Tuesday Throwback: The Stars Will Always Shine, The Birds Will Always Sing…For Coca-Cola

Songs and jingles can be very catchy. That’s why they’ve been used so often in advertising and to teach children educational concepts (think Schoolhouse Rock). Today the verse “the stars will always shine/the birds will always sing/as long as there is thirst, there’s always the real thing” randomly came into my head. Maybe because this was a summer Coca-Cola commercial. Quintessential early ’90s song and visuals. So catchy. It also really sounds like Michael Jackson, but of course it isn’t, since he was a Pepsi pitchman.

Pepsi: Who’s Next?

Actually, a nice montage-style commercial by Pepsi. The song playing is “Tonight Is the Night” by Outasight. But a few thoughts:

Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire shooting a 1984 Pepsi commercial. It’s been noted that his addiction to painkillers may have started from the burns he received in this incident. An addiction that would of course lead to his death. Guess Pepsi is leaving that out.

We have the Internet now. There are more entertainment options than ever, leaving the pop culture world more fragmented. It just seems like there aren’t as many monster stars these days. So who’s next? Maybe nobody.

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