Ooh La La – Goldfrapp Featured in the Film The Other Guys

Posted on May 04, 2014

GoldfrappOohLaLaCD1Sat watching TV the other night and we were really strapped for something good to watch. Then we noticed ‘The Other Guys’ was showing and it wasn’t too old plus it was a comedy. So we thought lets give it a shot.

Have to be honest I really didn’t think it was that funny, but what I did like was some of the featured music and the one that really got my attention was Ooh La La by Goldfrapp. Soon as I heard it I remembered it and I love it. Definitely a bit quirky and different from the normal run of the mill pop/disco music and it soon had me sitting up to pay attention.

Ooh La La was released back in 2005 as the lead single to the album Supernature and ‘Yay’ Goldfrapp are a British band, so there is a sort of ‘Top of the Pops’ feel to the track, but not in a bad Jimmy Saville way but in a very good and positive British TV and music way.

So here is the video and if you like it and want a bit more you can find the album here

Supernature the Album

1. Ooh La La
2. Lovely 2 C U
3. Ride A White Horse
4. You Never Know
5. Let It Take You
6. Fly Me Away
7. Slide In
8. Koko
9. Satin Chic
10. Time Out From The World
11. Number 1

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The Power of Love, Gabrielle Aplin’s Version

Posted on January 26, 2013

Gabrielle AplinI love this version of the ‘Power of Love‘ by Gabrielle Aplin, but then I didn’t really have a problem with the Frankie Goes to Hollywood version either. Both of them were pretty good and it goes to show this particular track has legs.

There are quite a few records out there that carry the title ‘The Power of Love’ so things can get a little confusing. Jennifer Rush for example released her version of the song with the same title at around about the same time. Plus she got to number 1 in the UK after appearing on Top of the Pops. So don’t get the two mixed up.

How times change, Gabrielle Aplin’s version of the Power of Love, a Frankie Goes to Hollywood cover, got its boost by being featured in a John Lewis advert. Of course Top of the Pops no longer exists, but the power of television clearly still does, so in December 2012 when this version got to number 1 it was purely and simply as a result of that advert and the way it captured the imagination of the UK. It probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, there will be plenty that think the Frankie Goes to Hollywood version is far superior, but at the end of the day it is down to personal taste. My personal preference is this latest cover by Gabrielle.

The Frankie Goes to Hollywood version was released in 1984 as the 3rd of the singles released from the album Welcome to the Pleasuredom which, if memory serves me correctly, also features the single Relax which caused a bit of a stir back in its time and was I believe banned from being played on the BBC. Don’t think it would cause that much trouble today if re-released, even with the images that accompanied it and got it banned in the first place.