What is the song from the “Best Of” PlayStation commercial?
If the song sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard “Woo Hoo” (or some version of it) elsewhere. The tune was originally released in the late 1950s, popularized by the Richmond-based band the Rock-A-Teens. However, it gained recognition from the modern mainstream thanks to the cover version heard on Sony’s new commercial, which was performed by the Japanese garage rock trio in the 184.108.40.206’s.
There is no doubt that at this point the new version of “Woo Hoo” is the most popular interpretation of the song. Aside from his appearance in the PlayStation “Best of” commercial, he has been on several occasions featured in ads in the early 2000s for the business cloud communication service Vonage. And while this is certainly a common sight for many fans of American television, there is another (probably a more iconic usage) for this version of “Woo Hoo”.
During Quentin Tarantino’s seminal revenge story, “Kill Bill Vol. 1,” we encounter 220.127.116.11 at a popular Japanese restaurant that is home to protagonist Beatrix Kiddo’s latest target. As Kiddo explores the joint, long before she starts turning her target’s 88 Yakuza bodyguards into minced meat, the 18.104.22.168s start releasing their famous new version of “Woo Hoo”. Of course, the rock band manages to finish their set and escape the stage once the swords start to swing, making their version iconic in the eyes of moviegoers.