Way Out Wednesday: “Things Go Better With …”

Written by Music, Way Out Wednesday

This is a fun album showing just how many recording artists were willing to plug a certain soft drink. It’s interesting to see the different approaches taken. The cuts are short, so I’m including a bunch of them here. There’s really not much else to say here (although I’ll have a few special awards at the end), so let’s see who’s willin’ to be shillin’!

Aretha Franklin
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Ray Charles
Roy Orbison
Bee Gees
Neil Diamond
The Four Seasons
The Supremes
The Box Tops
Jan & Dean
Jay & the Americans
Jerry Lee Lewis
Little River Band

And now for the awards portion. The “He Even Makes Drinking Cokes Sound Sexy Award” goes to …

Tom Jones

The “Making It Through the Whole Commercial Without Even Mentioning the Product Award” goes to …

Mary Hopkin

The “Selling Out Again (Again) Award” goes to …

The Who

The “Wait, They’re Talking About the Soft Drink, Right? Award” goes to …

The Moody Blues

The “Strangest Dream Involving a Soft Drink Award” goes to …

The Fifth Dimension

And “The Most Famous Version of This Commercial Award” goes to …

The New Seekers

If you want to hear other artists’ jingles, including the Everly Brothers, the Shirelles, Petula Clark, and Sherbet (who?), you can find the entire album here!