Diddy, Sarah McLachlan and Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider were also in ad cameos.
Music dominated Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday night (Feb. 2) just as much at the Seattle Seahawks did -– and not just Bruno Mars’ soulful halftime performance with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. U2, Bob Dylan, Diddy, Drake, Zedd, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider and Sarah McLachlan all made on-camera appearances in commercials, while current singles from Passenger, Aloe Blacc, Afrojack, Ane Brun, N.A.S.A. and Capital Cities all served as the soundtrack to others.
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It was arguably the closest the Super Bowl has come yet to matching what you’d hear on a Top 40 radio dial yet, having traditionally been a place where advertisers and publishers showcase classic songs from decades past.