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2008: Best and worst songs in ads

January 2, 2009

[embedded YouTube video; if you can’t watch it, click here]

Following up on some previous posts about music and advertising, and doing one last wrap-up for the year that’s just ended…

Ad Age magazine did a nice little roundup of the ten best songs in advertisements in 2008, together with the ten worst (which makes for much more entertaining reading, as you might imagine). Some interesting artists in there, ranging from Ennio Morricone through the Kinks through Liars. The article includes links  to video of all the ads.

(above, a mashup of Esurance ad and a video for Cloud Cult’s “Lucky Today”)

Book of Tens: Ad Songs of the Year

MP3: Liars – Clear Island [buy]

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