Apple's 'Go, You Chicken Fat, Go' iPhone Ad Has an Odd History Behind It

A soundtrack half a century old

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Why is JFK's youth fitness anthem marketing the iPhone 5S?

Apple has a new 5S spot out, and the musical choice is even odder than the previous 5S spot, which featured a reworked version of "Gigantic" by the Pixies (and that's saying something, since that song is supposedly about male genitalia).

As Uproxx noted, the new ad uses "The Youth Fitness Song," aka "Chicken Fat," a song from President Kennedy's national physical fitness program. Apparently this little ditty, which the creator of The Music Man came up with, was sent to school districts throughout the U.S.



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