It was used in the TV series Bones, in the season one episode, "Two Bodies in the Lab", where Booth is injured by a refrigerator rigged to blow up, in season five, "Rocker in the Rinse Cycle", and season eight, "Ghost in the Machine", and is referred to as Brennan and Booth's "song".
The song was made available to download on May 23, 2011 for play in the Rock Band 3 music gaming platform in both Basic rhythm, and PRO mode which takes advantage of the use of a real guitar / bass guitar, along with support for standard MIDI-compatible electronic drum kits / keyboards in addition to vocals.
A parody of the song was used by Nestlé in a 2014 advertising campaign for their Hot Pockets sandwich products. The idea for the commercial was stolen without compensation from WRIF radio host Dave Hunter, who debuted his idea on the Detroit morning radio show Dave and Chuck "The Freak" in 2013.
Foreigner's version is heard in a 2016 TV commercial for CarMax.
The song is also featured in the second theatrical trailer for the 2016 animated film The Angry Birds Movie.