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What Is The Song In TurboTax's 'Not Taxes' Commercial?

It's the start of a new year, and if you're Ned Flanders, you know exactly what that means. It's time to get going on those taxes!

Yes, it's that time of the year when everyone's tracking down their W-2 forms and figuring out what they can write off as a deduction. It's stressful, and it isn't aided by the fact you could face serious consequences if you forget to carry a two. That's why companies like TurboTax are around to help take some of the trepidation out of the proceedings. 

Instead of figuring out which forms you need and what numbers are supposed to go where you can have someone else do the heavy lifting. That's the plot of the latest TurboTax commercial, where people are encouraged to let TurboTax handle the boring stuff while you enjoy life. After all, we'd all probably prefer going for a hike to staying cooped up doing taxes. And to emphasize the fun you could be having, the TurboTax commercial uses an upbeat tune to drive the point home. 

Plantasia is now affiliated with taxes

TurboTax probably doesn't want people to feel stressed thinking about taxes. Naturally, it makes sense for the company to use a soothing, relaxing song, and it chose a great one in the form of "Plantasia" by Mort Garson. The song comes from the artist's album "Mother Earth's Plantasia," which has the subtitle, "Warm earth music for plants and the people who love them."

What makes the album intriguing is that it was composed specifically for plants (via Sacred Bones Records). And the only way you could acquire it back in 1976 when it first came out was to purchase a houseplant from a store in Los Angeles or (oddly enough) a Simmons mattress from Sears. As such, not many people were able to listen to it back in the day. 

But over the years, the album has since acquired a cult following. You can now listen to it on most streaming platforms if you want to give your plants (or yourself) something to listen to. Garson is considered one of the early adopters of electronic music, so it's worthwhile to check out if you're interested in that genre. Now, it's associated with TurboTax, which makes just as much sense as its initial release over 40 years ago.