Audi A3 TDI “Green Police” Super Bowl Commercial — What’s the Song?

By Jocelyn Voo
AOL Radio Blog

Sure, you recycle. You use those fluorescent lightbulbs that’ll last till next decade. You bring your own reusable grocery bag to the supermarket. Hell, you might even compost. But with its new “Green Police” ads, German automaker Audi is trying to send the message that when it comes to making environmentally friendlier car purchases (an oxymoron, some might say), you may want to scope out the new Audi A3 TDI, which won Green Car Journal’s 2010 Green Car of the Year award for its use of clean diesel technology.

Audi’s PSA-spoofing Green Police commercials revolve around spouting eco-friendly tips to the masses, but one ad that’s set to air during the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLIV showcases something else entirely: the classic 1979 Cheap Trick song ‘Dream Police’ lyrically remade into ‘Green Police.’

Formed in Rockford, Illinois (the state even dubbed April 1 “Cheap Trick Day” as of 2007), Cheap Trick became widely known for its power rock songs with classic pop melodies — check them out on AOL’s Classic Hard Rock station. ‘Dream Police,’ the band’s all too karaoke-able lead track off the album of the same title, cracked the Billboard Top 30, and the album went platinum only a few months after its release. Watch both the Green Police remake and the original music video after the jump. The band’s hairdos may have gone out of style, but the music clearly lives on.

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