I never thought I’d see the day a song by the “mostly fictional” band Spinal Tap (Gimme Some Money, their first single from “1965”) is used in a commercial for a completely non-fictional product. That day was today. I haven’t found a video online yet of this American Express commercial, but look out for this one on television. It’s a funny song, and a completely random sighting.
Spinal Tap seems to have gone commercial lately, with the guitarist “Nigel Tufnel” appearing in a Volkswagen ad: “This amplifier has airbags!”
Update: Thanks to a commenter, now you can see the commercial online, courtesy of YouTube.
Updated June 23, 2016 and originally published December 11, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.