Nathan Webb's 50,000-hits-and-climbing  music video could be on the way to be the biggest drive-along song since "Driving Home for Christmas"

Nathan Webb’s 50,000-hits-and-climbing music video could be on the way to becoming  the biggest drive-along song sensation since “Driving Home for Christmas”

A video with a song soundtrack satirising property prices in Penarth has attracted 50,000 hits on Facebook and Twitter so far and has – in internet terms – “gone viral”.

The video has been made by comedian and entertainer Nathan Webb of Abertillery who – inspired by a Cold Play hit called Up & Up – sings a plaintive ditty lamenting the unaffordability of Penarth house prices but appreciating the local cuisine – including specialities from Greggs .

The song is called “In Penarth” – and has been so successful Nathan is now reworking and extending it . …just press the big blue arrow to play it.

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  1. Andrew Worsley says:

    This song is not a tribute as it was called on one of the photos, its a lament , a tribute praises something a lament regrets something get your phraseology right.

  2. Paul says:

    Not as funny as the Newport ones that are already out there, sorry.

    Here’s a link to Newport State of Mind, hilarious

  3. Not quite sure why Greggs features so prominently, given that it is a Newcastle based bakery. I remember when that shop was Merrit’s.

  4. Fiona Whitfield says:

    My teenager played this to me at weekend – made me laugh -love them all Newport -bus ride in Cardiff ect

  5. Mabel says:

    At least the prices keep out people who think they’re funny but aren’t. What a pointless exercise.

  6. Tom says:

    I think the word ‘satire’ is rather over-egging it.

  7. Shaun says:

    Well said Mabel!

  8. AK says:

    Jeez, what a bunch of moaners.

    It’s a bit of fun, get over yourselves and your ridiculous negative comments at every opportunity.

    • Hugh says:

      Let me guess, we’re ‘kill joys’. It seems to me that the people who need to ‘get over’ themselves are the ones who won’t allow anyone to have an opinion which strays from the smiling support of a Forrest Gump simpleton. Why are the comments here ‘ridiculous’? That video is ‘ridiculous’ – a man in a car driving round singing ‘I can’t afford it’. If anything, he needs to get over himself. Surely there comes a time when the patronising primary school prize for endeavour mentality – oh, aren’t you funny – has to stop in order to establish some form of quality control in adult life.

    • Robert says:

      I agree. It made me laugh. Harmless fun. Why are people on this blog so negative at times?

  9. Peter Church says:

    It was as funny as some of Horace Torrie’s posts!

  10. Andrew Worsley says:

    AK people are allowed to voice their opinions as you have, it may be a bit of fun to you or intended as fun but in the real world its puerile , pathetic , desperate , not music as we know it and in a nutshell crap. Its strange nowadays that nobodies are looked on as celebrities , total nonentities that have no idea of their true image .You only have to look at the USA to find overpaid , talentless , legends in their own minds , nobodies who get paid by philistines and desperate people and end up wealthy but not heard of outside the USA or until they have made enough money. That sort of crap is just filling empty minds with crap and making it seem like talent and as the youngsters don’t want to be the odd one out with their pals they too embrace this peddled rubbish. The Penarth song is in the same category , once heard instantly forgettable, unless your under 20 years old that is.

  11. Chris Shamb says:

    How dare he attack my beloved town!

  12. Donald Ducktape says:

    To be perfectly honest, we will all have forgotten this drivel in a fortnight. If this ‘entertainment’ were food, it would be chewing gum; it has no goodness or nourishment, and will soon lose its flavour.
    Somebody called it a ‘song’, but that would only lead the listener to expect singing. This is “wrap” music – if he wants to be a success he should wrap up and get a day job.
    Someone else called it ‘humour’. Apparently, the fluid in the human eye is also called ‘humour’, but the anatomical version would definitely be the only one I wouldn’t want to live without.

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