This isn’t a selling out debate more than a comment on what happens when classics like Imagine are used in commercials. The
Imagine though feels like it’s one that needs a little more reverence attached to it, or does it? Once a song is used in one place, it becomes easier to use it everywhere. For the record, I’ve since gotten over the CSI love affair with The Who.
Then today Google announced that it’s celebrating what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday with their little spin on the classic. I don’t mind that in the context of a tribute though. Sure it’s Google trying to associate with a classic and capture a little of your past in much the same way as Cisco. It just feels less blatant.*
*I will not end the post with “Imagine that.” I just won’t.