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What Is The Song In The Kohl's 'Getting Back To School' Commercial?

Going back to school is always an exciting time for kids and adults alike. There's a certain electricity in the air as the whole family heads to the store to pick out new backpacks, pencils, folders, and more. However, this season holds special significance in 2021.

Many schools unexpectedly closed down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students and teachers had to become acclimated to remote learning, which required everyone to download Zoom en masse. Kids had to stay apart from their classmates for a year and a half as people stayed inside to prevent loved ones from catching the virus. Fortunately, multiple vaccines becoming available in the United States means many kids will be able to go to a physical classroom in the fall.

Kids may have gotten used to listening to the teacher in their pajamas while eating waffles, but they'll need new wardrobes to go back to in-person classes. Kohl's wants to let everyone know they have what you need, and to celebrate the occasion, the company put out a new commercial featuring a catchy song to get kids of all ages excited to go back-to-school shopping. The track in question is "This Will Be Our Year" by The Zombies.

Hopefully, 2021 is everyone's year

For a commercial about hope for the future, Kohl's took a trip to the past. For its newest commercial, Kohl's included a track from the classic 1960s English rock band, The Zombies. The group formed in 1960 but initially called it quits in 1967 due to a lack of perceived interest. They put out one last album, "Odessey and Oracle," in 1968, which was met with massive acclaim. In fact, the group's 1968 album has continued seeing reverence over the years, in large part, thanks to Rolling Stone placing it on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

The band has reunited over the years, and since 2004, they've stayed together, continuing to tour and proving you're never too old for a bit of rock 'n' roll. The band was even recognized as one of the most incredible musical acts to grace the stage when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. The Zombies have proven themselves adept at writing pop song earworms, and "This Will Be Our Year" is arguably their biggest hit to date. 

Before the Kohl's commercial, you may have heard the track used in a variety of films and TV shows, including "Mad Men," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," and "Schitt's Creek." Just like their namesake, The Zombies' music will never die.