Top Ten Music Chart
  • Friday, Apr. 10, 2020
SHOOT 1st Quarter 2020 Top Ten Music Tracks Chart

Sans dialogue and any spoken words, a PSA for the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society relies on music coupled with images to take us through a cancer patient's journey. The eloquence of this accompanying music--from Q Department, New York--helps to create an empathetic tone and feel as we see the gift of a blood transfusion buy her much needed time. Titled "Give Time," this spot, which underscores the pressing need for blood donors, takes the #1 slot in SHOOT's quarterly Top Ten Tracks Chart kicking off 2020.

Also in the first quarter mix of Chart entries are: Direct Line's "Donatello," a tongue-in-cheek look at a superhero arriving too late to do any good as an insurance company beats him to the punch, with music and sound design from Beacon Street Studios and 750mph, respectively; Kaufland's "Fruits of Love" in which a pear does a sultry dance to the tune of Peggy Lee's "Fever," with original music and sound design from Yessian Music; and a Facebook Group "Kazoo" commercial aided and abetted by a score and sound design out of Squeak E. Clean Studios.

So give a listen to the best music and sound work that the first quarter of 2020 has to offer.

Click image or headline below to view the work selected in this Chart.


Client American Red Cross & American Cancer Society (ARC & ACS) Agency BBDO New York David Lubars, chief creative officer, worldwide; Greg Hahn, chief creative officer, NY; Roberto Danino, creative director; Carolyn Davis, creative director/art director; Matthew Page, creative director/copywriter; David Rolfe, head of integrated production; Sofia Handler, VP, executive producer. Production Caviar, Los Angeles Benjamin Mege, director; John Londono, DP; Malcom Wax, producer; Casey Wooden, head of production. Editorial Work Editorial, bicoastal & London Anne Perri, editor. Postproduction MPC Music/Sound Q Department, New York Audio Post Honeymix, New York Conrad Sanguineti, mixer


Client Direct Line Agency Saatchi & Saatchi London Production Hungry Man, bicoastal/international Bryan Buckley, director. Music Beacon Street Studios, Venice, Calif. Beacon Street Studios, Danny Dunlap, composers; Adrea Lavezzoli, exec producer. Sound Design 750mph, London Sam Ashwell, Mark Hellaby, sound designers. Audio Post 750mph Sam Ashwell, Mark Hellaby, mixers.


Client Kaufland supermarkets Agency Kaufland (internal agency), Heilbronn/Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany Holger Oehrlich, chief creative officer. Production Sterntag Film, Hamburg, Germany Lars Timmerman, director; Maik Siering, Steffen Esaias, Marissa Schwinn, producers. Editorial Sterntag Film Jorn Falldorf, editor; Lars Kuhn, Johannes Reinhardt, post producers. Music/Sound Yessian Music, Hamburg Max Fritz, Ingmar Rehberg, composers, “Intro” portion; Ralf Denker, Ingmar Rehberg, arrangers, “Fever” portion; Song: “Fever” performed by Peggy Lee; Max Fritz, Robin Grosskopff, sound designers; Ingmar Rehberg, exec producer; Helena Schmitz, Lukas Lehmann, producers; Brian Yessian, CCO; Michael Yessian, head of production. Yessian Music, Detroit music supervision. Audio Post Yessian Music, Hamburg Max Fritz, mixer


Client Kia Agency David&Goliath, El Segundo, Calif. David Angelo, founder & chairman; Yumi Prentice, president; Mark Monteiro, copilot; Mark Koelfgen, Ben Purcell, executive creative directors/copywriters; Frauke Tiemann, John O’Hea, group creative directors/art directors; Stephen Clarke, group creative director/copywriter; John Davis, group creative director; Peter Watson, art director; Caleb Nyberg, Alex Lee, copywriters; Quinn Boker Jr., jr. art director; Bennett Austin, Kevin Reilly, associate creative directors/art directors; Nick Micale, Sarah Mosseller, associate creative directors/copywriters; Paul Albanese, managing director, broadcast production; Curt O’Brien, executive producer; Justine Kleeman, executive digital producer; Danielle Watchman, sr. producer; Genevieve Shah, digital producer; Natalia Celis, jr. producer; Cara Nieto, executive art producer; Jasmine Spraglin, sr. strategist; Peter Bassett, managing director, integrated production & technology services; Meagan Steinkamp, Kurtis Mirick, digital designers. Production Serial Pictures, Culver City, Calif.  John Hillcoat, director; Phillippe Le Sourd, DP; Violaine Etienne, founding partner/exec producer; Jennifer Gee, head of production; Tracy Broaddus, producer. Editorial Spinach Conor O’Neill, editor; Rex Lowry, assistant editor; Jonathan Carpio, exec producer; Patricia Gushikuma, producer. Color MPC Mark Gethin, colorist; Nate Seymour, color assistant; Diane Valera, producer. Post/VFX a52 Andy McKenna, visual effects supervisor; Andrew Romatz, CG supervisor; Adam Flynn, Kevin Stokes, 2D VFX artists; Patrick Nugent, sr. exec producer; Jillian Lynes, producer. Music SOUTH Music, Santa Monica, Calif. Nate Morgan, Jon Darling, composers; Dan Pritikin, Matt Drenik, creative directors; Ann Haugen, exec producer; Ignacio Zas, producer. Sound Design RNDM ORDR, bicoastal Gus Koven, sound designer; Rory Doggett, creative director; Guin Frehling, exec producer; Nick Tuttle, assistant sound designer. Audio Post Margarita Mix, Santa Monica, Calif. Nathan Dubin, mixer/engineer; Whitney Morris, Paula Arnett, exec producers; Brian Frank, operations manager.


Client Facebook Groups Agency Wieden+Kennedy Dan Viens, creative director. Production Stink Films Traktor, director Rachel Curl, exec producer. Editorial Rock Paper Scissors Lauren Dellara Music/Sound Squeak E. Clean Studios, Culver City, Calif. Sam Spiegel, executive creative director; Rob Barbato, creative director; Zac Colwell, arranger; Drew Fischer, sound designer; Christina Carlo, exec producer; Amanda Patterson, sr. producer; Johanna Cranitch, producer. Audio Post Squeak E. Clean Studios Drew Fischer, mixer.


Client Rolex Agency Wunderman Thompson, New York Antonio Navas, Pablo Minces, Natalie Brown, creative directors; Laurence Barber, Maya Brewster, exec producers; Paul Greco, music director. Production Park Pictures Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, Lance Acord, directors. Music KBV Music, New York Tony Verderosa, creative director/composer; Alex Wurman, James Ascuitto, composers. Sound Design Duotone Audio Group, New York Andy Green, sound designer. Audio Post Duotone Audio Group, New York Andy Green, mixer. Editorial Exile Conor O’Neal, Lorenzo Bombici, editors.


Client Panera Agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco Jeff Goodby, Rich Silverstein, partners; Margaret Johnson, chief creative officer; Will Elliott, creative director; Maria Lee, associate creative director/art director; Justin Ralph, associate creative director/writer; Leila Gage, director of broadcast production; Melissa Nagy, producer; Bonnie Wan, head of brand strategy; Cassidy Wilber, director of brand strategy; Victorial Barbatelli, communication strategy director; Ginny Rider, brand strategist. Production MJZ Craig Gillespie, director; Masanobu Takayanagi, DP; Martha Davis, line producer; Emma Wilcockson, exec producer. Editorial Spot Welders Haines Hall, editor; JC Nunez, assistant editor; Jessica Davis, sr. producer; Carolina Padilla, exec producer. Telecine Company 3 Dave Hussey, colorist; Gabriel Wakeman, color producer. VFX/Finishing Eight VFX Ashley Ford, exec producer; Ryan Dahlman, VFX producer; Jean-Marc Demmer, VFX supervisor; Christophe Richard, Flame lead artist; Adam Singer, motion graphics artist. Music/Sound Barking Owl, West Los Angeles, Calif. Barking Owl, composer; Morgan Johnson, sound designer; Kelly Bayett, creative director; KC Dossett, producer. Audio Post Barking Owl Matt Keith, mixer.


Client Little Caesars Agency McKinney, Durham, NC Jonathan Cude, chief creative officer; Sarah Shellaberger, art directors; Dylan Meagher, associate creative director; Chase Condrone, copywriter; Josh Eggleston, director of content production; Lyle Yetman, Will Chambliss, group creative directors; Kara O’Halloran, sr. producer. Production Moxie Pictures Frank Todaro, director. Music Butter Music & Sound, bicoastal Andrew Sherman, chief creative officer; Aaron Kotler, executive creative director; Kari Steinert, composer; Renee Masse, producer. Sound Design LSD, Santa Monica, Calif. Rohan Young, sound designer. Audio Post Lime Studios, Santa Monica, Calif. Rohan Young, mixer; Jeremy Nichols, audio assistant; Susie Boyajan, exec producer.


Client Adobe Agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco Jeff Goodby, Rich Silverstein, co-founders/partners; Margaret Johnson, chief creative officer; Matt Edwards, Wes Phelan, creative directors; Jason Gan, art director; Clark Chamberlin, copywriter; Leila Gage, head of broadcast production; Tess Kenner, executive producer; Jim King, director of graphic services. Production/Animation/VFX Buck L.A.  Ryan Honey, executive creative director; Jenny Ko, creative director; Georgia Tribuiani, creative director; Richard Gray, associate creative director; Luisa Murray, exec producer; Sunny Sattari, Ryan Mack, producers; Daniel Coutinho, animation director; Esteban Esquivo, Peter Kallstrom, animation leads; Paal Rui, Billy Kostka, Marianne Karaan, Andrew Gura, editors; Silvia Bassoli, storyboard artist; Ayla Murtada, Ben Nichols, Camily Tsai, Chelsea Lee, Dae-Han Yi, Daniel Hyo Kim, Debora Cruchon, Esther Moon, Eve Hodgkinson, Jigyu (Jigs) Yoon, Jong Lee, Kenneth Robin, Kevin Kim, Lauren Gaballo, Lina Yu, Mike Payne, Mike Tello, Shannon Rollins, Soon Joo, Zoe Schneider, designers; Jake Armstrong, Jasmine Ung, Jasper Hilgers, Junyi Xiao, Kyle Griggs, Sam Kim, Stephen Loveluck, Taylor Griggs, Zach Eastburg, animators. (Toolbox: Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere) Mix & Sound Design One Union Recording Studios, San Francisco Eben Carr, sound designer/sr. audio engineer; Jaylen Block-Smith, exec producer. Music “Pure Imagination” Gene Wilder, vocals; Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse, writers. Human, arrangement. Carol Dunn, executive producer.


Client Volkswagen Touareg Agency adam&eve DDB, London Richard Brim, chief creative officer; Ant Nelson, Mike Sutherland, executive creative directors; Paul Knott, creative director, copywriter; Tim Vance, creative director, art director; Nikki Cramphorn, Nia Maclean, producers; Sarah Morning, planner; Michael McConville, managing partner. Production Company new-land, London Niclas Larsson, director; Linus Sandgren, DP; Trine Pillay, exec producer. Editorial Carla Luffe, editor. Postproduction/VFX Untold Stories, London Ian Berry, Ellie Joseph, post producers; Tom Raynor, Alex Babucci, VFX supervisors. Color Company 3 Sofie Borup, colorist. Music Leland Music, London Abi Leland, Toby Williams, music supervisors; Carlos Cipa, composer. Sound Design/Audio Post Factory Studios, London Anthony Moore, sound designer/mixer; James Utting, sound designer; Deborah Whitfield, sound producer.

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