Friday, May 21, 2010

Pure Imagination

There is this commercial airing on tv that uses this song. It took me several weeks to figure out it was the song in the original Willy Wonka movie.

I didn't try to google it or anything. I really wanted to check my brain and try to figure out if I could discover where I knew this song.

Now that I've solved that irritating question ... on to the next.


Arno said...

I love that song! Another one of those songs that my Dad sings while busying around.

Carrie said...

I didn't realize how much I did like the song until I kept hearing it over and over in this commercial (can't even tell you what the commercial is for, since I was so obsessed in trying to figure out where the song was from). It was like I knew the words to it, and even the halting way it is sung. It was hard not to google it, too, because I really wanted to figure it out on my own. After humming it for days, it dawned on me ... Willy Wonka! That's when I checked the soundrack online and voila, I was right. I took the Anthony Newley reference out because I am not sure if he is actually singing it in the movie ... it does sound more like Gene Wilder.

Carrie said...

Yeah, I checked. It was co-written by Newley, but sung by Gene in the movie.