The New York Times
Q. and A. With Stuart Elliott
Published: June 18, 2012
Q. This is in reference to the campaign you wrote about for Cape Cod kettle-cooked potato chips, which includes a commercial featuring the song “I Ran” by A Flock of Seagulls.
I’m probably dating myself, but whatever happened to the song “Old Cape Cod,” with the line “You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod”? It probably doesn’t do as well on Facebook or Twitter. Ah, well …
A. Thanks, dear reader, for the stroll down memory lane. But as you surmised, the target audience probably does not recall the version of “Old Cape Cod” by Bette Midler, released in 1976, much less the original version from 1957, sung by Patti Page.