By on May 12, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages: we give you the first Chevy Volt jingle, courtesy of Sarah Spiegel (shown here interviewing former CEO Rick Wagoner) and gm-volt.com! Listen to the ditty at the link and for lyrics hit the jump.

Once I had a guzzler,
I could not afford,
It cost me more every day.

Once I had a guzzler,
Now it’s gone,
Chevy Volt’s here to stay.

Don’t you remember?
It was “filler up”?
So much we couldn’t pay?

Don’t you remember
Where all your money went?
E flex came and saved the day.

Chevy Volt! Chevy Volt, leaves me money for play.
Chevy Volt! Chevy Volt, Chevy Volt’s here to stay.

(lyrics, Sarah Spiegel/GM Marketing)

Cruisin’ with the Chairman - kewego
GMnext host Sarah Spiegel chats with GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner about the leading the GM Century Cruise Parade, his favorite car, and what it’s like to drive the Corvette Z06 E-85 Pace Car.

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8 Comments on “Volt Birth Watch 140: Jingle All The Way...”


  • avatar
    Seth L

    No. I refuse.

  • avatar
    PickupMan

    That’s terrible.
    How about a retro nod to GM supremacy:

    “See the Volt today, it’s a Chevrolet…”

  • avatar
    ajla

    Looking at that video of the “GM Century Cruise”, I am reminded how much I love to see great GM products like the Pontiac WRX STI, the Chevrolet Superbird, Oldsmobile Mustang, and Chevrolet Barracuda.

  • avatar
    MidLifeCelica

    I had to listen to it… big mistake. Queen should be suing any minute for the intro. If you’re going to rip off a band, do it Wierd Al style :

    Ricky you’re a boy make a big noise
    Racin’ in the street gonna be a big man some day
    You got C11 to face
    You big disgrace
    Kickin’ GM all over the place

    We will we will bail you
    We will we will bail you

    Ricky you’re a young man dumb man
    Shoutin’ in the street gonna sell shares some day
    You got no plan on yo’ face
    You big disgrace
    Wavin’ 50 brands all over the place

    We will we will bail you
    We will we will bail you

    Buddy you’re an old man poor man
    Pleadin’ with your eyes won’t you buy my cars today?

    You got egg on your face
    You big disgrace
    Obama put you back in your place!

    We will we will bail you
    We will we will bail you

  • avatar
    Lokkii

    Can’t compete with MidLifeCelcia..

    but what the heck -everybody sing!

    See the USA, your range is 40 miles a day!

  • avatar

    Oh good heavens, that’s certainly no jingle. It’s a fine bit of work, obviously lots of work went into it, but you can bet the kiddies won’t be humming that on their way to the dealership.

    The catch is weak and it’s way way too overproduced to be considered a jingle. Also, I think the message conveyed by heavy guitars and backup singers, etc., made it sound like it was a Camaro ad, not the everyman Car of Tomorrow. Jingles are more crystallized and catchy. That was just a mini-song.

    Big meh.

  • avatar
    MidLifeCelica

    Oh oh, a fan! That will only encourage me…not a good thing! The next ditty, “We are the Unions” practically writes itself…

    I’ve paid my dues –
    Time after time –
    I’ve done my work shift
    But created no cars –
    And bad mistakes
    I’ve made a few
    I’ve slacked off and taken all my breaks –
    But I’ve come through

    We are the unions, my friends
    And we’ll keep on fighting, till the end
    We are the unions
    We are the unions
    No time for working
    ‘Cause we are the unions – of the world –
    ….

  • avatar
    red60r

    Why didn’t GM edit the Dodge Charger Daytona/Plymouth Superbird and the WRX out of the clip? Maybe they needed some other really good metal in there.


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