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The best songs from 2011 commercials

These days, the best way to get a song in front of millions of people fast isn’t radio, its television. As part of the Breaking Copy Year in Review, here are a few of the best songs that appeared in TV commercials over the last year.


“Into the Wild” by LP, featured in Citibank’s “Accessories.”

The commercial:

The song:

“Into The Wild” is available for a free download here.
And here’s a recording by the same artist, via Amazon: L.P.’s “Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol”


“Are You Ready?” by Kate Miller-Heidke, featured in a New York Lottery campaign

The commercial:

The song:

This song was originally released with the artist listed as “Fatty Gets a Stylist,” a project of Kate Miller-Heidke.

On Amazon: Kate Miller-Heidke’s “Liberty Bell”

Related post: When the commercial makes the song


“Come Come” by The Suzan, Featured in Verizon/NFL Mobile’s “Football’s Back”

The commercial:

The song:

Come Come

On Amazon: The Suzan’s “Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat”

Related post: Verizon’s hip song choice for an NFL ad


“Jaan Pehechaan Ho” by Mohammed Rafi, featured in Heineken’s “The Date.”

The commercial:

The song (from the 1965 movie “Gumnaam”):

On Amazon: “Gumnaam” Soundtrack

Related post: Heineken’s perfect “Date” commercial


“Don’t Stop (Color On the Walls)” by Foster the People, featured in Nissan Versa’s “Legroom”

The commercial:

The song:

On Amazon: Foster The People’s “Torches”


“The Scientist” by Willie Nelson for Chipotle’s “Back to the Start”

The commercial:

The song:

On Amazon: Willie Nelson’s “The Scientist”

Related post: Chipotle: Food for pigs


“Don’t Stop” by Gin Wigmore, featured in Lowe’s “Don’t Stop.”
(Added by suggestion — Thanks Ashley!)

The commercial:

The song:

On Amazon: Gin Wigmore’s “Holy Smoke”

— By Daryl Lang. Filed under Advertising, Lyrics, Television

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