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Question: I don't know if you can help me, but there was a Calypso song playing during an Oil of Olay Moisturizing Body Wash commercial. The song is wonderful. Do you know the title, who performs it and if it is available? Thanks much.

Answer: No, no and no. I hate to start off so negative, Janet, but unfortunately that music was written expressly for the ad and isn't available for purchase, according to the helpful Oil of Olay folks. Sorry.

It may make you feel better to know you helped someone else, though. Your query reminded me of one from Corvallis, Ore.'s Kate D., who wanted to know the name and performer of the African-sounding song playing in an Olay UV Protectant ad from a few years back. That was South African legend Miriam Makeba singing her signature tune "Pata Pata," which was a big hit in the U.S. in 1967. You'll find it on her album Hits & Highlights, Kate. Now send a nice note to Janet.

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Year Title Description
2008 Soul Power Movie, Actor
2002 Amandla! A Revolution In Four-Part Harmony Movie, Actor
1997 Mandela Movie, Music/Lyrics Composer
1996 When We Were Kings Movie, Actor
1992 Sarafina! Movie, Actor - Angelina

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