Best of TV Ad Music 2014


Welcome to our annual run-down of the most popular TV Ad Music of the year. We featured around 450 new ads in 2014, and they received more than 7 million pageviews, as the website – now going into its 14th year – continued to increase in popularity.

Many thanks to everyone who visited, downloaded, commented, tweeted and messaged TV Ad Music over the last 12 months. Don’t forget you can keep up to date with all the latest TV ad music into 2015 by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or RSS.

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 2014. Use the links to watch the ads or download the tracks.


#10: IKEA – METOD Kitchen Range Watch
Music: Electric Guest – This Head I Hold iTunes / Amazon

This clever ad for IKEA featured Finchy from The Office (actor Ralph Ineson) and the track This Head I Hold by Electric Guest, an LA band who released their album Mondo in 2012.


#9: Taylors of Harrogate – Welcome to Coffee Watch
Music: Coucou (Listen To The Mocking Bird) iTunes / Amazon

This spellbinding ad featured a captivating piece of music, a version of the popular American Civil War-era song Listen To The Mocking Bird. This version can be found on the soundtrack to the film The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, and is titled ‘Coucou’.


#8: AXA PPP Healthcare – Fast Track Appointments Watch
Music: Little Shoes Big Voice – Little Things Mean a Lot iTunes / Amazon

The #2 track on our Best of 2013 list reappears in 2014, courtesy of an updated AXA ad. It’s a specially-recorded version of the song Little Things Mean A Lot, performed by Little Shoes Big Voice, a duo featuring Jack Durtnall and Emily Harvey.


#7: Peugeot 108 – Ultra Personalised Watch
Music: Lykke Li – Gunshot iTunes / Amazon

Peugeot teamed up with Swedish singer Lykke Li to promote the new 108 and its personalisation options. Lykke Li stars in the ad (and, we are told, ‘contributed to the script’), and the track Gunshot, from her album I Never Learn.


#6: BT Sport – 2014/15 Premier League Season Watch
Music: A Tribe Called Red – Electric Pow Wow Drum iTunes / Amazon

BT Sport promoted their 2014/15 Premier League offering with ads focussing on big matches and bigger personalities – most prominently Jose Mourinho. The very popular track is Electric Pow Wow Drum by Canada’s A Tribe Called Red.


#5: Chanel No5 – The One That I Want Watch
Music: Lo-Fang – You’re The One That I Want iTunes / Amazon

This Chanel No5 TV ad, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring supermodel Gisele Bündchen and Game of Thrones actor Michiel Huisman, featured a unique and very popular version of You’re The One That I Want from Grease by singer-songwriter Lo-Fang, real name Matthew Hemerlein.


#4: Lacoste – The Big Leap Watch
Music: Disclosure – You & Me (Flume Remix) [feat. Eliza Doolittle] iTunes / Amazon

Lacoste leaps into our Best Of list with this TV ad featuring music by Disclosure. The track is called You & Me, and this is the Flume Remix, featuring vocals from Eliza Doolittle.


#3: ITV – Encore Watch
Music: Raleigh Ritchie – Stronger Than Ever iTunes / Amazon

It was a great year for ITV’s sync people, with most-wanted tracks featuring in several of their trailers, the most popular of which was this one for new channel ITV Encore, featuring the track Stronger Than Ever by singer and actor Raleigh Ritchie.


#2: Marks & Spencer Food – Adventures in Imagination Watch
Music: Clean Bandit – Rather Be (L’orchestra Cinematique instrumental) iTunes / Amazon

M&S made a popular choice for the soundtrack of this series of food ads, picking an instrumental version of Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, a UK number one from earlier in the year.


#1: Mercedes-Benz – The New C-Class Watch
Music: Faul & Wad Ad vs Pnau – Changes iTunes / Amazon

The most popular TV Ad Music of 2014 was Changes by Faul & Wad Ad vs Pnau, as featured in this Mercedes-Benz C-Class TV ad. Faul & Wad Ad are a French electro duo, and Changes features a prominent sample from Pnau’s track Baby, hence the credit to Faul & Wad Ad vs Pnau. Changes is available to download from iTunes.



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