The Bottom Line
This little song has had a long path to the upper reaches of the pop singles chart in the US. Colbie Caillat introduced it to MySpace users in 2006 where "Bubbly" quickly became a favorite of songs by unsigned artists. When Caillat released her debut album Coco to instant success, pop radio finally took notice. That's a good thing for one of this year's best examples of the joys of a simple, straightforward, sunny pop tune.
- Irresistible cheerfulness of the song
- Sense of simple comforts
- Colbie Caillat's clear, pure vocals
- The virtues can wear thin with repeated listening
- Simple strummed acoustic guitar
- A whisper of drums for a beat
- Colbie Caillat's unadorned singing
Guide Review - Colbie Caillat - Bubbly
The rise of Colbie Caillat's first hit song "Bubbly" is proof there is always room in the pop music pantheon for a disarming, simple melody line. While some may proclaim that the social network MySpace is a polluted site rife with sexual materials inappropriate for the teens that help populate the pages, it is worth pointing out that this clean, straightforward, folky song is one of the most popular ever on the network.
However, full credit does not go to the melody line. Colbie Caillat possesses a clean, pleasing voice that approximates the atmosphere of having a friend sit down by the campfire and sing a favorite song for you. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the logs crackling.
When you've heard "Bubbly" enough times that you are convinced to download it as a permanent purchase, dig a little deeper and explore Coco, Caillat's first release. She makes it all sound impressively easy and, having soothed and calmed any inner strife with her sweet notes, Colbie Caillat gives you energy to face the rest of the day with a smile and confidence .