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[25 Feb 2008 | No Comment | 18,229 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:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOffLJ3e48A[/youtube]
and here’s the video for the song:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6urJixiepo[/youtube]
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. …

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[25 Feb 2008 | 4 Comments | 727 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:
[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=_-c_esQckZc[/youtube]
(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 …

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[4 Feb 2008 | No Comment | 223 views]

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 …

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[4 Feb 2008 | No Comment | 143 views]

I saw a few good commercials yesterday during the Super Bowl. One that stuck with me was the following Playstation 3 ad:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHZ2xaigwk[/youtube]
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 …

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[16 Jan 2008 | 23 Comments | 1,425 views]

The new Apple Macbook Air is an amazing device, no doubt. As soon as it was announced yesterday you were sure that Apple would release a commercial for it with some awesome song by a sexy-sounding female singer ala their iPod Nano ad. Well the future is now, and the commercial is out.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBCfW9-hjKI[/youtube]
What’s this song you ask? It’s by an artist named Yael Naim. There’s an umlaut over the “i” in “Naim” too, in case …

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[28 Nov 2007 | 12 Comments | 646 views]

This holiday season I’ve noticed a slew of commercials using very similar music. I’m thinking of Old Navy and JCPenney especially. These commercials usually have a lot of beautiful women lounging in sweaters, petting dogs, walking in the snow, etc. The music always has a female singer and is sparsely composed–usually just a guitar or piano. There are no baselines, no throbbing beat, just vulnerable folky warbling. That’s right up my alley. You Tube videos …