2015 Oscars Commercial – Illusion With Neil Patrick Harris – What’s the Song? [VIDEO]
With the Oscars right around the corner (Feb. 22, to be exact) it only makes sense for the ads to start pouring in. In one of the latest commercials for the Academy Awards, we see the show's soon-to-be-host, Neil Patrick Harris, on a ladder, hand-polishing a giant version of the famous award statue. There's an upbeat song in the background that seems to be piano-driven at first. It's super poppy and fun, with a chorus of "Na na na" in the background. So, what's the song?
The song is "Never Been In Love" by Cobra Starship feat. Icona Pop. Gabe Saporta formed Cobra Starship after his previous band, Midtown, disbanded in 2005. (They later reformed in 2014.) The band saw a huge shift in sound from Gabe's previous effort, leaning more toward dance-pop and electronica. Cobra Starship's first single 'Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)' had a music video attached that was played at the end of the Samuel L. Jackson movie, 'Snakes on a Plane.' The band -- which recently underwent a lineup change -- has since released four albums and is reportedly working on completing its fifth.
Icona Pop are a Swedish synth-pop duo who rose to fame after the huge success of their single 'I Love It' -- which featured Charli XCX. You can check out the Oscars commercial above!