Jingles

Come on and fly with me! (1958)

"You might as well fly the best!" This ad waxes poetic about the four engined DC-4 aircraft, and remarks that PSA is a scheduled airline. Interestingly, the jingle notes "We're gonna smile, smile, smile, every mile of the way".

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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Up, up, up we go! (1958)

A million folks have tried PSA! Come on and fly with me on PSA... Only $11.81 to SFO on PSA from Los Angeles/Burbank.

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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Make it PSA, when you fly in the west. (1963)

This jingle sings about the charms of the four engine Electra Jet, from 1963. From the San Francisco market.

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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The sensible way to fly(1958)

This jingle extols the virtues of the well-appointed cabin of the Electra Jet. From the San Francisco market.

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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You pay less when you go on PSA (1963)

This ad is simply the musical jingle from the previous two ads - no voice-over announcer is on this ad.

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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You pay less when you go on PSA (1963)

This 15 second clip only has the final "And the best part you know, you pay less when you go on PSA" from the previous three jingles, as well as a longer instrumental vamp.

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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Jet There On PSA - LAX Version

PSA continued to use the same basic music and jingle from the 1958 jingle all the way through the Jet era. This ad talks about the things to see in Los Angeles, including Movie Stars and Disneyland.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Jet There On PSA - LAX Version

PSA continued to use the same basic music and jingle from the 1958 jingle all the way through the Jet era. This is the same ad as the LAX version, but discusses the charm of San Francisco.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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How You gonna Keep them Down on the Ground?

Jerry Lewis sings in this 1968 ad, which goes along with the psychedelic stewardess posters. Just remember, you can't keep wearing a frown on PSA!

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Flyin' Home on PSA

This gentle jingle dates back to the late 1960s/early 1970s, and caters to the desire to be home with someone you love.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Bouncing Bobby (1972-73)

One of the last Ronnie Schell ads, this one features Ronnie hosting a fake call-in show with a unique personality who can't quite figure out that PSA flies to 11 cities.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Coach Wambacher (1972-73)

The second of the Ronnie Schell "Call-in" ads features a football coach who isn't quite sure about his sports...

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Grinningbird Sale (early 1970s)

This is a second Jimmie Rodgers ad, with different voices in the middle of the jingle. Don't forget your American Express card.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Jimmie Rodgers #1 (early 1970s)

Jimmie Rodgers sings about how you can save on PSA, and use your American Express card!

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Mother Grinningbird

Captured from an archive of Dr. Don Rose, KFRC San Francisco from August 9, 1974, this jingle reflects the start of "new" PSA L-1011 service from SFO to LAX. Thanks to Tom Gibson for pointing this one out to the webmaster.

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PSA Grinningbird (male) (1974)

This is the same basic music as the KFCR one above, but has a male singer.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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PSA Grinningbird (Chorus) (1974)

This is the Grinningbird ad, but with a full chorus.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Grinningbird Sale (1975)

This ad discusses the many ways you can save on PSA with the Grinningbird Sale.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Grinningbird Sale (1975)

This is a second ad from the same tape, that also advertises ways you can save on PSA.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Catch Us! (Full Jingle)

This jingle, released on November 13, 1976, was the centerpiece of a 5 week blitz "that will reach 98% of all adults in PSA's market area an average of 16 times."

Written by R.L. Phillips, arranged and conducted by T.A. Tartaglia, sung by Shelby Flint.

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Catch Us! (Instrumental and Spanish Version)

Over 300 TV spots, 850 radio spots, and 100 newspaper ads were part of this blitz, and it was to be run (along with other new campaigns) in 1977, according to the jingle cover.

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Our smiles aren't just painted on

From late 1979/early 1980's new theme - "Our Smiles aren't just painted on." It still has some of the feelings from Catch Us, with the happiness so prevalent in jingles.

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Catch our Super Smile

This was PSA's 1981 jingle, reflecting a different time and ad theme. But, it still is filled with PSA's happiness, giving me visions of the PSAzz dance troupe dancing and can-canning on the plane (I wonder who used that imagery, though...)

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We've Got To Be Tough To Make You Smile

This was part of the 1984 ad campaign (the TV ad is up on the Commercials page). This jingle has a short news blurb at the beginning.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Magical Smiles Tours

This ad advertises PSA's sponsorhip of Disneyland, as well as the new Circlevision 3-D film sponsored by PSA. Take a Magical Smiles tour to Disneyland - don't forget kids fly free! Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Catch Our Smile

PSA's 1985 offering repeated the 1981 music, but with different lyrics. Much of the spirit in 1981's offering is gone, replaced by a smooth female's voice.

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Bouncing Bobby (1972-73)

One of the last Ronnie Schell ads, this one features Ronnie hosting a fake call-in show with a unique personality who can't quite figure out that PSA flies to 11 cities.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Grinningbird Sale (early 1970s)

This is a second Jimmie Rodgers ad, with different voices in the middle of the jingle. Don't forget your American Express card.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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The sensible way to fly(1958)

This jingle extols the virtues of the well-appointed cabin of the Electra Jet. From the San Francisco market.

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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Coach Wambacher (1972-73)

The second of the Ronnie Schell "Call-in" ads features a football coach who isn't quite sure about his sports...

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Catch Us! (Full Jingle)

This jingle, released on November 13, 1976, was the centerpiece of a 5 week blitz "that will reach 98% of all adults in PSA's market area an average of 16 times."

Written by R.L. Phillips, arranged and conducted by T.A. Tartaglia, sung by Shelby Flint.

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You pay less when you go on PSA (1963)

This ad is simply the musical jingle from the previous two ads - no voice-over announcer is on this ad.

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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Mother Grinningbird

Captured from an archive of Dr. Don Rose, KFRC San Francisco from August 9, 1974, this jingle reflects the start of "new" PSA L-1011 service from SFO to LAX. Thanks to Tom Gibson for pointing this one out to the webmaster.

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Catch Us! (Instrumental and Spanish Version)

Over 300 TV spots, 850 radio spots, and 100 newspaper ads were part of this blitz, and it was to be run (along with other new campaigns) in 1977, according to the jingle cover.

Loading Video...

You pay less when you go on PSA (1963)

This 15 second clip only has the final "And the best part you know, you pay less when you go on PSA" from the previous three jingles, as well as a longer instrumental vamp.

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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PSA Grinningbird (male) (1974)

This is the same basic music as the KFCR one above, but has a male singer.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Our smiles aren't just painted on

From late 1979/early 1980's new theme - "Our Smiles aren't just painted on." It still has some of the feelings from Catch Us, with the happiness so prevalent in jingles.

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Jet There On PSA - LAX Version

PSA continued to use the same basic music and jingle from the 1958 jingle all the way through the Jet era. This ad talks about the things to see in Los Angeles, including Movie Stars and Disneyland.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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PSA Grinningbird (Chorus) (1974)

This is the Grinningbird ad, but with a full chorus.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Catch our Super Smile

This was PSA's 1981 jingle, reflecting a different time and ad theme. But, it still is filled with PSA's happiness, giving me visions of the PSAzz dance troupe dancing and can-canning on the plane (I wonder who used that imagery, though...)

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Jet There On PSA - LAX Version

PSA continued to use the same basic music and jingle from the 1958 jingle all the way through the Jet era. This is the same ad as the LAX version, but discusses the charm of San Francisco.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Grinningbird Sale (1975)

This ad discusses the many ways you can save on PSA with the Grinningbird Sale.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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We've Got To Be Tough To Make You Smile

This was part of the 1984 ad campaign (the TV ad is up on the Commercials page). This jingle has a short news blurb at the beginning.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Come on and fly with me! (1958)

"You might as well fly the best!" This ad waxes poetic about the four engined DC-4 aircraft, and remarks that PSA is a scheduled airline. Interestingly, the jingle notes "We're gonna smile, smile, smile, every mile of the way".

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

,

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How You gonna Keep them Down on the Ground?

Jerry Lewis sings in this 1968 ad, which goes along with the psychedelic stewardess posters. Just remember, you can't keep wearing a frown on PSA!

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

Loading Video...

Grinningbird Sale (1975)

This is a second ad from the same tape, that also advertises ways you can save on PSA.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

Loading Video...

Magical Smiles Tours

This ad advertises PSA's sponsorhip of Disneyland, as well as the new Circlevision 3-D film sponsored by PSA. Take a Magical Smiles tour to Disneyland - don't forget kids fly free! Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Up, up, up we go! (1958)

A million folks have tried PSA! Come on and fly with me on PSA... Only $11.81 to SFO on PSA from Los Angeles/Burbank.

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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Flyin' Home on PSA

This gentle jingle dates back to the late 1960s/early 1970s, and caters to the desire to be home with someone you love.

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

Loading Video...

Jimmie Rodgers #1 (early 1970s)

Jimmie Rodgers sings about how you can save on PSA, and use your American Express card!

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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Catch Our Smile

PSA's 1985 offering repeated the 1981 music, but with different lyrics. Much of the spirit in 1981's offering is gone, replaced by a smooth female's voice.

Loading Video...

Make it PSA, when you fly in the west. (1963)

This jingle sings about the charms of the four engine Electra Jet, from 1963. From the San Francisco market.

Courtesy of the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.

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Groovy Low Fare

This surf-rock inspired ad talks about a "Groovy Low Fare" on the "Swingingest PSA".

Courtesy of Chris Laborde.

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