This New Sprint Ad Sounds Just Like The White Stripes Song “Seven Nation Army” (Sprint vs. The White Stripes)


Sprint’s new “Cut Your Bill in Half” promotion features a number of ads showing customers physically chopping their bills in half. One of them features a track that sounds a LOT like The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army”. Check out the ad:


This time I made sure to save down an MP3 of the ad since the last time I posted a Sprint ad they pulled it down (see Sprint vs. The Cure):

Sprint - "Cut Your Bill in Half Ad" (2015)
The White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army" (2003)


Check out these other White Stripes appearances on this site!

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This New Apple Ad Looks Like an OK GO Video

OK, OK.. this isn’t for the music. I’m breaking my rules on the site for the first time. But just wanted to share this video lookalike. Apple’s new “Perspective” ad is a great play on an awesome visual perspective technique. It appears that it’s all one continuous take as well. But wait, didn’t OK GO just make something just like this?? I’m guessing the folks planning the Apple ad were pissed when OK GO’s music video came out. They were probably in the middle of shooting or planning theirs. Maybe they even delayed the release of it because of OK GO.

Apple – “Perspective”
Published on Sep 9, 2014

OK GO “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Published on Jun 17, 2014

I recently wrote up OK GO on the site for this song which sounds A LOT like New Order’s “Tempation”.
 “OK Go vs. New Order (And Damian Kulash is in that “First Kiss” video)”


UPDATE: Lawrence (check out his music) sent a Business Week this link to me regarding this. It looks like OK GO actually pitched their concept to Apple who then turned them down. Wow.

Apple’s ways of seeing things isn’t different enough, says Andy Gershon, manager of the band OK Go.
It’s entirely plausible that someone would be inspired to make a similar video. But that’s not what happened, Gershon says. He says the band met with Apple in April to pitch that visual concept as a potential video collaboration. Apple declined, so the band made its own video. Apple then hired 1stAveMachine, the production company behind OK Go’s video, to make a video for its iPhone launch event; it also used the same director. Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. “The videos speak for themselves and you can draw your own conclusions,” says Gershon.

Gershon says OK Go is exploring its legal options, but it may not have many. Taking someone’s idea and adapting it for your own purposes in this manner is generally not a violation of copyright law, says Mark Lemley, a professor at Stanford Law School. There is some precedent in state courts for so-called idea submission cases, where someone who has pitched an idea in private has sought relief when that idea is used without their involvement. But Lemley says it’s not clear whether OK Go would prevail in this instance, especially in the absence of a non-disclosure agreement between the two sides. “You could imagine circumstances where there’s a legal claim here, although I think it’s unlikely to succeed,” he says. “That said, from a PR perspective, I’d say it wasn’t a smart move by Apple.”
–   “OK Go: Apple Ripped Off Our Video”,

Sprint vs. The Cure

Sprint vs. The Cure

Thanks to a comment by Tin Ears

I’m not sure how this one slipped by. It looks like there was a Sprint ad from a few months ago created by Figliulo&Partners that stirred up a bit of controversy for its sound-alike Cure track. The background music to this sounds very similar to “Lullaby”  (1989). Check out sample below and then watch/listen to the ad.

The Cure - "Lullaby" (1989)

9/10/2014 Update:  It looks like this Sprint Ad was pulled from YouTube. But I did find this one: 

Check out more Advertisement soundalikes on the site including Pharrell Williams “Happy” vs. Diet Coke