Re: Worst Commercialization of a Song
I think the sell out thing has gone by the boards............selling out in the 60's-70's and even 80's was tied to anything a band did to promote themselves, other than the usual avenues.
Madison avenue is consider the corp world......and anything to do with corp/establishment was downgraded by the counterculture.
When McCartney did the Bond song...."Live and let Die".... he was considered a sell out.
I think things changed when "Revolution" was used.... on that Nike commercial.... anything after that was fair game.
Aerosmith is by far the worst of the sell your songs to anyone who will pay.