Posted in hiphop | music on February 7, 2011

by Ryan Barkan

Ozzy and Justin Bieber

Super Bowl XLV (45): Dallas Cowboys vs...oh wait....The Green Bay Packers vs the Pittsburgh Steelers in Dallas' brand new, state of the art, big ass stadium. The Packers won, bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to small town America and less sales back to Wiz Khalifa. I wonder if Jerry Jones was faking all of those smiles? Enough of the sports talk. This feature is the return of the long lost "Week In Music Licensing" post.

The real winner tonight - Detroit. A town that has been down on its luck, due for something inspiring to happen. Well here you go. Laura R. Charron tweeted that "#Detroit area agrees that #Chrysler200 had THE BEST commercial." Decide for yourself:

Chrysler commercial feat. Eminem and "Lose Yourself"

"Super Bowl XLV. The Year of Eminem," wrote rvillacarillo.

Eminem was the honorable mention winner - scoring not one but two commercials. He lent his real life appearance to the Chrysler commercial (plus a re-record of his song "Lose Yourself") and went claymation in a new Lipton Brisk commercial. As Questlove wrote, "cotdamn! Marsh! 2 commercials?!?! #chiching!!!!"

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion stepped in to cover Leadbelly's "Black Betty" (made more famous by Ram Jam in the 70s) for a new Volkswagen Beetle spot. The graphics were pretty incredible and reminded me of this. As of now, the full version of the song that JS recorded especially for the commercial has yet to be given the green light for release. Watch it here:

Volkswagen Beetle 2011 Super Bowl XLV television commercial

Who would have thought '90s sax-man Kenny G would score an Audi super bowl spot. Yeah, it happened. See the funny spot here and the behind the scenes here (I prefer the latter).

Budweiser went all Almost Famous on us and played up to the memorable "Tiny Dancer" scene in its yearly clydesdale commercial. See it here.

Did you catch a Jimi Hendrix nod in the historically inspired Chevy Volt commercial? It was like 2 seconds of "Foxy Lady" at Woodstock. Don't worry, he still got P-A-I-D, despite the shortness of its playtime. Did like the spot though. Here it is:

I'm sure there were some raised eyebrows to go along with the many LOLs after seeing the Teleflora spot featuring an on-screen appearance by Faith Hill. The guy's message makes it worth watching. See it here.

Ozzy, say it ain't so? You and the Biebs? Trrrrrrbl. The Osbourne's (Sharon and Ozzy) teamed up with Justin Bieber for a really weird Best Buy commercial. Kill the darkness inside your soul by watching it here:

B-B-B-B-B-Bowie and BMW together might not change much as a team, but they make for a good sounding commercial. See and hear "Changes" here:.

Really like the track in the new Honda commercial. It features Mr. Little Jeans "Rescue Song (RAC Remix) and can be seen here:

Us NY'rs got to hear the Jay-Z / Alicia Keys collaboration a couple times. It was in a tri-state area Ford commercial.

Kanye West didn't have to commandeer the airwaves as he was given a trailer to the new movie Limitless. "Power" synchs up well to the spot, seen here:

Carmax goes both modern and vintage with their spot, featuring the Chordettes' "Lonely Lips". Check it out here.

"Don't expect the NFL to be cutting edge. That's not their job. They don't even want excitement. Did you see that penalty for excessive celebration?" and Bob Lefsetz speaking his mind on tonight's halftime show featuring the Black Eyed Peas. Their "show" was so un-incredible, it was uncredible. Slash showed up to help butcher "Sweet Child O Mine" and Usher danced and sang some song I didn't care about ("OMG"). I can't wait for that band to go away.

Last but not least - one of the biggest music-related stories of the evening, Christina Aguilera messing up the words to the National Anthem:

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Comments (31)

Black Eyed Puss

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 12:58 AM

We are a people so caught up with miniscule details. Who cares if she messed up the words to some song? She looked maaaaaaaaad fuckable.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 1:05 AM

id drench her face too. huge tits...dont care that theyre fake. wish she showed them off more.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:04 AM

Hey, Ozzy!

Remember when you were THE goddamn metal king??? Early 80s, such as that???


No?!?!


Neither do I.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:20 AM

You think Ozzie remembers much of ANYTHING? His wife just shuffles him out there whenever there's a paycheck to be made and he does his "I'm nearly braindead" act (that really isn't an act) and they buy another house. It's a pretty solid formula at this point.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:54 AM

detroit is "down on its luck" due to a huge concentration of low lives

Posted by me | February 7, 2011 5:50 AM

Always nice to see the JSBX get exposure.

Always a drag to find out that M&M still exists.

Jimi died again Sunday.

Ozzy may be the Prince of Darkness, but Sharon controls the real powers of evil.

Kenny G > Kanye "Fish Sticks" West.

Xtina"Ululate" Aguilera: what did you expect from this dumb-as-a-post Mousekewhore?

Did Froggie, will.i.are, and the Black Eyed Beans do a tribute to mediocrity?

Slush needs a hobby.

Did Usher's mom give him permission to leave the house?

American royalty in attendance: Asston Coocher and Dummy More.

Good to see war-criminal-of-note George "W.hat Me Worry?" Bush and his lap dog Condi enjoying themselves in über-douche Jerry Jones' suite after laying waste to the world.

The Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex is the asshole of the nation.

America's obsession with the Supple Bowel and its commercials = The Texas Board of Education.

Posted by rdf | February 7, 2011 6:26 AM

"Black Betty" is a Leadbelly song. Ram Jam did a cover.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 8:35 AM

Black Eyed Peas seriously suck, how do a bunch of no-talents like this get big? And why was that guy wearing a plastic dome on his head, he looked like a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 9:02 AM

""Black Betty" is a Leadbelly song. Ram Jam did a cover."

I can't believe someone messed this up either. Seriously?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 9:03 AM

Commercials RULE!!!! Corporations are awesome too! Love this country! woo hoo!!! GO USA!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 9:51 AM

I love capitalism!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 10:15 AM

I would titty-f-ck xtina and be done with it before a 30 second commercial could finish.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 10:50 AM

You didn't mention the Chevrolet super-spectacle commercial with the kids from Glee doing the Chevy theme. It was better than the halftime show.

Posted by Jim Testa | February 7, 2011 10:53 AM

Black Betty a Ram Jam song? WTF?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 10:55 AM

like anyone knows the leadbelly version. the ram jam version is all you ever hear. get over yourselves

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 11:09 AM

I guess I'm in the minority.

I was interested in who wins the Super Bowl and the score. I wasn't interested in the commercials in the slightest (haven't been for as long as I remember) and did not see a single one.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 12:06 PM

Puppy Bowl!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 12:48 PM

1:05, 2:04 & 10:50 are never going to get laid. Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 2:07 PM

ozzy and sharon can go suck it. how does it feel to play to empty arenas? you screwed just about everyone over. now, screw you

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:40 PM

all the money they made will never buy back their souls

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:41 PM

someone stick a firm cock in her mouth and let her gag out the lyrics while tears run down her face

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 3:51 PM

Detroit still exists?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2011 5:04 PM

Congrats to the packers

Posted by California Repossession Attorney | February 8, 2011 12:55 PM

all the money they made will never buy back their souls

Posted by baymak kombi servisi | February 10, 2011 10:49 AM

What were the team entrance songs when they came out of their respective tunnels at the beginning of the game ?

Posted by lance | February 10, 2011 3:15 PM

ok - I have noted the name of the spa - was not planning on returning to Barbados anytime soon (too many places I need to travel to)

Posted by grater | February 23, 2011 1:39 AM

bastante comerciais.

Posted by campanha publicitária | August 7, 2011 1:45 PM

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