THE FRIDAY FIVE – 6.1.2012

1. Cyndi Lauper ft Jools Holland – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
2. Morecambe and Wise- Bring Me Sunshine
3. Queen – Radio Ga Ga
4. Sandie Shaw – Puppet On A String
5. Taylor Swift – Ours

Welcome to the first Friday Five of 2012, hope you enjoy the selection, mostly inspired by TV viewing over the past week.

Anyhow, this weekend sees David Bowie celebrate his 65th birthday. I’m not going to post up a Top 65 of Bowie, calm down, here’s a Top 5 instead


1. Never Get Old
2. Modern Love
3. Sound and Vision
4. Sorrow
5. Changes


With the news breaking tonight of the death of Henry Cooper, naturally, it would have been rude not to check out his Brut advertising campaign with Kevin Keegan on Youtube.

Amongst one of the related videos, is a series of adverts from the early 1980s for Atari game consoles fronted by Morecambe and Wise.

Until tonight, I didn’t know such a thing existed. As a graduate in Marketing and a fan of Morecambe and Wise, I am just loving this video collection.

I don’t know why, but I love adverts from the past. So simple, in terms of shooting and just get straight to the point.

Not only that, I especially love it when ads from the past get revisited as part of current campaigns, such as Coca Cola reviving their “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” advert.

So, lovers of Morecambe and Wise, and early 80s advertising sit back and enjoy an ad campaign that has more or less been ripped off almost 30 years later.