Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sprint Framily Commercial Uses French Version of Mötley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home"

The latest Sprint commercial features a French cover of Mötley Crüe's famous song, "Home Sweet Home." A young girl, portrayed by the actress Tatyana Richaud, sings in French as she plays piano.

The Sprint commercial, for its Framily Plan, is the latest major American TV commercial that features French music. A Verizon Droid TV commercial featured Françoise Hardy's big French pop song hit, "Comment te dire adieu." One of Netflix's TV commercials uses a song, "Hey Now," from one of French pop music's most successful disk jockeys, Martin Solveig. And a long-running Google Chromecast commercial features an instrumental cover of Mikis Theodorakis's "Zorbas," which had inspired a famous French song by Dalida, "La Danse de Zorba."

It's great to see these American advertisers embrace French music like this, a sharp contrast to the French-bashing in Cadillac's widely panned commercial for its 2014 Cadillac ELR Coupe.

Several years ago, Pepsi elevated the use of French music in its "pinball" commercial with the use of the song, "Ça plane pour moi" by the American alternative rock band, The Presidents.

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