I remember dancing w/ my sister when it played on the radio. She was much older than I was…so I got exposed to a lot of the 80s stuff that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise remembered.
I think it’s silly they’re fighting over it. There have got to be plenty of people that don’t automatically know what it is…or remember it b/c of the song. Think of people who were already adults…and not caring what was on the charts at the time…or the kids too young to remember.
Now…the number my younger sis & I remember all the time is the carpet people…1-800-588-2300 EMPIRE. THAT made it’s own jingle…and we remember it just fine.
When I was in high-school we did a little (lame) experiment. We started sing a jingle for a local college in a crowded lunch room. We wanted to see how many people would start singing along. It ended up being a table of 10 or so people yelling,
“One day one night, Saturday’s all right, on-line just fine, night time, anytime. Get your degree, set yourself free. National American University!”
When that song came out me and my friends endlessly called it. We didn’t try different area codes though, and at first some guy would answer but within a month the number was always busy and then shortly afterwards, disconnected The poor guy was probably going crazy with people calling him asking for Jenny.
Geeze, even NPR had to play the stupid song today. Still didn’t recognize anything but the numbers, but I was amused by their comment that we listeners will now likely have the song stuck in our heads for the rest of the day because of them.