Advert: Nationwide – SavingsWatch
Music: Olivia Svensson – Stand By Me
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.