Warning: If you haven't seen the Mad Men series finale and don't want it spoiled, stop reading. Amidst a sea of ill-conceived Mad Men series finale predictions, someone actually predicted it correctly hat tip to Entertainment Weekly 's Jeff Jensen. You may not be familiar with the commercial if you weren't around in the Vietnam era, but the ad's optimistic tone and multi-cultural appeal -- not to mention the way it gently suggests you can establish community through consumerism -- made it one of the most successful and celebrated ads ever. More than that, the jingle was turned into a full-length song that became a hit for two separate groups. Actually, real-life advertising legend Bill Backer is the man responsible for the Hilltop Coke ad. A longtime McCann Erickson employee yes, it's a real firm , Backer is also the guy behind the slogans "Millertime" and "Things go better with Coke" -- there's a reason he's in the Advertising Hall of Fame. As for his magnum opus, here's how it came to be spoiler: Meditating hippies are not involved. The Gospel According to Coca-Cola says that after a heavy London fog forced his airplane to land in Shannon, Ireland, Backer noticed the other passengers -- irritated at first over the unexpected delay -- were bonding with each other over bottles of Coke in the airport.
The popularity of the jingle led to it being re-recorded in two versions; one by The New Seekers and another by The Hillside Singers , as 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.
Rawkcuf, maybe your comment is like your name and intended backwards, but what do you mean by differences between races. She has opened my eyes to many parts of our national culture that are not in harmony with righteousness. Remember she will only try to convert you because she thinks it is in your best interest. The views expressed by individual users are the responsibility of those users and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church.