Commercial Breaks & Beats
WEBSITE (2002-2008)

Let's take a trip back to The Noughties. A world before Shazaming and smart devices became ubiquitous, where websites were the same size in pixels as an icon is now. A time when big advertising budgets were yet to be eroded by social re-targeting, influencers and in-house brand agencies. In a small corner of the internet somewhere in South-East London, there was a database growing of an unlikely but popular internet curiosity — songs from TV adverts.

Running for six years, and growing to a size of over 2,500 entries, Commercial Breaks and Beats was one of the first music communities on the internet, and the supporting messageboard was home to hundreds of avid musos, contributors and advertising professionals. The original .ASP files were found on an dusty old hard drive and it has been lovingly restored, like a vintage car, in PHP in a celebration of pointless nostalgia.


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Welcome...

Welcome to the Internet's definitive directory of UK advert soundtracks. We currently have 2525 ads in the database, and counting...

To find the song, artist or company you are looking for, use the quicksearch (above right), or the menu to (left) to browse the full database. If you come unstuck, check out the (fantastic) messageboard.

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Search first! The Board contains just as much information as our database. If you can't find what you are looking for, search there and you may well find what you are after! Good luck…

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Question time…
If you were to have sister sites to this site, what would they be? As the editor, I have some cracking ideas that have been fleshed out over many a pub drink. I'd like to put it forward to you that if there were a range of CBABs, what areas would you cover?
Movie songs are a given… Go on, let us know - it has to be rarely found on the internet. A stamped addressed e-mail to the usual place please!

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Now - I'm confused. Which ones eat the Yorkies? Does the Caramac Rabbit get caught in the headlights? Do Smarties have the answer? Will the man from Milk Tray throw himself in the path of the Ambassador who won't stop spoiling us? Bah, who cares?
It's Queen!!  Buy Online.

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Company   Artist and Song Title Buy Online
Volvo C30 Design Creates Debate   Baikonour - Hoku To Shin Ken   
Amazon
Robinsons Fruit Shoot: H2O   Architecture in Helsinki - Fingers Crossed   
Amazon
Nissan Qashqai   Verdi, Guiseppe - Sempre Libera   
Amazon
John Lewis Branding   Lata Mangeshkar - Wada Na Tod   
Amazon
VO5 Military Styling   Santogold vs. Switch & FreQ Nasty - Creator   
Amazon
O2 Bluebook   A Cuckoo - The Girl From My Dreams   
Amazon
Lexus Branding   Isaac Albeniz - Asturias (Leyenda)   
Amazon
Lucozade Sports   Scratch Perverts, The - Stand By   
Amazon
DFS Easter   Puccini, Giacomo - Oh mio bambino caro   
Amazon
Estee Lauder Pleasures   Explosions In The Sky - The Only Moment We Were Alone   
Amazon
 
And What You Had To Say About Us...

"I have been searching for ages for a site that tells you the names of music from adverts. I found your site the other day on google… I have found so much stuff from your site and I think your site RULES!!"
Ollie Wheatley, 2003

 
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