Geico Progressive Insurance "I'll Stand By You" TV AD

Featuring "I'll Stand By You" Song By The Pretenders

When it comes to really funny and entertaining commercials, Geico takes the prize. The insurance company poked some fun at how much insurance companies are willing to have your back in a TV ad. Although the commercial is a few years old, it is a classic worth going over. The TV advert is called "I'll Stand By You" and it features a song by the same title. However, the version sung or used in the ad was actually done by Geico's very own Flo and another one of their employee.

 

Original Commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itl-H1vuRsA

 

Promises Made

It is no secret that when insurance customers have problems or claims they need taken care of, many insurance companies ignore or refuse to help them. With that in mind, Geico progressive insurance, set out to show clients that they are different from the rest. This is where the "I'll stand by you" song used in the ad comes in to play. In the commercial, the first thing viewers see is a silhouette of a woman holding a microphone as she belts out "Take me in, into your darkest hour. And I'll never desert you, I'll stand by you." For anyone watching the ad for the first time, the last thing they expect is that this is for an ad for an insurance company. However, once the initial part of the lyrics are belted out, the lights come on and everyone can see who it is singing.

Everyone Loves Flo

Flo, the fictional character appearing in more than 100 commercials for Progressive Insurance, is widely known and loved by viewers. Her hilarious antics in numerous Geico commercials have made her face and name easily recognizable anywhere. Once she finishes singing, Flo explains to a woman inquiring about the insurance plan, the details of progressive insurance benefits.

 

Original Song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuWAGT9ZkYE

 

A Very Popular Song

The tune used in this song was originally recorded by the group The Pretenders in 1994. It became a very popular hit due to the tune's powerful message in its lyrics and video. The group earned a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for this song. Also, the tune has been re-recorded several times by different artists, including Carrie Underwood in 2007.

 

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Lyrics Used in Advert:

 

Take me in, into your darkest hour

And I'll never desert you

I'll stand by you.

yeaahhhh

I'll stand by you

Won't let nobody hurt you

 

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Who Is That Man?

 

In the commercial, the second part sung by an actor playing a Geico employer is also beautifully rendered. In fact, many viewers have commented trying to find out what the actor's name was since they found his rendition so well done. Unfortunately, Kistunes, the app which is designed to match the names of songs in commercials with the artists, could not verify whom the actor was either.  If haven't already, you should watch the entire ad; especially the ending which is hilarious. Progressive insurance really knows what it takes to engage, entertain and make viewers laugh with their ads.  

 

Jeep Renegade 2015 TV Commercial

Featuring Band X Ambassadors & 'Renegades' Song

 

It's amazing how many great songs have come to be due to a commercial or a company behind it. The song we are mentioning is the one by the band X Ambassadors, the American alternative rock band from Ithaca, New York. The commercial song was explicitly written and produced for the company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and their Jeep Renegade SUV.
 

 

Original Commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWOmz065Uj8

 

 

 

Come Up With An Idea….

 

When companies get together with advertising agencies to come up with ideas for a campaign ad, they hope for the best. Many times, the commercials do not turn out the way they expected and turn out to be just another ad. However, once in a while, the advert turns to gold. Such is the case with this TV spot from the Jeep Renegade 2015 SUV. It is no secret that Fiat Chrysler always goes all out with their ads by using attention-grabbing music. There have been several done by them, especially during the Super Bowl TV when ads are widely watched and anticipated. This one particular ad though, has set the bar quite high for other companies.

 

 

And Then It Turns To Gold

 

 

Fiat Chrysler and Interscope records teamed up to create a campaign that would use the X Ambassadors band. Their idea was centered around a song called "Renegades." Interestingly enough, the band was working on a song by that same title and all worked out just perfect for everyone. Once the ad was made, the rest, as they say, was history. Upon the commercial being released, it instantly became a hit with viewers all over. They all immediately took to the web to search for the name of the band and the song. It ended up giving the Jeep Renegade SUV the attention it wanted (and then some). The advert also turned the X Ambassadors band even more popular.

 

 

Original Song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j741TUIET0

 

The Song Which Became A Hit

 

Kistunes has gone over numerous songs in TV spots which were written and made exclusively for companies. These then turned out to become huge, popular hits. This is exactly what ended up happening here with the Brooklyn-based band X Ambassadors and their song "Renegades" used in the ad.  As of today, the song has about 36 million plus views on sites like YouTube. The tune also ended up winning several awards, including 2016 Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Song.

 

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Lyrics Used in Advert:

 

Long live the pioneers

Rebels and mutineers

Go forth and have no fear

Come close and lend an ear

And I said hey

Hey, hey, hey

Living like we're renegades

Hey, hey, hey

Hey, hey, hey

Living like we're renegades

Renegades, renegades

 

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Simple, But Effective


While the commercial is relatively simple, the song has become a huge hit for both the band and the Jeep Renegade brand. In the TV spot, we simply see the X Ambassadors band as they travel around the country in a Jeep Renegade (of course). Viewers get to see the band as they go through the process of going on tour while driving. The ad has been made into several other versions using the same song. Without a doubt, Fiat Chrysler and the Ambassadors band are the envy of many bands and companies out there. They can only wish their next commercial and song turn out to be this popular and well received.

 

 

H&M 'Rewear It' TV Spot Featuring Artist M.I.A.

The recycle week is kicking off and it has started with a bang as far as great commercials are concerned. H&M, the popular Swedish multinational retail-clothing company, just released a great ad titled "Rewear It". The advert features an exclusive song by English hip hop recording artist, director and record producer M.I.A.

 

Original Commercial:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7MskKkn2Jg

 

H&M Is On A Roll

 

This is the second advert from H&M which Kistunes, the app designed to find & match the name of the songs used by commercials, has posted about in the past few months. The clothing conglomerate is widely known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. H & M (Hennes & Mauritz AB) teamed up with the multi-talented Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, better known by her stage name M.I.A., for this TV spot.

If it wasn't for the text message displayed across the screen, you wouldn't think this was an ad, much less for a clothing company. The text - H&M Featuring M.I.A - appears at the beginning of the commercial. Truth is that the ad has sort of a catastrophic Hollywood movie story line feel to it when it begins. Warning people about the dangers of neglecting the environment, the TV spot immediately captivates the viewers. Still, once the beat and tune starts and we see artist M.I.A. begin to sing the song "Rewear It", the ad takes a different turn. From that point on, the commercial actually resembles a music video.

 

 

Original Song:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8RNvDTfroM

 

 

A Very Worthy Cause

 

The song used in this TV spot was exclusively written and recorded for H&M's World Recycle Week campaign by artist M.I.A. With a push to bring attention to a more sustainable kind of clothing industry, H&M & M.I.A. united to promote this campaign. The commercial was created by the F&B advertising agency and produced by Indio Film. The title of the song 'Rewear It' is in reference to H&M's message to shoppers. They want them to return their old and unwanted clothing items to H&M stores. In turn, the clothing mogul will collect them, break them down and use them to make new clothes.

 

 

 

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Lyrics Used in Advert:

 

 

Regenerate, regenerate, regenerate

 

Regenerate, regenerate, regenerate

Regenerate, regenerate, regenerate

Regenerate, regenerate, regenerate

Regenerate, regenerate the nation

Regenerate the nation

Regenerate the nation

Regenerate the nation

Regenerate the nation

Cause this generation

We rewear it

Cause this generation

We rewear it

Cause this generation

We rewear it, we rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

We rewear it

North, south, east, west

Everybody there

Water, water, water, water

Where me water there?

Need to breathe, need to breathe

This bubble needs some air

Ah-ah-air

Need to get some air

Fresh and clean like January

Here's that credit itinerary

Playing that game, get your referee

Victory is necessary

Hide your ones like bitchionary

But, you know me

I keep it clean

I don't like doing things I don't really mean

That's my team, sport or win

We don't give a fuck 'bout reppin' green

Kicking down the doors, get your scene

I'm going to be your chick supreme

Make you scream for the dream

Do it clean, spin your wheels

I stitched your seams, sew what you mean

So what if I want a world to gleam?

Part of the team, you're part of the theme

If you want change, then you gotta go in

Cause this generation

We rewear it

Cause this generation

We rewear it

Cause this generation

We rewear it

Cause this generation

We rewear it

We rewear it

We rewear it

We rehear it

We rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

Reset the rhythm, we don't walk away

Reset the rhythm

Regenerate the nation

Regenerate the nation

Regenerate the nation

Regenerate the nation

Cause this generation

We rewear it

Cause this generation

We rewear it

Cause this generation

We rewear it

Cause this generation

We rewear it

We rewear it

We rewear it

We rehear it

We rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

We rewear it, we rewear it

 

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Stay Still, If You Dare!

 

Anyone who is wise to the problems facing the environment, can truly appreciate this ad and the effort behind both H&M and M.I.A. Environmental concerns aside though, this TV spot is truly enjoyable. The song's infectious rhythm dares the viewer to try and remain calm as they watch and listen to it. Both are extremely difficult to do because of the beat of the song and the way in which the dancers gyrate and move about in the video.  So go ahead and watch it... and stay still, if you dare!

 

 

Evian Water "Baby Bay" TV Commercial

Featuring Song ‘Kokomo’ By The Beach Boys

We have to admit it; when it comes to some of the cutest and adorable commercials with songs in them, Evian water gets a top spot. One of their most recent ads called "Baby Bay" is simply delightful, cute and charming. With the tune from the Beach Boys "Kokomo" as the background, the commercial is a winner.

 

Original Commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWG3rtGoIlI

 

Babies Rule The Waves

 

What if babies actually ruled the world? This is a questions viewers may be asking themselves once they see this commercial called "Baby Bay" by Evian water. In the ad, we see a man surfing on a beach where he loses control and nearly drowns. When he awakens from his surfing incident, his eyes immediately notice some babies around him who rescue him from the waves and water. As he looks on in total disbelief, his eyes glance all around the beach and he notices it is full of nothing but babies. The adorable and precious babies are all doing various activities on the beach. It is quite clear by now that in this beach, babies rule the waves.

The advert notches a 10 on our cuteness scale because after all, who doesn't love babies? Besides, the special effects are simply awesome and amazing. Some viewers (quite a few, actually) commented on the YouTube video for this advert about finding the babies 'creepy', 'freaky' or 'trippy'. After all, it's not everyday you get to see an ad with babies acting and looking like adults. In the end though, it is evident that people truly enjoy this commercial since the ad has already garnished more than a million plus views in just a few weeks.


 

Original Song:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJWmbLS2_ec

 

Same Song, Different Artists

 

Now as far as the tune 'Kokomo' which was used in ad, we know that the song was originally recorded by the world famous Beach Boys. However, the version used in this advert was recorded and performed by the French alternative rock-pop duo Lilly Wood & The Prick. The new version is quite refreshing and just like the original song, very catchy. The musical pair sometimes go by the name LILLYWOOD and the members are named Benjamin Cotto and Nilli Hadida.


 

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Lyrics Used in Advert:

 

Off the Florida Keys

there's a place called Kokomo

That's where you wanna go

to get away from it all

Bodies in the sand,

tropical drink melting in your hand

We'll be falling in love

to the rhythm of a steel drum band

Down in Kokomo

[Chorus:]

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take you to

Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama

Key Largo Montego,

baby why don't we go

Ooh I wanna take you down to Kokomo,

we'll get there fast

and then we'll take it slow

That's where we wanna go,

way down in Kokomo.

 

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Evian's Babies 'Live Young'

 

Using babies in their ads has been something that Evian Mineral water has been doing for some time now as part of their 'Live young' advertising campaign. As a matter of fact, Kistunes has gone over another great Evian commercial a few months back with a similar concept. Just like this one, that advert was very enjoyable and cute. Although some may find it a bit weird seeing babies rule the beach world and acting as adults, the campaign is a very good one. Anytime an ad can bring a smile to your face, make you wonder about it or both, then it is an advert well done.

LG G5 Commercial With Jason Statham

Featuring Song "Everybody Move" By Busy Signal

 

What do you get when you combine a blockbuster Hollywood movie star, an awesome smartphone, a hot song and great special effects? The results are a wonderful, new commercial which leaves you wanting to watch it again. With scenes right out of a blockbuster Hollywood movie, this terrific ad from LG Electronics Inc, is a hit you are sure to watch over and over.

 

Original Commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOpsnNf9Wj0

 

Is This A Commercial or.....?

 

Most people know the famous English actor and Hollywood Star Jason Statham very well for his action packed films. For viewers who saw this advert for the first time, many must have thought this was just another one of his new action movies soon to be released. However, once they finally realized it was actually an ad for the new LG G5 Smartphone, the fun began. Using some of the best and coolest special effects we've seen in awhile, this commercial is just like a movie.

The ad, features numerous cameo scenes with actor Jason Statham posing as different characters. Some of the characters and scenes are really funny and entertaining. There are also some really awesome action scenes, of course.



 

Original Song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OEaMaO9NfM

 

Big Money Production Advert

 

Without a doubt LG, the South Korean multinational electronics company, spent a lot of money producing this short, action packed, special effects stravaganza commercial. To make the advert even more entertaining, they used a really catchy and addictive tune called "Watch Me Now". Ironically and interesting enough, the name of the singer used in this tune is an artist that goes by the name Busy Signal. His real name is Glendale Goshia Gordon though. We can only laugh at the pun since, after all, this is a commercial for a cell phone. The Jamaican, dancehall and reggae artist released the song back in 2014.

 

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Lyrics Used in Advert:

 

Watch me now,

Watch me now,

Watch me now,

Watch me now,

Watch me now,

Watch mi tun it up, tun it up

 

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Watch It… We Dare You!


All of us here at Kistunes, the app designed to find & match the name of the songs used by commercials, always say we enjoy most commercials we cover (we truly do). Yet, once again, we find ourselves saying it once more; we truly enjoyed watching this advert numerous times. Of course, we would challenge you to see it for yourself (if you haven't already) so you can understand what we mean. By the way, enjoy it.

2016 Honda Civic "The Dreamer" TV Commercial

With Song "Walking On A Dream" By Empire Of The Sun

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Gucci Pre-Fall 2016 Collection TV Commercial

Featuring Song "Blind Dumb Deaf" By the Cocteau Twins

Leave it to Gucci, the Italian luxury brand of fashion, to debut their extravagant clothing line in this commercial by filming it in a glass dome. The famous designer gave fans and viewers a first look of their Pre-fall 2016 clothing collection in an ad recently. The advert also features the song "Blind Dumb Deaf" By the Scottish Rock band Cocteau Twins.

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Victoria's Secret 'Fabulous' Commercial

With Song Rock On By Artist David Essex

In case awards for the sexiest or hottest commercials were given out, we're pretty sure the Victoria's Secret 'Fabulous' Commercial would get one, or two.... perhaps all of them! This advert, from Victoria Secret registers a 10 in both sexy and hot on our scale and everyone else who watches it. Best of all, it also includes a great tune in the background.

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Temptations Cat Treat "Say Sorry" Commercial

Featuring Song "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" By Elton John

 

Okay, so we understand that the Christmas holidays are behind us and that this commercial from the Temptations Cat Treat company was aired last year. However, it is one of those ads which viewers are still talking about so we have decided to cover it. The ad we are referring to is titled "Say Sorry" and it features a song from Elton John called "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word". The TV commercial is very funny and it has an adorable ratings of almost 10!

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Volkswagen "Feeling Carefree" TV Commercial

Featuring Artist A-Ha and Song "Take On Me"

Let's be honest; there are ads you change the channel when they come on or don't much care for and then there are commercials which simply make your day. The Volkswagen "Feeling Carefree" TV ad is the latter - one of those ads you just truly enjoy. Although originally aired back in 2013, this ad is a classic which people still find very funny and entertaining.

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CHANEL N°5 "The One That I Want" TV Spot

With Artist Lo-Fang Singing "You're The One That I Want" 

Kistunes, the app designed to find & match the name of the songs used by commercials, has received a request to review an advert from Chanel No. 5 called 'The one that I want'. Although this commercial was aired sometime back, it is still being shared and viewed on social media sites and other places. The ad features supermodel Gisele Bündchen and artist Lo-Fang.

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H&M 'After School Sessions' TV Commercial

Featuring Tune "Everybody’s Got a Song to Sing" By Chairmen of the Board

 

The Swedish multinational retail-clothing company, H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) has a TV spot out featuring their new spring collection. The ad is called 'After School Sessions' and it uses several kids to sing along to the tune of "Everybody’s Got a Song to Sing" By Chairmen of the Board. The commercial was aired a few days ago and today on Good Morning America.

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Apple Music 'Taylor vs Treadmill' TV commercial

Featuring Tune "Jumpman" By Drake & Future

With over 12 million plus views in just six days of its release, the new advert by Apple Music looks to break the record for most views on a commercial. The advert we are referring to is titled "Taylor vs Treadmill" featuring the music artist Taylor Swift. If you have not seen the ad yet, get ready to laugh out loud at this awesome commercial.

 

Original Commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK_zwl-lnmc

 

A Hilariously Funny Ad

 

Kistunes, the app designed to find & match the name of the songs used by commercials, reviews and goes over numerous ads every week. However, there are some of them which just simply stand out for various reasons. This latest gem from Apple Music is one them. The 'Taylor vs Treadmill' advert is simply hilariously funny. The best part about it is that viewers will undoubtedly be shocked at the same time since no expects the events which unfold before their eyes. The Agency behind this commercial is TBWA/Media Arts Lab (USA) and Anthony Mandler was the director. Curiously enough, this ad was released on April's Fools day. Perhaps this was done as a way to get more people to share the video since the day is one known for jokes going viral. The ad itself pokes fun at several real videos which have gone viral on the internet after showing people experiencing similar falls on treadmills.

 

Original Song:


https://vimeo.com/141549468

 

 

Are You Okay Taylor?

 

 

After watching this advert, the only thing that comes to a viewer's mind is asking Taylor Swift if she's okay. Granted, they know that a stunt double was used to perform the actual fall. Nevertheless, one cannot help but feel for the singer upon what looks to be a painful fall. In the ad, we see the pop artist open up a running playlist from Apple Music called "#GYMFLOW". She then ends up selecting the "Jumpman" tune by artists Drake & Future. Miss Taylor cooly begins to run on the treadmill as she sings along to the tune she just chose, flailing her arms in unison with the beat. In an instant though, she loses her balance and falls very hard. One of the funniest parts about the commercial is how Taylor manages to continue singing, without missing a beat, even after the horrendous fall she takes.  

 

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Lyrics Used in Advert:


 

If Young Metro don't trust you, I'm gon' shoot you

[Drake:]

Yeah

Halloween

Taliban, Taliban

(I'm gon' shoot you)

Yeah, jumpman, jumpman, jumpman, them boys up to something

They just spent like two or three weeks out the country

Them boys up to something they just not just bluffing

You don't have to call I hit my dance like Usher (woo!)

I just found my tempo like I'm DJ Mustard (woo!)

I hit the Ginobili with my left hand up like (woo!)

Lobster and Celine for all my babies that I miss

Chicken finger, French fries for them hoes that wanna diss

Jumpman, jumpman, jumpman, them boys up to something

Uh-uh, uh, I think I need some Robitussin


 

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Record Breaking Advert

There is no question that this commercial is a winner for all of the parties involved. From Taylor Swift, to Apple Music, and even the viewers who get to laugh at Taylor's expense, the list goes on and on. Ironically, Taylor Swift had a rift with Apple about its streaming services not too long ago. In the end, Miss Swift ended up winning that fight against the big American multinational technology company. Still, it appears as if Taylor and Apple have kissed and made up. With this commercial set to break the record as one of the most-watched commercials of the internet era, the making up appears to have been a great decision for both.

Nike Footwear 'Short a Guy' TV Commercial

With Song "Surfin' Bird" By The Trashmen

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Samsung - Galaxy S6 Edge "What Does Color Feel Like?" TV Spot

Featuring Song "Chester's Burst Over The Hampton" By Kishi Bashi

Just what does color feel like? This is a question which was posed by Samsung, the electronics multinational conglomerate company, to viewers in their commercial with the same name. Using the song by Kishi Bashi titled "Chester's Burst Over The Hampton" they unveiled their Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone to try and answer that question when this advert was first aired a few years ago.

 

Original Commercial -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRbnXxUCpDY

The Rise Of Smartphones

 

 

The past few years have brought about an astounding rise in use of cellular phones all over the world. Advertisers for smartphones are all vying to get users to buy their devices. Samsung, one of the leading market share holders for sales and phone usage, has had a few good commercials featuring some of their phones. One of the commercials which we are going over is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge "What does color feels like?" advert. The ad literally uses the Galaxy S6 screen throughout the entire commercial to try to answer what color feels like.

 

 

 

Original Song -

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18c87P2C4r0

 

 

About The Song & Artist

 

The uptempo and fast paced violin sounds which the artist Kishi Bashi is known for, seems to be loved by not just his many fans, but electronic gadget companies. Several companies have ended up using the "Chester's Burst Over The Hamptons" and a few other Kishi Bashi's recordings for their products. The list includes Microsoft, Sony and Smart, just to name a few. One interesting fact about Kishi Bashi is that his name is actually a pseudonym of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kaoru Ishibashi.

Kaoru Ishibashi, released by Joyful Noise Recordings. is a self-recorded and self-produced project. Listening to the song's upbeat and beautifully played instrumental tunes, it is easy to enjoy the rhythm and sounds. Samsung's decision to use this particular tune for this ad was a great choice since it gave it that classical & luxurious feel to it.

 

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Lyrics Used In Advert -

 

 

All day everyday breeding like a curse

you're still wrecking all our averages making us look worse

Burst!

 

 

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Selling Is The Name Of The Game

 

Judging by the record setting number of sales which Samsung enjoyed from their Galaxy S6 smartphone it is evident that the advertising campaign was a success. Of course, the fact that the S6 phone is such a great gadget helped as well. One thing is certain though; after watching this commercial, most viewers ended up wanting to purchase or know more about the Galaxy smartphone. And that in itself, is what advertising is all about.

 

Amazon Prime - Lonely Horse Commercial

Featuring Sonny & Cher "Little Man" Song

 

For those that like or love horses, then the Amazon Prime "Lonely Horse" commercial is a must see. This advert not only features regular horses, but also a miniature one which is adorable. Best of all, the commercial uses the classic tune "Little Man" from the famous  60's couple "Sonny & Cher".

 

Original Commercial -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmrDj-I3wDA

 

The Online Shopping Giant

 

 

Amazon has come a long way from several years ago. The popular online shopping site has increased its membership by the millions as well as its profits in the past few years alone. From their popular Amazon Kindle eBook reader to their Amazon Prime division, the Internet behemoth can do no wrong it seems. Their recent commercial continues their winning streak as many people who watched it have truly fallen in love with the tiny horse in the advert. Amazon Prime wanted to convey to viewers just how useful having a 'Prime' membership can be for them. One of the ways they have done this is by showing that they can get just about anything they order from them online quickly.  Also, that they have just about everything a person may need.

 

Original Song -

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQlhH6tDBc8

 

About The Lonely Horse

 

 

The Amazon Prime 'Lonely Horse' advert uses an approach on viewers which has proven to be effective for years. Using cute animals as the background to the story, commercials who have correctly used this concept have been very successful. Such is the case with this tiny and adorable lonely horse. In the ad, we first see a woman get a new miniature horse as she brings it to her farm where there are many other regular sized horses there already. To emphasize on how tiny the miniature pony is, the truck from which he steps out is huge. Once the tiny colt steps out of the truck and into the farm, the other horses begin to look at him/her with what appears to be disdain or mistrust. To make matters worse, once all the big horses approach the little guy and smell him, they all run away from him instantly. Feeling rejected, the tiny horse puts on a sad face which all viewers are now seeing via a close-up to his sad eyes. As the woman owner looks on with a worried look on her face, she logs into her Amazon app using her phone. The end result of what she orders and how the lonely horse now turns happy is truly delightful and enjoyable.

 

 

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Lyrics Used In Advert -

 

Little man

When you stand by my side

Then I know I don't have

To hide from anyone

 

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Interestingly enough, there is no dialogue used in the advert at all except for a few lyrics from the Sonny & Cher song. Perhaps this helped serve the purpose of the lonely feeling the tiny horse was experiencing which the makers of the ad were trying to convey to viewers. Whatever the case, Amazon Prime has proven once again that tugging at people's love for animals and choosing a great song can be a very successful combination.

 

 

 

Wrigley's Doublemint Gum 'Forever' Commercial

Featuring Chris Brown's "Forever" Song

Once again Kistunes, the app designed to find & match the name of the songs used by commercials, is going back into time for a classic commercial ad. The commercial request came from one of our readers regarding the Wrigley's Doublemint Gum 'Forever' Commercial featuring the singer, dancer and actor Chris Brown. This ad was originally aired back in the year 2007-08.

 

Original Commercial -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enJbXlb4zqo

 

The Tune That Became A Hit

 

There have numerous instances where a song is recorded specifically for an advert and the song ends up becoming a huge hit. Such is the case with this tune used in the Doublemint gum commercial. Initially, when the  Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company wanted to promote their gum, they set out to hire Chris Brown as a way to boost their sales and appeal to younger audiences. Mr Brown set out to write the song 'Forever' for the commercial. When the ad was released, everyone was soon singing the tune to the song. In the ad and the song we hear Chris belt out the lyrics "Double your pleasure/double your fun,". In the coming months, the singer ended adding new lyrics and recording the new rendition of the 'Forever'  song. After they made it available for digital download and released the song to radio stations, it became an instant hit. The song even eventually reached No. 4 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart.

 

Original Song -

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sMKX22BHeE

 

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Lyrics Used In Advert -

 

 

Double your pleasure

Double your fun

It's the right one

The Doublemint gum

Double your pleasure

Double your fun

It's the right one

The Doublemint gum

Refreshen your life mint

It's the right mint

The Doublemint gum, gum

Double your pleasure

With Doublemint Doublemint gum


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A Successful Campaign Goes Awry

 

The makers of Doublemint gum never imagined (or perhaps they did) that the song would end up becoming such a huge pop hit. Having an artist of Chris Brown's stature quip their famous and well known motto in his hit song of doubling your pleasure was a bonus. That meant that every time the song played on the radio or anywhere, the quote was repeated and heard. Ironically though, the success of the campaign ad was soon marred by some personal problems the singer ended up having with his then girlfriend and singer Rihanna. The domestic violence incident caused so much drama and negative publicity on the news and on social media that Doublemint ended the contract with Mr Brown soon after the incident. Nevertheless, they still had a great commercial and a hit song to go with their ad.


The Star Power Of Chris Brown
 

The commercial itself is very well done as it uses some great visual effects which are emboldened by Chris Brown's dancing and movements. Although the ad is really quite simple in terms of mimicking a music video, it is still very enjoyable. Although some ads may be old, they can still be enjoyable to watch again as is the case here; especially when the ad features such a talented artist and a great song.

Jose Cuervo 'Flight 72' Commercial

Featuring "Miss You" By The Rolling Stones

Nothing like the 60's and 70's to bring people together to talk about an ad such as the one from Jose Cuervo 'Flight 72' commercial. In the advert, the song "Miss You" from the great Rock & Roll band the Rolling Stones is the one used as the background tune. Kistunes, the app designed to find & match the name of the songs used by commercials, found some very interesting facts & information regarding this particular advert.

Original Commercial -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67HclBEx7-Q

 

The Great Era

For those that did not have the fortune to grow up during one of the most influential eras of our times, it is hard to grasp what really went on and what was missed. No matter what you may think of the 60's and 70's, the reality is that the era was a great one for many reasons. During those decades, some of most prominent & influential music & styles came about. The were many music legends such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen and of course, the Rolling Stones, just to name a few. There was also the fashion which many refer to as the 'Hippie era' which originated during that time as well.

 

Original Song -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hic-dnps6MU

 

The Legendary Tour

 

No matter what your take may be on the Sixties and Seventies, the commercial focuses on the Rolling Stones tour on which the famous rock band decided to bring Jose Cuervo drinks with them. According to the commercial, that decision by the Rolling Stones, ended up making that tour legendary.

The ad begins with some text being displayed across the screen which says "In 1972, the Rolling Stones brought Jose Cuervo on tour." Then in Bold letters it continues "Rock N' Roll would never be the same." We then see a beautiful woman smiling as she carries a tray full of drinks with her. The woman appears to be a stewardess on a flight. As she hands out drinks throughout the plane, the song from the Rolling Stones "Miss You" plays in the background. On the flight, we see many people dancing and enjoying themselves as they groove to the song.

The ending of the commercial comes about with a text message emblazoned on the screen which states "The tour that became legend. The drink that fueled it" in bold letters.

 

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Lyrics Used In Advert -


 

I've been holding out so long

I've been sleeping all alone

Lord I miss you

I've been hanging on the phone

I've been sleeping all alone

I want to kiss you

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

Oooh oooh oooh

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

Oooh oooh oooh oooh

 

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So What Year Was It?

 

The commercial has stirred a lot of comments wherever this advert or news about it have been posted. Numerous people argued that why would the McCann New York ad agency use a song which was released in 1978 for an ad based on the year 1972? Still, there are others who say that the year in which the song was released is really irrelevant since the song is so great and hot anyway. There are also some who argue about the ad agency not using the original Jose Cuervo bottle. The bottle used in the ad was not the original one from 1972 since the one used had not even been created as of that year. It is evident that some people really take some commercials too literally.

No matter what side of that argument people were on, mostly all agree on one thing; the beautiful flight attendant on the commercial. Kistunes found a lot of people asking who this sexy and gorgeous woman used in the ad was. Many wanted to know her name to find out more about her. To prove just how many people have searched for her name, you can go on Google and as you type Jose Cuervo Flight, the "jose cuervo flight attendant" search term automatically comes out. Unfortunately, we could not find out what her name was (sorry everyone).


 

Regardless of what your take or opinion might be on the commercial, the song or on the decade, one has to admit about how cool the ad really is. The song takes people back to an era which started it all. For people who did not live during those years, it may be easy for them to dismiss it as the past. However, to those that were lucky enough to live during those decades, they can simply say "Those were the days".

 

 

 

Honda Ridgeline Truck "Singing Sheep" TV Commercial

With Song "Somebody To Love" by Queen

It is now safe to say that this year's Super Bowl 50 has given us some really great commercials. The Honda Ridgeline Truck "Singing Sheep" commercial was an instant hit with viewers from all over the world. Honda's advertising campaign called 'A new truck to love' left viewers truly loving the herd of adorable singing sheep.

Original Commercial =

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTaCT8ZmdJA

 

An Instant Classic Made

 

Years from now, when people write or talk about great moments on TV or epic & classic commercials, they will surely pick this one as one of them. In truth, most people were so enamored with the beautifully computerized singing sheep, that they forgot the ad was for a Honda truck. In the ad, we first see a man arrive in the country where there are hundreds of sheep flocked together. He opens the back of the truck and lets out a few more sheep who jump out and join the other ones. The man, and his dog, quickly jump back on the truck and leave. As he drives away, the sheep appear to stare at the truck as it leaves.

 

Original Song =

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijpcUv-b8M

The Singing Sheep

 

On cue, a single sheep steps forward and begins to sing by letting out a "Woo, ooh, oooh" in acapella mode. A second sheep then starts to sing the lyrics "Each morning I get up I die a little, can barely stand on my feet" from the song "Somebody To Love" originally recorded by the rock group Queen. Immediately, all of the other sheep join in singing in a perfectly orchestrated chorus. By now, the viewers are seeing and hearing all of the sheep singing the song. The commercial is so awesome for numerous reasons. Aside from being so original with the sheep singing bit, there's also the beautiful way which the song is delivered. Kistunes is unsure who actually sang the song in the advert since it is other people's voices which were used as opposed to the original Queen's version. However, this is what helps to also make it that much better. The singing, whoever it was performed by, was perfectly sung and delivered. The original song used in the ad was written by the group Queen's lead singer and pianist Freddie Mercury. The song used was taken from Queen's  ‘A Day at the Races’  1976 album.

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Lyrics Used In Advert =

Each morning I get up I die a little

Can barely stand on my feet

(take a look at yourself)

Take a look in the mirror and cry

Lord what you're doing to me

I have spent all my years in believing you

But I just can't get no relief,

Lord!

Somebody, somebody

Can anybody find me somebody to love?
 

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These Sheep Stole The Show

We definitely understand the fuzz (no sheep pun intended) behind this ad being so well liked. It is a great commercial with an appealing & classic tune. The fact that so many great commercials with awesome songs attached to them were aired during this year's Super Bowl 50 was also a good thing for fans. This is, in part, because this year's game did not deliver the offensive explosion from the Carolina Panthers many were waiting for. Nevertheless, they at least have the great commercials to remember the big game by. The ending of the ad also left those watching surprised and chuckling out loud. If haven't done so already, we suggest you watch this ad and enjoy it. Because by now, it is evident that sheep are no longer just going to be used for being counted on for sleeping purposes. At least these sheep, they want to sing.

Adidas Original - Your Future Is Not Mine Commercial

Featuring Singer Daisy Hamel-Buffa & Song "Your Future Is Not Mine"

There's an awesome commercial from Adidas, the sneaker company, which  we consider a must see when it comes to ads. Featuring singer Daisy Hamel-Buffa & the song "Your Future Is Not Mine", the advert is a work of art in all its forms. Adidas Originals, a name deriving from many of the company’s classic styles of footwear from a few decades ago, called the commercial "Your Future Is Not Mine" as well.
 

Original Commercial -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CupTwyj3JrI

 

 

A Very Well Directed Piece

 

There are certain ads which make the viewer unsure, if it is in fact, a commercial they are watching. Ads such as these tend to be beautifully filmed, produced and directed. Such is the case with the Adidas Originals ad. Using a dark and caliginous tone, director Terence Neale manages to engulf the viewer immediately as the commercial begins. Some on the Internet have also compared the video ad to movies with ominous futuristic style concepts. Perhaps this can all be tied up with the original notion or idea which the advertising campaign is promoting. The message of "Your future is yours to create" is cleverly conveyed by the actors and the director of the ad. Noting the vast amount of the credits attributed to the ad, we can see that this was a major piece of work. The commercial features a selection of what many consider some of tomorrow's most exciting & inspiring cultural creators. These include Kyu Steed, Iman Shumpert, Design Butler and Aleali May.

 

 

Original Song -

Same as commercial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CupTwyj3JrI

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Lyrics Used In Advert -

I’ll never go down your road

I found my way on my own

I’ll never follow your path

I’ll make mine and I won’t look back

I’ll never go down your road

I found my way on my own

I’ll never follow your path

I’ll make mine and I won’t look back

I’ll never go down your road

I found my way on my own

I’m never gonna fall in line

Your future is not mine

Your future is not mine

 

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Now About That Song


As it tends to happen with commercials which use a song that viewers instantly love, many people took to social media sites to inquire about the "Your future is not mine" tune. However, the song itself was originally recorded primarily for the Adidas commercial and not for distribution or download. Of course, countless viewers were very upset to find out about the song not actually being one that was sold or available for download. As of today, Kistunes is unsure whether or not  the song is actually available for sale. This is not the first time something like this has happened though. A handful of ads have had songs in them which listeners fell in love with. And just like this ad, they simply had to be content with only listening to the commercial version.

 

An All Around Winner

We implore anyone who has not seen this ad yet to take the time to do so. It is simply that great of an advert. Those watching the commercial will be captivated by the originality of it. There's also the dark and very mysterious feel side of the ad which grasps hold of the viewer's imagination. In the ad, we get to see people all going in the opposite directions of where the rest of the others are. This is all to convey the message from Adidas Original of being your own person, daring to be different. Furthermore, the actors have eerie yet captivating masks which ad to the suspense and obscure tone of the ad. Kistunes is unsure whether or not this advert has won any awards. However, if it were up to us, and many viewers out there, we are sure this advert would receive all kinds of accolades. If there were Oscars for commercials, the Adidas Original "Your Future Is Your Own" makes a strong case for winning one.