There are few things in this world that bring on that deep sense of nostalgia like old skool TV adverts – no short of a good game of Pogs or eating a Jubbly (or the cheap frozen juice cartons in my case).
To this day I can remember the songs for so many ads as if they were still on air today…. So much so that it makes me wonder if it’s because I watched too much TV as a child or because there were only 4 channels (channel 5 didn’t go live until 97 and was chopy at best for a couple of years).
So we wanted to take a little trip down memory lane and curate some of our favourite and most iconic ads from the 90’s. Here’s hoping you’ll be singing them for the weeks to come.
1: Club Biscuits
We thought we’d start of on this classic…. I really want an orange club biscuit now.
2: Wagon Wheels
Rolling rolling rolling wagon wheels keep um rolling… there seems to be a pattern emerging here in food ads.
3: Crisp ‘n Dry
If this doesn’t stick in your head I don’t know what will… mama dont want no greasy food from no cooking ooooooil……
4: Levi’s Jeans (Flat Eric)
Okay so breaking the pattern here, it can’t all be about food. Oh Flat Eric you legend. I’m downloading this now.
5: Shockwave By Wella (Gorilla Ad)
Just remembered about this little gem. I remember talking about this in school when I first watched it. I decided to get into advertising that day.
6: Opal Fruits (Starburst for you youngins)
To this day, I refuse to call them “Starburst”….. I just can’t bring myself to do it.
7: Snickers (I’m Batman)
Breaking the British brands theme but I had to include this. It was too funny to miss it out. You don’t understand….. I’m Batman!
8: Tango (Orangeman)
Now I’m not for a second condining happy slapping but I dare you to watch this and not chuckle.
9: Toys R Us
I wanted to finish strong here with what I think was arguably the most memorable theme song from my childhood.
Admittedly I might be borderline with the air dates but I’m fairly sure this ran until 1991. Either way, it’s in and here to stay.
I hope you enjoyed watching classics again these as much as I did. Reach out if you have any suggestions for our next take on nostalgic ads.