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The popularity of the jingle led to it being re-recorded in two versions; one by The New Seekers and another by The Hillside Singersas a full-length song, dropping references to Coca-Cola. The song became a hit record in the US and the UK. After a forced layover with many hot tempers, they noticed their fellow travelers the next morning were talking and joking while drinking Coca-Cola. Backer wrote the line "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" on a napkin and shared it with British hit songwriters Cook and Roger Greenaway.
The melody was derived from a previous jingle by Cook and Greenaway, originally called "True Love and Apple Pie"  that was recorded in by Susan Shirley. The radio jingle made its debut in February before being adapted for the iconic Coca-Cola "Hilltop" television commercial later that year. On a hilltop in Italy, We assembled young people From all over the world It's the real thing. Id Like To Teach The World To Sing - Various - Country * The Definitive Trilogy Collection song became so popular that its creators revised it, adding three verses and removing product references to create a full-length song appropriate for commercial release.
The full-length song was re-recorded by both The Hillside Singers and The New Seekers and both versions became huge hits. The Coca-Cola Company introduced that slogan in October InCampaign magazine called it "one of the best-loved and most influential ads Say The Word (Original Mix) - Various - United Winter Heat, Vol.1 TV history".
Marketing analysts have noted Coca-Cola's strategy of marrying the idea of happiness and universal love of the product illustrated by the song. The commercial has continued receiving accolades in more recent times. After the TV commercial aired, radio stations began to get calls from people who liked it. Billy Davis' friends in radio suggested he record the song, but not as an advertising jingle. Davis recruited a group of studio singers to take it on because The New Seekers did not have time to record it.
The studio group named themselves The Hillside Singers to identify with the ad, and within two weeks the song was on the national charts. Billboard ranked this version as the No. The New Seekers later recorded the song  and Hold Your Ground - Frontkick - The Cause Of The Rebel 96, copies of their record in one day, eventually selling 12 million total.
The song became a gold record in the U. The commercial was used as the final scene in the Mad Men series finale, " Person to Person " airdate May 17,which was set in Novemberat an oceanside spiritual retreat in California. It is implied that the shows fictional protagonist, Don Draperwas behind the commercial's creation.
The song was featured briefly in the movie Freddy Got Fingered and was also used in Jeremy Paxman 's final edition of Newsnight in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Weekly charts [ edit ] Year-end charts [ edit ]. The Coca-Cola Company. Id Like To Teach The World To Sing - Various - Country * The Definitive Trilogy Collection The Drum.
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