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Classic Rock In Commercials

Classic Rock has a long history of being used in advertising.  The list of songs that have made appearances in TV spots has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 5 years alone.  From theme songs (the CSI franchise) to automotive and beer - which seem like a natural fit - all the way to investment banking and mortgages, Classic Rock has found its way into virtually every product niche available.   Key artists and songs have even become the cornerstone of the marketing campaign for some very large companies (Cadillac, Fidelity, Ameriquest).

Here are some samples we're providing in streaming format. 

Below is a list of all the Classic Rock TV commercials we could come up with, and it's not a short list!  Did we miss something?  Feel free to drop us a line and we'll add it in.

Artist Song Commercial
AC/DC Back In Black Gap
Aerosmith Walk This Way The Gap (Jeans)
Aerosmith The Grind Sony
Aerosmith Just Push Play Dodge
Aerosmith Dream On Buick
Animals We Gotta Get Out Of This Place Honda
Bachman Turner Overdrive Takin' Care Of Business Office Depot
Bad Company Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Levi's (501)
Beatles Getting Better Phillips 
Beatles Come Together Nortel Networks
Beatles Help Lincoln Mercury
Beatles Tax Man H&R Block
Beatles  Revolution  Nike
Billy Idol White Wedding Sony
Black Sabbath Iron Man Nissan Titan Truck
Bob Seger Like A Rock  Chevy Trucks
Bruce Springsteen  Born In The USA  Chevrolet 
Bruce Springsteen  Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town Burger King
Canned Heat  Let's Work Together  Target 
Cars, The Just What I Needed Best Buy
Cars, The  You're All I've Got Tonight  ABC (new season) 
Cream I Feel Free Hyundai
Cream White Room Apple iMac
Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son Wrangler 
David Bowie Heroes Microsoft 
David Bowie Heroes FTD 
David Bowie Young Americans Fidelity Investments
David Bowie Moonage Daydream Dunlop Tires
David Bowie Rebel Rebel Audi
David Bowie  Modern Love  Pepsi 
Deep Purple Smoke On The Water Strongbow
Deep Purple Smoke on the Water HP
Don Henley  End of the Innocence  Phillips 
Donovan  Mellow Yellow  The Gap 
Donovan  Happiness Runs Delta Airlines
Edgar Winter Band Free Ride Citgo Gas Giveaway
Edgar Winter Band Frankenstein Buick Rendezvous
ELO Do Ya Monster.com
Elton John  Sad Songs (Say So Much)  Sassoon 
Elton John  Rocket Man Microsoft
Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight SBC
Eric Clapton After Midnight ('88) Michelob 
Faces Ooh La La Nike
Fleetwood Mac Albatros Heineken
Fleetwood Mac Chain Merril Lynch
Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way National Car Rental
Fleetwood Mac Don't Stop Bill Clinton
Foreigner  Cold As Ice Weakest Link (US version)
Foreigner  Urgent  Burger King
Foreigner  Double Vision Burger King
Free All Right Now Wrigleys Gum
Gary Wright Dream Weaver Federated Department Stores
George Thorogood and the Destroyers  Bad to the Bone  Cadillac 
Grand Funk Railroad Some Kind of Wonderful Kraft
Guess Who  American Woman  Tommy Hilfiger 
Guess Who  American Woman  Nike
Jefferson Airplane Volunteers E-Trade
Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick Hyundai
Jim Croce Operator AT&T
Jimi Hendrix Crosstown Traffic Wrangler 
Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child  Toyota
Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced Reebok
Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Pepsi
Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady M&M's 
Journey Donít Stop Believiní Fedex/Kinkoís
Judas Priest  You've Got Another Thing Coming  Burger King 
Kansas Dust In The Wind Subaru
Kenny Loggins  Danger Zone  Nissan 
Kinks Days Yellow Pages
Kinks You Really Got Me  The Gap  
Kinks Tired Of Waiting For You Barclay's Banking
Knack, The My Sharona  Tropicana 
Led Zeppelin Rock & Roll Cadillac 
Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man Busch
Mark Knopfler Going Home Folgers
Meat Loaf Iíd Do Anything for Love (But I Wonít Do That) Dr Pepper
Nazareth Love Hurts Norelco
Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky Kellogs (Bran Flakes)
Ozzy Osbourne  Crazy Train  Mitsubishi 
Pat Benatar  Hit Me With Your Best Shot  Prestone 
Paul McCartney Band On The Run Fidelity Investments
Pete Townshend Let My Love Open The Door JC Penney
Phil Collins  In the Air  Miller Light 
Police, The Don't Stand So Close To Me Right Guard
Pretenders  Message Of Love  Dockers 
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Mountain Dew
Queen I Want to Break Free Coke
Queen  I Want It All Twix
Queen  Crazy Little Thing Called Love  The Gap 
Queen  A Kind Of Magic Mobil
Queen  Another One Bites The Dust Aiwa
Queen (Sung by drummer Roger Taylor) Iím in Love With My Car Jaguar
Ram Jam Black Betty Fidelity Investments
Rare Earth I Just Want To Celebrate Gatorade
Rascals, The People Got To Be Free Verizon Wireless
Rick Derringer Rock & Roll Hootchie Koo Attorneys.com
Robert Palmer Simply Irresistible Applebees
Robert Plant  Tall Cool One  Coca-Cola 
Rolling Stones Not Fade Away Scotch Video Tape
Rolling Stones Can't Always Get What You Want Motorola
Rolling Stones She's A Rainbow Apple iMac
Rolling Stones You Canít Always Get What You Want Coke
Rolling Stones Jumpiní Jack Flash Chevrolet
Rolling Stones  Start Me Up  Microsoft Windows 95 launch 
Rush  Tom Sawyer  Nissan (Maxima) 
Simon & Garfunkle Homeward Bound Microsoft (MSN)
Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People Toyota
Spencer Davis Band Gimme Some Lovin' Ameriprise
Squeeze Tempted Burger King
Status Quo  Pictures of a Matchstick Man  Saturn 
Stealers Wheel Stuck In the Middle With You Promise Internet Mortgages
Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild Ford (Cougar)
Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride Dodge
Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride Chevrolet
Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle US Postal Service
Steve Winwood  Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?  Michelob 
Stevie Ray Vaughn  Voodoo Child  Nissan 
Styx Mr. Roboto Volkswagen
Styx Renegade Heineken
Styx Lady California Cheese
Survivor Eye Of The Tiger Starbucks
Sweet Ballroom Blitz Mitsubishi 
T. Rexx  20th Century Boy  Nissan 
T. Rexx  20th Century Boy  Levis
Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime HMV Record Stores
The Allman Brothers Melissa Cingular/AT&T Wireless
The Band The Weight Cingular/AT&T Wireless
The Beach Boys Fun, Fun, Fun Carnival Cruise Lines
The Kinks Picture Book HP
The Who I Can See For Miles Sylvania
The Who I'm Free Saab
The Who Won't Get Fooled Again Nissan
The Who Baba O'Reily Nissan
The Who Happy Johnny Hummer
The Who Baba OíRiley HP
The Who Who Are You? Gateway
The Who Various All The CSI TV themes
The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down Chevrolet
Troggs Wild Thing Nissan
Troggs Wild Thing Burger King
Twisted Sister  We're Not Gonna Take It  Comtrex 
Van Halen Right Now Pepsi
Van Halen  You Really Got Me  Nissan 
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl Northern Ireland Tourism
War Why Canít We Be Friends? XM Satellite Radio
Zombies, The Time of the Season Tampax
ZZ Top  Legs  Legg's Pantyhose 

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