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The ‘Inappropriate use of Adele’ Game

April 14, 2011

Bad title, I know, but I’d like to share this fun and simple game I’ve been playing for a few weeks now.

It requires you to be aware of Adele, and in particular, her amazing song ‘Someone Like You’. It’s a beautiful tune, very moving and personal, about a broken relationship, and the pain one partner has in moving on.

Whenever a song gets sufficiently popular, every unimaginative creative head with a something to promote will use it to back their campaigns or advertisements.

The game is very simple… Who can spot the most inappropriate use of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’. Places where the song is used, regardless of context.

Front runners so far are…

  • The trailer for a documentary about Kenneth Williams on Dave
  • A strictly come dancing montage
  • On ‘This Week’, in a montage of Nick Clegg’s worst moments
  • The end of the Grand National

Have you spotted any better ones?

Stu xxx

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve permalink
    April 14, 2011 3:35 pm

    Does the Daily Mail article count? The one that claims that Google is killing everything righteous and beautiful in this world, citing Adele as a prime victim of The Internet?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1375093/Google-threatens-destroy-pop-sensation-Adele-Britains-film-music-industries.html

    It’s not making use of that song in particular, but it’s decidedly unclear why Adele was specifically singled out to be included in that “story” (which is a bizarre one even by Daily Mail standards).

    • April 14, 2011 6:27 pm

      I think every Daily Fail story should be legally obliged to start with;

      “What I reckon, right, is…”

      • April 14, 2011 9:08 pm

        No dude, that’s the express! The mail is where you find things like;

        “It’s one rule for them, and another rule for us”
        “It’s political correctness gone mad”
        “Well I didn’t vote for it”

        Whereas the express go more for;

        “What I reckon is…”
        “England is full!”
        “As long as gays stay behind closed doors…”

        It’s basically far worse, but people don’t focus on it as much as the daily mail for some reason. My current working theory is that the mail attracts a more middlel class readership, thus are an easier target (they’ll just tut and feel ashamed, and those criticising get a smug feeling that they’ve upset someone who has more money than them)

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