Eat Beef--Just Ignore the Song

Advertisers are using popular tunes to sell their product but ignoring the songs' ultimate meanings

Advertisers are using hit songs to flog everything from Cadillacs to contraception. But are all those peppy tunes really as upbeat as they sound in the ads? Here's a look at some of the lyrics Madison Avenue left on the cutting-room floor:

•BOSTON MARKET To launch its new beef offerings, the restaurant chain is using the Rev. Horton Heat's psychobilly standard Eat Steak: "Eat beef, eat beef, it's a mighty good food." Considerably less appetizing is the verse that gets omitted: "Look at all the cows in the slaughterhouse yard/ Gotta hit 'em in the head, gotta hit 'em real hard/...

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