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 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).

2,516 thoughts on “Songs in Commercials

  1. TLC has a father’s day tribute commercial which shows clips of the all the dads from their shows with their children and i would love to find out who is singing the song on it…it sounds like a punk cover for “i’ll be there”. thanks

  2. Does anyone know where I can download the song “Streamline” by Newton? Thanks alot to the person that could help me!

  3. Does anyone know where I can download the song “Streamline” by Newton? Thanks alot to the person that could help me!!

  4. I am looking for the song from a cell phone commercial. I believe it is the Motorazr. It shows the different colors the phone comes in. The blue color is diving into water then the red, yellow, green, etc. And it flashes for a moment the name of the song something Sun. It is a short title. Can anyone help? Thank You!

  5. to Andrew, about the mtv commercial with the boy throwing rocks at the girl window.
    Its sang by Zero 7. Song called Destiny from their album simple things

  6. im looking for this song in the gmc commercial i think, im no sure but the song goes like this ” this is the time of my life or something like that pleases if anybody knows the name of the song email it to me, ight thanks and the commercial is last month but this year and they still show it i think its new.

  7. Hi I’d like to know the name of a song that’s currently in a commercial for Chevrolet. In the commerical there’s a girl who climbs on a car, which her friends are in and the song in the commercial sounds kinda jazzy and the main line is “something tells me i’m into something good”.

  8. The song is a cover of an Herman’s Hermits song from the 1960s. It’s possible that even they were covering the song from an earlier recording. I just don’t remember it from an earlier group. I’m pretty sure “Something good” was on the soundtrack album from the 1966 Hermits’ film “Hold On.” Herman (Peter Noon) was singing it about his love interest Shelly Fabares, who also played the girlfriend/wife in the TV show “Coach.”

  9. Just in case my answer (#2414) above isn’t clear. It’s an answer to Claire’s question about the Chevy commercial song “Something tells me I’m into to something good.” Its from Herman’s Hermits.

  10. now i remember the commercial is the 2007 jeep grand cheroke commercial the songs goes like this” o this is the time of my life’ or something like that please if anybody knows the name of the song tell me ight thanks

  11. Does anyone know the composer and name of the cello music featured in a new FedEx commercial? The commercial tells of a cello-playing kid who’s off to camp but loses the cello along the way. FedEx thereby intervenes. My confusion on the music is driving me crazy! Thanks much!

  12. For Bonnie, #2402 above:

    “Does anyone know what the song is from the jewelry commercial. The lyrics sound like, “How can I tell you, that I love you, I love you… I wanna tell you that I’m always thinking of you. I’m always thinking of you, but I can’t think of right words to say.” That song has been driving me crazy! It sounds like Regina Spektor to me.”

    I’m not sure if it’s Regina or not, but the track “How Can I Tell You” was originally recorded by Cat Stevens in 1971 for his album “Teaser and the Firecat”. I looked for track in the iTunes Music Store, and then for other artists that had covered it, but couldn’t find the exact artist from the commercial. I hope this helps a little bit.

  13. As a reply to the Fedex cello question, It’s bach’s unacompanied cello suites. And I think Yo- Yo Ma is playing it

  14. hey does anyone know the name of this song used in one of the tony hawk games a few years ago, all i can remember is that part of it went “she was all like hey aren’t you that dude, and i was like yeah, whatever!”
    i used to have it on cd but it’s been lost, so i dont know who or what it was! i’d really appreciate some help on this one!

  15. hey does anyone know the name of the song from that kraft macaroni commercial with the boy singing the blues in it?

  16. Yo, does anybody know the song in a Pepsi 2007 announcement with six scenes with the guy walking in the street doing different things in each scene. The song goes like “Hey now now” or something like that.

  17. does anyone know who sings the song in the kia sportage commercial with the pins on top of the cars? it goes: hey hey howdy howdy we’re on our way… hey hey, please help it’s driving me crazy!

  18. does anyone know who sings the song in the kia sportage commercial with the pins on top of the cars? it goes: hey hey howdy howdy we’re on our way… hey hey, please help

  19. Does anyone know the name of the two person “band” in a new wireless commercial, I think At&T. One plays keyboards, One plays drums, singing this catchy tune clip?

  20. Does anyone know the song in the cartoon network commercial where they say ‘” just want to get away, I just want to play all day, theres nothing I wouldn’t do for a summer day”

  21. Hey, I’m just wondering if someone knew the song of the M&M’s new commercial that features a lot of colored M&M’s.

  22. I’m looking for the song that was in a car commercial. I know that’s very specific, but it was either a Kia or a Hyundai commercial and it involved a car falling through the earth. It passed by a subterranean world, through hell, and lands upside down in China. I can’t find the song by googling what I think are the lyrics. This is bothering me to no avail.

  23. for bonnie #2402:
    originally by cat stevens, the song in the commercial is How Can I Tell You by Cat Power

  24. does anyone know the song in the new volkswagan commercial where everyone is waving at the guy in the red beetle?

  25. If I’m thinking of the same song, it’s “This is the day” by The The that’s playing in the M & M’s commercial

  26. does anyone know the name of the song playing in the commercial for the murder of princess diana movie trailer?

    The song from the MTVU commercial… “Why don’t I pick up the phone and talk to you about the places I’ve been.” A hand is writing with chalk or something. I’ve noticed I’m not the only one looking for it…
    PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

    Does anyone know the name of the song from the new razor commercial? Where the dude is geting of of the train, cuts the chics dress, and ultimetly they start stripping eachother with there phones, untill the girl gets back on the train and he throws her phone to her and it sticks in the wall. All i can ever catch is the very beginning of the song, it goes “hello little boys” and then something about “crawling up the wall and (some word i dont know) down your face”. Im losing my hed trying to find it!

  29. ROXANNE! your are my soulmate! the whole reason i came here in the first place is to find those two damn songs form the kia sportage commercial and the volkswagon commercial with the theif who gives the car back… if you find out what they are PLEASE let me know.

    P.S. if ANYBODY knows what that techno beat is called form the SCION commercials im inttrested in that as well.

  30. ok i got another one. there is a hilton commercial with a line from A to B that does alot of things inbetween and there is a regea song playing goes something like, “bless’ed is this life and im going to celibrate being alive.” if anybody knows what song this is please let it be known!

  31. ok there was this sing about 3 years ago… a guy in a suite on the street then he gets out the cardboard to breakdance….. it was like a tecno song and it started out slow… i can not think of ne of the lyrics… and i think that was the music video for it… i think the comercial there were ppl dancing inthe car like a car of girls then a car of guy… its making me so madt that i cant think of it… it became a really popular song too

  32. hey guys need your help with this. i want to know the title and the one who sang this song in a KODAK commercial years years ago between the year 1997 to 2000 i think, and it has this following song lines : “These are the moments… i’m catching them everyday … it won’t last … these are the moments everyday … my life has passed me by” . Those are the few lines that I remembered i love the song… and I think a group of kids voices are singing that song with a lady’s voice of course… thanks guys!!!!

  33. Who sings the song that’s in the new old navy commercial?? It goes “If u are chilly, here take my sweater cuz I love the way u call me baby…” please help!!!!

  34. Does anyone know the song, I think it has “Sway with Me” in it for the Kohl’s commercial? Girl’s are parading around, showing off Kohl’s fashionwear for girl’s.

  35. Does anyone know the name of the song and artist on the new Coors commercial. Not Coors light. The song goes : I like the way I’m living and i’ve got my reasons why. I’m not gonna go changing. If anyone can help, please do.


  36. does anyone know a song that was on a Vh1 commercial awhile ago? the commercial was on for J-lo’s Dance Life and the song starts like, “boom dah doddy doddy, boom dah doddy….” i dont know the rest of the lyrics i really need this song!!!
    if you know what it is, please email me at

  37. does anyone know the name of the band that sings the song in the Cadillac summer sales event commercial…. the clip is really short and i think i know the band but i just can’t remember their name.

  38. I am looking for the name of a song in the new honda commercial. I think some of the words are I don’t mind I don;t mind and baby’s got a spell on me.

  39. Hello!I’m looking for artist and title of the song which includes in its lyrics the following sentence:
    “Night and day with you with you. In this world, sexy world”
    I read from another forum it was the soundtrack for a football commercial on Sky TV in 2002.
    Thanks a loooot if someone knows and …answers!! =)

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