The X Factor 2015 Advert Music: What’s the Song Used in the ITV Trailer?

The X Factor 2015 Advert Music: Song details for the new ‘Humans’ style ITV trailer.

What’s the name of the song used in The X Factor UK 2015 ad?

Premiering on Monday the 3rd of July, the trailer for this years X Factor features the song ‘Weapon Of Choice’ by DJ and record producer Fatboy Slim, real name Norman Cook. The single is available for download from iTunes and Amazon.


Paired as part of a double A-side single with ‘Star 69’, Weapon Of Choice was released in April of 2001 and reached number 10 in the UK singles chart.

One of the most notable things about the track was its official music video, which you can watch at the bottom of this page. Filmed in a Los Angles hotel, the Spike Jonze directed video starred Hollywood actor Christopher Walken dancing and even flying around the lobby area. If you’ve somehow never seen it, and even if you don’t particularly like the song, it’s still definitely worth a view.

The ITV X Factor 2015 commercial shows new presenters Caroline Flack and Olly Murs entering a secret undercover base to observe the judges being prepared for the new series. In what appears to be a dig at those critics who consider the programme formulaic and predictable, the ad shows the judges as robots being programmed with the cliché style of comments we’re all too familiar with.

We see Nick Grimshaw accidentally being fitted with an old Louis Walsh microchip, Rita Ora going through contestant feed back training and a worryingly large amount of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini replica Chez-Bot’s. Finally head judge Simon Cowell reveals he’s already discovered The X Factor 2015 winners: His pet dogs Squiddly and Diddly.

With the trailer for last years series having been inspired by the TV series Game of Thrones, it’s hard not to compare this years promo to the recent Channel 4 drama Humans.

With an exact air date still to be confirmed, The X Factor UK 2015 is expected to start on ITV later this month.

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