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"Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby nonchalant obsession » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:28 am

:lol:

Faith wrote:Well, even if it's Bret or not, I still find the song super annoying. Catchy but annoying.

Definition of a successful jingle. :lol: I wonder just how hilarious they find it that life imitates art. Maybe he's not selling toothpaste for women exactly, but still. :whistle:



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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby eorious » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:24 am

mohumbhai mania wrote:His group could be called "Tubesock Army."


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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby Faith » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:27 am

nonchalant obsession wrote:Definition of a successful jingle. :lol:



That's true. I find all jingles catchy and annoying. :lol: It does work well in those commercials.
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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby LauraK » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:38 am

mohumbhai mania wrote:I want there to be an answer record from Jemaine: "Electronic Stana."


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And then Electronic Santa & Electronic Stana could get together and raise reindeer...
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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby nonchalant obsession » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:06 am

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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby Venus » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:10 pm

Some confirmation. Bret is listed as the (only) composer of the Target commercial for Electronic Santa:

Target: Electronic Santa

Full Credits

Client: Target
Creative Director: Rob Thompson
Creative Director: Don Shelford
Copywriter: Dan Kroeger
Art Director: Don Shelford
Producer: Kevin Diller
Executive Creative Director: Mark Fitzloff
Executive Creative Director: Susan Hoffman
Agency Executive Producer: Ben Grylewicz
Production Company: Bob Industries
Director: Dayton/Faris
Executive Producer: TK Knowles
Line Producer: Bart Lipton
Director of Photography: Christoff Lanzenberg
Editorial Company: Joint
Editor: Tommy Harden
Post Producer: Jennifer Petersen
Post Executive Producer: Patty Brebner
VFX Company: Brickyard
VFX Supervisor: Diana Young
Titles/Graphics: A52
Music & Sound Company: Search Party
Composer: Bret McKenzie
Producer: Sara Matarazza
Producer: Randall Poster
Mix Company: Eleven
Mixer: Jeff Payne

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Dec 07, 2010

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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby nonchalant obsession » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:31 pm

Aw Bret, what's with the whole "Blazer Force" thing?!??! :puzzled: Plausible deniability? :P :lol:

My favorite song from the Target Holiday album is Jenny O.'s "Down for the Holidays". I want to try to make out the chords for the uke. 8)
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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby Red » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:55 am

It sounds like they used a different/more robot-y voice for the commercial and I'm 99.99% sure that's Bret's voice on the album version. So it makes sense that the commercial credits would list him as the composer and not artist.
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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby SheWolf » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:12 pm

nonchalant obsession wrote:My favorite song from the Target Holiday album is Jenny O.'s "Down for the Holidays".
I liked that one even less than Electronic Santa Claus. :yawinkle: My faves are the songs from Guster and Bishop Allen but the one that sticks in my head the most and best is Toy Jackpot. Is it time yet? Is it time I can't wait. :D
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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby LauraK » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:03 pm

Oh! I've heard that one on the commercial and loved it! Everyone can relate to that feeling from childhood...how could you forget? :D
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Re: "Electronic Santa" by Bret included on holiday album

Postby SheWolf » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:59 pm

I love how it plays backwards so you end up with the kids going up the stairs and the boy peeking out.

I love the Tiny Tree ad for so many reasons. It's very NYC, I'm familiar with the Prince St subway station that is featured and I just think NYC is the most romantic place in the snow. Plus I once had a boyfriend who lived in basically a glorified cupboard downtown and I like how the girl in the commercial made her tiny apartment look so cute for Xmas - with purchases from Target of course - :D
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