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 …

House, Season 5 – I Still Care for You, Ray Lamontagne

Painless, the 12th episode from House, features the mellow intonations of Ray Lamontagne in his song – I Still Care for You. Ray is a folk singer/songwriter originally from New Hampshire, now settled in Maine.  He is best know for his raspy vocals and soft melodies. Find out what Ray is up to here: raylamontagne.com Get …

Diet Dr Pepper – Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Cheers Theme Song), Gary Portnoy

A six-pack of Diet Dr Pepper sodas escape from their aisle to the desert aisle while the song, Where Everybody Knows Your Name cheers them on. Originally written for Cheers, a popular 1980s sitcom,  Where Everybody Knows Your Name was written by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo. The composer duo also wrote the themes for …

Pepsi – Energy, Apples in Stereo

Pepsi wishes everyone a Happy New Year in 2009 with this upbeat jam from Apples in Stereo, Energy. Apples in Stereo was originally brought together in Denver, Colorado by lead-man Robert Schneider.  In 2007, the band released their album New Magnetic Wonder, which includes the song Energy. Find out more about Apples in Stereo at …

Sony Bravia – She’s a Rainbow, Rolling Stones

Sony Bravia shows its colors (or colours) through some impressive claymation.  The musical build-up is classic Rolling Stones – She’s a Rainbow. The Rolling Stones officially formed in 1962 in London, England.  Early on they were heavily influenced by American Blues and R&B.  With at least 30 albums produced (studio & concert) and over 200 …

Nike, Chalk – Candyman, Cornershop

The uninhibited bass rolls as LeBron James chalks it up in this Nike commercial. The track, Candyman was pulled together by Cornershop and makes for another memorable Nike ad. Cornershop is a British band that originally got together around 1992 in Leicester, England.  Cornershop produces a unique blend influenced by Indian music as well as …