A Few Examples of Ska In Adverts

In 1969 Cadburys advertised their Fruit and Nut with this still excellent advert soundtracked by The Upsetters “Return of Django”


DFS with the Dillons went for “Train To Skaville” by The Ethiopians. Sky and Jacob’s Cream Crackers have also used the music in their adverts.

For Euro 2000 Adidas featured “Broadway Jungle” by Toots and The Maytals (also recorded by Prince Buster). The advert also featured David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Kluivert and Del Piero, so wasn’t cheap.


Guinness – Surfer Horses – Greatest Advert Ever?


I have to include this advert the Guinness Surfer Horses advert from 1999  which is probably the greatest TV advert ever soundtracked by Leftfield’s “Phat Planet”. The black and white imagery and Neptune’s See Horses are an image that no one will forget.

I’m going to manually build theis blog with classics for the past as well as current adverts, but I a still learning WordPress so it may be a slow process.

Here’s the Phil Collins Gorilla advertisisng Cadbury’s Dairy Milk from 2007.  I know Phil Collins is not everyone’s cup of tea but he is a great drummer and “In The Air Tonight” is a minimalist masterpiece.