Stand Out With The 2016 Nissan Altima

It’s a pretty sharp Nissan Altima commercial featuring sleek skyline views and a voiceover about standing out that’s supplemented by flashbacks with scenes of nonconformity. I don’t know that the Nissan Altima stands out when it’s quite a popular car, but I digress. This spot has really gotten attention for its unique and mysterious music. Nobody quite seems to know what the song is. Best I can tell, it’s “Marigold” by the Foo Fighters (also recorded by Nirvana), possibly layered with a little “Where Is My Mind?” from the Pixies. If I get a definitive answer, I’ll update this post. As for the Rashida Jones-esque woman in the ad, that’s Brook Power.

Update: The song was specifically created for this commercial by a music house and it isn’t part of a full track. So that’s kinda disappointing.

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About joshw24
30 year old guy. Into sports, pop culture, advertising, and trivia among other things.

17 Responses to Stand Out With The 2016 Nissan Altima

  1. Ridwah says:

    It sounds to me like they didnt want to pay for the song rights to “Where Is My Mind” and decided to rip it off. It’s way too similar to be a coincidence and it annoys me every time I hear it.

  2. I am quite sure it is re-composed from the Scottish band “Mogwai” track called Hunted by a freak.
    Nice, haunting progression.

  3. John doe says:

    It’s darling Nikki, foo fighters

  4. Jack Gough says:

    what was the name of the music house?

  5. Abdul says:

    It’s “Come on Eileen” by Jackson 5

  6. Definitely hear Grohl’s Marigold in there. Glad to see someone else hears it too.

  7. Shan says:

    I immediately heard Prince, Darling Nikki 😊

  8. grundlesmith says:

    Thanks for doing the research, I was curious too. It’s definitely the riff from Marigold, too bad this cover wasn’t complete

  9. Ha! Spot on, sampled from both Good and Pixies! Where are the royalties?

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