Commercial Jingles From Your South Florida Childhood That Will Stay With You FOREVER
10. Miami Vice Does Pepsi
If you lived in South Florida during those steamy and dangerous Miami Vice days, you felt 24-7 super cool. Those neon lit murder scenes let your cousins in Boise know that you were tough as shit, so don't steal your toys! Crockett and Tubbs in their slick white blazers and tropical prints indicated to them that you knew how to pimp a bright pink jean windbreaker like no other.
9. Santa's Enchanted Forest
8. Toys R Us
Sure this was a national ad, but we'll be damned if you don't remember every single word to this jingle. With all the corruption and poverty in South Florida in the '80s, most of us were just wannabe Toys R Us kids.
7. Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Nothing says South Florida like the tune created to promote the Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery. You can't even say the words without singing them. Try it. This commercial was on the radio and television for an eternity. Besides, it's about boob jobs, and not to stereotype, but... Catch these Miami mamis.
6. Joy 107
Did anyone actually listen to Joy 107? No. No one did. But we all knew the singsong of the radio voice's "Joy 107."
Once in the nineties, I went to a Goya exhibition, I think at the Met in New York. It was sponsored by Goya, a brand with which I was very well acquainted.
4. Opa Locka/Hialeah
Sure this version of the classic commercial sounds more intense than the one we grew up with and even includes talks about sexual acts with a cigar, but it's so similar...
3. The Dade County Youth Fair
"Be there! The Fair!" The ad insisted.
2. Palm Beach's Jai-alai
We feel the heat of those greyhounds in aviators.
Sure, it was a knockoff of the Ghostbuster's song, but it's now it's the Maroone Toyota tune. When you need a car, truck, or van, damn straight you call Maroone!
Tha Swap Shop
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