Volkswagen Passat Commercial 2012- Reclaim Your Garage

Artist: Little Joy
Song in Commercial: The Next Time Around

The Next Time Around - Little Joy

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Volkswagen Passat Commercial Description

2012 tv commercial for the Volkswagen Passat car shows a man cleaning out his garage to make room for his Passat. It starts out and we see a yard full of junk in front of his house. He is putting a penguin statue down as we see various other junk in his hard like Santa statues, pirate statues, weight lifting equipment and a christmas tree. He then gets in his Volkswagen Passat car and pulls it into an empty garage. The music playing sounds like a ukelele playing.

Voiceover Says

It’s time to reclaim your garage. The all new Passat. 2012 Motor Trend car of the year.

Commercial Song Lyrics

Little Joy Album Cover - Volkswagen Passat CommercialOne to many goals
The measure of your worth
Can sink your weight in gold

More About Artist & Song In Commercial

Little Joy could be classified as a supergroup. They were formed in 2007 and the members include Rodrigo Aramante from the band Los Hermanos and Fabrizio Moretti, the drummer from The Strokes. The band also features multi-instrumentalist, and chief adorability expert Bikini Shapiro (watch the video below, you will want to take her on a picnic while wearing a sport coat). Their album is very good. In fact, it was given four stars by Rolling Stone, and writer Nick Hornby voted it his favorite album of 2008. Right now, it’s on my Rdio playlist, because my thoughts on this song are that it’s hard not to be in a good mood while listening to it.

Below is a video for the video for the song “Next Time Around”. The look is authentic, as it was shot on a vintage Bolex 16mm camera. It sort of reminds me to the opening sequence to The Wonder Years, except they’re on a Hawaiian vacation, and they’re a sweet band.

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One Response to “Volkswagen Passat Commercial 2012- Reclaim Your Garage”

  1. Eva
    January 29, 2012 at 1:06 am #

    Thank you!!!! I loved this song (and the few lines in the commercial would get stuck in my head ALL day)!
    One thing to point out, you might say they were instead on a Brazilian vacation, as this was shot in Rio at Corcovado (the mountain aptly named “Hunchback” mountain) atop which stands the giant, open-armed Jesus statue. Also, the lines sung by the cute Bikini Shapiro, and the few after that, are in Portuguese 😀
    Just sayin’… 😉

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