Friday, January 18, 2008

New Commercials with New Songs

There are all sorts of quirky new commercials with new songs that are being played on the tv and radio these days, and they are stuck in my head. For the most part, I like the songs. (Of course, I haven't heard all of the lyrics, so please forgive me if anything is questionable.) I just don't know the artists' names in most cases. So, today, I tried to use my investigative skills to track down a few that I remembered.

There this one, "Love Song", by Sarah Bareilles that is playing on the home page of her site. It plays on the Rhapsody commercial.

Then there's Ingrid Michaelson who sings "The Way I Am" on the Old Navy commercials. I think it is funny how she sings the line, "Here, take my sweater." If you've heard it, you probably know what I mean.

There are two more that were just in my head 10 minutes ago that are now gone because the two above won't get out. That's the problem with songs getting stuck in my head. Sometimes they get really stuck.

Do you know of any to which I might be referring? I'll probably hear them over the weekend... so maybe I'll come up with them by Monday. It's just interesting to see these commercials do such big things for indie and little known artists these days. Land a Gap ad, and your album sales skyrocket.

Update on Saturday morning: I just remembered another artist because she's had at least two big commercial songs out there. Cat Power with a remake of Cat Stevens' "How Can I Tell You" for the diamond advertisement and "Hanging on the Telephone" for Cingular/AT&T.

Then there's Feist with "1234" for the Ipod Nano commercial.

And, don't forget Regina Spektor with "Magic" for the JC Penney ad.


jsarber said...

I do the same thing. Everytime I hear a commercial song that I kind of like, I look it up. I actually have the Old Navy song but I'm not sure about the other. Some I end up loving while others not so much. My favorite discover anytime recently was the Hem song from the Liberty Mutual commercials, The Part Where You Let Go. Someone even gave me a copy of their CD. That's some good, relaxing music.

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Kelly Spezzano said...

I listen to country music a lot (to and from work) but I recently was listening to the mainstream radio station where I came to the realization that these songs on the tv commercials are actual songs... Imagine That! I find my self singing with the tv when the commercials are on, but have never heard the songs in their entirety...and I generally have know idea what the commercials are for, I just find the tunes catchy! I guess that's the power of advertising!

strem said...

Jeremy, I don't know if I remember that one... but I'll try to look it up. Thanks for adding to the list.

jsarber said...

That's funny. I already have all of those (because of the commercials) except the one I mentioned already.