Music is always there when we need it. If you’re heartbroken, you sing along to “End of the Road” by Boys II Men. Feeling excited? It’s time for that 80’s pop playlist. There’s a song no matter what the situation…even if you’re doing something as simple as ordering promotional products.
Not sure what promotional products are? Trust me, you know. If you’ve ever been to a wedding and got favors or ran a 5K and took a cool swag bag home, you’ve held these custom gifts in your hands.
You see these items all the time and may even need to order some. If that sounds like you, I’ve got the right playlist for the job and there’s no low note in the bunch!
Here are the best songs with a promotional product in the title to put you in the ordering mood!
#1: “Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart
Release Year: 1983
Hart bought a pair of Ray Bans that he could never wear because it was too rainy outside while he was recording his debut album. The result was this catchy, synth-heavy 80’s hit that still gets people on the dancefloor all these years later.
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#2: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” by James Brown
Release Year: 1966
The Godfather of Soul put on his boogie shoes to record this infectious jam. It was recorded when the legendary singer was at a crossroads and trying to negotiate for more money with his record company.
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#3: “Loving Cup” by The Rolling Stones
Release Year: 1972
“Loving Cup” is one of the Stones’ most famous love songs, with a medium tempo, great guitar, and no real chorus. The song took several long months to complete and was recorded entirely at the famous Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles.
You’re going to love these promotional cups as much as Mick Jagger loves inappropriate hip movements!
#4: “Rock Around the Clock” by The Isley Brothers
Release Year: 1959
“Rock Around the Clock” is a proud member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The song has been recorded by a number of popular musicians including John Lennon, the Sex Pistols, and Chubby Checker, but this Isley Brothers version is a real standout.
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#5: “Magnets” by Lorde and Disclosure
Release Year: 2015
“Magnets” is about a relationship that’s weakening, but Lorde and Disclosure talked about the instant bond they felt recording this rhythmic, catchy song. The collab marked the first time Disclosure made it on the Billboard rock chart.
Form a strong bond to any of these custom magnets!
#6: “Calendar Girl” by Neil Sedaka
Release Year: 1995
This doo wop ditty was inspired by a listing in the TV Guide for a calendar of pin-up girls, including such Hollywood sirens as Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. The inspiration seemed to work as “Calendar Girl” went on to rank #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Marilyn Monroe is one thing, but who could resist the temptation of any of these custom calendars?
#7: “I Love My Shirt” by Donovan
Release Year: 1969
Do you know those famous “I Heart New York” shirts? Scottish singer Donovan took it to the next level with this upbeat, cheeky song about the unwavering love one man has for his t-shirt.
Fall in love with your t-shirt just like Donovan by trying on any of these comfy choices!
#8: “I Want Candy” by The Strangeloves
Release Year: 1965
The Strangeloves hit America’s sweet tooth with this swingin’ tune. The band pretended to be from Australia to garner more interest in their song, which apparently worked as “I Want Candy” reached #11 in the U.S. You can go ahead and forget about Aaron Carter’s cover… no one will blame you.
Do you want candy, too? Add your design or message to any of these sweet treats!
#9: “Wine Glass Woman” by Mayer Hawthorne
Release Year: 2013
The Los Angeles Times said Mayer Hawthorne’s “charismatic falsetto is a formidable seducer’s tool” and that charm is in full form in this R&B jam. It’s got a good groove that will really make you feel like smiling.
Channel your inner wine glass woman (or man) and shop our selection.
#10: “Sticky Note” by Oracle
Release Year: 2018
Oracle released an entire album called Mastery exclusively for Spotify. “Sticky Note” was the seventh track and has a cool instrumental vibe that will put you into a tranquil mood.
The oracle had a vision – you’ll add custom sticky notes to your promo product wishlist.
#11: “Plush” by Stone Temple Pilots
Release Year: 1992
Stone Temple Pilots came from San Diego during the heyday of 90’s grunge. “Plush” is one of their most famous songs and was written while STP’s drummer was in the hot tub.
90’s grunge may be a thing of the past, but you can still give these soft plush animals a squeeze!
#12: “Flashlight” by R3HAB feat. Deorro
Release Year: 2015
EDM music is known for bass-thumping beats, summer festivals, and plenty of pulsing lights. “Flashlight” is the perfect addition to that genre and is performed by two deejays who have both been nominated for music awards.
You’re sure to rave over this selection of custom flashlights!
#13: “Pocket Calculator” by Kraftwerk
Release Year: 1981
Kraftwerk is an electro-pop German band with an extremely unique sound. Their debut album, called Computer World, focuses on technology like the pocket calculator, which had come out only 9 years before the song was recorded.
Be the operator of your own pocket calculator!
#14: “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” by Cake
Release Year: 2001
Cake is a band that’s as well-loved as the dessert they’re named after. The hit “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” is one of their most famous and is accompanied by an iconic video that was in heavy rotation during MTV’s heyday.
Look the part in your own loooooonnnnng jacket!
#15: “You Can Leave Your Hat On” by Joe Cocker
Release Year: 1986
Randy Newman wrote this bluesy pop song that peaked at #35 on the Billboard rock charts. Yes, that Randy Newman… the same guy who wrote “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” for Toy Story. Don’t get it twisted, though. These songs are about very different things.
Leave your hat on or take it off. Either way, you’ll love all these options!
Spotify always has a list of similar songs for you to enjoy. Here are a few more.
- “Coaster” by Khalid
- “With Pen in Hand” by Aretha Franklin
- “Incense and Peppermints” by Strawberry Alarm Clock
- “Bottle Opener” by Thunder in a Bottle
- “Tape Measures” by Squid 9
- “Beach Ball” by Lemon Grass
Pump Up These Jams
Do you need an awesome playlist to listen to while ordering your promotional items? This one has all the songs featured in the list above, including the bonus tracks!
The songs featured here span across many decades and cover a bunch of genres. They’re all meant to make your experience of ordering promotional products fun, enjoyable, and above all musical and merry. Everything it should be!
Song Facts. Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart. Retrieved from, https://www.songfacts.com/facts/corey-hart/sunglasses-at-night
NPR. (2000, July 29). Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag. Retrieved from, https://www.npr.org/2000/07/29/1080113/npr-100-papas-got-a-brand-new-bag
LeDrew, C. (2013, May 9). Gimme a Little Drink from Exile: “Loving Cup.” Retrieved from, www.onstagemagazine.com/exile-loving-cup-rolling-stones/
The Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Rock Around the Clock:… is Still Ticking. Retrieved from, http://www.rockabillyhall.com/RockAroundClock.html
Blistein, J. (2015, September 29). Lorde Sets Lover Ablaze in Striking Video for Disclosure’s ‘Magnets.’ Retrieved from, https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/lorde-sets-lover-ablaze-in-striking-video-for-disclosures-magnets-48749/
Minogue, J. (2018, April 21). Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl. Retrieved from, https://www.dailydoowop.com/neil-sedaka-calendar-girl/
Song Facts. I Want Candy by The Strangeloves. Retrieved from, https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-strangeloves/i-want-candy
Brown, A. (2013, July 15). Review: Mayer Hawthorne’s ‘Where Does This Door Go.’ Retrieved from, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-mayer-hawthorne-review-20130715-story.html
Song Facts. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots. Retrieved from, https://www.songfacts.com/facts/stone-temple-pilots/plush
Vintage Calculators Web Museum. (1996). The History of Pocket Electronic Calculators. Retrieved from, http://www.vintagecalculators.com/html/history_of_electronic_calculators.html
Hosken, P. (2016, August 22). Where Are the Everyday Stars of Cake’s ‘Short Skirt/Long Jacket’ Video Now? Retrieved from, http://www.mtv.com/news/2902181/cake-short-shirt-long-jacket-where-are-they-now/
Tim’s Cover Story. (2018, January 22). You Can Leave Your Hat On: Randy Newman; Tom Jones; Joe Cocker. Retrieved from, https://timscoverstory.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/you-can-leave-your-hat-on-randy-newman-tom-jones-clip-from-the-full-monty-joe-cocker/
Billboard. Joe Cocker: Chart History. Retrieved from, https://www.billboard.com/music/joe-cocker/chart-history/hot-mainstream-rock-tracks