Artist: The Ting Tings
Song: "Shut Up and Let Me Go"
I'm not really sure what else to say, except the soundtrack is the rudely titled "Shut Up and Let Me Go," by the UK dance-punk group The Ting Tings. It works, I suppose, but I probably won't be the first to complain that it's so familiar-sounding that we hardly noticed it was new. As a whole, this ad seems like a retrospective of iPod ads, and sounds far too much like "Music Is My Hot Hot Sex" from CSS, in the much-better iPod Touch ad -- and yes, a Zune ad before that -- from not that long ago.
UPDATE: "Shut Up and Let Me Go" is the iTunes single of the week, and for now, you can download it free.
Apple is getting another chance this week to toot its horn about past glories when it brings back its TV-commercial-song playlist "Commercial Success: Songs from TV Ads." According to USA Today, it'll be available today and will feature Yael Naim's "New Soul," Brendan Benson's "What I'm Looking For" as well as material from other brand's commercials. As usual, the songs will be 99 cents and obsessive weirdos can purchase the whole thing for $41.58.