Ever see a TV car commercial and wonder what the song was? I have and I know you have too! The song may be catchy, a great cover or for whatever reason you have to know the song and probably run out to buy it. I’ve searched myself for these songs and had a hard time hunting them down. Therefore, I’ve decided to share my findings with you so we can all stop wracking our brains trying to figure out the song title and artist.
The Hummer TV commercials all feature original song compositions just for the commercials. So you can’t go out and buy the songs but you can buy other songs from those artists. The artists they used are Robot Repair, Birgir Sigurdsson, Owen O’toole, Face the Music, Fluid and Duotone.
The Lincoln TV car commercials do have popular songs that you can even download from the Lincoln website. The 2010 Lincoln MKT has Under The Milky Way by Sia. The 2010 Lincoln MKS Burnin’ For You performed by Shiny Toy Guns. Major Tom performed by Shiny Toy Guns is on the 2010 Lincoln MKZ commercial. The Lincoln full line commercial features Twilight Zone performed by CSS.
Kia’s 2010 Super Bowl commercial features “How You Like Me Now” by The Heavy. The Kia Forte commercial uses Cha Cha! by Super Sonic Jets. That commercial song was pretty hard to find. Kia Spectra uses Can’t Get It Right Today by Joe Purdy. The Kia Soul has a few commercials with different songs. The songs are “Do What You Do” by Marz featuring Pack and Mummiez, “Junkyard” by The Potbelleez, “Fort Knox” by GoldFish and “Colours” by Calvin Harris. You can actually download all four of these songs by going to the Kia Soul website. Kia Optima uses “Koop Islands Blues” by Koop.
Cadillac has a few commercials out with popular songs in them. The annual year end event commercial uses “Better Day” by Black Iris Music. The 2010 Cadillac SRX commercial uses “1901” by Phoenix. The Cadillac Escalade used “Age of Consent” by New Order.
Hyundai TV commercials with songs have also driven many crazy trying to identify the song used. The Hyundai Genesis song is “Redefining Automation” by In:Aviate and another commercial has “FOL (Feel Our Love)” by Smashing Pumpkins. The Hyundai i30 features Koop’s song “Come to Me”.
Using popular music, or songs that can be purchased by consumers, in TV car commercials is a terrific idea because the video of the commercial goes viral with everyone trying to figure out the catchy song. Plus it helps the musicians who get more exposure and more sales for their music.