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Category: commercials

Video: Ludacris and Tommy Lee for Planet Green (commercial)

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Video: “Naturally Juicy” Orangina commercial starring furries

Not that musicky. Also, I would almost say NSFW, but I have the day off. [laughing squid]

Video: Stephin Merritt Volvo commercial really is Stephin Merritt

I have been convincing myself that it was not Stephin Merritt singing in that Volvo commercial for several months. WRONG. Now according to Peefork, he’s got another tune in the works for Volvo.


Video: David Lynch-directed Gucci commercial

Huh. Kinda made too much sense.

[fresh creation]

Video: There’s Only One Sun short film

As previously mentioned, this is an 8-minute movie by Wong Kar Wai, made for a Philips campaign. Embedded for your clicking pleasure.

Bob Mould: First! Well, almost.

The execrable local: The MSNBC Ads of the Weird blog calls out TIAA-CREF for using a Bob Mould tune to advertise their services – and Mould is the second to respond in the comments. (Then later commenters plead with him about which of his songs not to sell!)


Word Jazzy commercials

Previously, I wrote about my extremely unfashionable liking for Ken Nordine’s Word Jazz. I AM NOW DOING SO AGAIN. Despite serious rooting (maybe 15 minutes of it) I was able to uncover only a disappointing number of commercials featuring his voiceover work on YouTube. But onward. (IF THIS DOES NOT SOOTHE YOU, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO HELP.)

For tourism in Wales:

For Levi’s:

For natural gas (not that trippy):

And, of course, some non-commercial Word Jazz:

All you need is luvs

The Beatles tune “All You Need Is Love” has been, of late, used in a TV commercial to sell diapers (lyrics changed to “All you need is Luvs”). The London Times writes about the kerfuffle, offering this amusing tidbit: “A Dutch fan said that if Lennon was still alive he would be an advocate of washable cotton nappies.”

BEPs update: Most annoying song ever

Bad news for my beloved Black Eyed Peas (the best worst band ever). Their REVERSE GENIUS magnum opus, “My Humps” (a poetical homage to the singer’s “lovely lady lumps”) has been named most annoying song ever by the readers of Rolling Stone, the most annoying magazine ever.

The top 5:
1. Black Eyed Peas, “My Humps”
2. Los Del Rio, “Macarena”
3. Baha Men, “Who Let The Dogs Out”
4. Celine Dion, “My Heart Will Go On”
5. Nickelback, “Photograph”

Meatloaf and local boys Semisonic also make the top 20.

Interestingly enough, the Chili’s babyback ribs song is nowhere to be found.

More commercial tunes sites

From the advertiser heavy (so meta!), and usually annoying getTrio newsletter:

Hand Coding: A music-in-commercials thread that started in 2002 and continues to this day, 2,423 comments later.

Other music/ad sites reffed: Music from TV Commercials (nice charts!) and What’s That Called?.