playlist compilation article
What an exciting start and finish to this year's Superbowl—New England Patriots over Atlanta Falcons, 34 to 28 in overtime! For me, one song emerges for games with a lot of emotional stake: the Eagles' "Gonna Be a Heartache Tonight".
This article is similar to my previous article about songs in product ads "Familiar Music in Product Ads and Product Jingles that Became Hit Songs". This time, I focus on Sunday's 2017 Superbowl advertisements, skipping discussing jingles that might become song hits. In viewing commercials multiple times, I was intrigued by some subtle, unfamiliar musical notes, and, with some songs, was psychologically transported to different eras.
Some songs have been standards forever—"America the Beautiful" (Coca Cola), "Amazing Grace" (upcoming Logan movie). Some songs are as old as 50 years or as recent as within this decade. My journey in hunting up music that ads used was distractingly enjoyable for trips down memory lane (Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild") as well as discovering songs new to me (Sia's "Move Your Body").
The following list of products and their associated music are in the approximate order that the ads aired during the game. Except for "standards" that I mentioned earlier, secondary links go to original-artist versions of known songs.
- 2014 / 2017 - Coca Cola - America the Beautiful - Super Bowl Ad / Anuncio Comercial
- John Legend Sings America The Beautiful @ NFL Super Bowl XLIX 2015
- LIFEWTR Premium Bottled Water - ‘Inspiration Drops’ - Super Bowl Commercial
- John Legend - Love Me Now (Live on the Honda Stage at iHeartRadio Theater LA)
- Logan | "Grace" #SB51 Commercial | 20th Century Fox
- The Best of Scottish Pipes & Drums Reflections 10 Amazing Grace
- 2017 Lexus LC Commercial: “Man and Machine” – Extended Cut
- Sia - Move Your Body (Official Music Video)
- Watch Einstein Play Lady Gaga On the Violin | ‘Genius’ SB51 Commercial With Geoffrey Rush
- Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
- 2017 Kia Niro | “Hero’s Journey” Starring Melissa McCarthy
- Holding Out for a Hero Bonnie Tyler Footloose
- Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
- Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Commercial "Easy Driver" – Directed by The Coen Brothers
- Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Easy Rider clip
- Steppenwolf - Born to be wild 1969