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.

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#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.

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#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?

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#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!

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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!

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#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!

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#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.

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#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.

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#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!

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Spotify always has a list of similar songs for you to enjoy. Here are a few more.

Recommended Songs:

  • “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!

Get your groove on and get your next order going by shopping the selection at:


Song Facts. Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart. Retrieved from,

NPR. (2000, July 29). Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag. Retrieved from,

LeDrew, C. (2013, May 9). Gimme a Little Drink from Exile: “Loving Cup.” Retrieved from,

The Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Rock Around the Clock:… is Still Ticking. Retrieved from,

Blistein, J. (2015, September 29). Lorde Sets Lover Ablaze in Striking Video for Disclosure’s ‘Magnets.’ Retrieved from,

Minogue, J. (2018, April 21). Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl. Retrieved from,

Song Facts. I Want Candy by The Strangeloves. Retrieved from,

Brown, A. (2013, July 15). Review: Mayer Hawthorne’s ‘Where Does This Door Go.’ Retrieved from,   

Song Facts. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots. Retrieved from,

Vintage Calculators Web Museum. (1996). The History of Pocket Electronic Calculators. Retrieved from,

Hosken, P. (2016, August 22). Where Are the Everyday Stars of Cake’s ‘Short Skirt/Long Jacket’ Video Now? Retrieved from,

Tim’s Cover Story. (2018, January 22). You Can Leave Your Hat On: Randy Newman; Tom Jones; Joe Cocker. Retrieved from,

Billboard. Joe Cocker: Chart History. Retrieved from,

About the author

Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa is a promo expert with over four years of experience in the industry. She is the Lead Copywriter at Quality Logo Products and has had work published for the Promotional Products Association International and the Advertising Specialty Institute.