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SongFilter: There's a new Sears commercial circulating, and I love the song in it. It sounds like Regina Spektor's voice for part of the commercial, but then it doesn't in other parts. A Google search turned up a new ad with "Coming Home" by The 88, but that's not the song I'm looking for.

That's really all the information I have, unfortunately. Any ideas?
posted by sjuhawk31 to Media & Arts (17 answers total)
 
It's not the Mr Blue Sky by ELO song, is it?
posted by iconomy at 12:58 PM on June 17, 2007


No. This is an almost brand new commercial, as far as I know. And it's gotta be relatively new music, too, because I searched around and all I got was The 88 and ELO, and ELO is old.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 1:00 PM on June 17, 2007


What else it isn't: Brendan Benson's "What I'm Looking For" - it's definitely a girl's voice.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 1:09 PM on June 17, 2007


Is there any chance it's a JC Penny commercial? The description reminds me of this.
posted by lalex at 1:12 PM on June 17, 2007


Sigh. No, lalex, but that song rocks as well.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 1:19 PM on June 17, 2007


Argh. Is it Nikka Costa's "Everybody Got Their Something"? That's not new either, but it's the only one I can think of with a woman singing....
posted by iconomy at 1:36 PM on June 17, 2007


Not sure if it's the same commercial that you're referring to, but Lily Frost's Enchantment is playing during the commercial that I'm thinking of. She sounds kind of like Regina Spektor.
posted by raxast at 1:39 PM on June 17, 2007


Slower than either of those. Sorry to be driving anyone insane.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 1:54 PM on June 17, 2007


adtunes.com never fails.
posted by loiseau at 3:16 PM on June 17, 2007


I searched adtunes and couldn't find it....driving me nuts now! Are you absitively positutely sure it's Sears?
posted by iconomy at 4:42 PM on June 17, 2007


Also try Clipland
posted by fiTs at 4:43 PM on June 17, 2007


Are you sure it's for Sears? This sounds like it could be Cat Power's cover of Cat Stevens' "How Can I Tell You" for a DeBeers diamond commercial. Here's an article about it, as well as discussion of it on the Adtunes forums. It is apparently not available commercially, but you can hear a snippet of it on this MySpace page (not actually Chan Marshall's page).
posted by candyland at 6:16 PM on June 17, 2007


How did I mistake the brand that badly? Yes, it's Cat Power. Bravo, candyland, for finding something based on absolutely no information. Gotta love AskMeFi. Now, how to go about getting that song...
posted by sjuhawk31 at 7:31 PM on June 17, 2007


Well, DeBeers rhymes with Sears! I knew exactly what you were talking about because I keep seeing that commercial and I thought it was Regina Spektor too.
posted by candyland at 6:56 AM on June 18, 2007


Oh my goodness, I love that cover too. When the commercial came out I (unsuccessfully) spent hours trying to find a full-length version of it - let us know if you locate one!
posted by lalex at 7:57 AM on June 18, 2007


The article that candyland points says that she only recorded 30 seconds of music and doesn't plan to record a full version. How frustrating.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 12:26 PM on June 18, 2007


Like candyland above, I immediately knew this HAD to be the song you were referencing - it is so beautiful and catchy!

FYI, here's a sample of the original version if you want to compare. Not nearly as pretty, methinks.
posted by sprocket87 at 1:55 PM on June 19, 2007


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