Spotify goes nostalgic with 80s & 90s themes

In a bid to set tongues wagging from Gen X, Spotify’s ‘Listen Like You Used To’ campaign conjures up nostalgia for tracks from the 80s and 90s.

Created by Who Wot Why, the campaign features a series of quirky, cultural creatives that hark back to well-loved music, targeting an audience of listeners who grew up from 1979 to 1999.

Through clever wordplay of classic lyrics, artists and track names, the bold ads aim to remind passers-by that while life may change, classic songs remain the same.

The ads cover a variety of genres including the English reggae band UB40, American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins and Britpop darlings The Spice Girls.

One creative goes back to 1979, when The Clash released their apocalyptic and politically charged song – ‘London Calling.’ Fast forward 40 years where ‘conference calling’ is the sad reality.

Another ad references the UK’s party past, with the Happy Monday’s ’24 Hour Party People.’ Drug fuelled nights at Manchester’s Hacienda was the norm back then, now in 2019 the ad modifies the name of the classic song and the subsequent 2002 movie, to say ‘you’re 2-4 hour party people.’

Well done Spotify!

Source: The Drum

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