Song: All I Want Is You – Juno (Music from the Motion Picture)
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
There might be something familiar to you about the song in this Del Monte Commercial. Listen closely and you may recognize All I Want Is You as the ballad of Juno MacGuff and Paulie Bleeker, from the 2007 comedy Juno. But this commercial isn’t about the zany misadventures of a pregnant teen. No, it’s just a lady eating some green beans and then going for a bike ride. Take note, youth of America, eat your vegetables and get some exercise. Green bean lady is a damn good role model.
While doing research on this commercial I was surprised to learn that singer/songwriter Barry Louis Polisar is actually a children’s musician. This stuff is way too good to be children’s music. I mean, the Dylanesque harmonica at the beginning, the sweet, catchy lyrics? Whatever happened to creepy choruses of children droning “Wheels on the Bus”? As a parent the best thing you can do is get your kids interested in quality music. It will probably save your sanity on many car trip. Plus people with good taste in music are just the coolest. Trust us, we should know.
If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves