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Songs for Model S ad...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by OwlsCat, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. OwlsCat

    OwlsCat Member

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    I thought of a fun topic:

    Kia has a catchy rap song playing, with hamsters doing a lip-sync, and Cadillac has "Lovesick" by Lindstrøm and Christabelle, and other car commercials have songs dubbed in their ads.

    What song or songs would be good to play for a Model S TV commercial? It could be current pop song or a retro, "Golden Oldie". For instance, "Electric Avenue" by Men At Work might be catchy.
     
  2. TEG

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  3. doug

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    I say they go back to Massive Attack.

    They used this for the Model S Menlo Park party.

    Perhaps they could use this or this.
     
  4. EV_de

    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    how about a mix of :

    The Who - Who Are You ? - youtube

    and

    The Mamas And The Papas - California Dreamin' - youtube

    or

    The Boss Born in the USA - ... dont't need to link this ... or ?
     
  5. OwlsCat

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    New One...

    I just heard the J Brave rap, "Dipping in my Tesla" on FB. Also just saw that the IPO is up to 19.11. We're with a bullet, guys, it's gonna happen!
     
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    > Teg,
    I stand corrected. My iPod had the group that does "Electric Avenue" wrong. I know it's Eddie Grant. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    All over the country, I'm seeing the same, Nobody's winning, at this type of game, We gotta do better, it's time to begin, You know all the answers must come from within.

    Come on and take a free ride, come on and take it by my side, come on and take a free ride!


    When I'm drivin free the world's my home, when I'm Mobile... (or Won't get Fooled Again!)

    Motor Away
    Highway Star

    And

    Dippin in My Tesla
     
  9. trevorlsciact

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    Either Teardrop or Angel would make for a great car ad. Although I am not sure Tesla should go with the darker themed sort of car ads, which I feel like a Massive Attack song would lend itself to. The Model S would look great in silver driving over a black background, however.
     
  10. doug

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    I wouldn't use Teardrop again for a TV ad since it's easily identified as the theme to House. I suggested Angel or Paradise Circus but just noticed that Lincoln already beat them to it with the latter one.

     
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    #12 vfx, Sep 6, 2011
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    Plug in America asked to use that song as the Apple Mac vs PC-like background music for their PSAs. The music composer did a fantastic version that sounded and felt just like the MAC/PC ads but was the Electric Car song. It was exactly perfect.
    Even with an in with TMBG the record company squashed it saying they were in talks with someone who wanted to buy it for ads. The composer wrote a nice custom piece but it was just not the same. That was over a year ago and still no song in someone's ads. Sigh.
     
  13. Nik

    Nik Dreaming no more :-(

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    How about 'ooh, watcha gonna do', by Run, GMC

    I'll get my coat...
     
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    I thought this was a pretty good suggestion:
     
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    Maybe "Kraftwerk" could update their classic?:
     
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    #16 dpeilow, Sep 10, 2011
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    I'm going to pitch in with Nero - "My Eyes".

    Simultaneously futuristic yet retro, beautiful and energetic, I think the song is perfect for Model S. The lyric "My eyes / follow you around the room" seems appropriate for the car.

    When the main part of the track kicks in at 40 seconds, I can just see it fitting the leaked Model S driving vid.


     
  17. TEG

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    Try this at :40 as well:
     
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    #18 NigelM, Sep 26, 2011
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    Definitely driving music.....
     
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    #19 W.Petefish, Sep 28, 2011
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    I still think Overseer - Velocity Shift.

     
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    LOL! You beat me by 4 years! I just posted this same idea (4 years later) in "Off topic", and was reprimanded by the moderator - he pointed me to your post! But great minds think along the same lines! (well, not mine - four years late - but you had a great idea!!)
     

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