"Johnny and Mary" was used as the signature tune in advertisements promoting Renault cars throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Early adverts used Palmer's original version, while a range of special recordings in different styles were produced during the 1990s, most famously an acoustic interpretation by Martin Taylor, which he released on his album Spirit of Django. Taylor recorded alternate versions for Renault; the last being in 1998 for the launch of the all-new Renault Clio.
French band Nouvelle Vague recorded their version with a Polish singer Ania on the Polish edition of their 2009 album 3. The song was also included on the deluxe edition of Ania's 2010 album Ania Movie.