This is a bit dorky, but that's okay. I've been noticing lately that there have been really good songs on commercials! I have this knack for recognizing songs within a few notes, and today I was in for a really nice surprise. I was on the computer and my TV was on in the other room, when I heard the opening notes of "You're Gonna Miss Me" by 13th Floor Elevators. It's a weird 60s song that I just recently put on a compilation (see 60s Pop CD post). It was a commercial for Dell computers and I was really impressed with how they used the song. They sort of skipped over all the parts with normal lyrics and instead just played the strange background vocals and music. So great!
There is also a holiday commercial for Target that uses Goldfrapp's "Fly Me Away." I see it every day it seems and I haven't gotten sick of the song yet!
One car company (Mitzubishi?) has a commercial that uses Morningwood's "Nth Degree," which is such a crazy fun song. Every time I see it, the song stays stuck in my head for a couple hours.
A Nissan commercial has "Oh My" by Mellowdrone. Another catchy and fun song-- I originally heard it on Veronica Mars.
And to top them all off, XM Radio is using "Better" by Regina Spektor on one of their ads. She's amazing. I've seen her twice in concert. It's great, but a little scary that her song is out there on something so mainstream!