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Car commercials and the songs that appear in them


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#1 of 62 John Thomas

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Posted October 20 2001 - 09:04 PM

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



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#2 of 62 Darren Davis

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Posted October 21 2001 - 03:21 AM

How about this:
Mercedes M-Class: Balanescu Quartet - Robots. It's a cover of a Kraftwerk song.

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#3 of 62 Sam Hatch

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Posted October 21 2001 - 06:31 PM

Volkswagen (Cabrio) - Pink Moon; Nick Drake

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#4 of 62 Grant B

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Posted October 22 2001 - 02:52 AM

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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#5 of 62 Mark Lee

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Posted October 22 2001 - 04:30 AM

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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

Personally, I find "Ya Ya" to be an even better song -- you just can't beat that cheesy Casio-tone synth solo in the middle! Posted Image

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#6 of 62 Grant B

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Posted October 22 2001 - 08:52 AM

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
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#7 of 62 Camp

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Posted October 22 2001 - 03:16 PM

Visit http://music.adcritic.com/ . They list the music and artist used in many popular commercials.

Interesting site.

#8 of 62 Danny Tse

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Posted October 22 2001 - 04:22 PM

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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#9 of 62 Sam E. Torres

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Posted October 23 2001 - 08:00 AM

what song is in that one where the guy breaks up the wedding? i dont even remember what car was advertised... Posted Image

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#10 of 62 Darren Davis

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Posted October 23 2001 - 08:21 AM

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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#11 of 62 Kelley_B

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Posted October 24 2001 - 04:56 AM

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 of 62 Ted Lee

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Posted October 25 2001 - 10:19 AM

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 of 62 Darren Davis

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Posted October 25 2001 - 02:36 PM

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 of 62 John Thomas

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Posted October 25 2001 - 04:22 PM

Rod Stewart's Ooh La La added; used in a Mistubishi commercial?

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#15 of 62 Mark Lee

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Posted October 25 2001 - 05:06 PM

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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#16 of 62 Nick_G

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Posted October 27 2001 - 06:42 AM

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.

#17 of 62 Holadem

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Posted October 27 2001 - 12:58 PM

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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Posted October 27 2001 - 01:46 PM

"Roll Over Beethoven" for the Ford Explorer....well, maybe not.

#19 of 62 MikeH1

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Posted October 28 2001 - 11:21 AM

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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#20 of 62 Jay H

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Posted October 29 2001 - 12:18 AM

The Nissan Maxima has had a couple of songs in their commercials, such as

Tom Sawyer by Rush
Blood and Roses by the Smithereens

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