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U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« on: January 10, 2010, 04:07:44 PM »
...during the Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals game. Very surprised.



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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 04:09:52 PM »
I just seen that.  ::) Really the only lyrics you hears is "don't fade away" as the commercial itself fades out.

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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 05:32:37 PM »
That's not right...

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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 08:43:54 PM »
I saw it today and I FREAKED OUT ;D

My dad was gonna change the channel right as the commercial started and as soon as I heard the first note or two, I yelled STOPPPPP  ITS BAD!!!

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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 10:18:53 PM »
There's somebody on the Fox Nascar production crew who is a fan of U2.  They frequently use snippets of u2 songs as intros into commercial breaks.  I know I've heard Vertigo, Elevation, Desire, and a few others.

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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 12:51:17 PM »
Well it's better than if they used Get On Your Boots...

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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010, 12:23:32 PM »
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There's somebody on the Fox Nascar production crew who is a fan of U2.  They frequently use snippets of u2 songs as intros into commercial breaks.  I know I've heard Vertigo, Elevation, Desire, and a few others.
I've heard the following songs (as I'm a huge NASCAR fan):
Vertigo
Elevation
Stand Up Comedy
Get On Your Boots
Desire
Beautiful Day
one more I can't think of... maybe Streets??

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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 10:14:16 AM »
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There's somebody on the Fox Nascar production crew who is a fan of U2.  They frequently use snippets of u2 songs as intros into commercial breaks.  I know I've heard Vertigo, Elevation, Desire, and a few others.

I saw the Nascar commercial last night.  This fan/employee should really check into the meaning behind Bad.  You know, that little theme of heroin addiction.  Now if the song were written about speed then I could understand the similarity and its use for the ad.   The last thing I want to think about is Nascar when listening to Bad though.

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U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010, 01:02:31 PM »
I Haven't minded the use of U2 songs in ads for the olympics or world cup, but NASCAR seems like a poor fit for a U2 tie-in.

Just my two cents.

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2010, 01:34:11 PM »
Its up to four cents, now. 


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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2010, 01:52:00 PM »
Six.

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2010, 02:07:15 PM »
Nine..I mean eight.

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2010, 02:22:41 PM »
I don't really mind it... I love NASCAR and U2 so its a win-win

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2010, 02:46:41 PM »
I just heard Bad on the Nascar commercial yesterday. I was very surprised. Do they have to get rights to the songs or anything like that? I have always wondered that.

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2010, 02:57:54 PM »
Is anyone surprised ? really  ?

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