The 10 Best Songs-in-a-Commercial Shown During the World Cup

Once upon a time, licensing your song for something as crass as a TV commercial was seen as the height of selling out.  No longer.  Getting your music played in a spot is part of almost any artist’s business model.  And when it comes to big events like the World Cup, advertisers know that pairing the right song with their product/service is crucial.

Billboard has compiled this list of the best uses of music in commercials in this year’s tournament.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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