Camila Cabello and Sam & Dave Mashup Gets Lincoln Into This Week's Most Shazam'd Ads

"Havana" meets "Hold On, I'm Comin'" in infectious spot

Lincoln brings a dose of 1966 to 2018 in its "Summer Invitation" commercial, featuring a mashup of Sam & Dave's classic "Hold On, I'm Comin'" with Camila Cabello's recent hit "Havana." 

The mix has propelled the Lincoln spot, by agency Hudson Rouge, into this week's list of most Shazam'd ads, coming in at No. 3. 

See the spot here: 

Lincoln Summer Invitation | New Mix

The idea for the unlikely mashup came from Gabe McDonough at MAS (Music and Strategy) in Los Angeles. 

"They had the man and the woman driving toward each other," McDonough tells Showbiz 411. "They already had the girl's song, 'Havana.' But they needed something from the guy's side." 

A fan of classic soul, McDonough settled on the Sam & Dave tune. "I'm just glad the universe was open to us doing it," he says. 

The one other new commercial in this week's top 10 comes from the University of Phoenix, featuring Beacon Street's version of New Radicals' 1998 hit "You Get What You Give." That spot, by 180LA, comes in at No. 7. 

See all of this week's most Shazam'd ads below. 

The 10 Most Shazam'd Ads of the Week: Aug. 20-27

❶ Samsung

Track: "Thunderclouds"
Artist: LSD Feat. Sia, Diplo & Labrinth
Agency: N/A

Samsung Galaxy Note9 | The Super Powerful Note

❷ L'Oréal

Track: "Never Be the Same"
Artist: Camila Cabello
Agency: McCann

New L'Oréal Paris Elvive "Comeback" Commercial with Camila Cabello

❸ Lincoln

Track: "Havana," "Hold On, I'm Comin'"
Artist: Camila Cabello Feat. Young Thug, Sam & Dave
Agency: Hudson Rouge

Lincoln Summer Invitation | New Mix

❹ Nissan

Track: "It's Strange"
Artist: Louis The Child Feat. K.Flay
Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day

Nissan Kicks | Flex Your Tech

❺ Walmart

Track: "Let's Get It Started"
Artist: Black Eyed Peas
Agency: Burrell Communications

Walmart | Let's Get It Started

❻ Peloton

Track: "On to the Next One"
Artist: Jay Z
Agency: N/A

Peloton | On to the Next

❼ University of Phoenix

Track: "You Get What You Give"
Artist: Beacon Street
Agency: 180LA

University of Phoenix | A University Built for Working Adults

❽ Spotify

Track: "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset"
Artist: Luke Bryan
Agency: N/A

Spotify | Hot Country

❾ LG

Track: "Everybody Everybody (Le Freak Mix)"
Artist: Black Box
Agency: N/A

LG G7 ThinQ | Poolside

➓ Jeep

Track: "Connection"
Artist: OneRepublic
Agency: Highdive

2018 Summer of Jeep | Full Line | Sold Out - Connection
Tim Nudd
Tim Nudd was editor in chief of the Clio Awards and editor of Muse by Clio from 2018 to 2023.

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