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The comeback of Plastic Bertrand

Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 10, 2020 at 4:50 PM

Where are they now?

In 1977, Plastic Bertrand started his solo career as the credited artist of the international hit single "Ça plane pour moi". Born in Brussels in 1954, Plastic Bertrand toured Europe, Japan, Australia and North America with Lou Deprijck, becoming one of the few French-speaking artists to appear in the Billboard chart by peaking the place 47. In fact, the song was an impressive hit by reaching the number 1 in France and Switzerland and 2 in The Netherlands and in Australia. The international megahit also peaked number 8 in the UK Official Charts. The song Sha la la la lee peaked 39 in the UK some months later. "Ça plane pour moi" is featured in the 1985 picture National Lampoon's European Vacation, in Danny Boyle's 2010 film 127 Hours, in 2011 as the opening title theme for Jackass 3.5 (2011), in the 2012 film Ruby Sparks, in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street, and in the trailer for the 2018 film Super Troopers 2. The song is also used as the soundtrack for a commercial spot for Time Warner Cable in the US (April 2011). It is also in 2018 video game, Just Dance 2019, despite being a cover.


Before going to Eurovision, he recorded Abbacadabra, a musical tale for children, with ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad. In 1987 he represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Amour Amour". This failed to impress the juries, however, scoring only 4 points and placing 21st out of 22 entries. Very unfair!


Some albums and singles later - the last is from 2008 - he is back! 

His new album will be available next 23rd of octobre and it will be titled L'expérience Humaine, just like the first single! The english version is I'll be back again! 



Categories: Belgium, Where are they now, Albums


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