Survivor and Starbucks

I think most of my friends know that I’m a big 80’s melodic rock fan. One of my favorite groups from that genre is Survivor. The other night on TV, I saw a new Starbucks commercial (the previous text was a link to a .wmv file [the file is still there], but the newest Firefox isn’t happy with it, so I got rid of the link). I almost fell off the couch laughing and screaming when I figured out that it was really Survivor in the commercial. That’s just absolutely priceless.

The commercial in the file above is longer than the one they’re showing on TV. I can’t believe they wrote an entire verse and chorus!

7 replies on “Survivor and Starbucks”

That commercial always entertains me.

Hey, maybe we should send you on that cruise with Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Journey.

I realize that you said that jokingly, Stephen, but it’s not much of a stretch for people to think that cruise is right up my alley. I don’t think I’d enjoy it that much, though. For one thing, I’m finally “growing out of” a lot of that music. That, and I’ve learned about myself that just being close to celebrities (in the “geographic sense”) really doesn’t do a lot for me. It really doesn’t make it any more likely that I’m going to get to know them, which is what I would really enjoy.

As for this particular song, I’ve heard it butchered before in the name of commerce. It got mangled and re-used for a Frosted Flakes commercial years ago. I think that numbed me enough that I was able to laugh at this commercial. 🙂

Just as a small note, they’ve also got a radio commercial that’s very similar to the TV commercial, but with the full lyrics. I heard it this morning on my way into work and really cracked up this time.

Does anyone where where I can find a download of the radio commercial where the guy wakes up and does a suvivor take of eye of the tiger. The commercial starts ‘ CHARTS, CHARTS AND GRAPHS, CHARTS AND GRAPHS. It was played down in Texas. I’m just a good ole Canadian boy looking to rekindle a laugh.

Yes, I would love to have a copy of that Charts and Graphs song too. That song so completely mimics my life… I only heard it once, but it totally stuck with me. I also heard it in Texas.

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