…my favorite chords from some random TV commercials.
The iv in this song might be my favorite chord I’ve ever heard in a commercial…
Tori Kelly – Nationwide Commercial
[E] You got a side [A]that wants more space [G#m7] 'Cause every day [A]starts like a race [E]You got a side [A]that loves that style But to [G#m7]fit in those shoes [A]gonna take a while [E] Today life's got you running [Am7] Tomorrow big things are coming [Asus2]That's why [E]Nationwide is [A]on your [E]side
Go ahead, listen, then come back. Did you notice that I left out the second-best chord in the song? The first five times I listened, I missed it, but the last line is really…
[Asus2]That's why [E]Nationwide is [A]on [Am]your [E]side
That’s two iv’s in a short commercial!
In the “best chords in a commercial” world championships, this edges out the two VI’s in the Wingman commercial:
[Dsus2] This chick's rockin' your bro' on the dance floor... [Dsus2]But she's towing an [G]anchor [Dsus2]A junior inv[G]estment banker [Bm]Who's talkin' 'bout her[A]self and not much [F#7]more, oh [G] So buy her a beer,[D] it's the reason you're [A]here, mighty wingman [Bm] You're takin' one[D] for the [A]team So your [Bm]buddy can [A]live the [G]dream [F#7] Wingman [G] [D]
In other news, commercials apparently still exist.
And in other other news, this Tori Kelly Nationwide commercial is different than the Tori Kelly Nationwide commercial I raved about up above:
Tori Kelly – Other Nationwide Commercial
[Emaj7] One day [Amaj7]your little guy's be[Emaj7]hind the [Amaj7]wheel [Emaj7] It's ok[Amaj7]ay, your mom side will [Emaj7]find a way to [B6]deal [Emaj7] You [Amaj7]built this business up [Emaj7]from the [Amaj7]ground [Emaj7] Soon [Amaj7]your retired side will [Emaj7]pass it on [F#]down [C#m7] Every [Amaj7]day brings something new [C#m7] So much to look [Amaj7]forward to [E]Nationwide is [A]on your [E]side
…and it has a pretty great II (“soon your retired side will pass it on dow-ow-own“), though I like the other one better.
I really want to hear an Am there on “look forward to”, but even though I try to hear iv’s everywhere, I can’t make it happen here. Dear Tori Kelly: please make that a iv.