Hyundai ‘Team’ Commercial – What’s the Song?
When denied a chance to play football with some neighborhood kids, the scrawny, young lad in the Hyundai commercial that debuted during the Super Bowl on Sunday hops into his mom’s Santa Fe, and cranks the volume of a great classic rock song. Quiet Riot‘s ‘Bang Your Head (Metal Health)’ from 1983 is the soundtrack to this 30-second spot.
His team — while outwardly unassuming — are a patchwork crew of pre-teen superheroes. One wrestles bears, another saves grown-ups from fires and a third is a welder. OK, welding isn’t exactly on the same level of machismo as wrestling grizzlies, but every team needs a kicker.
‘Bang Your Head (Metal Health)’ was Quiet Riot’s second biggest hit, behind their next single ‘Cum on Feel the Noize.’ It reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped the rock group led by Kevin DuBrow sell over six million copies of the ‘Metal Health’ album.