Steve Jobs: Making Advertising A Bit More Hip

Written by | October 7, 2011 0:11 am | No Comments


What can be added to the deluge of sympathies and praises coming from everywhere after Steve Jobs’ death? Yes, this guy changed the world of technology and entertainment, he certainly revolutionized the music business, and transformed the way we listen to music with iTunes, the iPod, the iPhone and all the rest.

You have probably heard his 2005 speech about life and death that was re-broadcasted about everywhere, an inspiring speech that was revealing how much everything he did in life was motivated by death and how much this college-drop-out-turned-genius had thought about death:

‘No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life.’

I couldn’t agree more, from the biological point of view it is indeed the best invention, from the individual’s point of view, it is of course the worst, since, as Steve Jobs says, no one wants to die. But may be one of the best accomplishments in life is to courageously face one’s own mortality, and Steve Jobs had certainly done this.

In honor of Steve Jobs, here is a list of some of the best songs which have been used in iPod and iPhone commercials:

1. Are You Gonna Be My Girl? by Jet – iPod 3G, 2003/2004
2. 1234 by Feist – iPod Nano, 2007
3. Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz – iPod 4G, 2005
4. Music is my hot sex by CSS – iPod, 2007
5. Shut Up and Let Me Go by The Ting Tings – iPod, 2008
6. What I’m Looking For by Brendan Benson – iPod Touch, 2008
7. Bruises by Chairlift – iPod Nano 4G, 2008
8. Love Train by Wolfmother,  iPod + iTunes
9. Jerk It Out by Caesars – iPod Shuffle 1G, 2005
10. Ride by The Vines, iPod 4G, 2005
11. Lose Yourself by Eminem, 2005
12. Channel Surfing by Feature Cast, iPod 4G
13. You, Me and the Bourgeoisie by The Submarines – iPhone 3G, 2008
14. Viva la Vida by Coldplay – iPod, 2008
15. Flathead by The Fratellis, iPod, 2007
16. Rock Star (Jason Nevins Remix) by N.E.R.D. iPod 3G, 2003
17. Technologic by Daft Punk, iPod 4G, 2005
18. Mi Swing Es Tropical by Quantic and Nickodemus, iPod, 2007
19. Bourgeois Shangri-La by Miss Li, iPod nano, 2009
20. Take California by The Propellerheads, iPod 1G


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