Apple has come a long way over the years. The company, co-founded by the late Steve Jobs, has become one of the biggest companies in the world - almost everyone and their mothers own some sort of Apple device. But I'm not here to sing Apple's praises for their devices and whatnot, I'm here to sing their praises for the amount of music we have now come to love thanks to their ads that feature tons of amazing songs.
Okay, maybe "sing their praises" is a bit too dramatic, but you have to give them credit for helping us discover some amazing tracks and artists over the years. Despite what's going on in the ad - from dancing cartoons to dancing FKA Twigs - the song selection has always been on point. But don't take my word for it, take a walk down memory lane with us as we have selected Apple's finest commercial moments. There are a lot.
Let's start off with some of the very first Apple iPod commercials. You might have forgotten about them since they first aired years ago, early 2000's to be exact. The very colorful commercials featured the silhouette of someone dancing along to a song while holding on to the iPod. It quickly became the staple of the Apple iPod as anyone could recognize the commercials at first glance - basically iconic. If you really think about it, it makes sense for them to have great music to go along with their commercials for a product that allowed you to take hundreds of thousands of songs with you anywhere. Some of the following videos have songs featured by Daft Punk, Gorillaz, N.E.R.D and one of Apple's favorite bands, U2.
1. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet
2. "Walkie Talkie Man" by Steriogram
3. "Jerk It Out" by Caesars
At this point, Apple stepped up their commercial game while sticking to the consistent theme. Of course, the music selection only got better as well, as they featured bangers by The Ting Tings, The Fratellis, and Gorillaz once again.
14. "Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex" by CSS
15. "White Room" by Cream
18. "Short Skirt / Long Jacket" by Cake
21. "Supremacy" by Muse
22. "D.Y.T. (Do Your Thing)" by NVDES & REMMI
23. "This Strange Effect" by The Shacks
29. "Down" by Marian Hill
30. "Til It's Over" by Anderson .Paak