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What Is The Song In The Corolla Cross Commercial?

Toyota has been in the car manufacturing game for 84 years (per their official website), and after all of that time selling cars and trucks they definitely know how to handle a new product rollout. Their Corolla Cross, per a brand new commercial archived on their official YouTube page, offers all-wheel drive — a new feature for a brand-new kind of car. 

The commercial proceeds to fittingly show off the Cross' ability to handle all kinds of weather and terrain, from a rainy day to a sunny sky and a busy city street to a long, winding desert highway. It also shows off the car's spacious but compact trunk space. Since Toyota is promoting the car as a sleeker, more feature-laden version of their popular Corolla Sedan, pointing up these features is a wholly necessary marketing move.

Also necessary in modern advertising is a catchy, poppy tune playing in the background of one's ad. You can hear a very upbeat, playful pop song piping along with the action as the Cross does its thing in the commercial. Can you name the tune that Toyota used in the ad?

That's Sheesh! by Surfaces you hear playing

"Sheesh!" is the name of the tune playing during the Corolla Cross commercial. It's a song performed by the band Surfaces featuring singer Tai Verdes. 

"Sheesh!" reached worldwide attention in 2021 thanks to TikTok. According to the Daily Dot, a meme involving the song peaked in popularity in May of that year. Said meme involved people imitating Verdes' high-pitched "Sheesh" as a form of hyping up their friends when they enter a room. There was also a dance challenge involving the song which spread on the social media platform around the same time (via YouTube). As of press time, the song has not made it to the Billboard Hot 100.

But Surfaces did have a top 20 Billboard hit in the recent past. In 2020, their song "Sunday Best" made it to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. The tune also made it to No. 19 on the Song of Summer list for 2020. So if the band sounds at all familiar to you and you're not on TikTok, that may be why.