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).

2,517 thoughts on “Songs in Commercials

  1. To all you looking for the European version of the BAILEYS ZERO GRAVITY song (the musical sounding one) its “4 hero – les fleurs” Finally I found it on DC++. I dont have the guts to link it but I can e-mai it if you cant find a download area.

  2. The BAILEYS ZERO GRAVITY lyrics:

    Ring all the bells sing and tell the people that be everywhere that the flower has come
    Light up the sky with your prayers of gladness and rejoice for the darkness is gone
    Throw off your fears let your heart beat freely at the sign that a new time is born

    la la la la…

  3. What band performed/recorded the song “What a Wonderful World” (originally by Louis Armstrong) in the Suzuki car commercial? (recently shown on Canadian TV this month)

  4. Does anyone know what the song title and artist is for that rap song in the new chevy cobalt commercial where they open the doors in the garage and mix the two songs? If you do, e-mail me at abin_92@hotmail.com. Thanks

  5. Hey, it’s me again. When you e-mail me about the songs, don’t use the link to my e-mail because I put an extra period at the end of my e-mail address. Thanks

  6. To #1263 and #1265 the song is called “Bizarre Love Triangle.” The original version is by the 80s new wave band New Order. The version from the Payless ad itself is by Joanna Jahn. According to other web threads and Payless themselves/itself it is not a released version and is only for the commercial. This is her website and you can email her about it. http://www.joannajahn.com/home.html
    The song is awesome but it dosen’t look promising. I really hope this helps you guys.

  7. Hi, i was just wondering does anyone kno the very new Octover/2005 Smirnoff Ice commerical music where the bottle is in the shaker and the guy with a sultry voice sings “mmm that girls got rhythm” and then “she’s a hot chick” couple of times. thanx in advance

  8. Hi, i was just wondering does anyone kno the very new Octover/2005 Smirnoff Ice commerical music where the bottle is in the shaker and the guy with a sultry voice sings “mmm that girls got rhythm” and then “she’s a hot chick” couple of times. thanx in advance

    —if u kno it plz msg me at voxon88@hotmail.com

  9. i know lots of people have been asking this, but what is the name of the song in the newer Suzuki commercial where the guy jumps off the cliff.

  10. Does anyone know what the song title and artist is for that rap song in the new chevy cobalt commercial where they open the doors in the garage and mix the two songs? If you do, e-mail me at abin_92@hotmail.com. Thanks

  11. Thanx Foxy. It took me forever to check back. Is this the same Collective Soul that sang Cumbersome because I like that song too?

  12. Hey, I was wondering if anyone knows the song to that comercial for the new cell phone that can hold 100 songs as well…theres two versions, one with a guy and another with a chic, I’m interested in the chic comercial’s song. If you know please email me: cynsalazar@hotmail.com
    thanx!

  13. How about the perfume commercial jingle (at least I think that is the origin) that many years later became Outkast’s “I like the way you move” hit. Does anyone remeber that. I don’t remember the scent, probably something from Prince Match-a-belly.

  14. 80’s song used in animal planets commercal, theres a little green frog gliding through the air.
    i think some of the lyrics go like this,
    4,3,2,1 earth below us moving forward

  15. 80’s song used in animal planets commercal, theres a little green frog gliding through the air.
    i think some of the lyrics go like this,
    4,3,2,1 earth below us moving forward

    e-mail tyran1023@msn.com
    thank u

  16. Anyone know this song? I just got a few of the lyrics…

    “…things won’t get better,
    Feels like it’s gone forever,
    Have to crawl with your own two feet…”

    It’s drivin’ me crazy…

  17. reply to nad song name is bizarre love triangle, artist is New order, though for the song they used Jennifer Jahn.. but her version has not yet been released
    Cheers

  18. Does anyone know the name of the song in the citibank commercial. no body wants to grow up being moneyman?>???

  19. does anyone know the title and the artist of the song that has the film clip with a walking potato, strawberry and a carrot? it goes, ‘Do you want to see the sunrise we should fly out of the country, if it’s only for tonight then we can fly out of the city’ if you do, please email me at jessica_gorgeous@hotmail.com, thanx so much guys,

  20. does any one know the song in the (i think) nissan commercial? It goes something like: Love me Love me show that you need me fool me fool me come on and fool me; or something. I know it was from the 90’s…

  21. Anyway know the lonesome sounding country/western song that’s playing in the pepsi commercial where the guy is in the middle of nowhere and trying to get a dollar in a pepsi vending machine and it keeps spitting it back out? Sorry if this ha already been answered, but I looked and didn’t see it anywhere. Thanks to anyone who knows what the song is.

  22. I’m looking for the song «Hot Stuff» from the pub Chevrolet Cobalt .. does anybody know where we can get it… ?

    TX

    Tix

  23. please help me find the lyrics to the tide commericial where the mom is thinking back to when her son was a little boy and later an adult. The singer for the songs name is christina saldanha and the title of the song is my little man….i want to dedicate this song to my son for graduation. please help mom in texas…

  24. Hi does anyone know the name of the new GMC Sierra song. It just came out a couple weeks ago and has a black truck throwing up dirt. The song is alternative rockish. Thanks:)

  25. Cody says: I’m looking for the name of the song on the new Nissan 350 Z car commercial. Does any one know it?

    If you’re talking about the “car car” tune, it’s an old Woody Guthrie song, “Riding In My Car,” but the lyrics in the commercial seem to have been slightly altered and that’s not Woody singing it.

    You can find the lyrics and a sample clip at http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/trackdetail.asp?itemid=27187

    I’ve been looking for an entire audio file plus the name of whoever is singing it in the commercial. No luck yet.

  26. hbo commercial for HBO the whole its not tv its hbo thing, but the song playing is a mystery to me and it is such a good song. does anyone know it, it starts with some violins then some piano and then a man singing. some of the lyrics were ” i could fly away, or i could be the one” “you could be the sunshine fallen over the mountains” PLEASE SOMEONE KNOW WHAT SONG THAT IS

  27. This has been bugging me and I saw that Katie had posted this previously. Any help?

    Katie says:

    PONTIAC NEW RELEASE PARTY COMMERCIAL!!!

    Does anyone know what song is in the Pontiac new release party commercial? Its on TV and the radio. Its got like this girl singing- one part she says, “come and get it baby”

    Any help?!?!?!?

  28. Does anyone know the song from the Cingular Wireless commercial “Raising the Bar”? It’s the one with the couple and it shows how they meet, marry, and then in the end I guess they’re moving (or something like that). There is a song that is playing and I don’t know who it is, it sounds like an oldie. It says something like “I’m loving you more, loving you more every time….” Can someone please help? It’s driving me crazy, thanks.

  29. hi does anyone know the name of the song in the new saab 9-3 onvertible commercial with the jets in a delta formation flying above the car? thanks!

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