Songs in Commercials

From a thread on MetaFilter, songs in commercials are becoming a phenomenon all their own — Cadillac is even becoming popular with some younger buyers due to their use of a Zepplin song in an ad.

There’re also websites that help people figure out the artists that performed songs heard in commercials. At first, I was happy to discover SongTitle.info as there’s one song from a GMC Yukon commercial that I’m still trying to track down (the commercial featured the hulking beasts driving in choreographed circles, synchronized-swimming style).

SongTitle has an entry for “Our Day Will Come” by Ruby & The Romantics (with a link to a sound sample) for the Yukon. But, after listening, I ruled that one out. I don’t hold it against SongTitle, but I suppose they just don’t have the details for that particular commercial.

Even Volkswagen has a CD of collected songs from its commercials. Some of the more obvious ones — such as Mr. Roboto — are on there, but I may just get it to discover some new techno artists (good techo is just so hard to find these days).

2,514 thoughts on “Songs in Commercials

  1. Hey,
    Does anyone know the name of that song that is played during that atlanta(i believe it was atalnta) commercial.
    THe little girl is sitting on the steps all sad and holds out here hand, then a rain drop falls into her hand and there is a beautiful scene of what i believe is atlanta.
    Thank you for any help.

  2. Yeah I so want to know the artist and song in that one 24 fitness commercial. Other people brought it up too but I don’t think it’s been found out yet. The commercial with the sentences on everyone’s shirt. I think I can make out “international corporate superstar” as the first few lyrics said. I love the song even for 20 seconds hehe.

  3. I’m looking for the song from a Universal Orlando commercial. The spot begins “Attention Workaholics”. Mostly just a guitar song and some “ohhhh, ohhhh” kicks in towards the end.

    Also, there’s a Pontiac G6 commercial song I’m looking for. Not the one with “Kasabian – Club Foot”. One of the lines in this one is “The sun is gonna rise in a couple miles”(?) to that effect.

    Anyone looking for the Nissan Xterra song, it’s “Span – Stay as You Are”

    This is a great website for those of us with OCD…lol. Thanks.

  4. The name of the song where the commercial shows a girl in the hot dog costume and a guy in the pepsi costume in called “No rain” by Blind Melon.

  5. Hey everyone! I know that this is probably already mentioned somewhere in this mess of blogs, but I was wondering if anyone knew which song they used in the kraft dinner commerical where the two guys want to make kraft dinner but they aren’t allowed to bring portable burners into the dorm, so they make it on the radiator and it gets so hot that the girls take of their shirts… it goes domething like “so hot hot, hot hot” lol…i’ve been wondering what that song was for a long time! thanks!!!

  6. I’m talking to myself…lol…

    “Also, there’s a Pontiac G6 commercial song I’m looking for. Not the one with “Kasabian – Club Foot”. One of the lines in this one is “The sun is gonna rise in a couple miles”(?) to that effect.”

    Citizen Cope – Son’s Gonna Rise

  7. I´m looking for the song in the Chivas Regal ad
    played by Sarah Khider called mermaid. I just can´t find it. Does anybody know where I could downlode the song.
    My e-mail: rpluer@msn.com
    Thanks

  8. To Chris #817. The Song you are looking for is by Bobby Darin. It’s called “Beyond the Sea”. You can find it at Lyrics.com and print it. It was driving me crazy too.

  9. I’m looking for the song from the new GM Hot Button Contest Commercial. (The one with the space shuttle countdown and the guy doesn’t press the button, the announcer says “Saving that push”) The ong has a slight 80s beat to it, but i have no clue about the name of it. Any help would be great.

  10. The song from TONY HAWKS UNDERGROUND comes from a guy named ‘spikoli’ Just like fast times at ridgemont high.He does a radio show out of council bluffs Iowa. called 89.7 the river.It was a song he wrote and performed for the station.The song makes many refrences to omaha and council bluffs. Carter lake next to the omaha airport where kiki apoaches him and shes all ahhh and i’;m all ya whatever.

  11. Does anyone know the song that plays on an MTV commercial. 2-ish girls are partying and they are at a club and at the end they are looking out of a limo? The guy they are with throws up too. I think
    “they get what they deserve” were part of the lyrics.

  12. Has Any1 Seen The New Commercial For Chevy Where The Old Lady Steals The Yellow Car and that hottie like marrys her, well anyways whats the songits like shes my lady, shes my baby… cha cha cha wewt!! lol but yea its stuck in my head and yeaa!! coolnesss

  13. Hello All..Can anyone help me find this one song off of the mtv commercial channel. It was a commercial where this guy gest up from the bed then runs in this narrow black hall way then jump off a dark ledge cause the road ends off.. I need to find the song in the background with a woman’s voice and it goes something like ” let the lights go out,,, and beautiful world” or something like,, thanks alot!:D

  14. Looking for a song from the Kia Sportage commercial where people pass the car keys to the next person after they’ve reached their destination…lyrics below

    Start having a great life,
    It’s about living with inspiration,
    Start having a great life,
    Don’t take it for granted

  15. Hey, does anyone know what song is being played or sang (im not sure which is more appropriate) in the new mentos commercial where all the birds start singing? I’s doing a video project for school and it would be perfect! email me at mkesler@siu.edu

    Thanks!

  16. To Heather #949. I believe the piece you are referring to is “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

  17. Heya, I would like to know the first song they play on an MTV commercial advertising for MTV where a guy is in an office with cubicles and he is talking about everyone having an upset look on his/her face. He says he tries to look happy. Then there is a guy at a gas pump yelling at another guy and the original guy yells at him. The other says “I was yelling at him.” and the original say “and I was yelling at you.” Then the original goes home to his wife which is watching tv and asks him how his day was. ~If anyone could help me out, please email me at haizydaze89@yahoo.com . Thank you!

  18. hey all! um theres this commercial from a couple of years ago. its this car commerial and this guy is trying to catch this wedding cause i think he’s in love with the girl. and he stops at the train tracks and stuff. and theres this really pretty song playing in the background. it sounds like its with a piano. it doesn’t have any words. if you know any details about the commercial (name of car in commercial, song, title) it would be greatly appreciated…
    thanx xxxooxox

  19. To: DanP #969 KIA Sportage Jingle

    Goatboy – “Great Life”

    Track 12 on the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” Soundtrack

  20. HELP ME!!!I NEED to find out the song from the commercial where the guy is sleeping then wakes up to find shoes from under the bed. He puts them on and they light up a path. It MIGHT be a nike commercial. It has a woman singing a very mellow song…Brooke#891 and Zuly#901 were also looking for this song. Please END OUR SUFFERING!! You can email me directly at javajunkie@earthling.net THANKS in advance!

  21. Hey…does ANYONE know the name of the song that’s in the Target commercial? I know it’s Sam Prekop / The Sea and Cake. It goes “Wake up, ’cause I wanna go…you can have it all….You can have it aaaallll…” I love it and I NEED to have it! Thanks!

  22. I FIGURED IT OUT! The song from the ADIDAS commercial in which a guy wakes up, puts on ADIDAS shoes from under the bed and goes down a lit up path, ending up on the ceiling, then back in bed is called “Hello World” by Squeaky Clean featuring Karen O. from the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.
    Thank you for anyone who was trying to figure it out! No need to email me anymore.

  23. I would love to find out the song from a car commercial. It is the one where the old lady steals the yellow car from a young lady and then drives around picking up men and dancing in fields. “She’s my lady, she’s my baby…” Does anyone know who sings it or where I can find it?

  24. I’m not talking about that commercial.It’s another one.I’m talking the one where everyone is kicking.

  25. Can anyone please tell me the name of the song played in the chevy revolution nascar commercial?

  26. hi just viewed a commercial by “expect more payless” the ad was in a white back ground and the song in the background was really cool. Does anyone know it?

  27. Can anyone tell me who sings the song in the commercial showtime uses to show upcoming movies

    It starts out by saying “Open your eyes, we’ll take you to a”(not sure what the last part of the chorus it)

    and ends with “Open your eyes & see all that’s me”(i think it’s me, might be something else though)
    i tried googling it & looking on ad sites but found nothing
    normally it has a Lara Croft Tomb Raider clip in it

  28. Okay, I really need your help with this one…

    There was a car commercial about a year ago where these people were driving a black car in the middle of a night on their way to a beautiful little party that looked like it was on a little porch. I remember there was a shot of the moon in it and the man singing the song mentions the moon. I do not remember what car company it was, but for some reason I feel inclined to say it had to do with Volkswagon, although that may be completely off. It may have had something to do with a navigation system. The song itself is one man playing the guitar and singing… it is very folk sounding and very beautiful. I believe I remember seeing a program on VH1 where they mentioned that the artist who sings that song got a boost in his record sails due to his song being in the commercial. He must’ve been popular during the 60’s and 70’s… unfortunately I did not write down his name and I forgot it… anything would be greatly appreciated! I shall continute looking also… it’s haunting me.

    ciao -K

  29. Hey, does anyone have an answer for #979? It would be really great to know. The song pops into my head at random times, and it would be really great to hear the whole thing…..”Wake up ’cause I wanna go…You can have it all….” (Target commercial) Like I said before, I already know it’s Sam Prekop (you guys should hear his other stuff, it’s cool) /The Sea and Cake

    Can ya help me out??!! Anybody!!??

  30. #951 / Atlantis advert
    Solar Stone – “Seven Cities”

    #953 / 24 hr fitness advert
    song is done by the Mophonics
    check out this ad & others they have done here:
    http://www.mo-pho.com/index2.html

    #967 & 982 Chevy Aveo / “little old lady steals car”
    reply from company:

    The music is not a commercially available piece. It was arranged specifically for our commercial. The talent would be studio session talent coordinated by Cossette and the music house.

    Lesley Trafton
    Internet Correspondent
    http://www.gmcanada.com

    #989 / VW Cabrio
    Nick Drake – “Pink Moon”
    ad can be viewed here:
    http://www.vw.com/debut/

    hope this helps +=

  31. you are very welcome homsar lol glad to help

    To Shawn #990 Target “you can have it all” ad
    try this link
    http://www.thrilljockey.com/fourcorners.mp3

    if the above link doesn’t work for you then try going to http://www.thrilljockey.com find the sea and the cake in the bands list then click on the sneek peek link for the new album One Bedroom I’m not 100% on this but it sounds like the same song to me
    The Sea and Cake – “Four Corners”
    Hope that helps you some

  32. Hey everyone…hopefully someone (Maybe GnT)haha can help me out….there are two songs I’m looking for. The first one is from the most recent Molson commercial for their new drink Kick…its not the one with Right Here Right Now by Fatboy slim, its newer than that…The other one is by Carlsberg beer, its in a commercial where everyone who is about to have a beer gets interrupted by more people…the lyrics start off “If it’s good enough for you, it’s good enough for me…” I think they may be a British band, but i’m not sure! Any help would be amazing! Thanks!

  33. Hi,
    I’m looking for a song, but I’m not even sure which car brand it was. I haven’t seen the commercial ever since I started looking for that song, ironic. What I remember about the car is that the beginning looks like a Windows Media Player visualization, background black, and the visualization is red. And there is this a male voice singing, the car appears to morphe different ways, and in the end you get to see it. I’m not sure if its saturn, pontiac or what. But I loved the song, the guys has a calm voice, the music is nice and he sort of seems to drag on the words, as if laziness had taken over… I think I heard these key words somewhere “the wind in my hair” & “my wheels”. I’d really appreciate someone who could reply to this posting :D. Thank you.

  34. Does anyone know what artist/song is playing in the background of the commercial for Tresor Lancome perfume? Here are some specs on the commmercial:

    Title: Ines Sast
    […]
    Please help me to find the name of the song/artist that plays in the background during this commercial – it would be GREATLY appreciated….I would like to use this song in my wedding :)
    Thanks!!
    Melanie

  35. hey its true. Sarah Khinder – mermaid cannot be found on google. i want the song!!! chivas regal…3 men fishing in alaska..the song is so stylish..”we could be together….everyday together…” email me at raphaelite_shaolin@ignmail.com if u got the song plzzz

  36. Sorry I’m late, but GnT, you are the coolest person ever!!! Thanks so much!!! I love that commercial and song!!!

    ciao -K

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