Verizon Commercial Song iPhone 6

Verizon Commercial
Song: “Just the Two of Us”
Artist: Grover Washington Jr. (featuring Bill Withers)
Album: Winelight

Listen guys, I’m not an idiot, but this Verizon commercial actually made me feel bad for an iPhone. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with it, it isn’t broken, and this guy is just going to ditch it because something newer came along. How is that necessary? I’d like to think this whole commercial is a sneaky commentary on planned obsolescence. Maybe the people at this marketing firm were being slyly subversive?

As for the song in this spot, “Just the Two of Us” was written and performed by jazz musician Grover Washington Junior. Washington Junior teamed up with R&B heavy hitter Bill Withers, who had already had hits with songs like “Lean on Me”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, and “Lovely Day”, to record the vocals. The results were a hit track that only reached number 2 on the Billboard chart, but won the Grammy award for best R&B Song. The tune also famously inspired Will Smith to create a cover and a children’s book of the same name, about the relationships between fathers and sons. (A version which probably more accurately reflects the relationship most people have with their iPhones.)

Just the two of us
We can make it if we try
Just the two of us