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Good Songs in Commercials

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YankeeFan, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Like most of you, I hate it when one of my favorite songs is licensed for a commercial.

    But, in the last couple of years, there have been a number of songs used in commercials that I had never heard before, that I liked, and googled to find out who the artist was.

    Some examples:

    Travelers Insurance: Langhorn Slim "Worries"

    ATT: Nick Drake "From the Morning"

    Citi: LP "Into the Wild"

    And, just saw this one:

    Google+: Gorillaz "Stop the Dams"

    Anyone else do this?

    What are your examples?
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    That song from the ESPN Terrible Towel commercial is pretty cool.

    It's 20th Century Boy, by T-Rex:

    And I'd never heard Flaming Lips' "The W.A.N.D." until it was in this Dell ad:

  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    At the risk of having to turn in my man card, I liked this one that was used in an iPod add too:

    Feist: 1234
  4. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Plenty of Fish:

    Amos the Transparent "After All That, It's Come to This" --


    Sean Hayes "Powerful Stuff" --
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Never heard that one before, but it's right up my alley.

    Here's a longer version:
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Forgot about that one. I like it too.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Are these Ipod commercials the first time any of these songs or bands got a national spotlight?
  8. joe

    joe Active Member

    Volkswagen used a Wilco song in one of their ads a few years ago. Can't remember the song, but I was surprised the first time I saw the commercial.
  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    As the parent of a 3-year-old, I like the version she did on Sesame Street better:
  10. Quakes

    Quakes Guest

    M. Ward, "Here Comes The Sun Again," in this Subaru commercial:

  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The US Postal Service has an ad that uses "Casanova Baby" by the Gaslight Anthem. GREAT song.

  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I'm still waiting for a cosmetics company to use Temporary Beauty.
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