Kars4Kids releases new jingle remix

Kars4Kids announced today the release of their new jingle remix after a few months of polling listeners on their special song page. The final results reveal a strong preference for the new remix which took the voting by an overwhelming landslide, current results standing at 66% to 33%. The jingle will be rolling out tomorrow October 6th in a limited initial release to a few select stations. As part of this initial rollout Kars4Kids will be specifically targeting stations that serve a variety of demographics to measure the response to the ad in all ages and genders.The first station that will be included in this exclusive buy are:

  • WFAN Sports Radio 66 am The world’s first 24 – hour all-sports station, WFAN has been around for over 20 years and is the flagship station for the Mets, the Giants, the Devils and the the Nets.
  • WABC 770 am was founded in the 1920’s! Originally a music station, WABC is now the most listened to talk station in the country.
  • 923 NOW fm  is a radio station in New York City that broadcasts a Contemporary Hit Radio format with a rhythmic lean.
Kars4Kids will be carefully monitoring the results of this ad and will determine when and if the new version will be released based on those results and listener feedback.
Listen to the new jingle right here or go to the Kars4Kids song page to vote on your favorite version.

The new song is performed by Johny Rosch and 9-year-old Ethan Davis, and is a remix of the classic song that first aired on a local New York station in 1999 and that propelled Kars4Kids from a small local charity to a large national organization.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Me says:

    The worst radio spots ever. And incessant – how long can you people torture the radio listeners of America? I would rather burn my car and send it over a cliff rather than donate it to you. Thanks for turning a worthwhile charity into somethin that makes me cringe and turn the radio off whenever I hear it.

    1. kars4kids says:

      Thanks for your honest and forthright comment 🙂 Sorry that it irks you so much. We wrote a blog post just for people like you https://kars4kids.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/ten-things-more-annoying-than-the-kars4kids-song/ Hope it helps!

      1. Paintster Q says:

        that guitar is HORRIBLE and detatched from the actual melody. If I were in charge, would unemploy that sucker right away! Needs trombones!

      2. Peter Ole says:


      3. Peggy Bramanti says:

        That’s pretty weak. Your jingle is the most irritating thing on the tv or radio. When it comes on, my husband and I race to see who can turn it off the quickest. Everyone I know feels the same way. While I realize some people think it is catchy, a whole bunch more think it is irritating enough not to even entertain contributing to your charity. Move on from the jingle.

    2. Terri says:

      I feel your pain !! I usually only watch TV in the morning, as soon as that screeching starts, OFF goes the television,. That ad should not be allowed on any media source before noon !!!

  2. Paintster Q says:

    The melody is actually very catchy. The cringe-meister is wrong. Don’t ruin it with superfluous nonsense! keep it honest.

  3. Eric says:

    I want to blow my brains out every time the Kars for Kids song come on. I change the channel as fast as I can

    1. kars4kids says:

      Sorry to hear that Eric! Good news is we are very close to releasing a new version of our jingle. Same melody, new singer new music new sound.

      1. Terri says:

        How about a new melody as well !

    2. Ian says:

      At least, fill out the form to donate you car before you do!

  4. Mom says:

    Well sure! The jingle is certainly memorable. if cringe worthy. And after all. isn’t that the point? Recently someone asked me where they could donate a vehicle and guess what charity popped into my head? 1-877-kars-4-kids!
    A good jingle doesn’t have to be “good” to be effective!
    But it is kinda cute!!

    1. kars4kids says:

      Thanks! Appreciate the kind words and sorry that it makes you cringe 😉 But you are right, it is effective and it’s for a very good cause!

  5. Troy Bott says:

    Who’s playing that guitar in the song, sounds at bit like …….. SLASH>…….

    1. kars4kids says:

      Ben butler and Kevin Kuhn. They have helped many ‘knock on heaven’s door’ by inspiring donors to help underprivileged kids.

  6. katemarie says:

    i love the original….who is that cowboy singer …he is the best…i would buy an album by him in a second….sounds like tex ritter….

    1. T Webb says:

      You sound like a moron

  7. Doug Campbell says:

    seems like its being played way too much. miss just hearing the original as well. the “Country” sounding one is far the worse.

  8. Kat says:

    The only thing this jingle inspires me to do is blow up my car. What an epic marketing fail. Worst radio commercial in history.

  9. T Webb says:

    Worst commercial EVER. The “child” voice I believe is not even that. I purposely would donate anything to another cause. Why I ask you ??? Obviously you have done demografics on Walmart shoppers who appreciate this stupidity.

  10. Suzanne Krivoy says:

    While I assume that this is a good charity, I hate the jingle–both the old and new version. They are horrible. Please remove them from the air.

  11. Jake Vanholsten says:

    Hands down the worst jingle on the radio… This is coming from my 3 years old as well as myself. Every time the song comes on my daughter gets upset and says “I don’t like that song daddy!”. It didn’t bother me at first, but ever since the creepy guy started singing along I change the channel every time.

    How much of a donation to make a new commercial? Have the kids do something other than sing a song with the horrible jingle and leave the creepy adults out. I’m sure just about anyone @ Kars4kids can do a better job than the 3rd party person that thought of this song in the commercial.


  12. David Colyer says:

    So glad the remix won. When I hear the original I not only shut my radio I also disinfect it. It has to be the worse radio commercial I have ever heard. Where did you find the adult man singer if you can call him a singer. A voice like that should not be heard outside of his own shower.

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