The relationship between a mother and her children is one of the most beautiful things in this world, and it’s no surprise that people celebrate it with a mothers ring. Mashed Potato Time is the new commercial released by Airbnb in the summer of 2022: a mother and a daughter having a lovely time in front of a giant potato, as a sequence of photos to promote the OMG! Category in the Airbnb app. A way to share the awareness about the possibility inside the app, catching people’s attention. Thanks also to the featured song, an old classic that even mentions potato in the lyrics. Let’s discover it together.
You can find the new 2022 Airbnb “Mashed Potato Time” commercial here on Youtube.
What’s the song in the new 2022 Airbnb “potato” commercial?
The song featured in the new Airbnb commercial released in 2022 is Mashed Potato Time by Dee Dee Sharp. You can find it in full streaming below.
Mashed Potato Time was released in 1962 and became part of Dee Dee Sharp’s debut album. It was a huge hit, peaking at number one in the Billboard R&B chart.
Althouth the Airbnb commercial mentions “potato time” as the moment mother and daughter were enjoying in front of the giant potato, the original meaning of the song is totally different: Mashed Potato was a populare dance move in the early 60s and many artists produced dedicated music to incentivate that dance. In this Youtube tutorial you can learn more about it.
Below you can find the lyrics that you hear in the 2022 Airbnb commercial:
(It’s the latest, it’s the greatest, Mashed Potato)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
A Mashed Potato started long time ago (Wah-woo)
With a guy named Sloppy Joe (Wah-woo)
You’ll find this dance is so cool to do (Wah-woo)
Come on baby, gonna teach it to you
(Mashed Potato) Get up to the beat now
(Mashed Potato) Mhmm, come on and twist your feet now, baby
A commercial about an extraordinary potato, with a song about a different kind of potato: advertising requires creativity, and it worked well in this case.