H&M 'After School Sessions' TV Commercial

Featuring Tune "Everybody’s Got a Song to Sing" By Chairmen of the Board

 

The Swedish multinational retail-clothing company, H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) has a TV spot out featuring their new spring collection. The ad is called 'After School Sessions' and it uses several kids to sing along to the tune of "Everybody’s Got a Song to Sing" By Chairmen of the Board. The commercial was aired a few days ago and today on Good Morning America.

 

Original Commercial:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYSZJbuSeMM

 

A Very Cute Advert

 

As far as the commercial, when it comes to the adorable ratings, it is very high due to the numerous young children used in the advert as they play, jump, whistle and sing along in unison. The solo part of the song is sung beautifully by child singer Jeannine Briggs. Her rendition of the classic tune alone is quite worth watching this TV spot. Her voice soars and she's quite amazing and obviously very talented. The other children who are in the advert are just as adorable and cute. Of course this was all part of H&M's idea to help boost the likeability meter on this spot.


 

Original Song:

NONE FOUND - Cover version here -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdtRDHUwKeM

 

Legal Issues With Song?

 

Although we tried very hard, we could not find a YouTube version of the original song "Everybody’s Got a Song to Sing" from Chairmen of the Board. The many YouTube links we did find on this song all appeared to be 'No longer available' which was quite perplexing. Perhaps this has to do with some sort of legal issue. The Chairmen of The Board group were a soul group which had several hits during the 1970's era. The group was from Detroit, Michigan. Kistunes did find a cover version of the song which was quite nicely done though. We provided the link just in case some of you might want to watch and listen to it.

 

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Lyrics Used in Advert:

 

Everybody’s got a song to sing,

a little joy to bring,

go on and do your thing. . .

Everybody’s got a song to sing,

a little joy to bring,

go on and do your thing. .

I see the world as a stage,

we’re all a choir.

Some voices soar,

some reach it higher.

Don’t fear the others

overshadow you, ’

cause your voice is

still coming through

Everybody’s got a song to sing,

a little joy to bring,

go on and do your thing. .

Everybody’s got a song to sing,

a little joy to bring,

go on and do your thing. .

 

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While this commercial is very simple in nature, it is still an enjoyable advert to watch and listen to. This is even more so with the great rendition of the tune put forth by the young singer Jeannine Briggs.