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Music in COMMERCIALS - list TITLES here

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Mirza, Jul 29, 2001.

  1. Patrick Mirza

    Patrick Mirza Well-Known Member

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    If you know the titles of songs in certain commercials, list 'em here. I know a lot of people would appreciate finally knowing who does what song...
    My question: what's the name of the song in the car commercial (I forget which company - maybe Toyota?) where all the women sing along while cruising the town at night?
    I know that's a lame description, but what the hey...
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  2. Mark Lee

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    I assume you're referring to the Mitsubishi commercial -- the song is "Start the Commotion" by the Wiseguys.
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  3. Patrick Mirza

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    CDNow has a whole section on some of the more popular songs in commercials. Just click on the "music beat" link at the top of the front page. (I would post the link but the only one I have has some personal info in it).
     
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    If you want the ORIGINAL music that was sampled in "Start The Commotion", look up the 60's instrumental surf group, the Ventures. They did an album called "Wild Things". A song they did which is the music for start the commotion is called
    Wild and Wooly. There is actually more to the song than what they used in start the commotion.
     
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    Does anyone know the song or the artist that plays the music for the acura ad? The one where the guy comes back to his car to find it covered in hand prints and while he is starting up another comes and peers into the window? It is sort of a flamenco guitar over an eltronica type beat a'la ambient type music.
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    It took me forever to track this one down on my own. After grooving through endless repeats of NBC's Crossing Jordan promos I finally processed enough of the lyrics in the commercial to find someone who knew the title. The song is "Only Happy When It Rains" by Garbage.
     
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    As with a lot of today's advertising, these spots are missing the boat in that we often don't remember what's being advertised (the e-commerce advertisers are particularly bad on that score). But, man, is the music ever good in some of them. One ad has a woman with band singing about "pennies from heaven"--it's such a cool riff. Another one, I think for an automotive advertiser, has another female lead and rock band accompaniment doing a tune that has a killer hook that stays in my head forever. FTD also has a cool song in one of its current ads.
    I'm going to start jotting the names of the advertisers down and make a list. I'm hoping some of this is original, prerecorded music that's available commercially.
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  10. Sam E. Torres

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    what's the song in the new coupe commercial?
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    I doubt any Americans here will know this...
    What's the song in the new Tim Hourtons commercial for Timbits where the father is driving along popping the timbits in his mouth and singing along to the radio. It sounds like Seventies rock to me, but I can't put my finger on it.
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  12. Mark Cappelletty

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    Most music in commercials is vapid (like that Lenny Kravitz tune in the Nissan (?) ad), but as an old punker/alt-rocker, it floors me to hear The Buzzcocks shilling for Mistubishi, Iggy Pop's "The Passenger" selling Guinness and best of all, the extremely underground '60's band The Monks (a group of GIs stationed in Germany who shaved their heads in a tonsure and wore sack-cloth robes) on an ad for Power Ade. When I heard the beat to "Monk Time" on an ad, I literally fell out of my seat.
     
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    One of my other fav Mits commercials is the song Oh La La by the Faces.
    Thinks for the information on the Wiseguys song. I have been looking for that one.
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    Does anyone know the song on the Honda Civic ad where there are kids sitting in the back, and the boy in the middle inches his knees toward each girl on each side of him?
     
  16. Mark Cappelletty

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    Yep, it's the Buzzcocks. I can't remember which song, though.
    And the Honda ad, it's a song from some Italian movie-- I have it on one of the "Beat at Cinecitta" CDs from Crippled Dick/Hot Wax (look 'em up on Amazon-- they're terrific!)
     
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    The Buzzcocks song was "What Do I Get?"
     
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    If it weren't for that VW ad a year or so ago playing "Pink Moon" I never would have had the chance to find such an amazing singer/songwriter as Nick Drake. [​IMG]
    p.s. I also dig the Mitsu song by T. Rex
    Here's the cd that has all the songs we're talking about (almost) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...844144-1917763
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  19. Sam E. Torres

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    ahhh will someone please tell me what that song is in the new coupe commercial? it kicks so much ass and i want to burn another awesome car mix. [​IMG]
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