Is This the Michael Bolton Renaissance We've All Been Waiting For?

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He's back, baby! Happy Honda Days from Michael Bolton.
Soft-rock seems to be making a comeback. Just recently Phil Collins announced his glorious return to music, and now Michael Bolton has been plastered all over our TV screens. That's right, Michael Bolton. That balding dude your mom used to listen to.

It's tough defending Bolton, but hey, I'm up to the task. It looks like Bolton is back in a big way, and though he seems to be rocking hair plugs or a wig or some such ridiculousness, I'm glad of it. This is the Michael Bolton renaissance we've all been waiting for, and I personally welcome our new adult-contemporary commercial-jingle overlord.

It started with the holiday commercials. Recently it seemed you couldn't turn on the TV without seeing a car commercial featuring Bolton singing some holiday classics. I was a little bit confused by this. I mean, first off, why would Michael Bolton be in a commercial in 2013 anyway? The dude's career started to falter sometime in the mid-'90s.

Secondly, what would he even be promoting? So far as I knew, he didn't have a new record coming out. His last album had come out in February 2013 and his last Christmas album had come out in 2007. (I knew this thanks to a quick Wikipedia jaunt. Don't judge me.)

So why was Michael Bolton trying to sell me a Honda Civic?

Oddly enough, it's because the people who write commercials think Michael Bolton is cool enough to sell me a sedan. Though that statement sounds bizarre as hell, it clearly worked. The ads were everywhere, and I couldn't get Michael Bolton out of my head. He even started showing up in my Facebook feed!


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25 comments
Tony Merklin
Tony Merklin

....when watching this Commercial, it makes me think that Honda's are Old Men Cars.......

Amanda Conner
Amanda Conner

I've got a one year old who has shrieked with glee during these holiday commercials. I will turn Jehovah's Witness if these continue.

Tom Parker
Tom Parker

I will be glad when these commercials are pulled!

Mary Lindsay-Dean
Mary Lindsay-Dean

I will be so happy when those commercials stop. His singing is making my ears hurt!

Jessica915
Jessica915

I just saw him in December, and he was awesome. Also the Starburst ad predates the Happy Honda Days ads by several months.

Justin Daniels' Brain
Justin Daniels' Brain

Saw him in concert back in junior high, he was over an hour late, but came out and rocked the house like a boss. All forgiven. Sing on you angel haired angel whisperer....sing on.

Chris Frank
Chris Frank

Rachael Anna Eaton, you should weigh in on this discussion

Chris Price
Chris Price

Ugh...he is too made up, and he still sucks insane amounts of ass! Oh why can't he fade back into obscurity?

Jason M Parker
Jason M Parker

he is rich and can make fun of himself. i don~t know if his heart dies a little more each time someone slams him on a facebook thread. i~m sure he spends all his time reading every comment.

Kathy Schrenk
Kathy Schrenk

"Why should I have to change? He's the one who sucks."

Timothy McCaffrey
Timothy McCaffrey

He is in these commercials because he is desparate and works cheap.

Brenda Denton Langbein
Brenda Denton Langbein

Soft rock is making a comeback, that explains the new popularity of "country" music, which is just soft top 40 pop with a twang

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

I hate him even more since the overdose of holiday Honda commercials

Tim Brown
Tim Brown

Only time I've ever used the mute button. Feels great. :)

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

Seriously, if I never see another one of those ridiculous commercials it will be too soon. He sings in a tone that can only be understood by aliens.

Ryan Stufft
Ryan Stufft

I am just wondering where the dude gets his hair.

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