Sony Bravia ‘Bouncy Balls’ Commercial - Jose Gonzalez "Heartbeats” Song

Every once in awhile we here at Kistunes, the app designed for finding the songs used in commercials, see an ad which absolutely changes the way all of us look at advertising. We are referring to the Sony Bravia bouncing balls commercial featuring the "Heartbeats” song by Jose Gonzalez. This ad is not only stunning to look at, but also leaves the viewer wondering "What happened to all the bouncing balls at the end of the commercial?". Of course we also thought about that as well.

 

The ad was shot on location in the famous streets of Russian Hill in San Francisco. The viewers actually get to see thousands upon thousands of colorful small bouncing balls as they are released . The actual number of balls used by Sony for the ad is rumored to have been about 250K. The Russian Hill streets are famous for having such steep declines resulting in being labeled some of the steepest in the world. As the balls are set loose, they begin to bounce downward all over the streets. Of course having the "Heartbeats" song in the background as we see all the bouncing balls run wild, makes the commercial even more enjoyable to look at.

 

 

Original Commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_bx8bnCoiU

Sony reportedly had to pay numerous residents for damages caused by the balls to windows, cars and other property. One could only imagine the chaos during and after the commercial. However, due to the serenity of the "Heartbeats" song, that aspect is not evident during the commercial. On the bright side of it, the residents were allowed to keep the balls for free. Still, it was mostly children who took full advantage of the free raining balls frenzy giveaway.

There were however, about 10,000 balls unaccounted for which may have ended up in places no one will ever find for now.

 

Lyrics Used in Advert:

One night to be confused

One night to speed up truth

We had a promise made

Four hands and then away

 

 

Both under influence

We had divine scent

To know what to say

Mind is a razor blade

 

To call for hands of above

To lean on

Wouldn't be good enough

For me, no

 

One night of magic rush

The start a simple touch

One night to push and scream

And then relief

 

Ten days of perfect tunes

The colors red and blue

We had a promise made

We were in love

 

To call for hands of above

To lean on

Wouldn't be good enough

For me, no

 

To call for hands of above

To lean on

Wouldn't be good enough

 

And you, you knew the hands of the devil

And you, kept us awake with wolf teeth

Sharing different heartbeats

In one night

 

To call for hands of above

To lean on

Wouldn't be good enough

For me, no

 

To call for hands of above

To lean on

Wouldn't be good enough

For me, no

 

This ad was released in full HD 1080p since it was about the new Sony Bravia LCD TV. This allowed viewers to fully appreciate the beauty of so many colorful balls bouncing down the streets of Russian Hill. Just thinking about the aftermath which happened after the balls were released during the commercial is enough to have made so many viewers watch this ad on Youtube and other sites. Watch it again in slow motion and enjoy this ad for what it is; a work of art created with bouncing balls and the steep hills of San Francisco.