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I love music, but don’t make any of my own. I do make a nuance out of endorsing a new CD or artist to all my friends however.

TV Show Music: Song from Chuck Season 2 Premiere

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 “The Twist” by Frightened Rabbit. Check out the album, all the songs are really good:

And here are the lyrics:

Do the twist in the twisting outfit
The loose tie with, the loose limp wrists
Lift your dress enough to show me those shins
Let your hair stick to your forehead

Did you blush then when our hips touched?
I can’t tell, you’re already red
Am i right? you give me the signs
Is that pink mist or just lit dry ice

You twist and whisper the wrong name
I don’t care nor do my ears
Twist yourself around me
I need company I need human heat
I need human heat

Lets pretend I’m attractive and then
You won’t mind, you can twist for a while
It’s the night, I can be who you like
And I’ll quietly leave before it gets light

So twist and whisper the wrong name
I don’t care nor do my ears
Twist yourself around me
I need company i need human heat
I need human heat

I need human heat
I need human heat
I need human heat
I need–

Twist and whisper the right name
I’m David, please
Twist as if you’re just like me
You need company, you need human heat
You need human heat

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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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Windows XP and 98 Music Remix

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsU3B0W3TMs

via Larissa Meek

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