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More fun with TV commercial music

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 11:22 pm

OK, so I knew that the song in the first Mitsubishi “See What Happens” ad was “Ballroom Blitz” by the Sweet. That was all fine and dandy. But Mitsubishi recently released a second ad in that same series, this one set to a different tune.

And worse, there wasn’t exactly much to go by in the ad as it aired on TV; all that was played was the intro, with a guitar riff and some “yeah-yeah-yeah”-ing. Not very good for a lyric search, you’ve gotta admit. And Mitsubishi’s site offered no song ID either.

However, more of the song in question is played in the commercial on the site, and I managed to make out a few lyrics, namely “scream and shout” and “out of control”. (Cursed auditory processing disorder…) Anyway, that seems to have been enough; Googling for those relatively common phrases, coupled with “lyrics”, led me to a lyric transcription that seemed to fit– namely, Devo’s “Uncontrollable Urge”. I thought it sounded vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t place it…

And thus, we have another mystery solved for all those people out there in Google-land searching for Mitsubishi commercial music. Woohoo. 😉


  1. OMG! thank god i found this….i was in google land searching for the same song. you are my saviour! thanks for taking the time to look for it and post this, so now I can go dl it.

    Comment by yoko spider — 05-Jun-2004 @ 1:14 am

  2. thank you so much! honestly, its a bitch searching for a song when you only know a few lyrics to it, and i probably wouldnt have been able to track this one down if it werent for you. so thanks a lot.

    Comment by mia wallace — 20-Jun-2004 @ 7:44 pm

  3. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU… Yeah yeah yeah yeah is not a very good lyric search at all and thats all i had to go on except the “out of control” part in the song and all i came up with is hoobastanks song out of control… so i was getting no where.. so thanks

    Comment by Bradley — 20-Jun-2004 @ 11:40 pm

  4. hey cheers on figuring it out – it was very catchy and i thought i’d never get it. thanks

    Comment by Freddie — 27-Mar-2005 @ 5:49 am

  5. You’re the MAN! Or WOMAN! Saved me some searching time.

    Comment by Caju — 19-May-2005 @ 10:49 am

  6. Ah, yeah, I’ve noticed that Mitsubishi’s resurrected the Devo song in a more recent commercial. Gotta love blogs for things like this!

    Comment by codeman38 — 19-May-2005 @ 12:19 pm

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