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TV Shows & Commercials .. The Music That Sticks in Our Heads!

I wasn't sure whether to put this in "TV Talk" or "Rock & Roll" (which it really isn't).

 

I'm always researching familiar & not-so-familiar music used for commercials & TV shows .. and gets stuck in your head! Sometimes it's not easy to get details, but it's challenging!

 

I'm not sure if this commercial is being broadcast all over, or just the NY Metro Area, because it's for the NYU Langone Hospital in New York City. There's no question what song they're using as background; it's the 1926 classic by Akst & Davis, "Baby Face" (.. you've got the cutest little baby face!) .. but identifying the singer! I thought it sounded like Wayne Newton, and it has been recorded by so many artists .. but I was wrong .. who do YOU think is the performer?

 

NYU Langone Commercial's "Baby Face"

 

I'LL POST THE ANSWER MONDAY MORNING, IF NO ONE CAN GUESS.

 

FEEL FREE TO POST YOUR OWN SONG "CHALLENGES" TO THIS DISCUSSION!


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Another couple of commercials that use music that I found "haunting" are:

 

Jaguar (goes back a while): "Desert Rose"; the on-screen singer is Sting, but there are exotic Arabic background vocals by Algerian star, Cheb Mami.

 

Lincoln (more recent): Shastakovich's "Jazz Suite #2, Vals #2"

 

Hmm .. is that a pattern; do car companies spend a lot more on "lifestyle" ads?


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Speaking of car commercials - I'm fascinated by this entry from Alfa-Romeo . . . professional drivers on a sheet of ice "dancing" to the song Wicked Game.

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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@MaVolta - I've never seen that commercial, but love the song. If anyone's interested in the details: Alfa Romeo "Wicked Game" Commercial. Aha .. now I remember why the song was so familiar .. Chris Isaak's video w/model Helena Christensen!


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@ASTRAEA - for Baby Face, I'd have to guess it was Brenda Lee.

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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@MaVoltawrote:

@ASTRAEA - for Baby Face, I'd have to guess it was Brenda Lee.


good guess!

 

 

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@MaVolta - Congratulations; you're right on the money with Brenda Lee! You get a virtual prize for that one!

 

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@ASTRAEAwrote:

@MaVolta - Congratulations; you're right on the money with Brenda Lee! You get a virtual prize for that one!

 

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wow  you didnn't wait long to announce the winner...

 

 

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@nyadrn - Sorry, I got carried away! 😞


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@ASTRAEAwrote:

@nyadrn - Sorry, I got carried away! 😞


LOL

 

 

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WHAT A GREAT TOPIC!!  THANKS ASTRAEA FOR COMING UP WITH THE TOPIC. NANCY

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THE LIPTON TEA ADD THE ONE THAT FEATURES THE SONG HIGH HOPES. THE SONG WAS FROM THE MOVIE WHOLE IN YOUR HEAD. FIRST SUNG BY FRANK SINATRA. TODAY THE CURRENT ADD IS SUNG BY???? NANCY. TAKE a GUESS. I will post the answer Monday.

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@n566192l - That was a Lipton ad campaign, Lipton's "Refreshingly Optimistic Moments"


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@ASTRAEAwrote:

@n566192l - That was a Lipton ad campaign, Lipton's "Refreshingly Optimistic Moments"


I loved that song! Used to sing it with Mom when I was a little girl.

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PLEASE, if you're going to mention a commercial, find & include a link for it as well!


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