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Songs in TV commercials

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:30 am
by KarenZ

Have any of you seen the Advance Auto Parts televison commercial showing a variety of persons changing the air filters on their cars with The Hollies singing "All I need is the air that I breathe" in the background? Such a great fit for a song - really clever. :) I hope this link works:

Advance Auto Parts

Any other songs in commercials that you like? I wish Patti's idea for Jiffy Lube to use Ellis' "3000 Miles" would happen. ;)


Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:24 pm
by emilyg
I really liked Nissan's 350Z commercial with Woody Guthrie's "Riding in my Car"

Blacktop train might be a good car commercial too!

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:42 pm
by Becky
Also the post office used Woody's "Mail Myself to You." It's been a while since I've heard that, though.

And Emily, don't forget another of my favorites (and I'm sure yours as well!) is Oklahoma Blood Institute's commercial with "The World Ain't Slowin' Down" in it. :D A portion of it is on the website at:

Oklahoma Blood Institute

For a while, I used to hear Patty Griffin's song "Rain" on commercials for St. Anthony's Hospital in OKC. (I think it was this particular hospital if I'm remembering correctly)


Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:45 pm
by KarenZ
I hear Hem's "Half an Acre" a good bit in a commercial for......I forget! I think it's a real estate company. :oops:

Becky, thanks for that wonderful link!!! :)


Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:12 am
by Becky
You're quite welcome, Karen! :wink:
Didn't someone on the db previously suggest "Take all the Sky you Need" for an airline commercial? What about "Seize the Day" for an ad for a travel agency? We should consider careers in marketing. :lol:

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:58 am
by emilyg
Becky- how could I forget the OBI commercial??!! I'll never forget one of my friends commenting at one of EP's concerts when he played that song that everytime he hears that song he wants to give blood. :)

My degree is in marketing and I have yet to use it - maybe we should start something up. ;)

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:02 am
by paddyinthepub
Eliot Morris, you remember him, the guy I used to think was Adam Duritz in disguise.......his song "This Colorful World" was used in a commercial for Crayola Crayons.

and btw....Eliot's musical style and voice, while CC influenced and AD like, still rings true enough.....file under must hear for fans of Counting Crows.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:32 pm
by paddyinthepub
Little did we know, when we started this discussion about songs in commercials, that we would someday hear Antje Duvekot singing over a national ad for Bank Of America.

Though I haven't seen it in a while's still way cool!!! :D

Congrats again to Antje Duvekot & co. 8)