Drake Gets Distracted While Singing Taylor Swift in New Apple Music Ad

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple tonight has posted a new Apple Music ad that continues its "distractingly good" campaign. The ad stars Drake, an artist who has developed a good relationship with Apple and its music service.

    In the ad, Drake is working out with a friend and listening to music. When his friend leaves, he decides to use Apple Music's curated "Pop Workout" playlist to play Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood." Drake then begins dancing around the gym while lip synching. He eventually goes back to his workout, but he's so distracted having a fun time singing Swift's song that he botches the bench press.

    The ad works as a companion to an ad from February in which Taylor Swift works out to Drake and Future's "Jumpman." Swift, like Drake, is so distracted by Apple Music that she messes up her workout.

    Swift's latest album, "1989", is still exclusive to Apple Music. Drake's "Views" is the first album on the streaming service to be streamed more than 1 billion times. "Views" was also exclusive to Apple Music for a week before expanding to other services. Drake also debuted a 23-minute short film called "Please Forgive Me," which is meant to be a visual companion to the album, exclusively on the service.

    Article Link: Drake Gets Distracted While Singing Taylor Swift in New Apple Music Ad
  2. PortableLover, Nov 20, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2016

    PortableLover macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2012
    When was the last time time apple did a mac ad? (Question answered by my fellow readers!)

    I prefered the taylor ad. Actually laughed. Just cringed at this.
  3. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    Looks like this was the second part of the Taylor Swift ad, as they are both singing each other's songs during a workout. They must have filmed it a while ago because they're using a 6S.
  4. yesjam macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2014
    Good shout
  5. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    3 days ago.
  6. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
  7. Amacfa, Nov 20, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2016

    Amacfa macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    It was entertaining at times, cringy at others.
  8. longofest Editor emeritus


    Jul 10, 2003
    Falls Church, VA
  9. deadlystriker macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2011
  10. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
  11. Pootmatoot macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2014

    The smugness of those ads built the bitter divisions that still exist today.

    They also don't really apply anymore...
  12. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    A new Apple ad, "Tim Cook."

    "So we got so many emojis and I forgot to tell you that I don't have Mac Pros to sell you. We got iPhones and MacBook amateur. If we did, we got soldered macs..and it's pretty weak. It's okay, right?

  13. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
  14. SuKim macrumors newbie


    Jul 21, 2015
    Ironically, this AD just shows it's not that easy to open a favor song in Apple Music, bad UI.
  15. Bubba Satori Suspended

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
    Has to be Eddy Cue's love child.
    No other explanation for his wall to wall exposure on Apple makes any sense.
  16. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    I do too.
    But, if there was Mac vs PC ads today, it the PC wouldn't look as bad as it used to. Actually, it may help sell more PCs than Macs.
  17. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I have never seen an artist get more mileage out of one album. This exclusive 1989 album is starting to feel like it came out in 1989. Even Ryan Adams covered literally every single song on it. I don't want to put her down because people obviously like it, but to me it's not interesting music. And I like pop music. The new Lady Gaga album is great, IMO.

    I think it's kind of funny how Apple bought Beats for helps with music curation and finding good music but they're pushing top 20 stuff. I remember when the iTunes Store first came out, I found a lot of great music through their music samplers, their discovery and free songs of the week, and also through the collaboration playlist they did with W Hotels (that was very early on, maybe like 2003 or 2004). I've listened to Beats One a bit here and there, but it seems again quite boring to me. They used to also have great music in their iPod ads (Feist, etc.). And in the decade before that they used Muse's Sunburn in one of their Mac ads.
  18. M2M macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2009
  19. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2007
    Lost in Space
  20. finchna macrumors regular

    May 30, 2002

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