Monday, September 13, 2010
Selling Out -- Recent TV Commercials With Rock Miusic
How Do You Like Me Now--The Heavy for Kia automobiles
Fascination--The Human League for Samsung Android phone
Under the Milky Way--Sia (cover) for Lincoln automobiles
Major Tom--Shiny Toy Guns (cover) also for Lincoln automobiles
I Ran--Flock of Seagulls for XM Radio
Happy Together--The Turtles for Clinique
From the Morning--Nick Drake for AT&T
Love Train--O-Jays for Coors light
Saturday Night--Bay City Rollers for Planters
For Your Love--The Yardbirds for Zales
Smoke on the Water--Deep Purple (cover) for Dodge
Honey Tree--The Mostar Driving Club for Honda
Silly Boy--The Blue Van for Samsung Behold phone
Fly Me Away--Annie Little for Amazon Kindle
OK some of the latter ones were not rock at all, at least not the rock I recognize.
Labels: Rock Songs in TV Commercials
I am thoroughly convinced that all products should steer away from both oldies and oldies but baddies. When Jeep ran the ad w/ the singing animals harmonizing Andy Kim's "Rock Me Gently" the speed of light was broken so quickly did I reach for the channel changer.
Was it Dell that used "Lollipop?" After seeing it once, it grated.
There is a new one w/ a Buddy Holly number that will soon be anathema.