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2021 Halifax Advert Song – Stand By Me

This new 2021 Halifax advert features music by Manchester-based band Oasis.


The advert titled ‘It’s a People Thing’ shows us various people going about their every-day lives. We see examples of all “the ups, the downs and everything in between” such as a joyful family, a couple struggling to try for a baby, a couple about to have a baby, a girl having fun with her sister, a man taking his dog to the vets and many more.

The advert concludes with a Halifax employee stopping a football from rolling down a street for two teenagers on his way to work.

The music in the 2021 Halifax advert

Music: Stand By Me | Artist : Oasis

The music in the new 2021 Halifax advert is a song called “Stand By Me” recorded in 1997 by Manchester-based britpop band Oasis. The song was the second single from the band’s third studio album ‘Be Here Now’.

The song featuring the lyrics “Stand by me. Nobody knows the way it’s gonna be” was undoubtedly chart-topping material but only peaked at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart. It was topped by the record-breaking Elton John single ‘Candle in the Wind 1997′, which was re-recorded in memory of Diana Princess of Wales who had died just three weeks before the release of the Oasis track.

Oasis’ music has featured in TV adverts before including a cover version in a Renault Clio ad in 2019 and their 1994 hit ‘Live Forever’ was used in a TV trailer campaign for the Wimbledon tennis championships in 2019.

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