Tuesday, January 23, 2007

North Carolina DJ Creates ‘Plop’ Music

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Trying to replace a piece of pop culture could give anyone indigestion, but it’s especially hard when you’re trying to write a jingle for Alka-Seltzer.

That’s the stomach-churning challenge facing Josh Anderson, who has just written and recorded a new Alka-Seltzer jingle that, like the old one, features the line, Plop plop, fizz fizz. Oh, what a relief it is.

Anderson, a morning disc jockey in Greensboro, North Carolina, was dared to do it by his station manager, and managed to beat out hundreds of other aspiring Alka-Seltzer songwriters.

Although writing the “plop song” was fairly easy for Anderson – it took about 20 minutes – he said arranging it so a person could dance to it proved to be difficult.

Luckily, he brought some Alka-Seltzer to the recording session just in case.

No word on if Anderson’s jingle will be as popular as the original jingle – which was written in 1953 by Paul Margulies, the father of actress Julianna Margulies – but he admits he’d like to hear John Mayer do a rendition of it.

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