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[Monday, November 22nd, 2010 01:56 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,728 views]
Song from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Harry Dances with Hermione

I saw Harry Potter this weekend and I love it. I’m still collecting my thoughts for a full review but wanted to share something you might find helpful. In the scene where Harry dances with Hermione the song that plays stood out to me so I did some research. Turns out it’s O Children by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Click on the album cover to get the song:

Update: The LA Times talks about how …

Life, Media, Music, Social Studies »

[Thursday, November 11th, 2010 01:05 am GMT -5 | 4 Comments | 7,487 views]
In the living room there was a piano

This song is One of These Days by Michelle Branch. It’s not a great song, it might not even be a good song. I’ll never know because it means so much more to me than the derivative pop that it probably is. For me it’s wrapped up in a story, in a moment of meaning that I’ll never forget and from which this song cannot be extricated.

Music, TV »

[Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 12:22 am GMT -5 | 15 Comments | 7,075 views]

Chuck came back this week. What a strong opener it was. That Josh Schwartz knows just the right music to use in his TV shows. Last year we saw Band of Horses used to a pleasing effect. In the premiere we got a taste of an equally great track from an even lesser known band.
The song in question played as Casey stalked Chuck in his home, ready to fulfill his mission. The song is called …

Music, TV Commercial Music, TV Commercials »

[Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 09:41 am GMT -5 | One Comment | 1,674 views]

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:
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 …

Music, TV Commercial Music, TV Commercials »

[Monday, February 25th, 2008 12:54 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 53,791 views]

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:
and here’s the video for the song:
In my research I found that the band “Lights” is actually the girl “Lights”. And she likes triceratops. This is her (via her MySpace):

So not only is she a great pop singer, she’s easy on the eyes. …

Music, TV Commercial Music, TV Commercials »

[Monday, February 25th, 2008 09:47 am GMT -5 | 4 Comments | 7,997 views]

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:
(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 …

Music, Technology, Videos »

[Thursday, February 21st, 2008 09:19 am GMT -5 | One Comment | 7,178 views]

This music was created using only sounds from Windows XP and Windows 98. It’s a lot better than you’d think. I’ve listened to it a few times.
via Larissa Meek

Holiday, Music, Music Videos »

[Thursday, December 20th, 2007 08:30 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,566 views]

Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You
Olivia Olson – All I Want for Christmas Is You
from Love Actually