9 TV Ads: What's THAT Song?
Commercial: CITI Song: ''Into the Wild,'' LP
Things that a Citi Card can buy you, according to this spot: major mountaineering gear, an MP3 of soaring indie pop, and enough cojones to climb a very tall, precarious rock.
Where to find the song: Currently just online — or as a stand-alone live version on iTunes.
Commercial: Target Song: ''Alouette,'' The Delta Rhythm Boys
Tricksters in brightly colored suits cartwheel through the streets while a 1950s vocal group sings a jaunty schoolyard classic. Yes, everything is more whimsical in French.
Where to find the song: On 2011's Delta Rhythm Boys comp Dry Bones.
Commercial: White House | Black Market Song: ''Rich Girls (The Twelves Remix),'' The Virgins
Model Coco Rocha delivers a (literally) kicky tabletop tap dance to a squelchy disco-boogie reworking of the NYC rockers' 2007 indie hit.
Where to find the song: On 2010's Kitsuné: Gildas & Masaya Tokyo.
Commercial: Bud Light Platinum Song: ''Runaway,'' Kanye West
No vocals for this midnight assembly line of Bud's new ''top shelf'' electric-blue bottles — just the mournful piano plink and spare synths of 'Ye's post-Taylorgate mea culpa.
Where to find the song: On 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Commercial: Enterprise Rent-a-Car Song: ''Send Me on My Way,'' Rusted Root
The toodling neo-hippie jam makes it sound like Enterprise will pick you up in a one-doored van that smells like burritos and bong water. But judging by their employees' spiffy blazers, you can probably bank on a nice midsize sedan.
Where to find the song: On the 1994 album When I Woke.
Commercial: Ford Mustang Song: ''How It Starts,'' The Features
Fueled by garage-guitar scuzz, Ford's new roadster shifts color schemes depending on the desires of gawkers — including a little ballerina with a heart of darkness. Lesson: Like dogs, the Mustang can sense evil.
Where to find the song: On the band's 2011 album Wilderness.
Commercial: Lowe's Song: ''Home,'' Girls Love Shoes
While sweet coed harmonies burble, a house breaks apart and then puts itself back together. This is what a real home is made of: love, and a whole lot of nails and screws.
Where to find the song: On the L.A. duo's 2010 disc Stars.
Commercial: Droid Razr Song: ''Turn It Gold (Ido Z Remix),'' Hesta Prynn
Do you know what's in the backroom of Verizon stores? Apparently, not dusty piles of failed tablets but a high-tech lab for spray-painting cell phones and cranking up remixed electro raps.
Where to find the song: Both the original and the remix are on iTunes.
Commercial: Hewlett-Packard Song: ''Blister in the Sun,'' Violent Femmes
The cultishly beloved band's Reagan-era anthem gets recast in a kaleidoscope of genres — gospel, bhangra, mariachi, speed metal — that go by in a rush of flipping laptop screens. Clap, clap!
Where to find the song: If you want the original, it's on their self-titled 1983 debut.