Thursday, April 16, 2009


Red Sky potato chips!

Another advert with a great track...

Here's the advert...

Red Sky potato chips advert

What a great song!

The track Honey Tree by The Mostar Diving Club is not released yet but will be on their first album ‘Don Your Suit of lights’.

Listen to the full song below...

The Honey Tree - The Mostar Diving Club

Check them out on their Myspace!

Just another perfect day, I think I'll walk this way with the tress . . .

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Maybe Tomorrow...

Wow, we were so excited to see the new Greggs the bakers advert, well as usual it's not so much the advert but the song. It was great to hear Maybe Tomorrow again, most of us remember it as the theme tune to The Littlest Hobo and singing along to it back in the 80's. Of course the real poppers among us will also recall it as an amazing single by 90's group Scooch.

Here's the advert...

Greggs Advert

Here's the Littlest Hobo opening credits...

The Littlest Hobo

Originally by Terry Bush it will forever be a Popplastic classic...

Maybe Tomorrow (The Littlest Hobo Theme) - Terry Bush

We love it!

Our favourite Greggs product is their French Fancy . . .


Apparently there's been a bit of a fuss on the web about a recent entrant on this years series of Britain's Got Talent!

48 year old Susan Boyle from West Lothian wowed the judges with her performance of I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables. She announced from the stage that her dream was to emulate West End star Elaine Paige.

It has had over five and a half million hits on YouTube!

Here she is...

Susan Boyle - I dreamed a dream - Britain's Got Talent 2009

here's her first interview...

Susan Boyle first interview - Scottish Television

Susan Boyle to win BGT 09 . . .

Monday, April 13, 2009


During a recent visit to a random music store, Popplastic made a fantastic Swedish discovery.

We discovered Secret Service, a Swedish pop group from the early 1980s. Secret Service was formed in 1979 by Ola Håkansson, Tim Norell and Ulf Wahlberg, they even entered a track in Melodifestivalen!

Secret Service - If I Try

Shhhh, it's top secret . . .

Friday, April 10, 2009


Next stop - Ireland!

Ireland have chosen a great song for the first time in a very long time. It's a great pop song that reminds us of a host of other chart hits and groups of late. We could just imagine Girls Aloud singing this...

"Ireland goes with a all-girl pop-rock band Black Daisy and the young female singer Sinéad Mulvey. According to them they will 'rock Russia' with their song Et Cetera!" -

It's fab...

Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy - Et Cetera

Etc . . .

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Popplastic are nominating Shania Twain for a Nobel Peace Prize for her outstanding contribution to global economics!!!

While listening to Shania's 2002 hit Ka-ching we were left dumbfounded at her amazing insight into global macro economics, Shania for one seemed to have for seen the credit crunch of 2008/09

She said...

We live in a greedy little world--
that teaches every little boy and girl
To earn as much as they can possibly--
then turn around and
Spend it foolishly
We've created us a credit card mess
We spend the money that we don't possess
Our religion is to go and blow it all
So it's shoppin' every Sunday at the mall

All we ever want is more
A lot more than we had before
So take me to the nearest store

Can you hear it ring
It makes you wanna sing
It's such a beautiful thing--Ka-ching!
Lots of diamond rings
The happiness it brings
You'll live like a king
With lots of money and things

When you're broke go and get a loan
Take out another mortgage on your home
Consolidate so you can afford
To go and spend some more when
you get bored

All we ever want is more
A lot more than we had before
So take me to the nearest store

It's inspired!!!

It's also an AMAZING pop song...

Ka-ching - Shania Twain

We still love going to the Mall

Ka-ching . . .


The next stop on our whistle stop tour of Eurovision 2009 favourites is Greece which sees the welcome return of Sakis (Shake It) Rouvas. Stakis wowed everyone with his fabulous song Shake It back in 2004. This year Stakis is back with This Is Our Night, it's another amazing high energy track which should guarantee him a top 10 placing.

We Love it, here it is...

Sakis Rouvas - This Is Our Night (Greece)

Here he is shaking it back in 2004!!!

Sakis Rouvas - Shake it(Eurovision2004)

Greece is another country that usually manages to deliver a fabulous track year on year for Eurovision. Our favourite Greek entry of all time has to be Anna Vissi back in 2006 with Everything. One of the most magical eurovision moments of all time, the atmosphere at the venue was electric...

Anna Vissi - Everything (Eurovision 2006)

Where next . . .

Monday, April 6, 2009


Next stop on our tour of Eurovision 2009 favourites is Sweden.

The country that gave us IKEA, H&M and ABBA has delivered yet again! Sweden never fails to deliver the contest with a trully outstanding enrty, and this year is no exception.

La Voix (The Voice) by Malena Ernman is a pop-opera sensation! Written by Popplastic favourite Fredrik Kempe, it's classic Kempe with undertones of Disco Volante, Vincero and even a hint of Rainbow Star.

Malena looks like she just stumbled out of the wardrobe after a brief spell in Narnia but she delivers an amazing performance and must stand a real chance of winning.

Here it is...

Malena Ernman - La Voix

amamzing!!!! best Swedish entry for years.

It does have a definite hint of Melodifestivalen 1989's Nattens drottning...

Melodifestivalen 1989 - Melodi nr 9 - Nattens drottning

It even reminds us of ITV's Euro 2008 title sequence...

ITV Euro 2008 Title Sequence

Could it be a Scandanavian 1, 2, 3 . . .

Sunday, April 5, 2009


With Eurovision 2009 little more than a month away we thought it was time to begin our countdown of our favourite 2009 entries.

Iceland's entry kicks off our countdown for this years competition.

Clearly the reason behind the bankruptcy of Iceland's banking system and subsequent collapse of the country's economy is because they spent all their money on this years song - IT'S AMAZING!!!

Here's Jóhanna Guðrún singing her entry, Is It True...

Jóhanna Guðrún - Is It True

Norway's got serious competition!

It is true . . .

Saturday, April 4, 2009



10 Hail Mary's for Popplastic!

We have a confession to make!

Popplastic have spent the afternoon in the confessional box, we were hoping we'd be confessing to the late Father Kieron from Hollyoaks (God rest his soul) but we reckon it was more likely to have been Dr Fox.

Our sin, one of the greatest, liking credible music!

We recently stumbled across One Day Like This by Elbow and just couldn't get enough of it, it's, it's fabulous! But oh so wrong!

Anyway after our afternoon in the confession box we were told to go, never listen to it again and to do 10 Hail Mary's, so we left and had 10 Bloody Mary's instead, we're confident it'll have the same redeeming qualities.

Anyway here's the offending article...

Elbow - One Day Like This

Didn't Elbow win the Mercury music award last year? I'm sure they did.

It's the start of a slippery slope, soon we'll be posting Metallica songs...

Hail Mary full of grace . . .


We are reliably informed (by PopMaximus) that Work is to be the latest single to be released from The Saturdays album, it's fab!

Here it is...

The Saturdays - Work

It's another great song from those Saturday Girls, not quite as good as Up! but Up! was probably one the best pop songs EVER!!!

Check out the album below...

Check out The Saturdays official site here.

We'd forgotten just how amazing Up! was . . .


We loved the recent Barclaycard contactless card ad but for some reason never assumed it was a real song, but it is!!!

Here's the ad...

Barclaycard Waterslide Advert

The ad features Let Your Love Flow by the Bellamy Brothers, it even made it to number 1!

Here's the song...

Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow

It's a bit 5,6,7,8, line dancey, straw on the floor but we love it!!!

The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country music duo composed of brothers David Milton Bellamy and Homer Howard Bellamy both from Florida. Let Your Love Flow made it to Number 1 on the Billboard 100 back in 1976.

Popplastic, making payments simpler . . .


Here's the official video for the Jade Ewen's UK entry for Eurovision 2009!

Jade Ewen: My Time

and if you feel like singing along here's the lyrics...

I've been down, down so long
But those days are gone now
I've got the will, I've earned the right
To show you it's my time tonight

It's my time, it's my time
My moment, I'm not gonna let go of it
My time, it's my time
And I'll stand proud
There's nothing I'm afraid of
I'll show you what I'm made of
Show you all it's my time now

I'll break through, I've made my move
And my faith is strong now
I've got the heart to reach the heights
To show you it's my time tonight

It's my time, it's my time
My moment, I'm not gonna let go of it
My time, it's my time
And I'll stand proud
There's nothing I'm afraid of
I'll show you what I'm made of
Show you all it's my time now

I've got the will, I've earned the right
Tonight, tonight

It's my time, it's my time
My moment, I'm not gonna let go of it
My time, it's my time
And I'll stand proud
There's nothing I'm afraid of
I'll show you what I'm made of
Show you all it's my time now

I'll show you all it's my time now

It's her time, there's nothing she's afraid of, she'll show you what she's made of . . .