What is the song from the new Verizon Motorola Droid Does commercial?


As part of Verizon’s new Motorola Droid Does marketing campaign, they’re using one of the tactics perfected by Apple, the company they are trying to remove from the smart phone throne. That tactic is the use of an addictive – but not cheesy! – pop song with just enough edge to still seem hip. It’s a phenomenon that’s not just restricted to Apple. Other “hip” companies like VW have been tracking down obscure quality pop songs for close to a decade, launching hit songs like Landon Pigg’s “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” and “Bruises” by Chairlift and even catapulting the much-deserving Nick Drake into posthumous super-stardom when his song “Pink Moon” was used by Volkswagen. (Don’t recognize the song titles? Click on the links, I guarantee you’ll know the songs!) Even the cotton industry is getting in on it! I’d plop down 99 cents for Zooey Deschanel’s version of, “The touch, the feel of cotton – the fabric of our lives…” The end result for Tivo-less folks like myself has been quite pleasant!

I digress.

The Droid commercial features a song with a similar sound to “Bruises” and has the lyrics:

Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
It’s magic
Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
It’s magic
Look at the sun
way up there in the sky
shining forever

I’ve spent the last hour or so trying to track down the band or the song without ANY luck at all. My guess is that it was recorded specifically for the ad campaign. If anyone knows anything else, please let us know! The interweb needs you!

Mozella Belle IsleUPDATE!! The interweb needed you and you came through! The song is “Magic (Oh Oh Oh)” by MoZella! It is on the album Belle Isle, which will be released October 20 – you can pre-order the album or the single from amazon now! (MoZella already has a couple albums out – check those out HERE)

And there’s a video – so you can listen to the entire song!

Here’s the Droid Does commercial:

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  • Jen

    The singer is MoZella, song is Magic(oh,oh,oh) off her latest album “Belle Isle”

  • Mike

    I have been wondering the same thing today. Who is this song from? No chance it was recorded for the commercial though. The song gets cut right in the middle of a lyric line by that static. It’s a catchy tune though.

  • Kim

    MoZella – “Magic” … will be available on iTunes Tuesday October 20th when her EP “Belle Isle” is released.

  • george

    Identified by MusicalCafe on youtube as Magic by MoZella .

  • http://silent3.blogspot.com Silent3

    The song is credited to MoZella.

    go to the droiddoes website; see the video for the song.

  • c bev

    mozella – magic

  • Jon

    Thanks for the link y’all !! Best Song in a long time, just bought it at Amazon.

  • mc pee pants

    i love that song i am slightly retarded and cant hear to well but wen i heard this song i made a bowl movement in my pants and googled the song so yeah thanks for finding the name out much thanks

  • Seth

    Thank you Interwebs! It’s been driving me nuts for the last few days trying to figure out who this is. Stupid catchy Pop songs…the last one was “Together” by Rabbit from the Honda commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6qfl0LySvs

    • admin

      Hi Seth, Thanks for the comment.
      Did you know that the “Rabbits” song is actually a take on the White Stripes’s song “We’re Gonna be Friends”
      You can listen to it here:

      It seems that’s another really big commercial ploy these days, taking a catchy and popular song and “reworking it” for the commercial. The first time I saw this happen was when the Atlantis resorts took the Moldy Peaches song from Juno “Anyone Else But You,” changed the words and put it on a commercial.

      Here’s the Moldy Peaches version:

      And now Atlantis resorts rework:

  • Kenny

    The song for the Droid thing is Humanoid by tokio hotel