Car commercials and the songs that appear in them

Discussion in 'Music' started by John Thomas, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Actually it's
    Magic Carpet Ride (Steir's Mix) - Steppenwolf/Philip Steir
    It's on the GO Soundtrack if you have it. Cool song. [​IMG]
     
  2. RobertW

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    "what do i get" by the buzzcocks was used in some kinda mini-suv(rav 4?) commercial a few years ago. where the guy pulls up and throws all sorts of camping gear out of the back.
     
  3. DonMac

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    I remember the opening of the song "Sweetness and Light" by Lush being used in some commercial, but I can't remember what was being advertised (either my memory is bad or the commercial wasn't very effective!)
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  4. Daniel Swartz

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    Woops.
     
  5. Daniel Swartz

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    Double-post.
     
  6. Daniel Swartz

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    Yikes. I just saw that this thread was for car commercials only. Sorry about that. Please let me know if you'd like me to remove the listings. Thanks!
     
  7. Chris Benson

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    One that I liked was Big Red Rocket Of Love by The Rev. Horton Heat. I believe it was for a Mazda commercial.

    -Chris
     
  8. Kelly W

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    There is a Chrysler commercial where they use "Yeh Yeh" by They Might Be Giants (my most favorite band in the whole wide world [​IMG]). The song is a cover of someone else's song (I don't feel like looking it up right now), but the version used in the commercial is definitely by TMBG. The commercial in question is the one where the driver of a shuttle bus (like from a theme park or an airport) is driving around a parking lot looking at several models of cars. The commercial is not for any one car in particular, but for a whole line of Chrysler models.
    I'm also surprised (although I may just have missed it), but nobody has mentioned the Cadillac commercials with Led Zeppelin.
    -Kelly
     
  9. Ted Lee

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    yesterday, i received a mailing for one of my mitsubishi dealers. you can go in, give them the mailing and ask for a free cd with all the songs from their commercials. i don't recall the playlist, but it had most of the good ones. totally free.
     
  10. Stephen_Opipari

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    I like the new Mitsubishi one with Days Go By by Dirty Vegas.
     
  11. Ted Lee

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    here's a list of songs on the mitsubishi mix cd:
    start the commotion - wise guys
    one week - barenaked ladies
    20th century boy - t rex
    lady shave - gus gus
    in the meantime - space hog
    pick up the pieces - the average white band
    lust for life - iggy pop
    superfly - curtis mayfield
    i see you baby - groove armada
    you get what you give - new radicals
    for free, not a bad mix. i'm not sure if you have to have the mailing or not, but i suppose if you're bored and in the neighborhood...
    i'm gonna try to get mine today or tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
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  13. Julian Reville

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    Old thread, but new question. The Nissan X-Terra commercial where the 2 guys have been helicopter lifted to the top of the mountain and they are snowboarding down. The music has great guitar riffs. Anyone know which one I'm talking about, and who the artist is & name of song?
     
  14. RobertW

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    Japanese Girls, by Robbers on High Street?

    I know i've been hearingthis for some car commercial recently, but not sure if this is the one you're referring to.
     
  15. LanceJ

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    From a few years ago: in that Acura commercial which features Palm Springs, the song used was called "Bossa Per Due" and was done by Nicola Conte, from his album of the same name. ESL Music is owned by the guys that makes up Thievery Corporation, one of my favorite duos.
    When the New Beetle was introduced back in 1997, Stereolab's "Parsec" was used, from their album Dots And Loops (I own this album and it's awesome; Conte's has been on my list for awhile).
     
  16. Julian Reville

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    There was a Honda commercial I saw a few months that had a song in it I liked, something abotu going up a mountain. They were driving up a mountain and psychedelic flowers were appearing everywhere. It was catchy.
     
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    Saturn Vue commercial. ... When the car leaves the garage animation transforms the entrance in to a stage like setting.

    Simple Kid - Lil' King Kong

    Sorry, couldn't find the actual commercial, but did find the song on youtube
     
  19. Dome Vongvises

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    Honda Accord - "Hold On Tight" by Electric Light Orchestra
     
  20. Ron Reda

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    John Mayer and Slash both do a commercial for VW, but it's just them jamming, not really "songs" per se.
     

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