A Few More

I’m really sorry that I’ve still not got the archive sorted, I will.

Anyway, Viagra is now available over the counter and they’re using Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel’s “Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile)” in a rather silly advert. It’s not that hard to make a good advert surely. But you can now get it from Boots here. I was surprised if you search it on Amazon there are loads of books that purport to be the tablets, very odd, I mean why do you need a book?  If you have Erectile Disfunction you see a doctor or chemist and then take it from there, and lets face it you know if you have it, it’s not that hard to see.

BT Plus. Fibre & 4G together. “Our best connection in and out the home”. This has gone for New Order’s “Blue Monda”.

The BT Moments advert. Every moment of every day, we help you be there. Uses “It Must Be Love”, Madness’ take on the Labi Siffre original


Another Brilliant HSBC Anti Brexit Advert


HSBC have retained the brilliant Richard Ayoade for there excellent latest ad, taking another swipe at the idiocy of Brexit, backed by”Chariots of Fire” by Vangelis.


The Bleu De Chanel advert by Steve McQueen features a horrendously chopped version of David Bowie’s “Starman”, but the quality shines through.

Go Outdoors have gone for Gary Barlow’s “Let Me Go” in a particularly uninspiring ad combination



Halifax Ads Are Rubbish … But The Have Produced Classics

We know how rubbish Halfax Ads are. The lastest kids cartoon one and the Wizard of Oz one are almost in the Shake’n’VAc awful class. However Halifax Ireland produced at least two classic adverts, which I will share below.

First is the “Top Cat” advert, which is borderline pathetic. This series is even worse that their previous “Howard” series, athough Howard himself was one.

Next is the Irish “Rockit” Dance Off featuring Bubba Sparxxx “Ms New Booty” and finishing with Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit”, this one shows how good they could be.

Finally you get the absolute class “Ballroom Blitz” gang fight featuring The Sweet’s classic. Unfortunately I’m unaware of this series continuing.


Apologies for the video quality of the Halifax Ireland ones but they still beat the hell out of Halifax England ones.


Budweiser FIFA World Cup

Sorry I still haven’t got the archive up and running but here’s a few that have recently caught my eye.

Budweiser’s World Cup 2018 in Russia Drone promo goe’s with Apollo 440’s “Stop The Rock” with a little help from Status Quo.


H&Ms Spring collection goes with “Know How” by Young MC which cleverly appropriates the guitar riff from Isaac Hayes’ “Theme From Shaft”

Samsung’s “Human Nature” – Do What You Can’t advert goes for The Killers – ALl These Things I’ve Done.

Ford Pump It Up

The new Ford Ecosport goes with Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up” from his second album “This Years’s Model”

Coca Cola’s Zero Sugar goes with Queen’s “I Want To Break Free”

And sort of linking the two Brian May’s “Driven By You” for a Ford Escort Cosworth Advert from the Nineties

Money Supermarket’s Epic Action Man and Superdrug’s Bang Bang

Money Supermarket’s Epic Action Man is using Ce Ce Peniston’s “Finally”

Superdrug are using “Bang Bang” by Jessie J & Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande, for a lot of their adverts including this one from Christmas 2017.

The AA “Singing Baby” advert appropriates Ike and Tina Turner’s take on Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary”.

Skoda Karoq #MakeYourOwnMusic Samsung Galaxy S9 The Camera ReImagined

Skoda’s Karoq is going with Paloma Faith’s acapella performance of “Make Your Own Kind of Music” with the hashtag #makeyourownkindofmusic

The Samsung Galaxy S9 – The Camera. Reimagined features “Get Stupid by Aston Merrygold

Start Your Impossible … A Wonderful Toyota Ad Series

I saw this on The Last Leg Paralympic Special And was moved by it, absolutely beautiful and uplifting. Who would theing you could say that about a car advert, but watch it , enjoy , maybe shed a tear and watch the others. Concentrate on people’s Abilities not their disabilities.

The song is “Stronger Than I’ve Ever Been (Piano edit)” by Kaleena Zanders which you can get from Amazon here or itunes here.

OVO Go Metal with Slayer

The new OVO advert features Slayer’s Raining Blood and is a rather good promotion for renewable energy. I’ve been with them for five years and if you want to give them a try you can sign up here.

DFS have been using “A Swingin’ Safari” by Bert Kaempfert in many of their adverts , here’s one from Summer 2017.

People have come here looking for Henry Mancini’s “Baby Elephant Walk” one of my mum’s favourite pieces with has been used by Sky (Penguins) and Alliance and Leicester but I don’t have a copy of the adverts.

Clicking on the links will give you the options to download the music.