6 Jingles That Haven’t Left Your Head Since the 70’s

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, singer Barry Manilow performs his new show at the Las Vegas Hilton, in Las Vegas Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones) ** NO SALES **
In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, singer Barry Manilow performs his new show at the Las Vegas Hilton, in Las Vegas Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)

 

Selling over 80 million records worldwide, Barry Manilow is best known for such recordings as,  Mandy, Can’t Smile Without You and Copacabana.   

During a live concert at Carnegie Hall, Barry reflected on a time when he was a child and his grandfather realized the musical potential in his young grandson.  Mr. Manilow Sr. used to take young Barry across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan,  to a little Record-Your-Voice booth.  There he would encourage his grandson to just sing.  Barry would refuse until one day, he just did.  At that moment Barry said he connected with the music.

Years later, Barry played at Carnegie Hall and his grandfather watched with pride from the audience.  Barry was quoted as saying,

Barry with his grandfather, Joseph Mannilow.
Barry with his grandfather, Joseph Manilow.

“My grandfather was probably thinking, There is my grandson singing on stage at Carnegie Hall, just a block down from the little record-your-voice booth”.    

His grandfather initiated Barry’s very first standing ovation that evening.

In order to support himself during his climb to stardom,  Barry started out his musical career by writing jingles for commercials. 

Here’s the list we were able to compile.

 

 

  1. State Farm Insurance

    "Like a good neighbour, State Farm is there".
    “Like a good neighbour, State Farm is there”.

    2.  Band Aid – Johnston & Johnston 

    I am Stuck on Band Aid Brand because Band Aid's Stuck on Me.
    I am Stuck on Band Aid Brand because Band Aid’s Stuck on Me.

    3.  Pepsi – Feelin’ Free

    Feelin' Free, Feelin' Free
    Feelin’ Free, Feelin’ Free

 

4.  Dr. Pepper

Be a pepper, drink a Dr. Pepper
Be a pepper, drink a Dr. Pepper

 

5.  Kentucky Fried Chicken

Have a Barrel of Fun
Have a Barrel of Fun

 

6.  McDonalds

You Deserve a Break Today
You Deserve a Break Today

Barry on HLN playing some of his jingles 

By: Halina Lee – SocialMediaMorning.com

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