AT&T Whiz Bang Commercial – What’s the Song?
What’s the song in AT&T’s ‘Whiz Bang’ commercial that features a man updating his status on his phone all across the country?
The tune powering the ad is ‘Memory Lane,’ a 2008 track recorded by an unfortunately named Australian rock group called Eddy Current Suppression Ring. ‘Memory Lane’ has a distinct late-’60s rock feel, with a hint of Mick Jagger coming through in singer Brendan Suppression’s vocals.
The commercial must have taken weeks to film, as it depicts a man using his AT&T phone in dozens of famous places around the U.S., from the Golden Gate Bridge to the bean sculpture in downtown Chicago.
He poses for photos on the beach, passes a skater in Austin, hikes through the forest and stands inside an abandoned cabin, showing that the AT&T phone picks up a 4G signal wherever he goes.
‘Memory Lane’ appeared on Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s album ‘Primary Colours,’ which won the band numerous accolades in their home country. It beat out records by Cut Copy and the Presets, among others, to win the 2008 Australian Music Prize, a critics’ award given to the best album of the year, and it was also nominated at the Down Under equivalent of the Grammy Awards.
Hear Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s ‘Memory Lane’ in the AT&T Whiz Bang Commercial