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Postby q89747 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:35 pm

Heard 'Oscillate Wildly' by the Smiths on the Weather Channel over the weekend. Wasn't just a fluke cos I heard it more than once-- apparently it's in heavy rotation!
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Postby marie3 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:29 am

I heard The The "This is the Day" in the supermarket today. Followed by some other new wave gems that I never in a million years thought I would hear at ShopRite. And yes I sang the whole time.
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Postby Randall Roq » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:57 pm

Glad to see this thread still going! I came back to it because of my experience shopping last weekend- we were in a Lamps Plus when I realized we were hearing XTC's Chain Of Command over the PA system! It took a bit to recognize, not a song I'd think I'd hear shopping for lamps!! But it made me think of this site.
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Postby elviscaprice » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:13 am

Heard Boytronic - You, in a gym in Lima, Peru. Remixed version.
Was during this past winter and thought of this thread but forgot to post it.
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Postby SonicBoom » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:15 am

Was shopping at Sam's Club on Friday. Heard "Let Me Go" by Heaven 17. Then 20 minutes later I hear "Feels Like Heaven" by Fiction Factory along with some other more well known new wave ditties. Maybe I should start shopping there more often.
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Postby tileboy » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:18 am

Was having a root canal done recently and heard " Take it In" off the new Hot Chip cd.
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Postby MARV » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:26 pm

[quote][i]Originally posted by marie3[/i]
<br>And yes I sang the whole time.[/quote]

Totally. I've been hearing New Order's World (The Price of Love) at the gym the past few times I've gone. Very surprising to hear it there but one of my all time favorites from them. Excellent [8D]

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Postby tileboy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:11 am

A blues band at this Irish pub I was at covered Laid Back's " White Horse". It actually worked as a rockin blues tune.
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Postby eight6 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:34 am

Warm Leatherette at a McDonald's in Cambridge. Nearly nose puked my Coke. Actually, the song selection wasn't half bad...

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Postby wherewereuin82 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:07 pm

[quote][i]Originally posted by eight6[/i]
<br>Warm Leatherette at a McDonald's in Cambridge. Nearly nose puked my Coke. Actually, the song selection wasn't half bad...

It's still the 80's in Cambridge.
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Postby BHols » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:42 pm

Weirdest one for me was a musack version of Yazoo's Only You in Genovese Drugs in 1990.

Other ones off the top of my head are Aztec Camera's Dream Sweet Dreams and Material Issue's Valerie Loves Me in The Gap a few months ago and Alison Moyet's latest releases in my bank.
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Postby plagiarism » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:18 pm

Maybe all NBA teams play it these days, but I was surprised to hear Pigbag's Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag playing at the Memphis/San Antonio game.
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Postby rsgonzalez » Sat May 14, 2011 7:06 am

At Bed Bath & Beyond yesterday, mixed in with the typical '80s fare, I heard "Pictures Of You," "Life During Wartime," and "Clean, Clean." That was weird.
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Postby q89747 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:01 pm

Okay, not necessarily NW but close enough: just heard Stereolab song 'Lo Boob Oscillator' used on a VitaminWater commercial. I guess the old, lefty, anti-commercial Stereolab is gone.
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Postby raserx » Thu May 26, 2011 4:11 am

I was watching the morning news yesterday (WPIX 11 NY) and they went to commercial with Depeche Mode's "Everything Counts" after a financial report. Somebody cool works there.

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