March 17, 2012 9 Comments
This edition of What’s That Song will be all car commercials. These are all ads that have been shown a lot during the NCAA Tournament.
Artist: The Pogues, Song: “If I Should Fall From Grace With God”
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so this Subaru Forester commercial with The Pogues seems like a good place to start. It’s definitely a fun and jaunty song. But something seems a little odd about using a song that sounds like a drinking anthem in a commercial about driving a kids hockey team around.
Artist: Spandau Ballet, Song: “True”
Spandau Ballet’s “True” has become an ’80s standard and it’s put to good use in this Chevy Malibu Eco ad. The backseat guy who says “that’s Spandau Ballet” is Ben Weber, who is probably best known for being the Geico Caveman, the uncomfortably gassy Gas-X man, and NOT Tom Hanks or Tom Hanks’ brother.
Artist: Neon Trees, Song: “Everybody Talks”
Neon Trees…one of those bands I’ve heard of but never knowingly heard. Alright. It’s a decent song in this Buick Verano commercial. But the lead singer looks like an idiot.