Car commercials and the songs that appear in them

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  1. John Thomas

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    Call it a challenge. Try and name a car commercial and the song that it uses. I'll start us off with a few. Here goes:
    Compiling the list on 2/13; So far, here's what we have:
    Buick ?: Frankenstein - Edgar Winter
    Buick Rendezvous: Superstition - Stevie Wonder
    Chevrolet trucks: Like A Rock - Bob Seger
    Dodge ?: Just Push Play - Aerosmith
    Dodge Viper: Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
    Lexus ?: Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy - Dinah Shore
    Lexus ?: Summer Wind - Lyle Lovett
    Mazda Miata: High Roller - Crystal Method
    Mercedes (C-Class?) : Whoever You Are - Geggy Tah
    Mercedes M-Class: Robots - Balanescu Quartet
    Mitsubishi Eclipse: Start The Commotion - Wise Guys
    Mitsubishi ?: Ooh La La - Rod Stewart
    Mitsubishi Lancer: One Week - Barenaked Ladies
    Mitsubishi ?: Ready To Go - Republica
    Mitsubishi ?: 20th Century Boy - T Rex
    Nissan ?: Walking On The Moon - The Police
    Nissan ?: How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths
    Nissan ?: Voodoo Chile - Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Nissan Frontier: Wicked Garden - Stone Temple Pilots
    Nissan Xterra: Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
    Nissan 300ZX: You Really Got Me - Van Halen
    Nissan Maxima: Tom Sawyer - Rush
    Nissan Maxima: Blood and Roses - The Smithereens
    Toyota ?: Saved By Zero - The Fixx
    Volkswagen Cabrio: Pink Moon - Nick Drake
    Volkswagen Jetta: Da Da Da - Trio
    Volkswagen Jetta: One Million Miles Away - J Ralph
    Volkswagen Beetle: Little Fluffy Clouds - Orb
    Volkswagen ?: Mr. Roboto - Styx
    Volkswagen ?: Renaissance Fair - Hooverphonic
    Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
    Your turn! [​IMG]
     
  2. Darren Davis

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    How about this:
    Mercedes M-Class: Balanescu Quartet - Robots. It's a cover of a Kraftwerk song.
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    Volkswagen (Cabrio) - Pink Moon; Nick Drake
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  4. Grant B

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    I was very glad the song 'Dah dah dah' by Trio finally got heard in America when VW used it...Great song by a german minimalist band
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  6. Grant B

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    The whole album was great... I was commenting more that if it wasn't for the VW commerical, they wouldn't even qualify for a "whatever happened to..." special on VH1
    Most of the time ...like Bargain by The Who.... they just annoy me and ruin the song
    Still waiting for Townsend to sell Squeeze Box to Viagra
    [Edited last by Grant B on October 22, 2001 at 03:53 PM]
     
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    My personal favorite car ad remains the Nissan 300ZX ad featuring Barbie/GI Joe/Ken with Van Halen's cover of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me."
     
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    what song is in that one where the guy breaks up the wedding? i dont even remember what car was advertised... [​IMG]
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  10. Darren Davis

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    it's the VW Jetta VR6 in that wedding ad. I wish I knew the song because I'm also currently looking for it. Hope that info helps.
    [edit]I found the song using adcritic.com. It's J Ralph - One Million Miles Away.[/edit]
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    [Edited last by Darren Davis on October 23, 2001 at 04:59 PM]
     
  11. Kelley_B

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    i love that Jetta VR6 commercial.
    My next car uses the Barenaked Ladies - One Week song in it and that is the Mits. Lancer.
     
  12. Ted Lee

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    cool post!
    off the top of my head...
    volkswagon - "renaissance fair" by hooverphonic
    mitsubishi - "start the commotion" by the wise guys
    nissan - "fly" by lenny kravitz
    nissan - "wicked garden" - stp (i think...)
    nissan - can't think of title - the who (the one where he screams at the beginning)
    boy - somewhere there is a really cool cd waiting to be made.
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  13. Darren Davis

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    I think The Who song is "won't get fooled again." That's off the top of my head. I think Baba O' Reily was also used in another commercial.
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  14. John Thomas

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    Rod Stewart's Ooh La La added; used in a Mistubishi commercial?
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    The Smiths' "How Soon Is Now?" -- Nissan commercial
    Stevie Ray Vaughan's cover of Jimi's "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" -- Nissan commercial as well, I believe....
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    there's another Mitsubishi commercial (SUV I think) that uses an old Marc Bolan/T Rex tune. i can't remember the name of it though, but as soon as I heard it I knew it sounded like T Rex. All I can remember is that it has "Boy" in the title.
     
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    I am looking for the music of that Acura commercial where the guy gets to his date in San Francisco in a record time from LA
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    "Roll Over Beethoven" for the Ford Explorer....well, maybe not.
     
  19. MikeH1

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    What you need by Inxs was used for Chevy trucks for a while. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned "like a rock", the Bob Segar tune that Chevrolet has been using since 1991. Time for a new song chev!
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    The Nissan Maxima has had a couple of songs in their commercials, such as
    Tom Sawyer by Rush
    Blood and Roses by the Smithereens
    Jay
     

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