Yes, it had to be done sooner or later. Although a more recent commercial and artist, in my mind, it’s the biggest thing since the iPod dancing commercials. In 2007, Apple released the iPod nano ad, simply consisting of a hand moving a variety of colored nanos playing Feist’s music video for “1234”. This ad boosted Feist’s popularity, causing the single to jump up to #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 list, and Time magazine hailed the tune #2 in The 10 Best Songs of 2007. I know this was the first time I became aware of Feist, but she has been in the music industry for a much longer time. Apple only helped boost her into the realm of universal stardom.
(Leslie) Feist, Canada native, began her career at 15 in a Battle of the Bands competition. Ten years of fabulous connections with the likes of M.I.A and Peaches later, she created Broken Social Scene. While on tour, she worked on her own solo records, and released her third album The Reminder in 2007. Her career highlight, as she says, was appearing with the Muppets on Sesame Street. Hmph. I would think that being a world traveler, and performing in a concert featuring the Ramones would top the list. But I judge, I judge. Here’s the music video. Which you’ve probably seen a million times.