Motts – Be OK, Ingrid Michaelson

Motts Commercial featuring Marcia Cross walks to the pep of Be OK by Ingrid Michaelson. Ingrid is a New Yorker – born and raised. She began piano at age 5 and has since seen those dividends pay off in her musical career. Her most successful track, The Way I Am has been featured on the …

Verizon Wireless Hub – I’m Yours, Jason Mraz

Verizon wants you to feel at home with their wireless hub. I’m Yours a comfy, warm song by Jason Mraz highlights the easy going lifestyle in this commercial. Jason Mraz is originally from Virginia and has released 3 albums since 2002. The 2008 album We Sing.We Dance. We Steal Things. has been by far his …

E*Trade – Broken Wings, Mr. Mister

Tough economic times? Etrade says take these broken wings and learn to fly again. This E*Trade commercial slyly references the memorable pop 80’s song, Broken Wings, by Mr. Mister. Broken Wings was Mr Mister’s #1 chart topper in 1985. Although they only released 3 albums together the sound is considered to be the epitome of …

Nuclear Proliferation – Gettysburg, Ratatat

Great documentary short, by GOOD Magazine that brings the “Atomic Alert” to life. A visual guide to the reality behind Nuclear Proliferation and Impact (literally). The entire short is played to Gettysburg by Ratatat – a fantastic fit. This 3 minute video was also featured at Sundance 2009 under the documentary shorts. Ratatat is an …

AT&T – Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop, Landon Pigg

AT&T highlights its role as the way to keep connected with loved ones as Landon Pigg’s soft melody, Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop, plays. Time for some coffee. Landon is originally from Nashville, where his Parents encouraged his poetic and musical interests. Landon briefly lived near Chicago as a child but returned to …

Bridgestone – Jump Around, House of Pain

Moon dancing astronauts lose their Bridgestone tires while dancing to Jump Around by House of Pain. House of Pain broke into the music scene in 1992 with their famous hit Jump Around. Band members Danny Boy, Everlast, and DJ Lethal decided to split in 1996. La Coka Nostra is a new hip-hop group that has …

Visa – Super Freak, Rick James

In this new Visa commercial, Super Freak by Rick James acts as the glue for a panoply of characters who try to “sing along.” Rick James (RIP) is an iconic MoTown, R&B, Funk singer songwriter also known for You and I and Ebony Eyes hits in the 70’s & 80’s. MC Hammer used the base …

Clorox – Bag of Hammers, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down

Simple Clorox commercial shows how clean is fashionable. Thao aka Thao with the Get Down Stay Down is an indie alternative, folky, rock band based in San Francisco. Band members include: Thao, Adam, Willis, and Frank. See what Thao w/t GDSD is up to: myspace.com/thaomusic or www.thaomusic.com Get Bag of Hammers on [youtube jk_neTQWiyE]

Visa – Today, Smashing Pumpkins

The anthem, Today by the Smashing Pumpkins energizes this Visa commercial about getting back on your feet despite tough times. The Smashing Pumpkins started in 1988 as a loud raucous band from Chicago. They grew to become one of the best known alternative rock bands of the 90s. In 2000 they disbanded – however Billy …