Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner
That I love London town
Has anyone else got this song on the brain?
Over the last few weeks we have been bombarded by the ad for Burberry's new fragrance for women. The song on the ad is this one in the video. Fortunately I like it. Classic
I searched for it on youtube. In the comments under every version of this song on YouTube is the question
"Are you here only because of that damn perfume ad?"
I've listened to the song by the Cockney Rovers, sung by little cockney Davy Jones of the Monkeys, by Queen and also Bug Flanagan, top of the billet at the London Palladium. They must have been one of the orginals to sing it. 40s, 50s? Or even before
I don't watch TV any more so I have missed that ad 😁 I am not sure whether Burberry is even still British owned. It is probably owned by a conglomerate of trust companies,ReplyDelete
like so many other *British* brands these days.
I have never been keen on that design either. Those colours are very unflattering!
Sorry, that sounds like a very negative comment from me on your post! I remember the song well from my childhood. It was quite popular at one time.Delete
I knew the song too though I don't know how. Probably one my father sang.Delete
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It's a second world war song. Bud Flanagan sang it. I am sure it was good for morale. It's strange how songs play in your head or mental jukebox.ReplyDelete
It's a WW11 song, that's definitely how I know it. My father would have played it.Delete
I am not aware of the ad but I normally turn ads down anyway and I have not seen it at the cinema which is where I normally see most ads.ReplyDelete
Burberry is still sort of British and did one of the unusual things of reversing out of GUS who had taken it over and went back to independence.
I believe that Davy Jones was actually from Manchester and never a cockney, just for the record.
Davy Jones turned up on YouTube singing the song so I presumed he was cockney. Should have checked.ReplyDelete
GUS? I googled that and got a load of rubbish even after putting a full stop after each letter. The best I got was
Global University Systems, presumably not applicable
Great Universal Stores.Delete
I used to work, quite recently in fact, with Davy Jones' sister who for some unknown reason ended up in Norfolk and I was temping in her office. She was very proud, and fond, of her brother and regularly went over to Florida to stay with him. I haven't seen her since he died. I would imagine she was distraught.
I'm from a little south of London, but I love London too. As for Burberry's, it's a bit naff these days, ever since it became 'Essex Girl's' clothing of choice!ReplyDelete
I did love London. Wonder if I would recognise it nowDelete
I havent seen the advert. But the songs that keep playing in my head are Imagine by John LennonReplyDelete
Good lyrics to play in your head!Delete
Do not know of this song... But remember Davey Jones and The Monkees. Our daughter was a fan, back then, and so, so was I. -smile-ReplyDelete
"Hey, hey, we're the Monkees,
People say we monkey around.
We're too busy singing,
To put any body down."
I loved the Monkees too. Great music, quirky guys.Delete
I know the perfume and many years ago I even loved it very much.I'm not sure I've seen it here on store shelves in recent yearsReplyDelete
Bravo Yael, you're the only one who mentioned the perfume.Delete
I don’t watch much telly anymore. And any I do I tape and fast forward the ads so I don’t know if we get that ad hereReplyDelete
But I do hate it when I get a song or jingle stuck in my head. There isn’t much in there so it bounces around for days lol
I had just got rid of this song in my brain and now it's back again. Should have deleted the post lolDelete
It's funny what you see on tv that jogs your brain sometimes, we don't watch alot either, probably the news (if that cos it's always so negative) or the chaser apart from that can't be bothered.ReplyDelete
News is the most negative of all.Delete
The version of the song on the Burberry ad is sung by John Williams & William Goodchild.ReplyDelete