Britain's new No.1 music track is Mint Royale's remix of Singin' In The Rain, which first appeared on a VW Golf advert.
We are number 1!
Well, I say 'we'. I mean 'our industry'. It's the last advertising number 1 since Lynx 'Pulse' in 2003, if I recall correctly. There was a time when a lot more ad tunes used to become hits - usually from Levi's ads. But it seems rarer now. That's a shame. A little more glamour drips down the drain.
Still, let's enjoy the moment. It's a great track, from a great ad.
(In case you don't know, the reason why a track from a 3 year-old ad has got to Number 1 now is that a kid called George Sampson won top-rated TV talent show Britain's Got Talent last week with a performance based on the advert. Dance starts at 1'25")
And here's the advert.