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Album: Wonder Boys SoundtrackReleased: 2000Charted:
Dylan wrote this for the movie Wonder Boys
. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in a movie.
On the night of Oscar 2000 ceremonies, Dylan played this song live from Australia after winning the Oscar.
This song was used in a Chrysler commercial that aired during the 2014 Super Bowl. Dylan appeared in the 2-minute spot and did the voiceover, asking Americans to let Germany brew their beer, Switzerland make their watches and Asia assemble their phones, as long as they get their cars from America.
It wasn't the first time Dylan appeared in a commercial - he had previously done spots for iTunes and Victoria's Secret. The Chrysler ad was unusual in that he provided such a long narrative that was clearly written by an ad agency.
magazine asked country singer-songwriter Marty Stuart in 2014 about the message board discussions regarding the melodic similarities between his 1999 track "The Observations Of A Crow
" and this song, which was recorded shortly afterwards. He replied: "Well, actually, one night, this is probably close to ten years ago now, Bob and I hung out. I took him to my warehouse to see all the country music treasures I have. Bob said, 'Hey, I like that "Crow" song. I might borrow something out of that someday.' I said, 'Well, I probably borrowed it from you in the first place. Go ahead.'"