This Is Why Zedd & Alessia Cara Were Everywhere Last Week

Clios presents the most Shazam’d songs of the week, May 28th – June 4th

I think we can all agree that Pepsi needed the win.

The beverage company has had a rough go of it lately, thanks to the Kendell Jenner commercial mocked ‘round the world. But their latest offering seems to be hitting the…give us this one…right notes with a song that has garnered over 20,000 hits on Shazam in a week.

To see what else has been sparking Shazam-fueled curiosity this week, see below and adjust your playlists accordingly. 

1) Pepsi “Refreshing”

Agency: TBWA/BBDO

Track: “Stay” by Zedd and Alessia Cara

It’s been a good start to the summer for the duo of German/Russian producer Zedd and Canadian singer Cara – their collaboration “Stay” was certified platinum on May 26th,and it inclusion in this Pepsi spot is garnering it even more ears via Shazam.

 

2) Apple iPhone 7 Plus “Barbers”

Agency: Apple

Track: “Fantastic Man” by William Onyeabor

This track was #3 last week, and is making moves up the list. It’s a great, bouncy summer song and the accompanying ad is both stylish and effective—tell us you don’t want an iPhone 7 after watching it. 

iPhone 7 Plus — Barbers — Apple

3) Coca-Cola “Share a Coke At The Beach”

Agency: Wieden + Kennedy

Track: “Classic” by The Knocks (feat. Powers)

 

“It was the summer time/that summer high/oh what a masterpiece.” See? You don’t always have to overthink these things. 

Share a Coke: Break the Ice | Coca-Cola

4) University of Phoenix “We Can Do IT”

Agency: 180 LA

Track: “Dreams” by Beacon Street Studios

 

An even-dreamier version of The Cranberries’ 1992 hit “Dreams” underscores this ode to the life-changing power of education. It’s not a party track, but it hits the heart strings 100%. 

CGI 3D Animated Spot: "We Can Do It" - by University of Phoenix

5) Samsung Galaxy S8 “Breaking Out”

Agency: Leo Burnett

Track: “African Harvest (Theme)” by Nalin Inc.

Samsung continues to get attention with this thumping track, courtesy of German mixing/producing team Nalin & Kane.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Official TVC: Breaking Out

6) State Farm “Following”

Agency: DDB

Track: “Don’t Let Me Down” by Joy Williams

State Farms’ blatant attempt to remind you that warm weather doesn’t make you immune to feels has moved up from #9 last week. 

Following | Neighborhood of Good | State Farm® Commercial

7) Subaru “Making Memories”

Agency: Carmichael Lynch

Track: “Time Will Tell” by Gregory Alan Isakov

Just in time for Father’s Day (and high school graduation season), comes the perfect song/commercial combination to make every Dad out there a little wistful. 

2017 Subaru Forester | Subaru Commercial | Making Memories

8) Samsung Galaxy S8 “Travel Guide: Netflix”

Agency: 72andSunny

Track: “Soy Yo” by Bomba Estereo

A commercial about getting up and going needed a song that got you up and going. Colombia’s Bombe Estereo handled it nicely. 

Samsung Galaxy S8: The Travel Guide

9) 1800 Tequila “Hands”

Agency: Crispin Porter & Bogusky

Track: “Tap Dance” by Octave Minds (feat. Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment)

The use of this track in the ad perfectly illustrates why something like Shazam exists. You get an intriguing tease of an unusual new sound and you just instantly have to know more. 

"Hands", Just Refined Enough.

10) H&M “The Summer Shop 2017”

Agency: Wednesday

Track: “Summer Wine” by Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood

Last week’s #1 dropped a bit, but hung in there. And it’s not surprising, as both the song and the ad harken back to simpler summer days when all you needed was some sun, barely any clothing, a few friends, and sepia tone. 

H&M The Summer Shop 2017