Jewel singing for Wal-Mart.
In 1995, Jewel skyrocketed into fame with the hit “Who Will Save Your Soul.” Her most recent YouTube video has commenters wondering the same thing about her.
The singer-songwriter sang a new Wal-Mart themed children's song at the retail giant’s company meeting and the online critics are howling.
Wal-Mart posted the clipand it now has 146 likes and over 2,145 dislikes. That's a hatred ratio of 93 percent, beating out Rebecca Black's ear-curdling “Friday,” which clocks in at only a 75 hate/like ratio.
The song tweaks the lyrics in “The Supermarket Song,” a track off her new album, The Merry Goes Round, to be about Wal-Mart:
“I wanna say welcome to a wonderland
An amusement park full of delights and
The best part is they have one in every town
It's your local Wal-Mart where you can ride a cart around."
She continues to list some of Wal-Mart many items available for sale:
"They have stacks of candy in every aisle
And every kind of cereal that goes on for miles
Flour and milk that can be made into brown gravy for supper Sunday
They have 50-pound bags of chicken nuggets
Yummy yogurt by the bucket
Shelves and shelves of homemade stuffing
Oh what a treat ...”
YouTube comments rang with chimes of “sell out” and “sad.”
“This goes in the Guinness Book of World records for most pitiful sell out in music,” wrote a commenter named cuff links.
Flon26 wrote, “Jewel's soul now for sale in every Wal-Mart for only $2.99.”
Jewel's manager Virginia Davis told The Huffington Postthat Jewel didn't get any money for the appearance and is not a Wal-Mart spokesperson.
As she's done with her previous releases, Jewel is partnering with Wal-Mart to distribute the new children's album in their stores.
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