Does This Volkswagen Ad Rip Off Beach House?

By Tom Breihan / May 18, 2012

Just kidding! This British Volkswagen ad obviously totally and completely rips off Beach House! Specifically, it rips off “Take Care,” the song that ends Teen Dream. Beach House have already issued a statement about the ad on their Facebook, and it sure sounds like they have a case in just about any court:

The ad agency actively tried to license “Take Care” from us for weeks, to which we politely declined. People’s comments/anger should not be directed towards VW or us. It was the ad agency that made these moves. I hope this also clarifies to fans and non-fans just how “Take Care” and the vw ad song are related.

Ad agencies! Please realize that there are many songs out there! You can probably license more than one! Watch the ad and listen to the song below.

Biting or no, that is a good commercial.