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What Is The Song In The Woodbridge 'Every American Table' Commercial?

When a commercial tells a story that captivates the viewer, they can sometimes miss the brilliant song that held the commercial together. These ads are quick and end before you can pull your phone out to Shazam the tune. This is exactly what happened in Woodbridge Wine's new "Every American Table" commercial. Some of you may have recognized the song from its commercial success, but others may be left wondering where they can find it.

This quick commercial takes the viewer into a snapshot of Robert Mondavi's life as he set out to find a great wine for every American table. He triumphantly does and celebrates with his fellow Americans before the commercial ends. Viewers don't even get a chance to hear any of the lyrics before the commercial ends. Instead, a swamp rock-flavored guitar that sounds like it's from the 1970s is heard in the background.

So what is the song in the Woodbridge "Every American Table" commercial?

The Hollies return once again for Woodbridge Wines

Most classic rock fans probably would recognize this tune as soon as it starts. That's because it's none other than "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" by The Hollies, from the group's 11th studio album, "Distant Light." The single was released on April 1, 1972, according to the band's website. Fans who were around during this time might remember this song, but if they do, they might also remember the turbulence it created within the band.

Although performed by a British act, it initially reached modest success in the U.K., reaching No. 32 on the charts (via Official Charts). Months before the release of "Long Cool Woman," original lead singer Allan Clarke left the band, hoping to achieve the same success former bandmate Graham Nash had when he left to co-found the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. The tune would be released in other parts of the world and would reach No. 2 in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia, and No. 1 in South Africa. This success would lead Clarke to temporarily rejoin the band in the summer of 1973, according to AllMusic.

If you don't know about "Long Cool Woman" because of its history, you might recognize it from other versions or in popular culture. Several artists would cover this song, including Phantom, Rocker & Slick, Clint Black, T.G. Sheppard, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, and Rockapella. On top of that, the song was used in several movies since its release, including "Remember the Titans," the 2005 remake of "The Longest Yard," "The Lovely Bones," "Kong: Skull Island," and many more, according to IMDb