercial. Ground zero hired NATL tv to animate their way through upwards of fifty song titles from the last half-century. Can you spot them all?

Spoilers inside!

Go directly to the ad here, without reading spoilers!

Well start you off, me and the caffienegoddess have spotted:

Purple Rain
Message in a Bottle
Dancing Queen
Street with no name
Papa was a rolling stone
God Save(d) the Queen
Hotel California
Paint it black
I shot the sheriff
ray of light
me myself and i
smoked two joints
Bell Boy

Which ones did you see?

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caffeinegoddess's picture

Very very cool. Animation is aces. The song is fab. Love it.

Dabitch's picture

Someone clue me in - is there a song called "stoned bunny" or "drugged rabbit "or something? I get the two joints but what the hell is a bunny smoking them for?

caffeinegoddess's picture

I couldn't figure that one out either. Alice in Wonderland ref maybe? I dunno. That'd probably have pills or something instead. It could also reference that "i get high" song too.

Dabitch's picture

Yeah but bunnies? *scratches head*

deeped's picture

I liked the bunny with the spliff...

deeped's picture

...spliffs

Dabitch's picture

Hey look - video killed the radio star!
And is that an eye in the sky? And blue suede shoes?

caffeinegoddess's picture

ah blue suede shoes! doh!

brandonbarr's picture

God save the queen (after she danced)
Free bird
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Magic carpet ride
Another brick in the wall
Seven nation army
Puff the magic dragon?
Piano man
American woman
Been caught stealing
Werewolves of london
We are the champions

brandonbarr's picture

"Where the streets have no name," you mean

Dabitch's picture

Ah! Duh! them wolves around big ben had me scratching my head too. :))

caffeinegoddess's picture

Hahahha yeah that's what I meant. It was very late when I first viewed the clip and sent that list to Dab. Been a long week. :)

white rabbit by jefferson airplane

Could the basketball players be "wanna be a baller" or "i'm still a baller" or something?

caffeinegoddess's picture

Surfin' Bird
Pimp...So many pimp songs...hard to know which one is right.
Travelin' Man

Rodeo clowns, dancing egg and radioactive dog have me totally stumped.

Dabitch's picture

YEha sorry, the list mistake is my bad. I was a little rushed when posting. ;)

White rabbit - of course!

Oh, and one part of them clowns is "tears of a clown".

brandonbarr's picture

I think the basketball players are "We are the champions"

brandonbarr's picture

Nice with the surfin' bird, that one had me stumped. I'm stuck on the three you mention too.

My wife thinks the tap dancer looks like liza minnelli--could that be "caberet" or "the singer" or "live until i die" (since she's then squished?)?

brandonbarr's picture

Probably just "P.I.M.P." by 50 cent. There haven't been many other more recent ones--just seven nation army by the White Stripes. We may need to look to more recent selections to get more.

brandonbarr's picture

Got it!

"Atomic dog" by George Clinton!

caffeinegoddess's picture

Huzzah! Nice one!

Robblink's picture

Here are some more:

Purple Rain by Prince
Dancing Queen by Abba
Blue Suede Shoe by Elvis
Message in a Bottle by The Police
Video Killed The Radio Star by the Buggles.

AnonymousCoward's picture

Does anyone know the name of the background song playing, or who signs it?

AnonymousCoward's picture

(sings)

AnonymousCoward's picture

(sings)

caffeinegoddess's picture
AnonymousCoward's picture

Thank you. Thank you.

deeped's picture

It's a mystery that there is any marketing done in the ad-world looking on the comments on this ;)

Dabitch's picture

Isn't the first rule of advertising to get the punter involved? ;)

Dabitch's picture

Since just saw that this commercial has been posted to metafilter too, where everyone is naming songs like nuts, I thought it would be helpful if I just organised the ones mentioned here into one comment. So here goes.

Purple Rain - Prince
Message in a Bottle - The Police
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Where the streets have no name - U2
Papa was a rolling stone - The Temptations
Hotel California
Paint it black
I shot the sheriff
Ray of light
me myself and i
smoked two joints
Bell Boy - The Who
God save the queen (after she danced) - Sex Pistols
Free bird
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Magic carpet ride
Another brick in the wall
Seven nation army
Puff the magic dragon?
Piano man
American woman
Been caught stealing
Werewolves of london
We are the champions
Blue Suede shoes - Elvis
white rabbit - jefferson airplane
"tears of a clown"
"Atomic dog" by George Clinton
"P.I.M.P." by 50 cent
Video Killed The Radio Star by the Buggles.
....Travelin' Man

hmmm.

'Surfin Bird' by The Trashmen
Eye In The Sky
Tiny Dancer

Ok, anything else?

Ramzesu's picture

I bet there are "Tears In Heaven" By Eric Clapton (When Sherrif goes to heaven), Jackson's "Black And White" (Two sportsmen) and "We Are The Champions" by Queen (two sportsmen too)