J.C. Penny Ad Music?
February 25, 2007 6:55 PM   Subscribe

i was just watching the Oscars and there was a J.C. Penny advertisement that I assume was brand new. Completely forgettable -- people doing things in J.C. Penny clothes -- except for the music. It sounded like the Degados: the female vocalist had their lilt of Emma Pollack and had their signature offbeat pacing. It was a great song and I was wondering if anyone knows what it was and who did it?
posted by rtimmel to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
"What'll I do?" It's a very old song - don't know who sang it.
posted by clarkstonian at 7:02 PM on February 25, 2007

It's by The Zombies. (one of my favorite bands)
posted by splatta at 7:12 PM on February 25, 2007

I've been addicted to this song since I heard it on the soundtrack to "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"

It's called "The Way I feel Inside" and, as mentioned, it's by The Zombies.
posted by .taft at 7:14 PM on February 25, 2007

I think it was "The Way I Feel Inside".
posted by splatta at 7:15 PM on February 25, 2007

yep .taft, wonderful song.
posted by splatta at 7:16 PM on February 25, 2007

The Way I Feel Inside?
posted by gramcracker at 7:25 PM on February 25, 2007

Thats it. Thanks. It sure doesn't sound like "She's Not There."
posted by rtimmel at 8:10 PM on February 25, 2007

This is awesome. My wife was cranky with me because I grabbed the laptop from her and typed the lyrics in as best I could. But I didn't come up with any matches. I'd given the song up as lost because I hadn't paid attention to who the advertiser was. Now, though, AskMe has yielded a miracle. Thanks, rtimmel.
posted by jdroth at 8:15 PM on February 25, 2007

I didn't see the ad you're asking about. There was another JC Penney ad that featured a different song "I say and so say I... (CoCoRosie, maybe?). Anyone know who sings that?

I also liked that Cadillac used M. Ward's "Here Comes The Sun Again" in one of their spots.
posted by Frank Grimes at 8:17 PM on February 25, 2007

Actually, the song I want is the one that Frank Grimes is talking about. I wonder if that's the song that the OP is after, too.
posted by jdroth at 8:27 PM on February 25, 2007

I guess not. I'll go back to watching the show now. :)
posted by jdroth at 8:28 PM on February 25, 2007

Greed and the Given by Current Swell on their album So Say I?
posted by nnk at 8:54 PM on February 25, 2007

OOOPPPS. I had too many different windows open and things playing . . . definitely not Current Swell! Sorry. I'd still like to know what that song is -- it plays on the J. C. Penney website as well.
posted by nnk at 8:59 PM on February 25, 2007

Sounds like Feist, will look for a link to some of her other songs.
posted by travis08 at 12:30 AM on February 26, 2007

If you're talking about the spot titled "Calendar". Someone at Adtunes, just figured it out...

The song is called "How Can It Be" performed by an Australian outfit called Forever Thursday. The singer is Melanie Horsnell
posted by FreezBoy at 6:45 AM on February 26, 2007

Offshoot, but I was wondering more about where that same ad was shot, than I was about the music. Looked like a large train station of some sort, but it definitely wasn't Grand Central. Any ideas?
posted by allkindsoftime at 7:50 AM on February 26, 2007

Now I feel stupid, but I will blame it on the crappy sound in my laptop. The song was not by The Zombies -- though "The Way I feel Inside is a great song -- but it is "How Can It Be" by Forever Tuesday, as suggested by FreezBoy.
posted by rtimmel at 11:55 AM on February 26, 2007

Awesome. Thanks FreezBoy. Now: how can I get this song. Legal methods preferred. Illegal methods considered. (Actually, I'm listening to Melanie Horsnell's other stuff, and like it, too.) It's not perfect, but it has much, much promise.
posted by jdroth at 12:18 PM on February 27, 2007

Never mind. Found it on iTunes. Didn't show up in my search for some reason. I'd still love to find Horsnell's solo stuff, though.
posted by jdroth at 12:30 PM on February 27, 2007

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