‘The Campaign’ Trailer – What’s the Song?
The Black Keys contributing a song to a political ad might sound out of character, but it makes more sense when the political ad is actually a trailer for a comedy film. The duo's 'Gold on the Ceiling' is the primary song in the trailer for the 'The Campaign,' which stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as rival Congressional candidates.
The trailer actually features two well-known songs. 'Takin' Care of Business,' the 1974 classic rock hit by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, appears in the beginning of the clip as Ferrell's character panders to every possible demographic group. He even ends up at an amusement park telling employees, "Filipino Tilt-a-whirl operators are this nation's backbone!"
The Black Keys' 'Gold on the Ceiling' begins playing when Ferrell's opponent, a naive, inexperienced local, enters the race to challenge the four-term Congressman. The aggressive rock song contrasts with Galifianakis' soft-spoken character.
The trailer ends with Ferrell inadvertently punching a baby in the face, which can't be good for his re-election campaign. 'The Campaign' opens on Aug. 10. Screencrush has more details on the film.
'Gold on the Ceiling,' the latest single from the Black Keys' 'El Camino' album, currently occupies the No. 2 spot on the Alternative Songs chart and No. 3 on Rock Songs. The track was also featured in an NCAA March Madness commercial earlier this year.
Watch the 'The Campaign' Trailer Featuring the Black Keys' 'Gold on the Ceiling'