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Coca-Cola, 1971 – ‘Hilltop’ | “I’d like to buy the world a Coke”

August 13, 2019


(SINGING) I’d like to buy
the world a home and
furnish it with love.
Grow apple trees and
honey bees and
snow-white turtle doves.
I’d like to teach the world to
sing– sing with me– in
perfect harmony.
Perfect harmony.
I’d like to buy the world a
Coke and keep it company.
That’s the real thing.
I’d like to teach the world to
sing in perfect harmony.
I’d like to buy the world a
Coke and keep it company.
It’s the real thing.
Coke is what the world
wants today.
Coca-Cola is the real thing.
Coke is what the world
wants today.
Coca-Cola is the real thing.

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100 Comments

  • Reply L Martinez July 5, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    This is not the one I remember

  • Reply lemurian chick July 6, 2019 at 10:07 am

    There was never anything as good as a cold pop on a hot day in a GLASS bottle. In the '80s plastic took over and soda never seemed to get as cold and the mouth feel sucked. 😑

  • Reply Keleeh Keleeh July 6, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    I was 5 years old in 71

  • Reply EmpLemon July 7, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Thanks Stan.

  • Reply C Porter July 7, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    anyone else here from Emplemon?

  • Reply Hamster Hawk July 7, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    emp FeelsOkayMan

  • Reply sssCreeperKingsss July 7, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Im here because of EmpLemon. Thank you Stanislav Petrov so much for giving us a second chance and letting us live another century. Have a coke, buddy!

  • Reply Spectralz July 7, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you Petrov. RIP

  • Reply Michael Spruill July 8, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Coke should remake this ad using as many of the same singers as they can find.

  • Reply Lucario the Riolu July 8, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Thank you Emp Lemon, Very cool

  • Reply The Official CallMeCarson Rip-Off Channel July 8, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks Stan.

  • Reply stereolab00 July 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Madison Avenue appropriated 60s youth/counterculture as soon as they could. Now, the sell time is even shorter.

  • Reply 5ilver42 July 8, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you EmpLemon for pointing m here

  • Reply Sam K July 8, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Rest In Peace Stanislav Petrov

  • Reply Eunoia Vision July 8, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Social Engineering.

  • Reply Karl Karlson July 8, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Gad were we fools at that age…You are helping the man sell coke fools Think

  • Reply resigned liberal July 8, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    It was the beginning of the end.

  • Reply Fearghost July 9, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Thank you Mr. Petrov

  • Reply RedRacoonAnimations July 9, 2019 at 5:20 am

    No one:

    Hilltop: iLl TaKe YoUr EnTiRe StOcK

  • Reply Montana Roots July 9, 2019 at 7:08 am

    This would be an awesome song to play in the background during a mass execution. Like when Kim Jong Un lines up people in stadiums and has them mowed down with anti aircraft guns.

  • Reply Olavi Löv July 9, 2019 at 10:35 am

    America spreading its filth.

  • Reply Bootleg Mr Saturn July 9, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Ness' voice ok

  • Reply Hatred In the algorithm July 9, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Toast to Stan Petrov

  • Reply Carlos Arias July 10, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Best Coke commercial ever done (and No, I’m not here because of Mad Men).

  • Reply whiteclifffl July 10, 2019 at 6:04 am

    The beginning of our stupid PC culture.

  • Reply salid dressing July 10, 2019 at 8:28 am

    I'd like to build the world a sit… Oh sorry, wrong lyrics

  • Reply Death Larsen July 11, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Don Draper made this commercial

  • Reply 3ds max July 11, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Millennial Version:

    I'd like to get to my safe space

    with queers and company

    I find fault in everything

    I cry and complain about

    Donald Trump

    'Coz I have no brain

    And everything is racist to me

    Me and my friends are giant

    hypocrites and like Ariana Grande music

    even though it sucks shit

    We love Antifa and throwing piss

    and get offended over anything

    (reprise)

  • Reply TheLocoUnion July 11, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    All these kids are 66-70 years old now!!! To add to that, their kids are 40!

  • Reply Jerico Salamante July 12, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    The story almost made me cry and thanks emplemon for letting me now about a person who saved me and the whole worlds life

  • Reply Stuart Kelly July 12, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Too many white people im outraged

  • Reply Reaper lover July 13, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Cough
    Cough

  • Reply Christopher Torres July 15, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Everyone in this is dead tho

  • Reply Arthur Morgan July 16, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Thanks oasis

  • Reply Tomk July 16, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Aaaahhhhhhhh shake allongggg with meeee

  • Reply Raed Al Emadi July 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Thank you Don!

  • Reply Banan Tign July 17, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Shake along with meeeee

  • Reply Sweety July 17, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Don't you just love people? I do…

  • Reply Rob Moir July 17, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I remember this too

  • Reply Mo Ali July 18, 2019 at 3:16 am

    0:42 This girl looks happy AF.
    It makes me smile 🙂

  • Reply Allie 77 July 19, 2019 at 2:44 am

    I'd like to be somebody eellse and not know where I've beeeen, I'd like to build myself a house out of plasticiiine, Ahhh, shake along with meee

  • Reply Dead Ass Meta Knight July 19, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Why is there an epidemic of boomers in this comment section? I came here from a nice video by Emperor Lemon and you old hags can't be happy.
    I genuinely can't wait til Baby Boomers are long gone. You helped nobody and are the true privileged twats in this world.

    Fuck you all
    -Gen Z

  • Reply luis martinez July 19, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    i dont care about this, but in usa mexicans are not even reprsensted ata lll… they dont need to be if this is who tthe americans are…… just know this, mexicans have always been there….. they are a large number of population and even the other latino races like cuban, puertorican get more representation then mexicans do….. i dont want people to think that i want the mexicans to be represented in culture or movies either…. its just me wondering why they are so non existant….if they are like 20 million i think more then that…. it is also the truth its cuban, puerto rican people acting white…. those are the only lations you see in the 70s -till now….they are one of the races that made this country…….. very influential culturally and people dont understand that, the isrealite races were that to nations…. they were more then that, but i dont wnat to say how much influence these isrealite races were in these countries…. becasue it is going to start conflicts, fights, and other nations do not need to kow this eitehr….. even the otehr nations in europe copied american ways…. americans were really just copying and doing what mexican and black peopl are doing…. this is something that they dont know or undersatnd….. in the future india is tryign to bring these isrealites to their country and they should not let them.

    where are the emxicans and this is italy??? theirs like one italian looking person there…. its bunch of indians, asians, white peopel from america……

  • Reply Santino Gomez July 19, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    It still is 🇺🇸MAGA COCA COLA!🇺🇸

  • Reply MarsFire July 20, 2019 at 12:56 am

    They should do this every 10 years. So cool

  • Reply Sky Blylevin July 21, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Cult-ish but a catchy ad

  • Reply Peter Green July 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Noel Gallagher heard this and ended up getting sued

  • Reply Colleen Rosko July 21, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    I CHALLENGE COCA-COLA TO DO A REMAKE. #americaneedslove

  • Reply Eddie Boggs July 22, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Back then I said this ought to be the national anthem.

  • Reply William Horton July 22, 2019 at 5:26 am

    I'd like to buy the world an RC Cola.

  • Reply brian kelly July 23, 2019 at 12:19 am

    i can see the light of god in their eyes. today everyone has dead eyes.

  • Reply Garret Thomas July 24, 2019 at 5:38 am

    The placement of this in the show is perfect.

    As if the sad man was a coke and someone finally picked him.

  • Reply I will die on my feet , before i live on my knees July 24, 2019 at 6:11 am

    And they call you people Boomers

  • Reply Gucci Panda July 24, 2019 at 6:32 am

    I love how Hershey’s really went to Oglivy & Mather and CocaCola is really one of McCann Erickson’s clients in the show as in real life!

  • Reply Liam Regan July 24, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Mr Sifter sold me songs

  • Reply Victor Johnson July 25, 2019 at 2:22 am

    I was only 7 years old when this ad campaign was on TV, and I immediately thought it was a "corn-ball" load of BS…

  • Reply Julio Aranton July 25, 2019 at 3:02 am

    ?

  • Reply Chubi Kun July 25, 2019 at 3:16 am

    I'd like to buy the world a home
    and furnish it with love
    grow apple trees and honey bees
    and snow white turtle doves
    I'd like to each the world to sing
    in perfect harmony
    I'd like to buy the world a coke
    and keep it company
    that's the real thing
    I'd like to teach the world to sing
    in perfect harmony
    I'd like to buy the world a coke
    and keep it company
    that's the real thing

  • Reply Rocketplumber July 25, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Diabetes.

  • Reply Liam Gallagher July 25, 2019 at 10:04 am

    And yall that the Kendall Jenner Pepsi thing was new

  • Reply jeremy western July 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    I’d like to…delete this embarrassing video

  • Reply Sergio Von July 25, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Excelente anuncio comercial. ¡Cuánto daño lograron!

  • Reply Kenny Ryman July 26, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Christmas Tree top one…

  • Reply Kevin K July 26, 2019 at 10:41 am

    globalist democrats love this advertisement

  • Reply a1974h July 26, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Brainwashing at its finest

  • Reply sheentheexplorer July 27, 2019 at 2:33 am

    ♥️

  • Reply Keith Rolland July 27, 2019 at 4:28 am

    As the entire world speaks/sings English. Thank you Queen Victoria

  • Reply Awesomely Angus July 27, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Don Draper brought me here.

    I'd like to buy the world a home
    And furnish it with love
    Grow apple trees and honey bees
    And snow white turtle doves.

    Chorus:
    I'd like to teach the world to sing
    In perfect harmony
    I'd like to buy the world a Coke
    And keep it company
    That's the real thing.

    (Repeat chorus)
    I'd like to teach the world to sing
    In perfect harmony
    I'd like to buy the world a Coke
    And keep it company
    That's the real thing

    Chorus 2:
    What the world wants today
    Coca-Cola (background)
    Is the real thing

    (Repeat chorus 2)
    What the world wants today
    Coca-Cola (background)
    Is the real thing

    I'd like to teach the world to sing
    Sing with me (background)
    In perfect harmony
    I'd like to buy the world a Coke
    And keep it company
    That's the real thing

    (Repeat chorus)
    I'd like to teach the world to sing
    In perfect harmony
    I'd like to buy the world a Coke
    And keep it company
    That's the real thing.

    (Chorus 2)
    What the world wants today
    Coca-Cola (background)
    Is the real thing

    (Repeat chorus 2)
    What the world wants today
    Coca-Cola (background)
    Is the real thing

  • Reply Mr. Bee July 28, 2019 at 3:28 am

    This reminds me of my favorite babysitter when I was 17 years old

  • Reply Andrew Moore July 28, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Takes me back to being 8 years old.

    Happy days.

  • Reply Reuben Tabansi July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Any else here from Bussiness wars?

  • Reply haid weng July 29, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Watch mojo?

  • Reply Frank Roberts July 31, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Too bad all of humanity can't sing together like that

  • Reply BRENDAJASON1 July 31, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Like to buy the world a line of coke

  • Reply Luca Kooky July 31, 2019 at 5:46 am

    This is awesome and its the exact opposite of the pepsi protest ad

  • Reply I own Far too much macaroni, but August 1, 2019 at 8:42 am

    “Because I could not stop for death” can be sung to this tune

  • Reply Donna Nolte August 1, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Listening in late 2019~~~~

  • Reply Daniel M August 2, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Loved this one when I was a kid.

  • Reply James H. Davis T. Third August 2, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Coke tastes good!

  • Reply Luiz Carlos August 2, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    a beautiful way to push trash into these healthy young people ..

  • Reply bubbamoosecat August 2, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    492 Pepsi drinkers….

  • Reply Sam Warren August 3, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Just binge watched all 7 seasons of Mad Men, the last episode leads me to this great ads. Coca-Cola should consider remaking this emotion grabbing ads by starting with the original version then transits into the contemporary one. In the crazy and divided world we live in now, it will be a nice unifying commercial for the world.

  • Reply MrDrProfessorRabbit August 5, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Thank you Comrade Petrov. You spared us all based on your decisions, but many will never know you or your name… then again, not all heroes wear capes. Some wear ushankas.

  • Reply Art Lopez August 5, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Liberal retards

  • Reply Darth Mom August 6, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Coca-Cola never should have stopped airing this ad.

  • Reply Trump’s A FatAss August 8, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Well we need this commercial today.

  • Reply Bukky Amos- BELLO August 8, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    COCACOLA for LIFE

  • Reply Mark G05! August 9, 2019 at 6:49 am

    I came from Zone Tan
    I came from Mad Men
    I came from EmpLemon's Stanislav Petrov video

  • Reply king potato August 9, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Who else here because of zone tan

  • Reply make it so, number one August 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    🎶 Id like to give the world obesity and fernish it with diabetes 🎶

  • Reply kvnjspr August 10, 2019 at 3:03 am

    1). Life was much simpler then. I miss it very much. So much stress and worry today. What have we really gained with progress and technology ? I believe we have lost much more than we gained .
    2).When my grandparents started taking about "the good ole days" , I didn't quite understand. I do now.

  • Reply Veronica Maria August 10, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Zone-Tan

  • Reply NPC#47431 August 10, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    …………………..creepy .

  • Reply NOWHERE PEOPLE August 11, 2019 at 8:06 am

    This ad typifies the Boomer mentality.

  • Reply Mr Cage August 11, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    It reminds me of the song Could we Start Again Please from Jesus Christ Superstar.

  • Reply 前橋みき August 11, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Happy days!!

  • Reply Craig Stratford August 12, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Meanwhile . Back in Vietnam ..

  • Reply Beautifulmusiclistnr August 12, 2019 at 6:41 am

    This was back when commercials were commercials and when they were worth watching unlike today's "commercials". I miss those days!

  • Reply Guillermo Garraton August 13, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Don wraps it up with one of the most successful tv ads ever!

  • Reply Tim Mitchell August 13, 2019 at 6:12 am

    So much about the 70s I don't miss. Hair styles that seemed to turn the entire decade into one big bad-hair day, bell-bottom jeans, sitcoms where the only way you could tell a line was supposed to be a joke was from the laugh track. Still there were moments – genuine moments – that could not have played out in any other decade. This commercial is one of them.

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