A monthly guide to the songs behind the spots. To see these commercials, and hear their soundtracks, visit www.adcritic.com/music
There's been a bit of heat over this spot's visuals, but it's hard to go wrong with this tune.
Agency: TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles
Song: "Lose Yourself"
Musical artist: Eminem
A completely clutter-busting and surprisingly soulful track for Ikea Europe.
Agency: Robert/Boisen & Like-Minded, London
Music: Ervin Webb
Sony PlayStation "Sunday Drive"
A sunny rendition of "Route 66" accompanies what are, if you think about it, fairly shocking visuals. So don't think about it.
Agency: TBWA/Chiat/Day, Los Angeles
Music Company: Elias Arts
Toyota (CA) "Plays Great Tunes/Goes and Goes/Colorful"
A rocking mnemonic bookends these spots, which anthropomorphize the Toyota Yaris.
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Toronto
Music company: Silent Joe, Toronto
A dead simple piano track puts the emphasis on lovely scenes of creatures in cars.
Agency: Rubin Postaer & Associates, Santa Monica, Calif.
Music company: HUM, Santa Monica