The Fast Food Connection to Music

I have no proof for my Whopper theory, but I have a sneaking suspicion “Carry Out”, the new collaboration from Timbaland and Justin Timberlake is sponsored by Burger King. If it isn’t then BK should be paying the two artists for inspiring people to run to their local fast food joint.

The song is in reference to fast food but if you listen to the lyrics there is one line that suggests maybe Burger King had a hand in the creation of this song. I could be completely wrong but the lyric “have it your way” is blatantly obvious that they are referencing Burger King’s slogan. However, the song is about fast food and they also mention IHOP which makes me wonder if they were incorporating BK’s slogan because it fits in nicely with the theme of servicing a girl they like.

This isn’t the first time Timberlake has had ties to fast food. The song “I’m Lovin’ It” was commissioned by McDonald’s to compliment their ad campaign also of the same name. Along with saying, ‘I’m lovin’ it’ several times in the chorus Timberlake sang the famous jingle ‘ba da ba ba ba…I’m lovin’ it”.

The video is not set in a McDonald’s, nor do you see signs of the restaurant but Timberlake sings about how “you deserve to get down, you’ve been working hard all week, just trying to make some money” which can be interpreted for you’ve been working hard you deserve a break you deserve to go to Mickey D’s?

Whether or not these videos/songs have any affect on if you go to their restaurants one thing is for certain and that is by the end of listening and/or watching you will probably feel a lot hungrier.


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