This is my blog post for commercials of the 70s that I remember. I look up the lyrics if I can find them online to refresh my memory, but some of these jiggles are gone forever.
A&W root beers got that frosty mug taste, only A&W root beers got that frosty mug taste, hot hot days mean cold cold root beer waiting for you, so quench your thirst, yeah, drench your thirst with A&W
Absorbine Jr, You work hard you ache, where does it get you? in the neck? In the shoulders? In the back? Ohooooooo Absorbine Jr it’s hard working medicine works as hard as you do
Alka Seltzer I can’t believe I ate the whole thing. You ate it Ralph, I can’t believe I ate the whole thing. No, Ralph I ate it, I can’t believe I ate the whole thing, gimme some Alka Seltzer (husband complaining to his wife)
Almaden Golden Chablis, far more inviting than you dreamed a wine could be.
Apple Jacks, a is for apple j is for jacks, cinnamon toasty apple jacks, you need a good breakfast that’s a fact, start it off with apple Jacks, repeat Apple Jacks, several times as a refrain
Armour Hot Dogs what kind of kids love Armour Hot Dogs, fat kids, skinny kids, even kids with chicken pox, love hot dogs, Armour Hot Dogs, the dogs kids love to bite
Baby Ruth Candy Bar Open a Baby Ruth Bar put on a happy face, the jiggle was sung to the tune of the song Gray skies are gonna clear up, Put on a happy face
Beneficial Finance Company, toot toot, we’ve good for more
The loan company that gives you great money a great values. Because at beneficial you’re good for more.
Big Banana Ink Crayons with Jonathan Winters in a giant banana outfit.
Big Banana Ink Crayons, We go bananas for Big Banana Ink Crayons, you’ll learn to write a lot of ways, oh we go bananas for Big Banana Ink Crayons, their colors are so bright and gay! Oh you can learn to color, bright smooth lines of fat, draw a banana and give it a hat. Ok, bunch, (children sing) oh we go bananas for Big Banana Ink Crayons.
Big Red, say goodbye a little longer, get that big bold big long lasting flavor with big red
Big wheel commercial, Look at that big wheel, roaring, charging, spinning, winning, the big wheel by Marx.
Lyrics for Bonnie Hubbard Commercial
She makes it tasty, she makes it right, Bonnie Hubbard makes the things you like, she uses California sunshine the way that you would, the local girl makes good.
Bumble Bee Tuna yum yum bumble bee with a big balloon float shaped like a bumble bee
C & H, Pure Cane Sugar, from Hawaii, growing in the sun. Island sugar growing pure, fresh and clean, C & H Pure Cane Sugar, is the one.
Cathy Quick Curl Doll, You can fix her hair: Fancy sporty wild or swirly up or down or cutie curly in just minutes you can change it, do you like it? Rearrange it. No setting no wetting. New Cathy Quick Curl with mess upable, fix up able, beautiful upable hair.
Caramel, $100,000 Bar, chewy chewy Caramel, this is your Caramel bar Nestlé $100,000 Bar.
Campbell’s Soup, Asking kids, what’s your favorite, kids say: chicken noodle, chicken with rice, chicken with stars, you forgot to say Campbell’s.
Charlie Perfume, There’s a fragrance that’s here to stay and they call it, Charlie. Kinda young, kinda now, Charlie. Kinda free, kinda wow, Charlie.
Chevrolet see the USA in your Chevrolet, see Ellis brooks today for your Chevrolet
Chiffon butter spread, you might think it’s butter, but it’s not, its Chiffon
Chrysler Cordoba Ricardo Montalban (you can find this on you tube)
Cracker Jack, candy coated popcorn peanuts and a prize, that’s what you get in Cracker Jacks
C W post, Band leader sings with whole families, similar to the music man, we got trouble song. Now here’s a cereal for the whole family, sweet enough for kids, but not too sweet for me c w post. It’s crunchy, it’s light, it’s fortified too, folks I would go and try some if I were you c w post (repeat refrain of the name of the cereal) sung by family chorus family style cereal (C W post committed suicide)
Datsun, Nobody demands more from a Datsun, than Datsun. We are driven.
We’re so delikable, we look alike we smell alike we taste alike, we’re so delikable, just take a sip from us and you’re agree, we’re so delikable
Digger The Dog digging he goes with you, when you explore, just pull his leash and go for a walk, he’s your dog for sure
Dippity-Do, New ball balance, New from Dippity-Do
Dole bananas, The dole banana is the great banana and it’s great because it’s Dole.
Don’t break the ice, game, here’s the man, oh you broke the ice, he fell through
Dr. Pepper, I drink Dr. Pepper and I’m proud, I’m part of an original crowd, everywhere you go are peppers lots of folks you know are peppers, wouldn’t you like to be a pepper too? Be a pepper! Drink Dr. Pepper.
Enjoli Perfume, I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and still make my husband feel like a man, because I’m a woman, Enjoli.
Home Shopping Club, The home shopping club comes to my house, it feels like I’m getting a hug, I love the home shopping club, more like 80s, this was an ad for a channel called the Home Shopping Club, a bunch of house wives sang it.
Hush Puppies aren’t a fancy shoe or a phony shoe they’re just dumb, soft and cool, you’re gonna love em, pigskin too, they’re just the dumbest, hush puppies aren’t a fancy shoe or a phony shoe they’re just dumb, put em on your feet give your toes a treat, what a comfortable shoe.
Fla-Vor-Ice, I’m the flavor ice giant with some cool advice try my freezer cold bars of flavor ice
The giant cooler, Fla-Vor-Ice Giant Freeze
Ginger Ale Tastes like love, Canada dry Ginger Ale Tastes live love
Granny Goose Chips, What is granny’s secret, I won’t say, how she makes her corn chips, fresh that way, Oh Mr. Corneille
What do you get for 99 cents at H salt fish and chips?
What do you get for 99 cents that makes you smack your lips?
You get fish, chips, coleslaw and a smile.
Hamms Beer From the Land of Sky Blue Waters, From the Land of Sky Blue Waters, Hamms the beer refreshing
Hanes will make you smooth and silky, shapely, sexy, On the coast of southern France the other girls don’t stand a chance, Gentlemen prefer Hanes
Honeycomb Cereal, Honeycombs got a big, big, bite, it’s not small no no on, great big taste and a great big bite.
Heinz Snack Pack, Pick up the pudding and tell me that, sure tastes Creamy, Snack Pack, Jack.
Inchworm by Romper Room, ride up and down, and up down, inch woman, I’m telling the truth, inch worm, I love you.
Junior Mints, Spread the word, pass em cool, Junior Mints
Tingle to the touch of Jean Naté, electrifying, awaken, exhilarating, Jean Naté
Koogle Peanut Spread, what do you do with peanutty Koogle? Spread on a sandwich or a cracker or a bun, first you Koogle, then you chewklo it, and then you Koogle it one more time, peanutty Koogle with the Koogle eyes. I can’t find the footage for this commercial on Youtube, but other Youtubers confirmed the lyrics in the comments section of a different video here.
Kool-Aid oh yeah, here comes Kool aid, crashes through a wall, going to chase your thirst away
Levi’s Blue Jeans Your jeans fit to you, and it makes me smile to think what you do, in your personal fit, Levi 501 jeans
Libby’s When Libby’s Libby’s Libby’s read the label label label, you will find it, find it on your table table table.
Life Cereal, Some cereal, mom says it supposed to be good for you, you try it. I’m not going to try it. Let’s get Mikey to try it, he won’t like it he hates everything, he likes it hey, Micky!
Life, the game of life, the game the game of life the game, you will learn about life when you play the game of life, start out with two thousand dollars, and a car, go to college, or straight into business.
Lite Brite making things with light, colors light making things with lite bright
McCulloch chainSaw, You’re in luck when you got a McCulloch chainsaw
You got power by the hour in your hands
with McCulloch you’re the a master because you keep a cutting faster
You’re in luck when you got a McCulloch chainsaw
Meow Mix, I want tuna, I want liver, I want chicken, please deliver
Milky Way candy bar, a Milky Way bar wherever you are, at work rest of play Milky Way
Miller beer If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the beer. Miller beer
Mounds and Almond Joy, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t, got nuts Almond Joy, Mounds don’t.
Mystery Date Game Mystery Date, are you ready for your Mystery Date? Open the door for your Mystery Date.
Oreos, a kid will eat the middle of the Oreo and save the chocolate cookie outside for last.
Pontiac Ventura, it’s a prestige car (man sings), Ventura’s a low price car (woman sings) Pontiac Ventura, right from Pontiac.
Razzles, First it’s a candy, then it’s a gum. Little round Razzles are so much fun. Give me some, give me some Razzles, they’re a whole candy store in a package, rooty-fruit flavors, give me some Razzles, they’re a whole candy store in a package
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you got peanut butter on my chocolate, you got chocolate on my peanut butter.
Samsonite Luggage, Barney Samsonite, Wife to Husband
Sealy Posturepedic, Hey, my back feels great come on world, have a Sealy Posturepedic morning
When you go places the show place is the Sheraton
there’s no place on earth you rather stay
from mountain parks to ocean beaches
nightlight string the girls and teaches
across the land around the world as far as you can see
when you go places the show place is the Sheraton
Slinky, what walks down stairs, alone or in pairs and makes a slinky sound, it’s slinky, it’s slinky, it’s fun, it’s a wonderful toy, it’s fun for a girl or boy
Smash Up Derby with bugum. He’s demolition demon in a beat up Chevrolet. It ain’t worth a dollar so he wrecks it every day. Crash bang smash em up put em back again, Smash bang crack em up its crash up time my friend. Now here’s Kenner SSP smash up derby set, Those cars have got new sonic sound. You ain’t heard nothing yet Come on little bugum you can get it done, Bang crash crack em up smash up derby is fun. (southern accent)
When You’re Out of Schlitz, You’re Out Of Beer, buddy, you’re out of beer
Snoopy Snow Cone Machine, featuring kids using the product
Starburst Fruit Chews, a burst of fruit flavor from the very first chew! A burst of fruit flavor, in orange, lemon and strawberry too, and lime!
Tiffany Taylor, she sparkles! Boy whistles at girl
Toni home perm, Curls are back and Toni’s got em, and you can get em anyway you want em.
Bop bo curls really loose curls big soft swinging swirls, Curls are back and Toni’s got em, Toni home perm
3 Musketeers commercial, Featuring a hot air balloon: I can’t get very far without my chocolatey bar.
Toys R Us, the world’s biggest toy store is Toys R Us
Tropical Blend, Wild it’s the savage tan, get it fast with tropical blend, dark and sleek it’s the savage tan, get it fast with Tropical Blend.
Underalls and slender alls, someone is wearing new slender alls to make her look thinner
And I would like to see the whole world smiling with me. Coca-Cola adds life. Have a Coke and a smile.”
Ultra brite toothpaste, mother never warned me about ultrabrite
When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen
When the dog is yapping and the kids are snapping, and the house is falling down, it ain’t no joke when the TVs broke, and the car don’t work, life can be so low down, it time to relax.
WD tires and wheels, driving down the highway feeling so free tires and wheels from WD
Wyler’s Soft Drinks
(in a hot air balloon)
Flying high in the sky far away from the crowds
We brought Wyler’s soft drinks to mix with the clouds
(Start chorus which is more upbeat)
Wyler’s soft drinks in light soft packs
No bottles or cans just carry in sacks
Lots of great flavors you’re like them a bunch
Orange and grape and cherry and punch
Berry Lemonade and Strawberry
Root Beer sugar and vitamin C
Wyler’s soft drinks about three cents a glass
Wyler’s Wyler’s Wyler’s
Wyler’s soft drinks are wow
Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum Carry the Big Fresh Flavor
“Carry the big fresh flavor, wherever you go, whatever you do.”
This is the more well known jingle, but I liked this one better
We all like the way it says Hello Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum
Everyone likes the way it says Hello
I found one more that I also remember 1983 Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum Commercial “Really keeps you humming”
Hershey Hot Cocoa Mix Commercial
Step on up the Hershey Bar
It’s a happy place
That Cocoa Mix from Hershey
It’s got that that Hershey taste
So if you’re a chocolate carver
Try a cup of chocolaty Hershey favor
Hershey’s hot cocoa Mix
Cocoa Mix that Hershey makes
One child says “It’s chocolaty.” The second child replies “Hershey’s chocolaty.”
Chocolaty was likely a key word meaning this produce does not contain any real cacao and they don’t make it anymore, but now they have a mix that says its real cacao.
Nestlé Hot Cocoa Mix was also on in the 70s, but I don’t remember it. It’s on You Tube, but Hershey’s hot cocoa Mix is not on You Tube so this one is purely from my memory. Considering I did not like what they served to me as chocolate as a child, its amazing a remember this product at all, because I never tasted it. I did not like chocolate until as an adult I tired gourmet chocolate with real cacao.
I do remember “Tea Tea Nestea Iced Tea” but I don’t remember the rest of the lyrics. A woman dives into a pool at the moment in which the song comes to a climax at the end of the commercial because she is so refreshed.
I watched so much television, I learned to tune out anything that I did not like and forget it. I focused on the commercials I liked and remembered them. But, I lost that ability after I was able skip commercials and now my commercial tune out powers are rusty.
The commercials in the 70’s were not about buying or wanting the product, most of the time they were about the catchy jingles. The one commercial where did want the product was a doll called shopping Sheryl that came with a shopping cart that you could fill with stuff. But most of these commercials I never wanted or used them. The jingles and commercials are art for art’s sake when they fail to sell the product they are promoting.