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TV Commercial Music: Match.com Ad

I’ve gotten a lot of requests to track down the music from the Match.com commercial where you see a couple’s relationship in reverse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEoNv40×4wk

The song used here is by Paul Brill. The tricky part seems to be that the song isn’t released yet. This type of thing is frustrating for people who see the commercial and would love to buy the track. I would think the artists would want the song available for purchase as soon as the commercial aired to optimize on the interest the ad generates. Otherwise, what’s the point? According to his MySpace (which has a short version of the track) Brill says the song will be released soon.

There is another Match.com commercial that uses the song This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole. Grab that on iTunes here.

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TV Commercial Music: Old Navy “The Urban Explorer”

Continuing their holiday tradition, Old Navy has a new commercial featuring a great song by a female singer. This time, it’s a song called “February Air” by the band Lights. Here’s the ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOffLJ3e48A

and here’s the video for the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6urJixiepo

In my research I found that the band “Lights” is actually the girl “Lights”. And she likes triceratops. This is her (via her MySpace):

Lights

So not only is she a great pop singer, she’s easy on the eyes. This is the part where I usually supply a link to iTunes so you can buy the song but that link does not exist, it seems like Lights is a new, underground, up-and-coming artist and is still waiting to get into iTunes (so says her MySpace blog). Until then, check out her MySpace page everyday so you’ll be able to buy all of her music as soon as it’s available.

Here are the lyrics for “February Air”, in case you’re into that sort of thing:

If you don’t believe me
If you don’t like my plans
You mustn’t tell me
I know your face like the back of my hand

To walk the city
I talk to you understand
So won’t you tell me
I know this place like the back of my hand

My arms get cold
In February air
Please don’t lose hold of me out there

And I know you’re near me
I know you understand
Say that you’re with me
Do you know my face like the back of your hand

My arms get cold
In February air
Please don’t lose hold of me out there

My arms get cold
In February air
Please don’t lose hold of me out there

yeah yeah yeah yeah

Out there

yeah yeah yeah yeah
hey yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah
hey yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah

My arms get cold
In February air
Please don’t lose hold of me out there

My arms get cold
In February air
Please don’t lose hold of me out there

There
There
February air, air
And i know this place like the back of my hand

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TV Commercial Music: JCPenney “American Living” Oscar Commercial

As I watched the Oscars last night I was wishing that I was at home, with my Tivo, so I could fast-forward through all the crappy commercials. Then I saw the following JCPenney ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-c_esQckZc

(Apologies for crappy audio, listen to the entire song here.)

This song was used in a few JCPenney commercials throughout the Oscar broadcast. I immediately recognized the song—“Killing the Blues” by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss from their album “Raising Sand”. You can buy it, and the rest of the album, from iTunes (and you should, click the album cover below.) A wonderful album across the board, this song stands out as the best track.

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand Album coverBuy now from iTunes

Here are the lyrics, if you’re into that kind of thing:

Leaves were falling, just like embers,
In colors red and gold, they set us on fire
Burning just like moonbeams in our eyes.

Somebody said they saw me, swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over a white cloud, killing the blues.

Now I’m guilty of something…
I hope you never do
Because there is nothing
Any sadder than losing yourself in love.

Somebody said they saw me, swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over a white cloud, killing the blues.

And then you’ve ask me… just to leave you
To set out on my own
And get what I needed.
You want me to find what I’ve already had.

This ad follows the trend JCPenney borrowed from Old Navy over the holidays—using a dramatic song as the only audio throughout a TV spot.

“American Living” is a new JCPenney brand developed by Global Brand Concepts, a division of Polo Ralph Lauren.

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TV Commercial Music: House “Frozen” Promo

While I didn’t get to watch it since I was driving home after the game, the episode of House that immediately followed and was touted throughout the Super Bowl looked like a good one (I’m a big fan of the show.) I was also pleased with their choice of music. I already love the theme song for House which is “Teardrop” by Massive Attack (which might get it’s own post, it’s been used elsewhere.)

One of the promos for the episode featured the song “Breathe Me” by Sia. This song (video below) was first made popular in the series finale for Six Feet Under where it was used as an overlay for the final (tear-jerking) moments of the episode. It’s a great song, and it has a really great video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QGk-tN7IjA

I can’t imagine how long that took. I love that in a single Polaroid she’s wearing a Storm Trooper helmet. Geeky girls are hot. You can buy the song on iTunes here if you’re feeling plaintive. I might have to make a mix since I really enjoy this type of music.

Lyrics, for those that like that sort of thing:

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And, the worst part is there’s no-one else to blame

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Ouch I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah I think that I might break
Lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

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TV Commercial Music: Playstation 3 Ad

I saw a few good commercials yesterday during the Super Bowl. One that stuck with me was the following Playstation 3 ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHZ2xaigwk

I liked the song. It has a good evil-broadcast-from-a-podium, “can you dig it” vibe and some pleasing rhymes. So, in the wake of the popularity of my last two commercial music posts, I thought I’d do some research.

The song used is called “Ladies and Gentleman” by Saliva. Remember Saliva? They sang that song “New Disease” or “Your Disease” or “I’m Diseased” or something, it was crap. This song, however, is fierce as hell.

Grab it from iTunes here.

For those that are interested, here are the lyrics:

“Ladies And Gentlemen”=

Ladies and gentlemen please
Would you bring your attention to me?
For a feast for your eyes to see
An explosion of catastrophe

Like nothing you’ve ever seen before
Watch closely as I open this door
Your jaws will be on the floor
After this you’ll be begging for more

Welcome to the show
Please come inside
Ladies and gentlemen

Boom
Do you want it?
Boom
Do you need it?
Boom
Let me hear it
Ladies and gentlemen

Boom
Do you want it?
Boom
Do you need it?

Boom
Let me hear it
Ladies and gentlemen

Ladies and gentlemen good evening
You’ve seen that seeing is believing
Your ears and your eyes will be bleeding
Please check to see if you’re still breathing

Hold tight cause the show it not over
If you will please move in closer
Your about to be bowled over
By the wonders you’re about to behold here

Welcome to the show
Please come inside
Ladies and gentlemen

Boom
Do you want it?
Boom
Do you need it?
Boom
Let me hear it
Ladies and gentlemen

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