Yet another name that tune question
December 10, 2008 1:15 PM   Subscribe

I need help identifying a song, that I thought was in a commercial, but can't remember where I heard it.

There's a song I've heard within the last 6 months, which I could have swore was in a car commercial, but now I can't find that commercial online. The best way I can describe the piece I remember is that it is an electronic song that starts with 3 prominent notes (accent on the middle of the three) then the beat drops in immediately after that. Sort of like this:

Da DA DA da [then more beat, to end of piece]

My friend and I have been scouring YouTube, AdTunes, and WhatsThatCalled for car commercials of all the major manufacturers and haven't found it yet. Perhaps it wasn't in a car commercial at all, but I don't know. Any ideas?
posted by LouMac to Grab Bag (14 answers total)
Do you remember anything else about that ad? What makes you think it was a car ad? Was it a car or SUV? Inside, outside, dark or light environment in the ad? What channel/show were you watching when you saw it? Voice-over? Headline/text/copy in the ad??
posted by jca at 1:22 PM on December 10, 2008

Not this VW commercial, is it? That would be too easy...
posted by kaudio at 1:26 PM on December 10, 2008

Is it this?
posted by jbickers at 2:01 PM on December 10, 2008

If kaudio is right, it's called "Da Da Da" by Trio.
posted by JuiceBoxHero at 2:29 PM on December 10, 2008

It is not the VW commercials. I remember those "dadadas". It was dark, and I thought it was either Cadillac or Pontiac, and the car might have been black or red. The commercial started with shots of the car and a voiceover. When the voice cuts out the music cut in. It was definitely a commercial that would be shown on major networks like ABC, NBC, ESPN, and Fox, because those are the channels I watch most.
posted by LouMac at 2:31 PM on December 10, 2008

This is a total shot in the dark, but could it be Ready Steady Go (music starts 45 seconds in) by Paul Oakenfold? Seems to me this song got a lot of play in car action sequences, but not necessarily in a car ad...
posted by lovermont at 2:53 PM on December 10, 2008

Oh, wait, it was used in an ad for Saab. Here it is.
posted by lovermont at 3:04 PM on December 10, 2008

It's very similar to Ready Steady Go, but there were no lyrics or vocals.
posted by LouMac at 4:16 PM on December 10, 2008

The commercial was more recent within the last 6 months, but I know I've seen it as recently as 1 month ago.
posted by LouMac at 4:18 PM on December 10, 2008

Cadillac Escalade?
posted by jca at 5:44 PM on December 10, 2008

Shot in the dark because I can't decipher your description very well. However, I assure you these songs were in car commercials even though I can't find the actual commercials anywhere. It's the beginning parts of the songs that were in the commercials.

This song was in a Cadillac commercial (I think it was Cadillac): Pete Yorn - Maybe I'm Right
This song was in a Chrysler commercial: Sufjan Stevens - The Perpetual Self, Or "What Would Saul Alinsky Do?"
posted by mathlete at 8:41 PM on December 10, 2008

Nope, it's not "Genesis" by Justice, Pete Yorn, or Sufjan Stevens. It is more like Justice and Paul Oakenfold than Yorn and Stevens.
posted by LouMac at 6:26 AM on December 11, 2008

Found is this song:

The name is Battle Without Honor or Humanity by Tomoyasu Hotei. A friend recognized it as from a scene in Kill Bill Volume 1. Could have swore it was in a commercial.
posted by LouMac at 1:39 PM on December 14, 2008

Could have swore it was in a commercial.

It's been used in commercials for Jaguar (and in a lot of other places) -- maybe that's where you heard it.
posted by jca at 9:49 AM on December 15, 2008

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