Jewel + Walmart = song about Walmart

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63 Responses to “Jewel + Walmart = song about Walmart”

  1. richard c says:

    Waiting to hear the new Bob Dyan ditty, “Oh the Wal-Mart is a’Changing”…

  2. Here are some of the lyrics … thanks to youtube auto-transcribe:

    he’s in college, skinny people
    misstep disappear
    lots of eighties umbrella
    so you’ll be strong

    fixing this week
    hot-button
    we have an easy p

  3. andyhavens says:

    I assume this was a corporate gig for a lot of Walmart employees.

    I assume this is what they’ll be playing in Hell.

  4. enlightenme says:

    OH MY GOD!
    There is killing your career and then there is taking 3:05 to painfully strangle it for the whole world to see!

    • ocker3 says:

       She’s making kid’s CDs, quite a variation from her roots :( Oh how the mighty have fallen *sigh* Another high-school era hero bites the dust

  5. inkfumes says:

    Uhm…. is this a protest song against Walmart or not?

  6. Steve Rhodes says:

    They got workers who don’t get paid when they’re “off the clock”
    They keep ‘em line with a Taser shock
    And those clothes that say Made in America?
    Made by kids in prison in Chin-uh-huh!

  7. omnivore says:

    Beautiful. A true anthem for the age. Is it really selling out when it’s at these great everyday low prices?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Musician-integrity-related irony moved to a new level when:

      In the 1980s, the Quaker Oats Company used a version of “What Have They Done To My Song Ma” in their commercials for Instant Oatmeal with the revised lyrics “Look what they’ve done to my oatmeal”.

      • benher says:

        With a whole new taste appeal! Look what they’ve done to oatmeal!

        NNaarrhgghhg this is the only version I can remember now!!

        It’s true – reruns all become our history!

  8. ChicagoD says:

    Let’s be honest. The worst thing here is that she says she made a children’s album. This song sounds EXACTLY like every other crappy “kids” CD. The world just doesn’t need more of this crap. Do we really hate our kids that much?

    And so, my happiest day of the week two weeks ago was when my five year old wanted to sit in the car until Bohemian Rhapsody ended. Go to hell Jewel. We don’t need your kind around here.

  9. Judas Peckerwood says:

    Can’t wait for her paen to Halliburton!

  10. splashu says:

    This was really depressing.

  11. Steve Rhodes says:

    She should do a whole record of corporate anthems. And then just tour boardrooms and shareholder meetings.

  12. lafave says:

    Well, it isn’t like her music career was going anywhere

  13. Steve Rhodes says:

    They didn’t even pay her scale.

  14. OpenWatch says:

    There’s no ‘i’ in Teamocil, at least not where you think.

  15. That didn’t go as I was expecting. I figured it would turn into a WalMart bashing song.

  16. mcheshire says:

    Wow, didn’t see that coming.

  17. dejoh says:

    Newsflash…. Jewel sing promo for Walmart.  This will be on every news show all week, ugh.

  18. gtrjnky says:

    This is a promo for Jewel’s new line of douching products and accessories. Available only at your local Maomart.

  19. aaron_and1 says:

    I find it strange that she chose to rhyme ‘cart’ with ‘more’ rather than with ‘Mart’. I also expected this to be worse than it is. Odd and a little discomforting but not horrible.

  20. litabandita says:

    Obviously the song is just awful.  Corporate shilling at its worst.
    But I’m particularly offended by how flat and tinny her guitar sounds.  Such a huge event in honor of such a monolithic company (featuring Jewel even!!) and they can’t hire a sound guy?

  21. Navin_Johnson says:

    Funny that she actually shares the name of a Chicagoland supermarket chain…

  22. Michael Frechen says:

    I heard that Eskimos have 100 words for “sell-out.”

  23. mintyy says:

    Is she being criticized because she’s a popular female musician? 

  24. Ann says:

    You know, if she’s actually broke and needs the money, good on her for getting out there and doing what she needs to do. If not, fuck her. Writing a children’s song honoring an evil corporation? Shame on you, Jewel.

  25. Ann says:

    It’s because she’s ALASKAN. 

  26. jennix says:

    I am re-uploading all the Jewel songs i downloaded. I don’t want them in my networks anymore.

  27. Chandler Lewis says:

    Is she looking for brass and string accompaniment?  I’ll do it for free, just to pound that last nail in the coffin.

  28. Bodhipaksa says:

    I can’t wait to see her Bain, Monsanto, and Blackwater ditties, plus maybe the “Lament for Enron.”

  29. Man….. It’s so hard to criticize this… Sure… i hate the concept of Walmart. But damn … so .. so .. cute…  Grr Jewel … WHY?

  30. Andy Murdock says:

    sellout definitionn. the event of selling all of something. (Advertising.) :  Come to ourgigantic sellout of all name-brand merchandise!
    n. a betrayal. (See also sell (so) out.) :  Any one of you could havestood up for me. What a sellout! 

    see Jewel

  31. Steve Rhodes says:

    Here she is performing for Walmart Soundcheck:  http://soundcheck.walmart.com/jewel

  32. sean nelson says:

    Shit + crap = …

  33. wrybread says:

    I will always love Jewel, no matter what she does, for the simple reason that she did this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmv1VhrtYRo 

    I love absolutely everything about that video.

  34. edthehippie says:

    sure , wallmart has low prices and lots of stuff ; But they’re evil !! about TWICE as evil as other merchandisers !! off the bell curve on inappropriate pay scale and promotions !! EVIL !! 

  35. len says:

    I haven’t been this offended since the Foo Fighters sold out to a similar corporation.

    That’s sarcasm, by the way. Here is the actual song she modified for a corporate event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaFLigL6M8o

  36. Iain Bryden says:

    Gotta pay the bill$.

  37. leiris says:

    There’s selling-out and then there’s selling your soul.

  38. hypersomniac says:

    here’s a real song about walmart by matt the electrician

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XagsXc0MqR4 

  39. Jeff Ådler says:

    Another day, another dollar, another war,

    Another Wal-mart went up, where the homeless had their homes…

    Who will save YOUR soul?

  40. Patera says:

    Wow I thought her career was dead before….

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