This ad recools Heineken.
2. Trouble by Ray LaMontagne: Dog ads are dumb. Dog ads for insurance are über-dumb. That I perked up every time this dog commercial aired in order to listen to the music is embarrassing, but there you go.
The song became 100 times better after I bought it and said bow-wow to the silly ad.
3. Light of the Morning by Band of Skulls: Although I have never wanted a Mustang--even a vintage Mustang, this ad makes me empathize with those who want one to the point of obsession.
4. Petula Clark's A Sign of the Times: Since I already had a CD copy of Clark's 1966 top-40 hit prior to the debut of this Target commercial, this one doesn't really count but it deserves a mention just the same.
If anyone from Madison Avenue has their ears on out there, here's a professional note: despite being a big fan of your efforts mentioned herein, I did not buy Traveler's Insurance or a Mustang. I did go to Target and will probably have another Heineken before I croak, although neither of those activities can be wholly attributed to the associated ads. Obviously enough, iTunes (my online source for these music purchases) garnered the lion's share of my disposable income relative to this round up, so I might as well 'fess up with this last one.
5. Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet: I cannot remember if I bought my iPod before I bought the song or vice versa. Either way Steve Jobs got me to pony up for both.
I guess I am gonna be his girl.
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Confidential note to diehard Owner's Manual followers: Yes, I did purchase Under My Sensi by Boozoo Bajou, after posting this provocative footage.
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