Retro Top Ten: Food Product Jingle Edition!

This week we're featuring some of those outstanding jingles that ingrained themselves into our gray matter. You know, the ones that were on worn VHS tapes of holiday specials. The ones that made you crave chips or gum. Those that you loved (or hated) just because of that catchy melody. The ones that showcased the musical alter-egos of young, hip actors. What? Yeah. You'll see. And, oh, you'll remember.

10. Big League Chew:

The over-the-top "BE A MAN, LITTLE JIMMY!" attitude and lyrics are tempered nicely by the "don't shove tabaccy in ya craw, ya hear" novelty product. "You're in the big leagues!"

9. Seagram's Golden Wine Coolers

Yes, that's Bruce Willis -- or possibly his alter-ego, bluesman Bruno -- singing the praises of the stuff that made stuffy high school girls way more eager to getting loaded. "But I don't like the taste of beer" was out the window, and while girls ogled Willis and slurred their way through that little ditty, Bartles & James wept in their porch rockers.

8. Keebler Tato Skins:

We have this one memorized forward and backward (though, in our minds that little girl does not interrupt to talk about barbecue. The original lyrics continue, "you won't believe your eyes!"). And the ad was effective. All elves aside, the simple, happy little song just invites a Tato Skin chomp. They've since been reincarnated as a TGI Friday's product, but there's no killing this elven earworm.

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Merritt Martin
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