Best of TV Ad Music 2015


Here we go again with our annual run-down of the most popular TV Ad Music of the year. We featured around 480 new ads in 2015, and they received almost 7.5 million hits.

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Our top ten is compiled using a combination of clicks and downloads to determine the most popular ads and tracks. If your favourite isn’t included, you can find it in our A-Z or by using the search function.

Here, in reverse order, is the most popular TV Ad Music of 2015. Use the links to watch the ads or download the tracks.


#10: Volvo XC90 – A New Beginning Watch
Music: Avicii – Feeling Good iTunes / Amazon

Swedish DJ and musician Avicii provided the soundtrack for this TV ad for the Volvo XC90, a cover version of Nina Simone’s Feeling Good, featuring vocals from Audra Mae.


#9: Aldi – Favourite Things Watch
Music: Jade Williams – My Favourite Things iTunes (Sound of Music version)

Aldi’s 2015 TV ads featured a bespoke cover version of My Favourite Things from the Sound of Music performed by singer Jade Williams, who has also recorded TV ad music under the names Whinnie Williams and Sunday Girl.


#8: ITV – Home Fires Watch
Music: Ella Henderson – Giants iTunes / Amazon

This trailer for ITV drama Home Fires, about women living in a rural community during World War II, makes the TV Ad Music top 10 courtesy of the popularity with viewers of the song Giants by former X-Factor contestant Ella Henderson.


#7: Fiat 500 – Vintage ’57 Watch
Music: Charlie Puth – Marvin Gaye (feat. Meghan Trainor) iTunes / Amazon

New Jersey singer Charlie Puth had a TV Ad Music hit with his song Marvin Gaye, featuring the lyric “Let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on”, and a guest appearance from Meghan Trainor, in this TV ad for the Fiat 500 Vintage ’57.


#6: Facebook – The Friends Watch
Music: Blue Notes / L’Orchestra Cinematique – Piano Versions iTunes

Facebook launched its first UK TV campaign with three ads featuring piano versions of popular songs – Rihanna’s Umbrella, Close To Me by The Cure, and Madonna’s Like A Prayer – created specially for the ads and credited to the Blue Notes / L’Orchestra Cinematique.


#5: Asda – The Pocket Tap Is Back Watch
Music: The Score – Oh My Love iTunes / Amazon

Asda brought back its money-saving pocket tap for a series of TV ads throughout the supermarket’s 50th birthday year, soundtracked by the song Oh My Love by US pop band The Score.


#4: Samsung Galaxy S6 – Wireless Charging Watch
Music: Charles Hamilton – New York Raining (feat Rita Ora) iTunes / Amazon

Rita Ora stars in this TV ad for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its wireless charging facility, which shows the singer and X-Factor judge laying down her guest vocals for the track New York Raining by Charles Hamilton.


#3: Citroen DS3 – 1955 Limited Edition Watch
Music: Jerome Echenoz – Le Chrome et Le Coton (Lafayette Remix) iTunes / Amazon

Citroën launched its 60th anniversary limited edition DS with this intriguing TV ad featuring an English language version of Le Chrome et Le Coton by French DJ and musician Jérôme Echenoz, with vocals from Anna Jean and a remix by Lafayette.


#2: Nationwide – On Your Side For Generations Watch
Music: Sleeping At Last – I’ll Keep You Safe iTunes / Amazon

Sleeping At Last, AKA Illinois musician and songwriter Ryan O’Neal, provides the music for this Nationwide Building Society TV ad, which uses the metaphor of a scarf passed down through generations to demonstrate how it has been with customers for almost 170 years.


#1: Lloyds Bank – 250 Year Anniversary Watch
Music: Birdy – Wings (Acoustic) iTunes / Amazon

The most popular TV Ad Music of 2015 came from Birdy via this Lloyds Bank “Horse Story” 250-year anniversary ad, and received more than twice as many clicks and downloads than anything else this year. The ad, from the Adam & Eve/DDB agency, aims to show how the bank has been by customers’ sides “through good times and bad”, and the music is an acoustic version of Wings, a song from Birdy’s 2013 album Fire Within. Real name Jasmine Lucilla Elizabeth Jennifer van den Bogaerde, Birdy is from Lymington in Hampshire. You can download the track from iTunes



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