'Member how Frank Zappa as a young struggling musician tried to write commercial jingles and ended up writing parodies?
'Member how the Holy Modal Rounders would travel around the country like ethnomusicologists, taping every everyday person they could singing a commercial jingle?
Or maybe you don't know what a commercial jingle is or why it is they're gone and why anyone might miss them?
Read here: The irresistible, singable, stick-in-your-mindable jingle is dead
Of course, I wrote about this once a few years back. A long piece. I made it long because I knew it would likely be the last time I ever thought about commercial jingles. (You might also notice my name is missing at the top as the author, although I originally posted the thing myself -- and I even credited a friend for proofreading and cleaning up my English. That was back when I did a few things at blogcritics. Yeah ... missing name, that must have been an early software glitch of some kind.)
You can read that here, Jingles and His More Famous Sidekick
(Even know who I was referencing by "Jingles" -- no? ask your great grandma if you're really interested)