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 likes of Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, and a 2007 Old Navy commercial

See What Ingrid is up to on the web:

Or you can see what she is doing via Twitter: @ingridmusic

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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 most successful effort to date. The single I’m Yours has hit the charts in the US, New Zealand, and Norway.  Interesting fact: Mraz is Czech for frost.

Find out what Jason is up to at his website

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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 the 1980’s musical style.

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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 electronically driven pair: Mike Stroud and Evan Mast based in New York. They first began crafting music in 2001 (under the name Cherry) and have since had their tracks featured on numerous television shows, movies, etc.

Find out what Ratatat is up to:

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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 Nashville soon thereafter. Landon hit the mainstream when Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop was featured in Grey’s Anatomy and has since been used in numerous shows and commercials.

See what Landon is up to here:

Falling in Love ata Coffee Shop Lyrics (AT&T Commercial version)


I think that possibly, maybe I’m falling for you
Yes there’s a chance that I’ve fallen quite hard over you
I’ve seen the paths that your eyes wander down
I want to come too
I think that possibly, maybe I’m falling for you

No one understands me quite like you do
Through all of the shadowy corners of me

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 brought the former House of Pain members back together.

See what is new with La Coka Nostra

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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 track from Super Freak resulting in amazing success with his single U Can’t Touch This (1990). Catch Hammer live on Twitter @mchammer.

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Rick James’ drug problems were again made infamous by a Dave Chappelle/Charlie Murphy skit in 2004 where many one-liners have become ubiquitous catch phrases.

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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: or

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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 Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin (half of the original group) rekindled Smashing Pumpkins in 2006.

Check out the new Smashing Pumpkins here:

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