Saturday, September 06, 2014

What's that whistling song in the Boxtrolls movie trailer?

(Scroll to end for official music video)

My quest to find the name of that pop song with the whistling in it began when Younger Son informed me I was whistling it wrong.
"Well, what song is it so I can listen to it and do it the right way?" I asked.
He didn't know, and since the only part of the song I knew was the whistling part, I couldn't look up any lyrics on-line.  And, of course, now that I really wanted to hear it, I could never catch it on the radio.

Watching TV one night, a trailer for a movie called The Boxtrolls came on, and there was THE TUNE in the background!



I listened for any lyrics, but the only word I could pick out was, "Oh!"
Not very helpful.

(Edited on 9/18/2016 to add: Now Walmart is using this song in some of its television commercials.)

Numerous Google inquiries followed:
"What's the song in the Boxtrolls movie trailer?"
"What's the whistling song in the Boxtrolls TV trailer?"
Nothing but wrong answers. No search brought me to the tune stuck (wrong) in my head.

Finally! ... two free weeks of satellite radio later...
I heard it. And got the name of it off the digital readout.

So friends, I present to you the correct answer to your question, and my new favorite song:
"The Walker" by Fitz And The Tantrums



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20 comments:

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Wow! Great song. Lovely walking beat, too!

Elizabeth Chasse said...

Hey, thanks for that! I had been wondering the same thing since hearing this song one day in the grocery store, of all places. The guy behind me in line with his daughter in the shopping cart was whistling right along with it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I've been trying to figure out the name of this song too because of the Boxtrolls commercial. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you kindly for this. WOO HOO!! HERE WE GO!

Frances A. said...

Thanks. I have been searching for hours. Neat song. Like it better since hearing the words.

Katya said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH....not knowing was driving me bonkers ..arrrrgh!

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooo much! Ive been looking for this song everywhere. Started driving me crazy when I couldn't find it.

Roses said...

You are all SO welcome! Glad I could help. It was very frustrating to me to keep getting sent to that Cee Lo Green song which is very much NOT the song we've all been looking for.

It's nice to know I was not alone in getting hooked on this song. :-)

Josh Ai said...

Thanks I've been searching too after hearing it at the gym and then hearing it in the boxtrolls movie trailer this post helped a lot .

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!!

Saved the day!!! Awsome discover!!!

ashley martinez said...

Thanks!! That helped a lot I've been trying to figure the name of it for a while now

Anonymous said...

You are the hero that Gotham needs :D

I've had this song in the back of my mind for months now. It's been tormenting me. Thank you!!

Roses said...

^^^Best. Comment. Ever!

:-D

Anonymous said...

thanks for this post

A Orourke said...

Thank you...love it..

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! Was totally wondering the same thing - THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! The exact same story happened to me

when i saw the commercial i googled the boxtrolls song and fouind this page

Anonymous said...

I feel it now🔰🗽❕

Anonymous said...

Great song🔰🗽❕❗✔‼

John Branch said...

I've been obsessed with this tune in a small way for more than a year, but I'm lazy, so I never bothered trying to find out what it is until now. I'm glad you discovered the tune. Incidentally, the same catchy part that was used in the Boxtrolls ad is now being used in a hair shop ad—I think it's for Supercuts.