Happy 8th birthday iPod!


The iPod has had many shapes and sizes in its eight years of existence, some more memorable than others. Left to right: iPod Touch 3.0, iPod 1G, iPod Nano 3G.

Friday marks the 8th birthday of Apple’s iPod, the most popular line of MP3 players in the world.

The iPod has seen many transformations in its eight years. From the first generation’s bulky, brick-like shape, 5GB memory, and many unneeded buttons (and a hefty price tag of £240), the iPod now boasts colour and touch screens, video playback, up to 160GB of space, a whole rainbow of colours, and, most recently, a video camera in the iPod nano.

Obviously, with a great product comes a great advert. Always the Apple way, the music from the adverts are very catchy. We celebrate iPod’s anniversary with a countdown of all the music used in the iPod ads.

If you have Spotify, you can check out our playlist with all of the songs.

2009
Miss Li – Bourgeois Shangri-La

Tommy Sparks – She’s Got Me Dancing

Sia – Buttons

2008
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Round the Bend

Chairlift – Bruises

No You Girls – Franz Ferdinand

Brendan Benson – What I’m looking for

2007
CSS – Music is my Hot Sex

Feist – 1234

The Bird and Bee – La La La

2006
Prototypes – Who’s Gonna Sing?

Cut Chemist – The Audience is Listening

Bob Dylan – Someday Baby

Rinôçérôse – Cubicle

2005
Wynton Marsalis – Sparks

U2 – Origin of the Species

The Resource – Gimme That

Daft Punk – Technologic

Caesars – Jerk It out

The Vines – Ride

2004
Steriogram – Walkie Talkie Man

2003
Jet – Are you gonna be my girl

2001
The Propellaheads – Take California

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