Did you know that the Rolling Stones wrote an original jingle for breakfast cereal, Rice Krispies? Though it’s not clear when the jingle was originally written, The Daily Mail speculates that it was done in either 1963 or 1964.
It’s believed that guitarist Brian Jones penned the jingle, which features Mick Jagger singing the lines, “Wake up in the morning there’s a snap around the place / Wake up in the morning there’s a crackle in your face.” The ad then ends with the tagline, “Snap! Crackle! Pop! – Kellogg’s Rice Krispies.”
The Rolling Stones formed in 1962 and didn’t release their first single in the U.K. until June of 1963, so the estimated time would’ve made the Rice Krispies jingle appearing either ahead of their career or at the very beginning of their popularity. It had a short run on UK TV…and was unearthed (like everything else…lol) and posted on YouTube. This is magical, isn’t it?
The band became famous for their hard-edged bluesy sound and bad boy image. They went on to release 30 studio albums and have sold over 200 million records worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked them fourth on “The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists”, and their album sales are ranked fifth worldwide.
It’s fascinating to think about what could’ve been had the Rolling Stones’ career gone differently. Would they still be as popular as they are today if they hadn’t wrote that jingle? We may never know. But one thing is for sure – they’re one of the most iconic bands of all time and will always be remembered for their contribution to rock and roll. Thanks for reading!
This entire conversation started because of Screamin’ Scotts list of his 5 favorite discontinued kids cereals