We had a request (Dude, request a song! It will be fun!) from Diane for the song from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois commercial. Because we’re extremely thorough here at What Song Is In That Commercial, you get two. This post is the first.
There are so many things you can do with BCBS, you guys. For real – watch the commercial below. Catch butterflies, get pregnant, drool all over yourself, hang out with old white guys, punch security guards, ride swings with your BFF. Health insurance is rad.
For this ad, BCBS chose Bruno Mars’ “Count on Me” to make you feel cozy. As usual he sings like he’s skipping down the beach with a bunch Muppets, which is obviously the best way to sing everything (confession: I dream that someday I’ll sing “Rainbow Connection” with Kermit, and not just because Justin Timberlake did it on SNL). This song is all honest smiles and silk safety nets. Well met, health insurance. I feel very snuggly.
The thing about Bruno Mars is that he’s like this copacetic guy with pleasant dreams, he’s cute as bug’s ear and optimistically fearless. But then he lifts up his fedora and chillin right there is a round bomb with a long burning fuse, and if you don’t love him it is going to blow. He’s got pockets full of butterscotch shards and he’ll carve your name into his face and croon with that gentle, peachy lilt until you promise, baby, that you’ll never hurt him again, baby, don’t you see what you made him do? HE WOULD CATCH A GRENADE FOR YOU.
Hopefully he has medical insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield.
You can count on me like 1-2-3, I’ll be there
And I know when I’m needed
I can count on you like 4-3-2, you’ll be there
Cuz that’s what friends are supposed to do, aww yeah