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Q: What's the Mitsubishi Eclipse commercial theme song?
Moi | 8 Feb 02 | Hank Rearden

Posted on 02/08/2002 9:54:25 AM PST by Hank Rearden

I bit my tongue on this one and held off until Frivolous Friday.

After trying other avenues, I find the need to resort to fellow FReepers for the answer to my current trivia obsession: What's the theme song for last year's Mitsubishi Eclipse commercial?

You've seen it: sort of edgy rock, sort of reggae - the white car is shown in quick cuts of three scenes: the three girls pulled up at the gas pump, the slender girl at the same (?) gas station patting her leg to the beat, and the sexy brunette writhing to the beat in the passenger seat next to her geekazoid date, as they pass a shiny-chrome gasoline tanker truck in a tunnel.

Song phrases like "get up, get up", "start the commotion" etc. with heavy bass beat.

Enough clues? Help! Is it a published, available song or just written for this commercial?


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I just gotta know. I don't know why.
1 posted on 02/08/2002 9:54:25 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: Hank Rearden
Its a song called "Start the Commotion", by the Wise Guys. I think its cool, too.
2 posted on 02/08/2002 9:56:30 AM PST by egarvue
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To: Hank Rearden
I am SO glad I'm not the only one who becomes obsessed with stuff like that. You did a lot better than I did.......I couldn't have waited until Friday!

And I like that song, too. I've heard it so often, that I honestly think my brain believes it's an "old song" I use to know!

3 posted on 02/08/2002 9:59:27 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Hank Rearden
"Start the Commotion" by The Wiseguys, I believe.
4 posted on 02/08/2002 9:59:48 AM PST by John Jorsett
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To: John Jorsett
Ok, I got beat out, so here's some value-added info:

Television commercials have become an almighty tool for the music business, for veteran acts as well as breaking artists. Sting loaned his voice and image to Jaguar last year, and sales of Moby's "Play" album continue to rise as more of his songs are licensed to commercials and films. The latest act to reap the benefits from the trend are the Wiseguys. Featuring DJ Touche, the Wiseguys' 1998 Mammoth Records release "Antidote" went practically unnoticed until a track off the album was featured in a television ad for Mitsubishi Eclipse during the summer. "Start the Commotion" intrigued TV viewers enough to intrigue radio stations, which started spinning the song in regular rotation. Now "Start the Commotion" is dancing on the Billboard Hot 100..."
Hollywood Reporter October 5, 2001

"Start The Commotion" was the sleeper hit of this summer reaching the upper levels of the Top 40 airplay chart. Thanks to the success of "Commotion" The Wiseguys debut album, The Antidote, has now shipped over 250,000 copies and counting. The video for "Commotion" was one of the most played on MTV and VH1 this summer.

5 posted on 02/08/2002 10:02:08 AM PST by John Jorsett
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To: John Jorsett; egarvue
You FReepers are the best. Collectively, we know everything there is to know.

I don't know why I waited weeks to ask, trying to figure it out on my own.

6 posted on 02/08/2002 10:04:47 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: Hank Rearden
"I don't know why I waited weeks to ask, trying to figure it out on my own."

You were probably gun-shy, thinking that your post would somehow draw out all the Moose and Cheese Thread-Wreckers.

Michael

7 posted on 02/08/2002 10:06:40 AM PST by Wright is right!
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To: Wright is right!
Yeah, a moose once bit my sister.
8 posted on 02/08/2002 10:10:30 AM PST by frodolives
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To: Hank Rearden
Well, since you guys brought it up, what is the song being used in the Montero Sport commercial with the female singing to her dog. And who is she? Purely aesthetically, she's got the prettiest face I think I have seen on TV.
9 posted on 02/08/2002 10:11:17 AM PST by foolish-one
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To: Hank Rearden
I just gotta know. I don't know why.

Oh yes, I Gotta Know. One of Elvis Presley's' first singles after he got out of the Army in 1960, written by Paul Evans of the Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Backseat) fame, b/w Are you Lonesome Tonight, reached # 14 on the Billboard charts.

You're welcome.

10 posted on 02/08/2002 10:14:26 AM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: egarvue;Hank Rearden
I like the little head moves that the one woman passenger makes in the commercial.
11 posted on 02/08/2002 10:23:03 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: frodolives
My sister used to own a moose, so there. Pffffffttt!

Now we wait for somebody to tell us about his sister who looks like a moose . . . . . . .

12 posted on 02/08/2002 10:26:30 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: martin_fierro
Little head moves are always good. And yep, she's fabulous. How'd that geek get her? Musta been the car . . . . . .
13 posted on 02/08/2002 10:27:34 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: martin_fierro
AHEM!
14 posted on 02/08/2002 10:27:45 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: Hank Rearden
   and the sexy brunette writhing to the beat in the passenger seat next to her geekazoid date

There's somebody else in that car?? ;-)

Tells ya where *my* attention was...

15 posted on 02/08/2002 10:29:10 AM PST by Mike-o-Matic
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To: Hank Rearden
Not only do we know everything, but we've got the pictures.
16 posted on 02/08/2002 10:29:18 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: martin_fierro
Now that is a babe. Sigh. Thanks for the memories.

Whatta babe that geek's got there. I gotta get that car too. Right Now! Where's my wallet?

Wait a minute . . . . . . those sneaky bastards!

17 posted on 02/08/2002 10:37:26 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: Mike-o-Matic
There's somebody else in that car??

As I discovered the 284th time I rewound the tape - apparently there is.

18 posted on 02/08/2002 10:45:28 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: egarvue
That's one commercial that makes me stop and watch every time. I like it a lot.
19 posted on 02/08/2002 10:46:50 AM PST by bootless
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To: martin_fierro
She's got to be seriously grooving to make her head and neck to do that ... not easy to do without being into the music. Definitely compelling - and I'm a "she"! (IOW, I wanna know how to do that!)
20 posted on 02/08/2002 10:48:32 AM PST by bootless
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To: Hank Rearden
>You FReepers are the best. Collectively, we know everything there is to know.

Isn't that the truth. It is a truly awesome assemblage of trivia experts. ---ggg---.

21 posted on 02/08/2002 10:48:40 AM PST by DensaMensa
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To: Hank Rearden
Shame on you, wasting intellectual soapbox space for such a trivial thing. However, since you've opened the trivia can o'worms, I have a question for the vast right wing of knowledgeable Freepers. What the heck is this?

I have more photos here.

22 posted on 02/08/2002 10:50:26 AM PST by nimc
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To: John Jorsett
Just added the CD to my Amazon shopping cart. I love Free Republic!
23 posted on 02/08/2002 10:56:26 AM PST by jalisco555
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To: nimc
What the heck is this?

It's a tape measure.

24 posted on 02/08/2002 10:56:38 AM PST by Steve1789
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To: bootless
I wanna know how to do that!

Wifey informs me that those moves are described in The Feminine Mystique Manual, Chapter Four ("Those Little Moves That Men Find Irresistable").

Maybe Cosmo will do a piece on it. <|:)~

25 posted on 02/08/2002 10:57:27 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: Steve0113
"It's a tape measure."

LOL...Got me!


26 posted on 02/08/2002 11:00:41 AM PST by nimc
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To: nimc
It's that thing they use to tighten the butt-bolts in the Algore2000 unit. My proctologist told me so.
27 posted on 02/08/2002 11:04:27 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: martin_fierro
Yeah baby! Dats da one!
Cool. Too cool.
28 posted on 02/08/2002 11:04:53 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: nimc
It's for frying waffle cake-like things? Like at carnivals? Those deep-fried, fattening, delicious funnelcakes and rosette things?
29 posted on 02/08/2002 11:05:39 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: Hank Rearden
I just gotta know. I don't know why

I know the feeling. I've done some internet searches recently to find out the name of another song in a Mazda ad. It's a similar commercial where people are singing along as they drive... it has a heavy guitar rhythm and the words are something like "Everything's good...Everything's fine..."

Anybody have any ideas?

30 posted on 02/08/2002 11:05:59 AM PST by PrivateIdaho
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To: nimc
"What the heck is this? "

It's an old wallpapering tool for perforating corners so the heavier vinyl types will crease neatly and "sit" into the corner, taking away that "rounded" look.
The modern version is smaller and looks nore like a pizza cutter.

31 posted on 02/08/2002 11:08:08 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: PrivateIdaho
That's the one! Isn't that for the Mitsubishi Montero Sport?

(sigh - thought I got left behind. Maybe I did.)

32 posted on 02/08/2002 11:11:21 AM PST by foolish-one
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To: nimc
Pastry decorator-thingy.
33 posted on 02/08/2002 11:14:36 AM PST by Grit
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To: PrivateIdaho
Is that the one where they mention the line, 21st century toy? If it is, here's how I do it. I find the chorus and do a search on that. Sometimes the lyrics will be on the internet. That's when I find the artist and the name of the song. With that I go to AudioGalaxy or Morpheus and download the song. Hope this helps. At one time, I had all of the movies that BMW created for their commercials.
34 posted on 02/08/2002 11:14:53 AM PST by Shooter 2.5
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To: mewzilla
It's for frying waffle cake-like things? Like at carnivals? Those deep-fried, fattening, delicious funnelcakes and rosette things?

I really don't have a clue what it is, but thank you for your guess.

35 posted on 02/08/2002 11:14:59 AM PST by nimc
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To: Hank Rearden
Straight from Advertising 101 textbook, Chapter 1: Gorgeous women with geekie bald old guys with glasses. Don't worry if you're a geek, you can have a babe, too, if you'll only buy the product. Not so subtle message: you might not be good looking, but, boy, are you smart.
36 posted on 02/08/2002 11:16:21 AM PST by NYpeanut
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To: nimc
The item in your picture is an equine dental file. It is used to flatten the sharp edges of a horse's teeth so as to allow them to better crush/grind their food (grain). Although their teeth are used somewhat like molars (in a crushing/grinding motion), the teeth can also grow sharp due to mis-alignment of the lower jaw in relation to the upper mandible. Mis-alignment does not allow the teeth to wear down on their own... So the equine dentist gives them a little help with the file.
37 posted on 02/08/2002 11:19:12 AM PST by Raven6
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"It's an old wallpapering tool for perforating corners so the heavier vinyl types will crease neatly and "sit" into the corner, taking away that "rounded" look. The modern version is smaller and looks nore like a pizza cutter."

Are you sure? This seems the most logical application so far, and I've asked and shown everyone I know. The head is made of cast iron and is 'diamond' shaped without a 90-degree side to go flush into a corner.

38 posted on 02/08/2002 11:21:23 AM PST by nimc
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To: PrivateIdaho
I believe that's Twentieth Century Boy written by Marc Bolan.
39 posted on 02/08/2002 11:23:32 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: NYpeanut
Not so subtle message: you might not be good looking, but, boy, are you smart.

Why yes - yes I am. Gotta go get that car now.

40 posted on 02/08/2002 11:24:36 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: Raven6
"The item in your picture is an equine dental file."

Holy Moly…I think we have a winner! The family of the person I got it from have been cattle ranchers in this area for 150 years!

41 posted on 02/08/2002 11:26:40 AM PST by nimc
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To: nimc
I retract my earlier answer to your query. I hadn't looked at your gallery and was under the false impression that the head was round, not square.
A good bluff though, huh?
42 posted on 02/08/2002 11:27:55 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: nimc
Possibly a tool to make a decorative pattern on cement or grout?
43 posted on 02/08/2002 11:28:14 AM PST by DETAILER
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To: nimc
"Are you sure?"

Not anymore. I'd go with the dental tool for horses answer. Seems logical.

44 posted on 02/08/2002 11:29:15 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: martin_fierro
Thanks for the pic. I like when she thrashes her head back and forth for too-brief seconds. She kicks butt all over the anorexic blonde in the same spot.

Oh, to be told "Wind it up, baby!" by a woman that looks like that!

As long as we're going on about women in commercials (at least until the thread is pulled)...have you noticed that spot with for the prescription medication for genital warts ("I am part of a disturbing trend...")? Those people -- especially the Asian chick -- are GORGEOUS!

45 posted on 02/08/2002 11:29:57 AM PST by L.N. Smithee
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To: nimc
Freepers are awesome! It took 29 minutes to identify an antique horse dental file! Impressive!

Thank-you.

46 posted on 02/08/2002 11:31:55 AM PST by nimc
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To: Hank Rearden
Jeez Hank, you gotta taste for intellectual stuff :-) Start The Commotion

The Wiseguys

Fire it up baby

Get up, get up

Get up, get up

Get up, get up

Get up, get up, get up, get up

Get up, get up, get up, get up

Get up, get up, get up, get up

If you're curious, and you got the notion

Let's do it, just start the commotion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, get up, get up

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Let's do it, just start the commotion

Hey

Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba

Ba ba ba ba ba ba

Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba

Ba ba ba ba ba ba

Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba

Ba ba ba, ba ba, ba ba, ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba

Let's do it, just start the commotion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, get up, get up

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Let's do it, just start the commotion

Ba ba ba, (hey), ba ba ba, ba ba ba

Ba ba ba ba ba ba

Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba

Ba ba ba, ba ba, ba ba, ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba

Get up, get up

Get up, get up

Get up, get up

Get up, get up

Fire it up baby

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, put your body in motion

Get up, get up, get up, get up

Get up, get up, put your

Get up, get up, put your

Get up, get up, put your

Get up, get up, put your

Get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up

Hey

Start the commotion, start the commotion, start the commotion

Start the commotion, start the commotion, start the commotion

Start the commotion, start the commotion, start the commotion

Start the commotion, start the commotion, start the commotion

Start the commotion, start the commotion, start the commotion

Fire it up baby

Start the commotion, start the commotion, hey

Start the commotion, start the commotion, hey

Start the commotion, start the commotion, hey

Start the commotion, start the commotion

G-roovy

Hey

47 posted on 02/08/2002 11:33:00 AM PST by TheMole
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I hadn't looked at your gallery and was under the false impression that the head was round, not square.

I almost made that mistake. Before I figured out it wasn't round, I was ready to guess it was a bunghole reamer (no, not THAT kind of bunghole - the ones in wooden barrels).

48 posted on 02/08/2002 11:40:20 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Hank Rearden
As my wife pointed out, "That girl is HOT", the first time we saw it. Since chicks automatically HATE each other, Eclipse girl is clearly exceptional. Something to do with the way she wiggles I think, seductively enticing.

Of course, my immediate response was "Yeah, sort of I guess..can I get you anything, my lovely?"

49 posted on 02/08/2002 11:45:11 AM PST by xsrdx
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To: Hank Rearden
Not to redirect the discussion back to Mitsubishi and their ads but, as a resident of the Illinois city where their US plant is located and a neighbor of one of the higher ups, ever since they started running the Eclipse commercials some 18 months ago, they just can't build the cars fast enough to keep up with demand.

Sales of the four door sedan Mitsu (can't recall the model name) have likewise skyrocketed since they started running the ad backed by the Barenakedladies "Chinese chicken" song. Might have sold even more if it weren't for that dork in the passenger seat with the goatee and vomit green shirt doing his Gen Y/gay head tilt thing.

50 posted on 02/08/2002 11:52:43 AM PST by prairie dog
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