McDonald’s – Fruitizz

Advert: McDonalds – Fruitizz
Music: Carl Orff – Gassenhauer

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This McDonald’s ad, promoting the new Fruitizz kids’ drink, features a piece of music by the German composer Carl Orff. Gassenhauer, which roughly translates as “blockbuster”, is from his Schulwork compositions, and can be found on the collection Musica Poetica. It’s been used many times onscreen in the past, but shouldn’t be confused with the very similar Hans Zimmer piece (“You’re So Cool”) used in the movie True Romance.

8 thoughts on “McDonald’s – Fruitizz

  1. chinaklay

    This piece of music was written by myself way back 2007 and is called “How do you know ?
    so how could Carl Orff get the credit for this ? My proof for this tune is with the GISC,
    my reg number is 5881/97

    • Paul

      Hi Chinaklay. This is definitely Carl Orff’s Gassenhauer, written in the 1920s, and based on an arrangement that dates back to the 1500s.

  2. Jeanette

    I have racked my brain as to where I knew this music from.  Badlands is certainly a blast from the past, great movie, great music.  And as for its’ appropriatness for a McD ad, well I still like to listen to Stuck in the Middle with You even though that too is associated with an even more violet movie.

  3. Micky Lineswine Parker

    Yvette – the music was available LONG before the “badlands” movie, so the inference of violence is only within the context of that movie. The music itself has no such issues & therefore you shouldn’t be leery of it.

  4. YvetteArnold

    Music also from the film Badlands. Very violent movie which turned Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen into superstars. Not sure it is appropriate for this music to be included in a McD advert showing carefree happy kids at play.

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