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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.