Her 1995 performance of Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) on Late Night with David Letterman.
Sticking with the 90s Volkswagen theme for a bit longer, 1997, in addition to the Trek Bike joint venture, was also the year VW marketing scored with a commercial for the Golf that polished off the early 80s song Da Da Da (full title: Da Da Da, ich lieb’ dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha), by the band Trio.
“I’d buy myself some stylish clothes but I sure hate to pay.” Hard to beat a yellow t-shirt and button shirt. Pennywise positive thinking from the back of the car by John Mellencamp.
You provide the backing band and pay me up front, in cash. I’ll play Johnny B. Goode.
RIP Chuck Berry
Self-abnegation with cowbell: Delbert McClinton, Live from Austin, 1989
Darlene Love’s first appearance on Late Night in 1986, singing Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). With a bonus Spuds MacKenzie commercial afterwards!
This seems appropriate.