None of you under the age of, say, 35, will understand the freakishly odd appeal of the Human League’s 1981 hit “Don’t You Want Me.” It was the number one song on the Billboard 100 in July 1982 for three weeks when a place called “Brothers 4″ in Falmouth Heights on Cape Cod was the place to be seen. OK, the place to be seen if you were a college kid toiling in the Cape Cod restaurant scene and you choice of nighttime activity was slightly limited.
Anyway, California-based Foster Farms, with help from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, has trotted out the synth pop classic for a new commercial promoting their 100 percent all natural frozen chicken. And what better way to do that than to enlist a chorus of chickens to sing “Don’t You Want Me.”
Hey, even if you weren’t around in 1982, you’ve got to admit chickens singing anything is kind of funny.
The chickens also sing Sister Christian’s “Night Ranger” and Toto’s “Africa.”
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Chickens Sing Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’ to Sell Chicken