Loving Strange Ads

On October 12, 2011, in Commercials, by Magnolia Guitar

There is a highly stylized TV ad for the Gucci Guilty Intense perfume that has a song that I remember fondly from my young-adulthood. You can watch the short 30 second ad here.

The video, directed by Frank Miller (300, Sin City), contains the song “Strangelove” originally by 80s cult icons Depeche Mode.

“Strangelove” by Depeche Mode

A quick look on the interwebs would show that the song could be a version by Friendly Fires or by Bat for Lashes.

“Strangelove” by Friendly Fires

“Strangelove” by Bat for Lashes

The truth is that the version of the song in the Gucci ad is a mix of both! And you can download both versions of the song for free as well as the “Intense” mix that appears in the commercial by visiting Gucci’s YouTube channel.

You can also view several different versions of the ad, including the Director’s Cut and behind the scenes footage. Impressive amount of effort, but I guess it worked since I stopped what I was doing and sought it out!

If there’s a song in a commercial that you can’t quite figure out, please let me know!