Note from Val:
Today is Super Bowl Sunday.
I have two playlists for your pre-game warm up. *One for girls. *One for boys. Why two?
You know why. I'm going to be brutally honest and get this elephant out of the room. Fact is, girls and guys transform differently on this day. It's just my observation (but I have 4 sons and a husband and all their friends over for this) and it's pretty clear that on Super Bowl Sunday the guys own the room, the house, the day. Girls are the guests. But there's one field where we all can play: the commercials.
Here's one to show what I mean. Note: in the end they live happily ever after.
Val Haller Founder/Owner Valslist.com
"A Dream Car. For Real Life." Kia Optima car commercial 2012.
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* Quick reminder about our playlists:
To listen to a playlist simply click on the title or "listen in iTunes" and we take you to iTunes.
To hear a song, just click on the song number to listen. To buy a song, click "buy".
- Turn It On Again by Genesis 1980
- Grace by Jeff Buckley
- Train Kept A-Rollin' by Aerosmith 1974
- Broken Jaw by Foster the People
- Hang On to Your Life by The Guess Who 1970
- Sweet Side by Lucinda Williams
- Slip Kid by The Who 1976
- Howling Through by O'Death
- Run Like Hell by Pink Floyd 1979
- Promises, Promises by Incubus
- High Time We Went by Joe Cocker 1972
- Tie Dye March by Zach Heckendorf
- Ramblin' Gamblin' Man by Bob Seger 1969
- It Ain't the Wind, It's the Rain by Mary Gauthier
- Smokin' by Boston 1976
- Cheers (Drink to That) by Rihanna
- Smoke and Mirrors by Gotye
- Respect by Melanie Amaro
- Wild Ones (feat. Sia) by Flo Rida
- Showdown by ELO
- Every Which Way by Musikanto
- Winds of Change by Fitz & the Tantrums
- This Is What Makes Us Girls by Lana Del Rey
- Wolf by First Aid Kit
- Unlock That Honky Tonk by Kellie Pickler
- LittleTalks by Of Monsters and Men
- Tonight Is the Night by Outasight
- It's Beyond Me by Vetiver
- Hung Up by Madonna
- Love After War by Robin Thicke
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Oh, and one more thing.
If the thrill of the game isn't enough, here's a recipe for a heart attack.
Mikes' Chip Dip
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Want a sneak peek of a few more ads?
Note how the music spins 'em.
Only in America can you win on X-Factor and be in a Super Bowl ad with Elton the next week.
Singer Melanie Amaro's story.
This song choice is pretty hilarious.
But even better, the product he's holding in his hand at the end of the clip.
Apocalypse - Chevy
Sorry guys. This one's for girls only.
Note the vintage soundtrack (yeah right) "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by The Animals 1965