Song Lyric Sunday: 14th August

Many thanks to Jim Adams who hosts Song Lyric Sunday. Find out more here
This week the theme is to find songs about Educate, Learn, School, Teach.

The first to come to mind were Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall and Alice Cooper’s School’s Out but I thought they would be very popular for this week’s theme.  Then I came up with this:
or if you like coca cola.
Courtesy WIKI

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” is a pop song that originated as the jingle “True Love and Apple Pie”, by British hit songwriters Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, and sung by Susan Shirley.

The lyrics were rewritten by the songwriters, together with US advertising executive Bill Backer and US songwriter Billy Davis, for The Coca-Cola Company’s then-advertising agency, McCann Erickson, to become “Buy the World a Coke” in the 1971 “Hilltop” television commercial for Coca-Cola and sung by The Hillside Singers. “Buy the World a Coke” was produced by Billy Davis and portrayed a positive message of hope and love, featuring a multicultural collection of teenagers on top of a hill appearing to sing the song.

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.

I have to admit I will always sing the Coca Cola version.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
This entry was posted in blogging, Challenge, music and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 14th August

  1. This is such a lovely song Di, and I like the apple trees and honeybees, version better than the coke one.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Bravo Di so many happy memories Di.💜💜

  3. John Holton says:

    Speaking from the center of the Coca-Cola Universe, thanks for your support!

  4. Leyde Ryan says:

    I used to love those TV ads for Coke…with a song that actually meant something.

  5. Perfect pick for the prompt Di. It never gets old ☺️❤️

  6. Carol anne says:

    great song choice Di! xo

Comments are closed.