Archive for January, 2018

January 1, 2018

2017 departs with its TV ad music

2017 was a year for getting to know things. I have, for many a year, enjoyed the musical extravaganza that is Mr Blue Sky. Almost operatic (in a good way!) and bouncy and positive, it winds down at the end, complete with a chugging cello beat and then the vocoder voice saying “Please turn me over”. Which is what you would do in those Victorian days of vinyl when you turned over the 45 or, in my case, turned over the LP. Except… for years I had thought those words were simply “Mr Blue Sky”. Which is crazy because that sounds nothing like “Please turn me over” – not even the same number of syllables…

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