Okay, so I screwed up last time and incorrectly named “This Will Be Our Year” as Cover of the Week #14 (it was actually #13.) Instead of fixing it, I’m including a short cover this week as the real #13, thereby saving the day and avoiding a rip in the time-space continuum. Phew! I’m not sure if any of you will get it, or have heard it, so let me explain a little.
A few years ago, there was a new medical “product” that was released that helped people lose weight. It’s called the Lap Band, and it seemed to spring up overnight. For some reason, there was a LOT of advertising behind it. There were billboards upon billboards advertising this thing, and lots of television and radio commercials promoting it (at least there were in Southern California.) It was a huge mess. You couldn’t drive down the street without seeing a Lap Band billboard. The worst part was, it’s not even a product, it’s surgery!
Actually, I take that back. The worst part is the jingle. All of the TV and radio commercials for the Lap Band ended with their infamous jingle. It was short, it was annoying, but it was very catchy. It was also sung by this really strange voice that seemed to be processed to sound like an extra-terrestrial sang it. It was the weirdest combination of annoying things. They really wanted the jingle to stick in your head, and it worked. I heard it in my nightmares.
So here is the last COTW for a while, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
I know other people have noticed how annoying this jingle is besides me. There are a few tributes on YouTube, but here is my favorite one: