commercail jingle identification?
July 12, 2005 6:33 AM   Subscribe

Name that jingle. No lyrics. I don't even know on what commercials it can be heard. It's failry old, but not that obscure. I've googled and used melody search engines but had no luck. Here's how the basic melody goes...

up, up, up, down, down, up, down.
up, up, up, down, down, up, down.
up, up, up, down,up. down, down, up. down,down,up,down,up


The notes sound as if they are being played on some synthethsized instrument and are very short and simple. Almost like syntheitic bubbles melodically popping for each note.
posted by lyam to Media & Arts (11 answers total)
sounds like Venga Boys
posted by ouke at 6:42 AM on July 12, 2005

Hot Butter - "Popcorn"?
posted by p3t3 at 6:44 AM on July 12, 2005

ouke, I can see why you'd think so, haha. The ups and downs represent melody shifts, though, not lyrics.

p3t3, that's it! Thanks!

Popcorn (midi)

It has an interesting history, too.
posted by lyam at 6:53 AM on July 12, 2005

Cheers :)

Aphex Twin once did a cover of Popcorn too (under the 'Caustic Window' name I think). Mostly the same catchy melody but with some busy breakbeat rhythms underneath.
posted by p3t3 at 6:58 AM on July 12, 2005

I was confused by your notation, typed it into Grand Theft Auto, and you wouldn't believe the hidden minigame... let's just say they need to invent a rating for this.
posted by NickDouglas at 7:57 AM on July 12, 2005

haha, it's actually a variation of the Parson's Code, an ingenious method of searching for music. Didn't work for me, but hey.
posted by lyam at 8:08 AM on July 12, 2005

Anyone who was around in the 80's should also instantly recognize this as the music from the arcade game 'Pengo'.
posted by ikkyu2 at 8:09 AM on July 12, 2005

For those of us in the UK, be forewarned that "Popcorn" will soon be returning to the singles charts with the support of, yes, Crazy Frog.
posted by Marquis at 8:19 AM on July 12, 2005

Anyone who was around in the 80's...

who wasn't already too old to be playing Pengo, whatever that was. I know it from when it was a radio hit in something like 1972.
posted by pracowity at 8:38 AM on July 12, 2005

oh god. not crazy frog. just when i was all excited about knowing the name of the song, now I'm going to end up despising it.
posted by lyam at 8:43 AM on July 12, 2005

Popcorn is also remixed by a DJ Mystik, with lyrics thrown in too. I *think* I found it on Kazaa a couple of years ago when I was looking for Dance Dance Revolution soundtrack music. The lyrics are available on Google.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:54 PM on July 12, 2005

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