Tim: The third and final Flashback for the time being coming from French radio, this cover of a 1999 track by pretty-much-one hit wonder Miranda came out last September.
Tom: I’d completely forgotten this song! This was on the radio when I was about 15, I think. I liked it back then.
Tim: In case you didn’t get it from the video, the general message here is: let’s go to the beach and have a party.
Tom: “La Playa”. Got it.
Tim: It has an infectious hook, a pleasant summer feel to it and gentle product placement in the video.
Tom: As well as the typical “let’s see how close can we get to showing nudity before the TV channels won’t show us any more”.
Tim: Well, naturally. It is, basically, entirely generic. In a good way, though, because this sort of tune is nice: it’s happy, upbeat, and if you complain about it you can sod off and be miserable elsewhere, thank you very much.
Tom: The bits that aren’t the chorus are really terrible, and that rising-siren sample in the background really annoys me. Right, I’ll sod off elsewhere.
Tim: Good, because you’re wrong. Though, if you want to hear the original again, it’s here, with a fairly heated multilingual argument about whose version is better in the comments and with some vastly less attractive models in the video, so you probably wouldn’t like it.
Tom: Can’t hear you. I’ve sodded off elsewhere.