Eddy Grant’s ‘Electric Avenue’ rocks the Superbowl ads list + videos and bio

Eddy Grant’s ‘Electric Avenue’ rocks the Superbowl ads list

February 7, 2015 | By KNEWS
Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant

Guyanese International Superstar Eddy Grant was elated to find out that his iconic hit recording and song “Electric Avenue” would be featured in BMW’s Super Bowl commercial for the i3 electric car.

The ad features two of America’s best known television presenters, Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric, who is seen dancing to the song at the end of the ad. Eddy Grant who lives in Barbados said: “I have been in the music industry for over forty years and it is nice to know that a song I wrote and recorded thirty-three years ago is still in demand and could still be relevant in today’s commercial market. 

The song keeps going from strength to strength, and, being featured in a major ad such as this one, on a Superbowl night, that hit an all time high in America and NBC Television history, is another feather in its cap.”

Electric Avenue became an International hit, first in England and Europe in 1982, then went on to take America and Canada by storm – No.1 on the Cashbox Charts and No.2 on the Billboard Charts in America – and was nominated for a Grammy in the Best R&B Song category.

Eddy Grant – his story….. and some of his many songs

Eddy Grant’s website which has a Biography Link, and more info on Eddy visit:-

http://www.eddygrant.com./site/main.html

Also check the MULTIMEDIA page of his website for songs.  Here are three songs.   You can also see them on Eddy Grant’s Website – Multimedia page.

Electric Avenue

Early 80’s Classic  – Eddy Grant’s Great Song

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Eddy Grant – Im The One (Just Remember)

Newest hit song by legendary Eddy Grant I’M THE ONE (JUST REMEMEBER) . Taken from the Fishing WOrld show filmed in Guyana. For more info on Eddy please visit www.eddygrant.com.

Gimme Hope Joanna

Eddy Grant’s Anthem against South African Apartheid

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  • guyaneseonline  On 02/08/2015 at 1:56 pm

    From Ronald Lammy

    Good Morning, Eddy..Grant)

    My first email read for the day is very heartening. On reading the post I recall this 2004 comment:

    On the international advertising scene his original recordings are properly licensed and aired as the musical accompaniment for a select set of products. There is a leading edge on that too. Eddy Grant’s voice was one of the first to be heard when major advertisers started to shift from jingles to songs with a message. A few international, big name artistes were approached and he was one of the few. Advertisers are in search of authentic voices.

    I am so pleased and proud of this Guyanese recognition and glad that my observation is confirmed.

    Best Regards, Ronald Lammy
    eCaribbeanArts Plus
    http://www.bostonsown.com
    http://www.eCaroh.com
    Choice…wherever you are.
    Music and more – eCaroh Caribbean Emporium

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