Who’s Selling Out?

It happens more often then you might like. You’re sprawled out on the couch watching some enjoyably mindless TV show when a commercial comes on for cat food or tampons or something and then it hits you “I know that song!” Yup, they have used “Whip It” by Devo to sell Swiffers and you don’t know if you want to toss your cookies or heave the TV set through the window. Well relax, it’s not all bad and sometimes the song you like actually works in the commercial (like that great bit for Target with the dueling drummers from The Donnas and Cheap Trick) but if you want to see who has sold out to the man by letting them use their music for TV commercials then you should check out Songtitle.info: Music from TV Commercials which is chock a block full of the details behind what commercial has used what song by which artist to sell what product. It also comes with song samples that you can listen to! Have a great weekend everybody!

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  1. I don’t know if I’d call it selling out, but that’s just me. I like the Kink’s “Picture Book” that’s on the HP commercial, and there’s a great song by Marc Cohn I hear tonite on “Joan of Arcadia” called “Walk Through the World”. An episode of “American Dreams” had a song called “Just another American Folk Song” don’t know who it’s by. Anyway, great music to be found and rediscovered out there. Thanks for you site.

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