Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #236: ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing [In Perfect Harmony]- The New Seekers. December 4, 1971.
- Single: ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing [In Perfect Harmony]- The New Seekers
- Record Company- Elektra
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Bill Backer and Billy Davis
- Time: 2:23
- B-side:’Boom Town’
- Album- I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
- Grade: B-
- Peaked at #7 11 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #4 in UK Singles Chart.
There were two hit versions of ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing’ in the winter of 1971-72- and both were Top 20 hits- Hillside Singers hit the charts first and went to #14- they were quickly followed by The New Seekers who had the bigger hit #7. The New Seekers had 9 Hot 100 hits with 3 making the Top 40. This was their biggest hit.
Pop goes the Coke marketing campaign. It’s a jaunty enough song- I daren’t say bubbly- but did the public REALLY want the full expanded 2 minute 23 second version of a 20 second soda jingle or did the record company see a financial opportunity?
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I didn’t realize there were two versions.
I think one was more than enough…