Levi’s Commercial Song August 2015: 501 CT ‘The Next Original’ ad music details.
The song used in the current ‘Beautiful Morning’ Levi’s® Men’s 501© CT TV commercial and YouTube video is called ‘You Rascal You’ and it’s sung by Californian musician Hanni El Khatib. The track was originally written way back in 1931 by Sam Theard and has previously been recorded by such artists as Louis Armstrong and Clarence Willams.
Lasting 2 minutes and 22 seconds, the single comes from the singer-songwriters 2011 album ‘Will the Guns Come Out’. You can check out the tracks full official music video at the bottom of this page.
The Levi’s advert (above) was uploaded to the companies official YouTube channel on the 6th of August, 2015 and features the lyrics: ‘I’ll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you. I trust you in my home, you rascal, you. When you dead in your grave, No more women will you crave. I’ll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you.’
Over the years jeans brand Levi’s have built a tradition of pairing their TV ads with distinctive and iconic soundtracks. Some of the most memorable songs include: Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, T-Rex’s ’20th Century Boy’, The Clash’s ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ and ‘Stand By Me’ by Ben E. King.
There have in fact been so many classic Levi’s commercials over the years that a special compilation album was released featuring some of the best tracks.