The 80s Furniture Conspiracy

OK, this is distinctly odd. It appears that furniture retailers have collectively decided to use 80s music in their frequently shown adverts[1].

There’s one with a version of Depeche Mode’s Just Can’t Get Enough, a really weird one with actual people miming singing Duran Duran’s Girls on Film, and really making a point of it, even though it’s not a particularly furniture-related song, and yet another with Yazoo’s Only You.

Are they copying each other? Is it just that advertising people of a certain age are getting all the furniture accounts? Or is it a sinister conspiracy? Well, probably not, but it makes for a good post title…

[1] Disclaimer: they may have been doing this for ages without me noticing, as I don’t normally see a lot of ads[2], but as I’ve been watching Primeval on ITV 1 HD, I’ve seen quite a lot yesterday and today.
[2] I tend to fast-forward a lot on my V+

2 thoughts on “The 80s Furniture Conspiracy

  1. Sam Judson

    Unfortunately New Year appears to be the time for sofa adverts…

    I found the adverts in Primeval to be rather badly placed and overly jarring as well, but that just might be me.

    1. Les Post author

      Yeah, I know it’s the time of year, but why the 80s music? Does seem odd…

      It’s so rare I watch commercial channels “live”, that I’d got used to fast-forwarding through ads. Quite odd not being able to do that…

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