I used to be really, really, really against using music that I liked in commercials and on television shows. I don’t know why, really. I once heard an Iron & Wine song I really liked in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy before I liked Grey’s Anatomy and it made me arbitrarily irate. Again, for reasons unknown.
But you know what? If commercials and programs didn’t do this, there’d be a whole lot of music I’d probably never hear, i.e. Mr. Sean Hayes (no, not that Sean Hayes, I was briefly confused too), as featured in an ad for Subaru. Take a listen to the whole thing:
“Powerful Stuff” / Sean Hayes (2010)