RIM needs your help choosing the song for the final BlackBerry Jam music video

By Bla1ze on 29 Nov 2012 06:06 pm EST
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It's time to get the band back together! Yes, that's right. With the BlackBerry 10 launch event happening on January 30th and BlackBerry 10 Jam Europe happening on February 5-6, 2013, for Alec Saunders and the band, the wait is over. To celebrate, they're looking to do one more BlackBerry Jam video and are looking for suggestions on what the next song they do should be. Have a suggestion? Send a tweet using the hastag #BB10Song. Personally, given Kevin's long hair I think he should be in the video as well. They can have him do some headbanging while playing the triangle or cowbell or something like that. Ding!

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RIM needs your help choosing the song for the final BlackBerry Jam music video

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AC/DC is a great suggestion. I would choose the song Back in Black.

Mr.C
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Stop posting after the Murst just to be seen. Back off. Get your own murst! btw. Y'all need to actually read the post to see where and how to enter the contest... smh.

good point. murst. lol

they should use Pearl JAM. Something from the album 10 for obvious reasons... "Black" would be a good choice. Not all songs need to be hard rocking.

Actually...

Listen to the original and every time he sings Black Betty, think Black Berry...it fit's WAY WAY WAY too well.

You want to hate on iPhone, that's fine, but at least come up with something that makes sense or you're just embarrassing yourself.

+1 great song!

but sony has all the "we try to have a 007 Phone" Thing still on here in Germany, dont know if they have the same things up global

Not sure myself about the rights, but Chris also did a radio edit of the song with slightly altered lyrics. Perhaps they could get around it by doing that version. I just love the thought that we've been hearing BB10 all this time that RIM could tap into the whole brand recognition thing.

You heard them, boys...everybody fire up Pacemaker on your Playbooks and get to work. Should be able to bang something out in the next hour or so.

I vote for the Firefly theme song. No matter what the surroundings, Rim will keep going. Sky's the limit.

Get Nathan Fillion wearing a Browncoat in an endorsement, and you have a bunch of die-hards thinking BB. Brilliant and poetically sound.

I ABSOLUTELY got this one.... I want "without me" by Eminem. Guess who's back, back again, shady's back, tell a friend. Guess who's back, guess who's back....... Idunno... The song strikes all the right chords for me... (politically correct or not, but you can edit that right?)... I just think it breathes some more excitement into this thing... (and restores loyal blackberryans' cool factor).... For that matter why stop there? Why not use it in a commercial? Why not make him an endorser? He probably owns a blackberry anyway... I wanna see eminem trading pasta recipes with madonna on that new BBM video thingy I've been hearing about.

Hooked on a feeling...from Rez dogs sound trak

Gangnum Style parody : "BlackBerry Style"

Vanilla Black Black Berry...

EUROPE - "FINAL COUNTDOWN" !!!!! The lyrics are meaningless, but you can always turn them into something that works for BlackBerry JAM purposes... !!!!

Yeah, I so wanted this in a commercial until CoD2 just used it in their ads and that might be overkill. But I can see a rendition as the curtain call for "The Band"!

Theme from Star Trek The Next Generation
________________________________________
I’d rather be a Black Sheep than an iSheep any day.

living on a prayer - bon jovi

.....lol, i kid, i kid!!

my vote goes to: queen - we are the champions!!!

Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor or is that to cliche.

Eff it how about Freebird by yours truly Leonard Skynard

CrackBerry Is My Choice Of Drug

Definitely Eye of the Tiger...easily recognizable as a Fighter's theme song. Should be fairly easy to write appropriate BlackBerry 10 lyrics.

Or What about Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight"? It fits. It starts slow, then there is this dramatic build up with him on the drums.

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I like Back in Black and some of the other suggested songs so far. I submitted "The Search is Over" by Survivor. The lyrics are decent and it has a good beat. I'm sure the creative brains at RIM could make it work... :-)

"More cowbell!!"
The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
Jumpin ' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones - "BlackBerry 10 - it's a gas! gas! gas!
After all - BB 10 was DEFINITELY "born in a crossfire hurricane " !!!!!!!!!!

Back in the Saddle Again - Aerosmith

Let's see some attitude. Coolest part of the great movie 'The Fighter'.

Trooper - Raise a Little Hell. It's by a Canadian band, too. The original band members might even be able to participate.

I think that was MC Hammer??

Mr.C
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So far there's been several votes for the "It's The Final Countdown" by Europe. I agree that would be a great song, I have that song on my BB...love it.

CrackBerry Is My Choice Of Drug

The mission impossible theme song LOL!

By limp bizkit - take a look around. The instrumental would be bad ass.

Final Countdown by Europe ..... To The Final Countdownnnnnnn ...... Yeahhhhhh

SEA supported by 9900 & Playbook

Hit it! "IT TAKES TWO",....Rob Base and D.J. Easy Rock!

"BAD",...Michael Jackson!

"In The Air Tonight",...Phil Collins!

"Express Yourself",...by Easy E,...but Microsoft is using if for Win8.

JMD

AWESOME!!! Can't get a better come back song than this one. If you can get him to re-word some of the lyrics and possibly an endorsement. The only issue is that you can hear it all over the Chrysler 300 commercials.

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Take it to the Limit- The Eagles
Aint going down till the sun comes up - Garth Brooks
Black magic Woman - Carlos Santana
Turn it on, Turn it up, Turn me Loose - Dwight Yokum
Your the One - Dwight Yokum

Nice, great guitar solo too.

With tongue firmly in cheek...
"Beat It" by Michael Jackson
"The only way is up" by Yazz
"Things can only get better" by D:Ream

:)

"drop it like it's hot"

Imagine people just dropping S3's and Iphone5's to the ground while they walk over and experience a new fresh UI and UX that is not only beautiful but FAST,taking our smartphones up a notch because BlackBerry not only helps you get things done faster....it saves you time so you can get more done.

Okay.I liked Back in Black but I remember seeing it recently on "I think" a windows phone 8 commercial.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2.......unfortunately....

I would submit "One" by U2 as well, but I think it would really work in an ad.

"Your Love" by The Outfield. I can totally see and hear the RIM band rocking out to that song. If they choose it, I will buy *both* BB10 devices. Guaranteed! :-)

"I'll Stand By You" by the Pretenders. All of us BB fans always stand by our BB phones and what better way then to show RIM that we are behind them 100% on this.

yes, Hells bells from AC/DC but also get Will i am to make a show it. he loves his bb so i dont think he would mind to be at the release and do the promotion in europe

They should play Beethoven's fifth Symphony. The theme: short, short, short, long was described by Beethoven as " fate knocking at my door"!
This time it's make it or brake it! If BB10 doesn't fly it will end up like the Playbook and we have to say goodbye to RIM !

What a great idea, guys!

Here are my tips:

Fatboy Slim - Praise You; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFWxPnLSjDA
Robbie Williams - Hot Fudge; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c96pks9ocw (text change needed)
Aerosmith - Livin' On The Edge; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nqcL0mjMjw

But..

I also have some music tips for the commercials. BB 10 should be, at least in my opinion, presented as a brand new, DYNAMIC and SEXY system. So here we go:

N-Trance - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSV0D_Id8Ho
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSD4vsh1zDA
Air - Sexy Boy; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC6vZOgYduk
Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MjelxPz5Og

and last but not least :D :

Raid Said Frad - I`m Too Sexy; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39YUXIKrOFk

Good Luck RIM!!!

queen - we are the champions

I've paid my dues -
Time after time -
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime -
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face -
But I've come through

We are blackberry - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are blackberry -
We are blackberry
No time for losers
'Cause we are the smartphone- of those who do -

have you try to sing this? champ-ions black-ber-ry it does not fit. if it would, it be very funny to hear something like that

better? I just tossed on the song and tried it out. The new line has the same syllable count as the original line.

queen - we are the champions

I've paid my dues -
Time after time -
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime -
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face -
But I've come through

We are blackberry - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are team blackberry -
We are team blackberry
No time for losers
'Cause we are the smartphone- of those who do -

Start me up was used for a Windows release, I believe it was for Vista,, that is the last thing RIM needs is an unoriginal song idea for a commercial.

I think this totally needs to be an ORIGINAL song, indie, not some mainstream Metallica or AC/DC song that's been played and used to DEATH! Come on people, you can do better!

Does anyone know WHO we tweet the ideas to? I understand adding the hashtag but WHO do we tweet to?

I can't keep up with who uses what song. If I would have known that MS used that particular tune for Vista then I would not have mentioned it.

Although I do agree songs such as Back in Black and the like have been done to death. So RIM could use some originality. But you also got to realize the song still has to appeal to the masses and go with what BlackBerry is trying to achieve.

This is the winning song right here "Get Back Up" by TI featuring Chris Brown. Download and listen to they lyrics. What a great endorsement if TI could do this and come in while they're playing the song and rap the lyrics with Chris Brown. Two people who have fallen from grace and rose back to even higher heights.

Well come to think of it "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" by Jay Z would be a great endorsement as well since Kanye purchased Jay Z and Beyonce the Blackberry Porshce phones. Jay Z raps about having the hottest phone in the game in his hand. How cool would that be?

Say what you want about her, but she's carried her BlackBerry through it all......Sooooooooo, I'm going with Nicki Minaj

--"Moments 4 Life"
--"I'm the Best"
-- "I Did It On'Em

I say Right Here, Right Now by Jesus Jones.

"I was alive and I waited, waited
I was alive and I waited for this
Right here, right now
There is no other place I want to be
Right here, right now
Watching the world wake up from history

I saw the decade in, when it seemed
The world could change at the blink of an eye
And if anything
Then there's your sign... of the times"

Does it get better?

I agree Right Here, Right Now by Jesus Jones is a good choice.

Back in black would be my 2nd but kinda feel its been done.

I have a suggestion.. how about they come up with something new??

No sense riding on the coattails of some other band when they are probably quite capable of doing a jingle themselves.. it would show that they actually put more effort into it, at least.

Oh, well and then of course there is:

Joe Esposito - You're the Best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBktYJsJq-E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61yKkQJSZVk

The Lyrics fit, and the song isn't as old and used up as "back in black" and the others.

"...
History repeats itself (Innovated once and dominated the market, doing it again)
Try and you’ll succeed

Never doubt that you’re the one
And you can have your dreams!

You’re the best!
Around!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down
You’re the Best!
Around!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down
You’re the Best!
Around!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you dow-ow-ow-ow-own

Fight ‘til the end
Cause your life will depend
On the strength that you have inside you (processors, battery life, screen, QNX multitasking)

Ah you gotta be proud
starin’ out in the cloud ("the cloud"? this song is perfect ... cloud computing)
When the odds in the game defy you (RIMM's the underdog)

Try your best to win them all
and one day time will tell
when you’re the one that’s standing there
you’ll reach the final bell!

You’re the best!
Around!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down
You’re the Best!
Around!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down
You’re the Best!
Around!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you dow-ow-ow-ho-how-ho-own"

Come and Get It -Badfinger (McCartney)

Call Me Maybe - Like to see the guys sing that.

Rock This Town - The Stray Cats

Gorillaz "FEEL GOOD"!!

Start with the laugh - wicked cool way to blow the others out of the water :D

What a great idea, guys!

Here are my tips:

Fatboy Slim - Praise You; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFWxPnLSjDA
Robbie Williams - Hot Fudge; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c96pks9ocw (text change needed)
Aerosmith - Livin' On The Edge; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nqcL0mjMjw

But..

I also have some music tips for the commercials. BB 10 should be, at least in my opinion, presented as a brand new, DYNAMIC and SEXY system. So here we go:

N-Trance - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSV0D_Id8Ho
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSD4vsh1zDA
Air - Sexy Boy; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC6vZOgYduk
Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MjelxPz5Og

and last but not least :D :

Raid Said Frad - I`m Too Sexy; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39YUXIKrOFk

Good Luck RIM!!!