The 10 Best Apple Commercial Songs

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Editor’s Note: With the release of the new Steve Jobs biopic, we thought we would revisit one of our favorite lists, the 10 Best Apple Commercial Songs.

Without any text, logo, or even a direct picture of the actual product in question, almost anyone in the world would be able to tell you what product the above advertisement is for. At the very least, they could tell you which company is behind it. This is a direct result of the genius of Apple marketing. Whether it is a silhouette of someone dancing in front of a bright background, a simple product/hand shot in front of a white background, or a “geek” talking to a “hipster” side-by-side in front of a white background, most every one of Apple’s major marketing campaigns is simple, clean, instantly recognizable, and often imitated/parodied. One thing that is also synonymous with these marketing campaigns is the use of pop music. Apple’s use of pop music in each of its ads is almost poetic. Many artist could even credit Apple for helping launch their careers. Now before the momentous release of the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs led by none other the great Ashton Kutcher (what?), we went ahead and listed our favorite songs used/use of songs in Apple commercials. As a qualifying factor of this list we decided we must first: love the song. Second: the use of song. And third: the song in consideration must be a popular song. No originals allowed! Which is unfortunate for songs/ads like this one that have a cripplingly brilliant effect to them …

Onto the list:
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The 10 Best Black Keys Songs

LxL_TopTenThursdays_02_900x300the black keys, turn blue, best songsEditor’s Note: This was originally published in 2014. With the release of Dan Auerbach’s new side project  the Arcs, we thought we would revisit our 10 favorite Black Keys tracks.
In honor of The Black Keys releasing their newest and bluest album, Turn Blue, we complied a list of our favorite Black Keys songs. All albums, including Turn Blue were considered, but the new bunch of tunes just missed out. The following is what we collectively landed on. As always, give us your arguments:

10. “Stack Shot Billy

A classic western-style standoff in song form. The best of its kind since The Beatles’ “Rocky Racoon”.
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Top Ten Anti-Establishment Songs

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We at LxL don’t like seeing anyone pinned down by “the man”, so we wanted to repost this list in honor of the current events in Ferguson, MO. This list was originally put together during our governments shut down in early 2014, so it may be more relevant for that type of situation rather than what is currently going on, but we find it fitting for both. As always, let us know what we missed out on:
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