An Apple Music playlist lists most of the music used in its ads since 2008

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited December 2019
Apple has always loved its music, and its adverts have given a boost to many new artists. You can hear most -- but not all -- on a curated playlist on Apple Music.

Apple's "Heard in Apple Ads" playlist as seen in Apple Music on Mac

On Tuesday, Apple updated its running list of music used by the company in adverts, adding in tracks featured in the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max commercials. The list is on Apple Music and is currently approximately 99 tracks with a total listening time of almost six hours.

The latest update to the list adds songs such as "Flirting with Jane," by Les Gordon, which is used in the new "Wonderful Tools" ad.

"Heard in Apple Ads," is not a complete list of all the music used by Apple. The list, and the number of tracks on it, also varies depending on your region. It solely contains music which is available in your Apple Music subscription -- and even then, it isn't complete.

So for instance, the US version currently features 98 tracks, while the UK one is 99. The difference is that the UK list contains "Ain't I" by Lizzo, as used in Apple's HomePod ads.

Meanwhile, Apple Music has "Jumpman" by Drake & Future, as used on the "Apple Music - Taylor vs Treadmill" ad from 2016, but it's not on this list in any region.

If you have an Apple Music subscription, you can hear the whole playlist there. If you do not, you can also see and preview it online using the new Apple Music site.

The oldest track on the list is "New Soul" by Yael Naim, which was used for the original MacBook Air advert in 2008.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    A good one. I use to listen to it from time to time. I find it really motivating.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Honestly seeing "DJ" anything in the artist field is a pretty good indication that it's going to be a bunch of samples strung together with beat, and I'm so bored of that genre.
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