Hayley Sanderson's Something In The Air

XXXI caught this Talk Talk ad after jewelgurl linked to it. It's a cool ad, very effective, but I was interested in who was covering Thunderclap Newman's "Something In The Air".

I Googled the heck out of it, and the consensus is it's a young UK singer named Hayley Sanderson, but I disagree. You can hear this song and more on her MySpace page, and if you compare her cover with the version in the video below, you'll quickly realize that this version is a male's voice and not Hayley Sanderson. It sounds a lot like Thunderclap Newman, but more Flaming Lips-ish.

Do you know who's singing in this cool ad?

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Here is the ad with Hayley Sanderson singing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68zF3vuDxDU
I think the one above is by the original artist??

October 17, 2007 @ 8:42 AM

Toronto Mike

I actually compared this version with the original and although they're similar I decided there was a modernized affection with the ad version.

But, it could be Thunderclap Newman's version, used so wonderfully in Almost Famous.

October 17, 2007 @ 8:44 AM


It's Thunderclap Newman - listen to the original.

October 17, 2007 @ 8:21 PM

Toronto Mike

You're right... that must be Thunderclap Newman in the ad.

The ad works better with the original. Hayley's cover does nothing for me.

October 17, 2007 @ 8:27 PM


One of the most influential songs in the 70's. TOO bad they were a 1 hit wonder, much like a lot in the 70's. A song that inspired many bands later on.

October 17, 2007 @ 9:23 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

I was thinking Perry Ferrel From Jane's Addiction

October 17, 2007 @ 9:52 PM

Toronto Mike

It has a modern Perry Farrel / Flaming Lips vibe to it, doesn't it?

October 17, 2007 @ 10:03 PM

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