New Denny’s Ad Rips off Beck song from Sound Shapes

While watching television tonight my ears perked up at the background music playing in a new advertisment for Denny’s. Here’s the TV spot in question:

If you haven’t played Sound Shapes on PS3 or Vita you may not recognize the melody, but the creators of the spot seem to have chosen a song that borrows very directly from a song created by Beck for the level “Cities”. Here’s a video of that so you can hear what original sounds like:

It’s easily the best music in the whole game, though unfortunately there’s no official way to just buy any of the music tracks, nor presumably any way to license them for use in an ad.

Generic “sound alikes” are nothing new to advertising, but this is notable in that the song being referenced is from a fairly obscure game and has never been available in any other form.

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