Android "Friends Furever" Commercial Featuring Roger Miller’s "Oo-De-Lally" Song

For all the animals and pet lovers out there who enjoy commercials with songs in them then we have a great one this week which we are reviewing. We are referring to the advert from Android called "Friends Furever" which uses Roger Miller’s song "Oo-De-Lally".

The ad has been a huge success for Google's Android’s phone operating system department. Friends Furever actually became the most shared advert of all time with an astounding 6.4 million shares thus far.

Original Commercial:

No Actors, Only Animals


The commercial itself uses no actors in the entire advert, only cute and furry animals playing together in joyful bliss. This helps to explain the title Android used "Friends Furever" the latter being referenced to furry animals. Using cute pets and animals may help explain the unprecedented amount of shares and popularity the commercial has had. Nothing like a bunch of cute, adorable and cuddly animals playing among themselves to bring out the emotions of the people. Using various different kinds of animals in pairs of two throughout the entire commercial drives home the title of the ad itself and the message Android wanted to send; "Be together, not the same". Of course the song from Roger Miller used in the commercial also helped make this ad such a success for the Phone operating system developer.  The song was from Disney’s Robin Hood movie.



Original Song:

Lyrics Used in Advert:



Robin Hood and Little John

Walkin' through the forest

Laughin' back and forth

At what the other

Has to say


This and that

And havin' such a good time

Oo-De-Lally, Oo-De-Lally

Golly what a day

Never ever thinkin'

There was danger in the water

They were drinkin'

They just guzzled it down

Never dreamin'

That a schemin' Sheriff

and his posse

was watchin him

gatherin' around

Robin Hood and Little John

Runnin' through the forest

Jumpin' fences

Dodging trees

And tryin' to get away

Contemplating nothin' but escapin'

Finally makin' it

Oo-De-Lally, Oo-De-Lally

Golly what a day

Oo-De-Lally, Oo-De-Lally

Golly what a day




Kistunes, the app designed to match the names of artists and their songs used in commercials noticed something quite interesting in this ad. This appears to be one of the rare times that the entire song was almost used in an ad. Perhaps this is based on there being no humans in the ad. Or it could also be that Google wanted to capitalize on the effect the animals would have on consumers they targeted during the advert. Whatever the reason, the fact is that most people will likely watch this commercial a few times over and over again. Judging by the huge amounts of likes and shares the commercial has received it is safe to say Android got it right.