I have to give the marketing guys at Nike credit for putting great music beds under their television commercials.
Back in the summer, they used “List of Demands” by Saul Williams for an ad featuring Ladanian Tomlinson. I couldn’t hear it enough.
Now they’re running a pretty stylish black-and-white ad featuring LeBron James. I like the music bed for that one too.
It’s Candy Man by Cornershop – the group that had the poppy “Brimful of Asha” tune a few years ago.
Here’s the full Candy Man tune.
And if you’re suddenly thinking of the original “Candy Man” here’s Sammy Davis, Jr. baby below for you.
As for the other versions of Candy Man, we’ll get to Christina Aguilera and the chocolatier from the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on another day.