The Gap Commercials: Who are the singers?

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  1. Michael*K

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    Anyone with a television has likely found it impossible to avoid the new Gap commercials with various singers singing "Give a Little Bit" by Supertramp (I think.) I think there's two separate ones...one with females and the other with males. Anyone know who all the singers in the spots are?
     
  2. Seth Paxton

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    By memory I can immediately say that Lou Reed is one of the guys.

    I need to see the spot again for some of the others.

    Oh, and you have ID'd the song correctly. It's from the "Even In the Quietest Moments" album with the piano in the snow on the cover.

    It's too bad Roger Hodgson had to go his own way from the band. I saw them on the Famous Last Words tour and they were awesome, especially "Give a Little Bit".
     
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    One of them starts out with Sheryl Crow, I do know that.

    Haven't seen the all male one yet.

    James
     
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    The first guy is Dwight Yoakam and the third is Trent Rzeznick from the Goo Goo Dolls.
     
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    The one that starts out with Sheryl Crow is followed by India Arie, Lisa "Left eye" Lopes from the group TLC I think the last one is just an non musician actor. Although I could be wrong.
     
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    I believe that the second guy is Robbie Robertson...
     
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    Amazing what you can find out at http://www.gap.com
    The women-only one is Sheryl Crow, India.Arie, Lefteye Lopes, and Liz Phair.
    The men-only one is Dwight Yoakam, Robbie Robertson, John Rzeznik, and Shaggy.
    These are the only two I've personally seen on TV, but apparently there are several more (a men-women combo), plus individual commercials featuring just one performer...
     
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    Wow. Liz Phair looks amazing in the spot. I must have watched it like 3x tonight.
     
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    I dont know but I love the "Fat Gap" commerical on S.N.L
    Just had to throw that in..[​IMG]
     
  11. Michael*K

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    I guess it's easier to ask if there are people out there knowledgable about music than to sift around the Gap website to see what's buried on it.
     
  12. Chris Derby

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    Well, I was curious how hard it would be to find the info on gap.com without cheating (using their search engine). It was easy:

    gap.com -> site map (bottom rh corner)-> our company gapinc.com -> financials & media -> press releases and media statements -> its the one from 11/9
     
  13. Joel Mack

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    It was even easier than that for me. I went to gap.com, clicked on "Men", and then on the link in the picture of Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane.

    Gap has always been real good about having their current ads on the site, and listing who's in them and what they're wearing. That's how I got my copy of that wonderful Denim commercial with Juliette Lewis. Yum.
     
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    Liz Phair certainly looks fine (I thought so as soon as I picked up Exile in Guyville....[​IMG] ), but the fact that she's now shilling for The Gap shows she's a loooong way from those days now.
    (Now if the ad had used "Fuck and Run," now that would've been interesting....)
     
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    Mark Lee,

    I agree....what happened to Liz???? I still love her music, but with having done an Apple commercial and now a Gap one....is she still a musician?
     
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    Those are professional singers! [​IMG] I usually change channels, finding most of the "performances" in those GAP commercials annoying. Not sure what that says about my appreciation for singing, or their talent, but it can't be good...
     
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    Does anyone remember the Gap ads SNL did with the whole Clinton scandal? Those were pretty funny! [​IMG]
     

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