THE NEW SEEKERS Teached The World To Buy A Coke 50 Years Ago Today… And Inspired OASIS
Top singles from the past
8 January 2022
Band: THE NEW SEEKERS
Who: British pop 4-piece from London, formed in 1969.
After their break-up in 1974, leader Keith Potger restarted
two years later with a new group called The Seekers.
Song: I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony)
It became a worldwide hit than after it was the theme song of
a Coca Cola TV ad. It originally included the line, ‘I’d like to buy
the world a Coke.’
Score: 50 years ago today, 8 Jan 1972,
the song topped the UK singles chart.
C’mon, all together…
The song inspired Noel Gallagher for
OASIS‘ 2nd single SHAKERMAKER (1994)…
THE NEW SEEKERS: History