Thursday, 3 January 2008


After years of hard bargaining and many a court trial, the Beatles back catalogue is available for hire. Adverts, film soundtracks and TV shows will now be able to pay through the nose for some of the best songs ever written, played and sung. I don’t really care, I have all their albums anyway. However, what was funny about this Time’s article was how they envisaged various media mogules would use some of the songs. Here’s the best ones:

Long and Winding Road Tom Tom sat-nav

Day Tripper Eurostar

Come Together Relate

Strawberry Fields Forever Hartley’s jam

I Want to Hold Your Hand

Penny Lane Portaloo

Do You Want to Know a Secret? HM Revenue & Customs

Don’t Let Me Down Wonderbra

From Me to You Royal Mail

Got to Get You Into My Life Insurance

Getting Better Bupa

Help: Northern Rock

Magical Mystery Tour Network Rail/Stagecoach

Good Morning Good Morning Kellogg’s

Here, There, Everywhere Closed-circuit television services

I Am the Walrus Gillette

I’m a Loser Ladbrokes

Drive My Car Avis

It Won’t be Long Smart cars

Helter Skelter Chessington World of Adventures

Norwegian Wood B&Q

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Plain English Society

She’s Leaving Home Student Loans Company

Why Don’t We Do It in the Road Tarmac

Let it be Court of Appeal

Happiness is a Warm Gun National Rifle Association

1 comment:

Curly said...

They seem to have missed

Bulldog - Churchill Direct