It’s true. I do indeed write jingles for Toyota.
Perhaps my inspiration is Phoebe Buffay of Friends when her song “Smelly Cat” was bought out by a major cat food brand.
In the age of YouTube, what can stop me from using my own time and talent to write and record jingles for free, and then promote them on my blog and YouTube channel?
Who knows, maybe I can eventually become a jingle writer full time? I’m making a habit of self-appointing myself as “jingle writer” for Toyota, as well as other brands.
I’ll show you what I mean…
Three weeks ago, our family was sent a 2015 Toyota Corolla to review here on Family Friendly Daddy Blog. One of the things I decided to do with it was to shoot a “homemade commercial”.
So I wrote “Down Low in a Corolla”:
Can’t ya see that we’re Corollin’?
Down low in a Corolla
Gotta keep that family flowin’
Down low in a Corolla
Can you keep up with us?
We’re no Kardashians
But we can lay it down if you can pick it up
Jammin’ to grooves of Walk the Moon
Kids’ car seat in the back
Before that, I recently wrote “Family in a Camry” while we reviewed the 2015 Toyota Camry:
I got my family in a Camry
And we’re happy campers trippin’ to your town
Here we go!
This same video also features the jingle I wrote for Monterey Bay Aquarium:
Hey, hey! It’s Monterey Bay Aquarium
Hey, hey! It’s an underwater adventure
I immediately afterwards wrote a jingle for the 2015 Toyota Avalon:
Come along, in an Avalon, we’re gonna make it great!
In July, Scion (which is part of the Toyota family) sent me to Grand Rapids, Michigan to check out their new Scion iM and IA. Here’s that jingle:
I’ve got my eye on Scion
Try on Scion
Experience what Millennials already know
The first Toyota jingle I wrote was back in May, when my son and I made a homemade commercial for the Toyota Sienna, which doubled as a trailer for our Jack-Man series.
Jack-Man rides in a Toyota Sienna minivan
His getaway car is driven by his dad
I also wrote a jingle for Philips Norelco:
In your face, 9700
In your face, you’ll be glad you found it
It cleans itself like a smart razor should
The percentage display shows the charge is still good
In your face, Philips Norelco
In your face!
We’ll see where this takes me. I enjoy writing and recording jingles for companies, for fun and for free.
You never know when it may get the right person’s attention.