WATCH Sounds of The Beatles in commercials

Fifty years as of 9 February, The Beatles made their first appearance on American television, The Ed Sullivan Show, with an astonishing 60% of Americans tuned in on CBS to watch.

The Beatles, before hitting the American scene, were already in the big league. But as fame and music goes, once it touches US soil, it's global.

More than the anniversary of such a monumental moment in history, The Beatles more than brought a new sound to the musical world in the early 1960s; The Beatles’ sound steered advertising in its infancy years and continues to do so today – whether in analogue, digital or on-ground advertisements.

Here are some brands that have bought over rights to use The Beatles’ tunes in their ads. Days like this, I pay tribute and salute online video platforms.

Nike – Revolution

http://youtu.be/ztSYJNO4kac

John Lewis – From Me to You

http://youtu.be/dSB0wv5SPN0

We Love Parcels - All You Need is Love

http://youtu.be/id3sfhA3wOM

Gillette – Yer Blues

http://youtu.be/kBpFvVfP9g0

Nike Basketball Ad, Budweiser - All Together Now

http://youtu.be/nHl9G9l6QKQ

http://youtu.be/Gdh7E0nU8fk

Target – Hello Goodbye

http://youtu.be/b4iJC5gdkeA

Macy’s, Nortel  – Come Together

http://youtu.be/ffuFRROMDjs

http://youtu.be/J5HCo2a5CEU

Philips – Getting’ Better

http://youtu.be/5sEAq8SEsqg

Hewlett-Packard – We Can Work It Out

http://youtu.be/xksPbL8LPVw