Chart Position: 7

  • Originally recorded by Hillside Singers (1972)
  • Written by Bill Backer, Billy Davis, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway
  • Vocals: Eve Graham, Lyn Paul, Marty Kristian, Peter Doyle, Paul Layton
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • This song was originally a promotional jingle for Coca-Cola that included the line ‘its the real thing’; references to Coca-Cola were dropped in the versions recorded by pop artists
  • This is New Seekers’ biggest U.S. hit single
  • Also recorded by Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (1972), Ray Conniff (1972), James Last (1972), Top of the Pops (1972), Robert James Orchestra (1972), Chet Atkins (1972), Congregation (1972), Tony De Vita (1972), Jim Nabors (1972), Mike Curb Congregation (1972),  Bobby Crush (1973), Kings Road (1972), Nora Aunor (1972), Anita Harris (1974), Sally Boyden (1976), 101 Strings (1983), Jevetta Steele (1990), Lucy Layton (2016) and many others


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