Chinese National Anthem to Used to Sell Wrigley Gum

From NPR:

    A company selling Wrigley’s gum wanted music for a commercial in Russia. It went to an English company, and bought a catchy tune. The commercials aired in Moscow, until the Chinese embassy called to ask why the Chinese national anthem was used to sell gum. The company calls it a “misunderstanding.”

Well, hey, the song is catchy. The Chinese certainly seem to like it. —MEGHANN MARCO

Wrong Anthem, By Gum [NPR] (Thanks, Bob!)

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  1. 1.3 billion people can’t be wrong.

  2. AlteredBeast (blaming the OP one article at a time.) says:

    I love the phrasing here, that the Chinese embassy asked, “Why are you using this” instead of a general “stop using it!”. Probably because they were confused why it was chosen.

  3. Falconfire says:

    wow, it is kinda catchy

    http://www.geocities.com/ccparty2002/chinaanthem.au

    so not what you expect the Chinese National Anthem to sound like, i can see how they screwed up.

  4. SexCpotatoes says:

    Sounds like every big band music from every british movie I’ve ever seen.