We’ve all been there, sitting at home watching TV when a super catchy tune comes on in a commercial and you struggle to get your Shazam opened in time. Or maybe you hear an ad and get disappointed that one of your beloved little indie bands have “sold out”, but don’t worry you liked them before they were cool anyway. Indie bands sometimes choose to have their music tied to commercial products to generate extra revenue for the band.
What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments.
We asked Sam Roberts his opinion, this is what he had say:
Here are 10 bands whose songs have appeared in commercials.
Nissan Versa Sedan, Foster the People – “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)”
Bacardi Mojito, Matt and Kim – “Daylight”
Cadillac SRX, Phoenix – “1901”
Volkswagen PunchDub, Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”
Budweiser Super Bowl XVIII, Passenger – “Let Her Go”
Oreo’s Dare to Wonder, Tegan and Sara
Ford Edge, Band of Horses – “Funeral”
OnStar, Modest Mouse – “Float On”
Dr. Pepper, C2C – “Down the Road”
iPod Nano, Feist – “1234”
BONUS: 3 more Apple commercials
Apple iPod Touch, Grouplove – “Tongue Tied”
Apple iPod + iTunes, Jet – “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”
iPod Nano-Chromatic, Chairlift – “Bruises”