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The best songs in commercials -- Ben Lee, Goldfrapp, and others have us sold

The best songs in commercials

1. Nothing says seamless, stitchless bra like the BLACK KEYS' sexy blues-rocker ''The Desperate Man'' — at least when Heidi Klum is flaunting the ''Body'' for Victoria's Secret.

2. BEN LEE's sugary pop tune ''Catch My Disease'' is the soundtrack to a Dell computer ad, set in a fantastical factory filled with purple gorillas and tweedy professors.

3. If you can afford a Jaguar XK, you too can pick up monied-looking women—and then drive around to DIAMOND NIGHTS' fittingly titled (and Billy Idol-ish) ''The Girl's Attractive.''

4. Apparently, GOLDFRAPP means ''I can sell anything.'' The duo's ''Strict Machine'' pulses in Nip/Tuck promos and Verizon/LG's ''Chocolate'' cell-phone ads.

Originally posted Aug 25, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints

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