Nationwide – SavingsWatch

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Music: Olivia Svensson – Stand By Me

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This Nationwide Building Society ad features a specially recorded cover version of Ben E King’s classic Stand By Me, written by King in 1960 with the great Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The version in the ad is another mellow female-fronted cover of a popular song, and as such Nationwide scores zero points for originality. But who sings the song? After a period of hushed secrecy, Nationwide have announced that the singer is (…drumroll…) Olivia Svensson, from Sweden. UPDATE: This track is now available again from iTunes.

13 thoughts on “Nationwide – SavingsWatch

    • Keith

      Thanks for pointing that out. Jez
      I haven’t been able to find out why. It is now listed on Amazon as well, but not available, with no date for release.

  1. Pete

    By the time this version is released everyone will be fed up with it.
    Poor planning for this girl – it could have really kicked off her career big time.

  2. Keith Geddes

    Now YouTube has a Korean singer.. Olivia Ong doing it.. are these wires crossed? Seems shes `prolific` where she performs and a damned good live singer. Talented youth again.. HOW do the agencies pick these up..

    • Paul

      Just to clarify Keith, the singer in the Nationwide ad is not Olivia Ong, so no wires crossed there.

  3. MrDandelyon

    It’s a nice version of a great song – very acoustic, very honest. Should be released.

  4. Keith Geddes

    Nuts, brainwash us with a good version of a song they could sell.. but no.. we are told to wait.. so many agencies are using old or redone tunes now with different singers..so now its either Cowell, or ad agencies.. I`m pleased Louise Dearman got Confused.. at least its boosted her already successful musical stage career.

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