Tuesday, March 10, 2009
GEICO.com Offers Free Download of Mysto & Pizzi Song in Money Commercial
Since Christmas, we've been subjectted to those annoying GEICO commercials featuring a stack of cash with googly eyes.
Personally, I don't know anyone who likes the ad, but I've often caught myself repeating the lyrics to the recurring song. I've also caught my friends humming it after the commercial, which made me wonder
How many people went online to find this song after they heard it on one of these ads?
Apparently, GEICO figured there would be a significant amount, because they offer a free download of the commercial music, a remake of the 1980s hit song "Somebody's watching me" , sung by Mysto and Pizzi. The original song, was sung by Rockwell, and featured singer Renald Francoeur.
Never heard of Mysto and Pizzi? Neither had I. According to GEICO, they're two producers in their early 20s from Queens. You can follow their blog at mystoandpizzi.com and they also have a Twitter page. According to their latest status update, their blog hit 8.5 million total views, on its 3yr Anniversary last week. I haven't seen the stats since they joined the GEICO campaign, but I'm sure they received a healthy boost.
So am I the only one who can't get that song out of my head?
By Matt O'Hern at 10:18 AM | Comments (3)