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A guide to oldies songs used in new TV commercials

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Which song is in that TV commercial? Television advertisements are, more and more, turning to oldies songs as soundtracks for their pitch. The following list is designed as a resource for those of you who may have heard a song you didn't recognize in one of these ads, and would like to identify it. If you hear what sounds like an oldies song (that is, song from the '50s, '60s, or '70s) in a commercial and don't see it listed here, ask about it in our forum! This is an ongoing resource here at oldies.about.com, always here for your convenience.

IMPORTANT NOTES: All products listed alphabetically. Click on the artist to read more about them; click on the song title to hear a short sample of the song in question; check prices and buy the song right now by clicking on the "buy it here!" links.

Product: 7UP
Song: The Partridge Family, "Sunshine"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Allstate
Song: The Association, "Never My Love"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Ameriprise
Song: The Spencer Davis Group, "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Ameriquest
Song: The Spinners, "I'll Be Around"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Black Cherry Vanilla Coke
Song: Barry White, "You're The First, The Last, My Everything"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Buick
Song: Aerosmith, "Dream On"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Buick
Song: Nina Simone, "Feeling Good"
Is that the original version?: No
Buy the original here!

Product: Burger King
Song: Helen Reddy, "I Am Woman"
Is that the original version?: No (parody)
Buy the original here!

Product: Cadillac
Song: Led Zeppelin, "Rock and Roll"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Carnival Cruises
Song: Bobby Darin, "Beyond The Sea"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Chase
Song: Brenton Wood, "Gimme Little Sign"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Chase
Song: The Rolling Stones, "I'm Free"
Is that the original version?: No (remix)
Buy the original here!

Product: Chevy
Song: The Yardbirds, "Over Under Sideways Down"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Chevy
Song: The Kinks, "You Really Got Me"
Is that the original version?: No
Buy the original here!

Product: Chevy
Song: Climax, "Precious And Few"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Chevy
Song: Herman's Hermits, "I'm Into Something Good"
Is that the original version?: No
Buy the original here!

Product: Cialis
Song: The Ronettes, "Be My Baby"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Cingular/AT&T Wireless
Song: The Allman Brothers, "Melissa"
Is that the original version?: Yes
]Buy it here!

Product: Cingular/AT&T Wireless
Song: The Band, "The Weight"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Cisco
Song: The Who, "Baba O'Riley"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Citgo
Song: Three Dog Night, "Shambala"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Clinique
Song: The Turtles, "Happy Together"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Clix
Song: Johnny "Guitar" Watson, "Gangster Of Love"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Clorox Wipes
Song: Mario Lanza, "Beloved"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Coca-Cola
Song: T. Rex, "The Slider"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Coca-Cola With Lime
Song: Harry Nilsson, "Coconut"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Coors
Song: The O’Jays, "Love Train"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: DeBeers
Song: Cat Stevens, "How Can I Tell You"
Is that the original version?: No
Buy the original here!

Product: Degree
Song: Professor Longhair, "Big Chief"
Is that the original version?: Yes (sped up)
Buy the original here!

Product: Delta SimpleFares
Song: Donovan, "Happiness Runs"
Is that the original version?: No
Buy the original here!

Product: Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper
Song: The Muppets, "Mahna Mahna"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper
Song: Fats Domino, "Ain't That A Shame"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Diet Dr. Pepper
Song: Tom Jones, "Help Yourself"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: DirecTV
Song: Bo Diddley, "Better Watch Yourself"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: DirecTV
Song: Thunderclap Newman, "Something In The Air"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Dodge
Song: Nazareth, "Hair of the Dog"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Dodge
Song: Deep Purple, "Smoke On The Water"
Is that the original version?: No
Buy the original here!

Product: Dolce & Gabbana
Song: Charles Mingus, "Moanin'"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Doubletree Hotels
Song: Dinah Washington, "Relax Max"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Dr. Pepper
Song: Hot Chocolate, "You Sexy Thing"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: ESPN Mobile
Song: Chad and Jeremy, "A Summer Song"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Fidelity Investments
Song: The Zombies, "Time Of The Season"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Fidelity Investments
Song: KC and the Sunshine Band, "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: Fidelity Investments
Song: Billy Preston, "Nothing from Nothing"
Is that the original version?: Yes
Buy it here!

Product: FluFacts
Song: Mungo Jerry, "In The Summertime"
Is that the original version?: No
Buy the original here!

Product: Fox Soccer Channel
Song: Dean Martin, "Sway"
Is that the original version?: No
Buy the original here!

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