1. Lost in the Supermarket by The Clash
The Clash’s Lost in the Supermarket was the first song that came into my mind (Rather… was it because of this song that I decided to write this post..?):
2. Mercedes Benz by Janis Joplin
I am not a huge fan of Janis Joplin, but I admit this song always put a smile on my face because of its humor and its validity over the years.
(In the other hand, this song is also the proof of the excellent work Mercedes Benz and Porsche have been doing to build timeless brands and values since the 60´s!)
3. Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones
♪ When I’m drivin’ in my car / And a man comes on the radio / He’s tellin’ me more and more / About some useless information / Supposed to fire my imagination ♪
4.Logo by Kevin Johansen
Some confusion between consumerism, marketing and logos… But some Latin grooves to spice up this list as well! 🙂
Ok, Koyaanisqatsi is not actually a song, it is a film. But not any film: “Koyaanisqatsi (English pronunciation: /koʊjɑːnɪsˈkɑːtsiː/), also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, is a 1982 American experimental film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.
The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse footage of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. Reggio explained the lack of dialogue by stating “it’s not for lack of love of the language that these films have no words. It’s because, from my point of view, our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live.” In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means “unbalanced life”.**
*Because marketing is not consumerism.