A monthly guide to AdCritic's favorite songs behind the spots.
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Red Cross: "Anthem"
Aimee Mann donates a track to this PSA for the Red Cross.
Agency: Hill, Holliday, New York
Song: "Wise Up"
Artist: Aimee Mann
Burger King: "Fantasy Ranch"
Hootie goes country for BK.
Agency: Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Miami
Song: Inspired by "The Big Rock Candy Mountain"
Artist: Darius Rucker
Jay-Z inspects his signature sneakers at a secret installation.
Agency: The Arnell Group, New York
Song: "I'm A Hustla"
Diet Pepsi: "After Hours"
The Ramones keep the party going for a gang of unruly soft drinks.
Agency: DDB, New York
Song: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Artist: The Ramones
Hip-hop duo Blackalicious covers Kurtis Blow.
Agency: McCann Erickson, San Francisco
Music Co.: HUM/Santa Monica