Scott Shetler is a Chicago-based freelance writer whose words can be found on PopCrush, Diffuser and other music, pop culture and travel websites. He has interviewed a wide range of artists, from Anthony Kiedis to Weird Al Yankovic and from Amanda Palmer to Taylor Hanson. He freely acknowledges an inexplicable obsession with the music of cheesy ‘80s pop duo Air Supply.
St. John Ambulance First Aid Commercial – What’s the Song?
Commercials don't get much sadder than this two-minute clip for St. John Ambulance, which portrays a father who bravely defeats cancer only to die of choking while his daughter looks on. The soundtrack for the depressing ad is Sia's 'I'm in Here.'
2013 Honda Civic Sedan Commercial – What’s the Song?
Honda Civic is promoting its 2013 sedan with a commercial comparing the vehicle to other technological innovations. Fittingly for such a forward-thinking ad, the company chose to use the music of a groundbreaking singer-songwriter.
Target Everyday Collection Quaker Oats Commercial – What’s the Song?
Instant oatmeal has never looked as cool as it does in a new commercial for Target's Everyday Collection of grocery and household products. Hard rock fans will recognize the track in the ad as 'Woman,' the biggest U.S. hit for Australian band Wolfmother.
Dior Eau Sauvage Commercial – What’s the Song?
A commercial for Dior's Eau Sauvage fragrance borrows content from a 1969 film and an even older song remade by a French electroclash group.
Caractere by Daniel Hechter Fragrance Commercial – What’s the Song?
'Desperate Housewives' actor James Denton stars in a commercial for Caractere, a fragrance for men by Daniel Hechter. The ad incorporates part of the rock tune 'Lab Baby' by British duo Earthling.
Chloe Eau de Parfum Commercial – What’s the Song?
Model Suvi Koponen appears in a Chloe Eau de Parfum commercial that features the song 'All That Glitters' by Death by Vegas.
Volvo Service 2.0 Commercial – What’s the Song?
A new commercial for Volvo Service 2.0 features hip-hop music performed 80 years ago by a "Chinese Man" from France. Confused yet?
VW Golf Commercial featuring Dave Gahan – What’s the Song?
A new Volkswagen Golf commercial provides the opportunity to hear Depeche Mode's 'People Are People' in easy listening, country, and dance versions. The German VW ad even features DM singer Dave Gahan behind the wheel of its 2013 model.
Nintendo Wii U Commercial – What’s the Song?
Nintendo has kicked off its advertising campaign for the Wii U gaming console with a colorful promotional ad bolstered by electronic music from Rex Riot and Silent Killer.
Tissot Wristwatch ‘You Touch, It Tells’ Commercial – What’s the Song?
Tissot's 'You Touch, It Tells' commercial is one you'll want to play over and over. Not necessarily because of the ad itself, but because of the pulsating music, provided by electronic artist Caribou.