Top 10 TV Jingles from the 1950′s

Do you have a favorite jingle that you still remember from childhood? For many people, these classic tv jingles have stuck with them their entire lives and hearing those words is like a blast from the past that brings them back to a simpler time. So without any further ado, here is our top 10 jingles from the 50’s:

Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum (1959)

“Double your pleasure, double your fun”

This classic jingle was created by Chicago based advertising agency, Energy BBDO. The original commercial features the now legendary Doublemint Twins singing this catchy tune.

 

Brylcreem

“A little dab’ll do ya”

A now famous brand of hair styling products, this jingle was developed for the first time Brylcreem was advertised on TV. While later advertisements used slight variations of the tune, this original jingle still remains the most well known.

Campbell’s Soup

“Have you had your soup today?”

Another timeless classic created by Energy BBDO, the Campbell’s jingle has been used in their commercials for decades. In fact, the company made their famed jingle the center point to a campaign run in 2000.

Jell-O Instant Pudding

“It’s never too late to make dessert…”

Were you a fan of jello when you were a kid? Jello instant pudding used to be one of the go-to desserts for American families in the 50’s, and who could resist with a memorable jingle like this one.

Chevrolet General Motors

“See the USA in your Chevrolet”

This classic jingle was originally written by Leo Corday and Leon Carr of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for the Chevrolet division of General Motors Corporation. Throughout the 50’s, this jingle was song by Dinah Shore during her own TV show, and it became a signature song of hers.

Pillsbury (1957)

“Nothing says lovin’ like somethin’ from the oven”

If you happen to have been born a member of the baby boomer generation, then you’ll probably remember this old jingle from your childhood. With this song, Pillsbury introduced America to the advertising slogan that would become a family staple for decades.

Winston Cigarettes (1954)

“Winston tastes good like a cigarette should”

With this jingle, Winston Cigarettes created an enduring slogan that appeared in everything from television advertisements to magazines and radio. To this day, it remains one of the most widely recognized tobacco advertising campaigns.

Pepsodent Toothpaste (1953)

“You’ll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent”

This jingle was written to help advertise the brand’s claims that it’s toothpaste could help fight off tooth decay. Even though Pepsodent eventually held a competition for a new jingle, this early version still remains the most well-remembered.

Roto-Rooter (1956)

“Away go troubles down the drain”

This timeless jingle was originally created for Roto-Rooter plumbing company in 1954, and it has become one of the longest running musical jingles in history! The resonant bass voice that you may remember from the original belongs to Tom Fouts, otherwise remembered for Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers.

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies

“Snap, Crackle, Pop”

Doubtless, you have seen one of the commercials with the three iconic cereal gnomes (Snap, Crackle, and Pop). For the better part of a century, the trio have been singing this jingle, and to this day, those three words are synonymous with Rice Krispies cereal.

Hopefully you enjoyed this nostalgic little trip down memory lane (we apologize for any tunes that may be stuck in your head for the next couple days). The 50’s provided an essential foundation for television jingles, and in our next post, we will explore some of the most influential jingles from the 60’s!