Ok I’m confused.
I’m trying to work out what Cake by the Ocean by DNCE has to do with David Attenborough and the BBC’s 4 years of filming Blue Planet II.
That’s how it is being promoted on Nine. But does it really have anything to do with the tone of the show?
Waste time with a masterpiece, don’t waste time with a masterpiece (huh!)
You should be rolling with me, you should be rolling with me (ah)
You’re a real life fantasy, you’re a real life fantasy (huh!)
But you’re moving so carefully; let’s start living dangerously
Talk to me, baby
I’m going blind from this sweet, sweet craving, whoa
Let’s lose our minds and go crazy crazy
Ah ya ya ya ya I keep on hoping we’ll eat cake by the ocean
Some years ago Nine found great success with matching “Moves Like Jagger” with The Frozen Planet footage of penguins slipping and sliding on the ice. At least it showcased the humour. I’m guessing they have tried to replicate the formula here.
Blue Planet II is scored by Hans Zimmer, a world apart from DNCE, who even collaborated with Radiohead on their song Bloom.
Here is the way the BBC promoted the series, albeit at a longer length.