Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener (Oscar Mayer) (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)

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This jingle was composed and written by Chicago's Richard Trentlage, who won a contest run by New York's JWT in 1962 for Kraft's Oscar Mayer brand. The jingle lives on today, having aired in 19 countries and reached at least 49 million families.
* Watch an early Oscar Mayer wiener ad here.

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