Get A Taste of Sweet Summer Jams

The most Shazam’d songs of the week: August 14 – August 20

Each week, Clio highlights the top ten Shazam’d songs from commercials, showcasing the power of pairing the right tune with the right ad.

Smooth summer jams have taken over this week’s Shazam chart, featuring everything from groovy 1970s tracks to new wave folk music. Get a taste of every decade with these throwback beats.


1) Volkswagen “The New King”

Agency: DDB

Track: “Livin’ Thing” by Electric Light Orchestra

There’s a new king of the Shazam charts this week. Electric Light Orchestra’s smooth 1970s jam, “Livin’ Thing” is the perfect driving song, ideal for this statement Volkswagen commercial featuring a giant gorilla balloon flying through NYC. Shazamers are digging the old school tune, making it this week’s number 1 most Shazamed song.

The all-new Volkswagen Tiguan “The New King” Commercial (60 seconds)


2) Pepsi “Refreshing”


Track: “Stay” by Zedd & Alessia Cara

What else can we say? This one’s here to stay.



3) Macy’s “Skate Mall”

Agency: JWT

Track: “Love$ick” by Mura Masa

Mura Musa’s “Love$ick” is hitting all the right notes among Shazam users as Macy’s “Skate Mall” inches toward the top spot. Drawing from a vintage ‘skate song’ feel, this track is the perfect fit for this piece.

Skate Mall - Macy's TV Commercial, Song by Mura Masa


4) Jeep “Summer Anthem”

Agency: DDB Chicago

Track: “On The Way” by Marc Scibilia

Summer may be coming to an end, but Jeep’s “Summer Anthem” is still catching waves from Shazamers with Marc Scibilia’s “On The Way.”

On The Way Ft. Marc Scibilia | Summer of Jeep®


5) Oreo “Hypnotize”

Agency: The Martin Agency

Track: “Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” bumps through wonderfilled speakers in this Oreo Thins spot, and people are loving the throwback.

OREO Thins Hypnotize :15


6) Vitaminwater “Drink Outside the Lines”

Agency: Ogilvy

Track: “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man

After climbing to the top spot last week, Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” drops to number 6 this week. The hit song is still racking up Shazams, but it will need a lot more to make back on top.

vitaminwater | #drinkoutsidethelines | aaron paul tv commercial :45


7) Showtime PPV “Mayweather vs. McGregor”

Agency: In House

Track: “King Is Born” by Aloe Blacc

As excitement around the epic Mayweather vs. McGregor fight builds, Aloe Blacc’s knockout song “King Is Born” makes its debut on this week’s Shazam list. The track accompanies the tagline “Two Kings Collide. One Will Reign.” in this spot for the highly anticipated boxing match.

Mayweather vs. McGregor | Sat., Aug. 26 on SHOWTIME PPV


8) SNHU “Break the Cycle”

Agency: In House

Track: “For You” by Twin Bandit

Twin Bandit’s “For You” ties in nicely with this inspiring spot about a dad changing his life by investing in his education. The soft melody melds with the father-son story, making the track more appealing to Shazam users.

Break the Cycle: Change Your Life with an Online Degree :15


9) Walmart “Speedster”

Agency: The Martin Agency

Track: “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler

Walmart employees become heroes in this fun spot from The Martin Agency, and what better track than Bonnie Taylor’s “Holding Out For A Hero” to accompany it?

No time to wait in checkout lines? Walmart Associates to the rescue | Walmart


10) Kmart “Cannonball”

Agency: Draft FCB

Track: “Din Daa Daa (Original Version 1983)” by George Kranz

George Kranz’s “Din Daa Daa” taps into the fun of summer in Kmart’s “Cannonball.” The upbeat remix will have you Shazaming for more.

Kmart - Cannonball