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Published on February 4th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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The Super Bowl Commercials Have Already Started. Let’s Look at the Music-Related Ones.

It used to be you actually had to watch the Super Bowl to see the big-budget TV commercials. Now many of the spots are released online well in advance. For example, here are 50 babies plus Seal singing one of the greatest love songs of all time as a tribute to the Big Game.

Now here’s Jeff Goldblum singing the theme from The Jeffersons.

Drake does this one for T-Mobile

https://youtu.be/GDIeNrcGxvQ

The extended version of the Van Halen NXS supercar reveal.

Another car commercial, but this one with Audi and Bowie’s “Starman.”

This one combines Gilbert O’Sullivan’s weeper “Can’t Live” and weiner dogs.

And although it has nothing to do with music, who can resist a Christopher Walken commercial?

There are a few more spots worth seeing here.

 

 




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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2 Responses to The Super Bowl Commercials Have Already Started. Let’s Look at the Music-Related Ones.

  1. Mungo says:

    That’s Harry Nillson’s (or an imitator’s) version of Badfinger’s “Without You”, not Gilbert O’Sullivan.

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