man, those Apple commercials rock!

It’s no secret that Apple has great taste in music. Over the (4) years I’ve been making my indie rock compilations, Apple commercials have been the source of a number of discoveries. The Caesars’ “Jerk It Out”, Wolfmother’s “Love Train”, and Rhinocerose’s “Cubicle” all found their way onto compilations (numbers 3, 6, and 6, respectively, all here on the site, below….way below) after I heard them first on iPod commercials. More recently Yael Naim’s “New Soul” and MJB’s “Work That” got onto SXM 2008 the same way. Occasionally, I’ve been a bit ahead of Apple. Jet, The Vines, and Feist were on compilations before (maybe just days before) I ever heard them on a commercial.

The latest iPod commercial features The Ting Tings, which are featured on volume 11 with “Great DJ”, but Apple snagged the better song, “Shut Up And Let Me Go”

The Ting Tings

Katie White and Jules De Martino, who make up The Ting Tings, seem likely candidates for major US rotation when their CD breaks May 20th (MTV is currently streaming it free at The Leak, HERE). Is it rock, is it pop, is it dance? Who cares; just enjoy!

Some other faves from previous Apple ads:

Daft Punk – Technologic

Brendan Benson – What I’m Looking For

Propellerheads – Take California

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ~A on May 16, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    re: apple ads: you forgot to mention Imogen Heap’s “Goodbye and Go”…
    Hope all is well, ~A

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  2. That must be some obscure apple ad; I’ve never seen it, and apple later changed the music. the original is on youtube, but there’s so little of the song, only a true fan like you could even tell what it is!

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  3. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Flutist.

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  4. Posted by Jim Flavin on June 30, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Ed,
    Just checking out your site again. Great site for an out of touch guy like me to broaden his perspective. Happy 4th.

    Reply

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