Chart Position: 13

  • Written by Bill Backer, Billy Davis, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway
  • Vocals: Lorri Ham, Joelle McDermott, Billy, Frank and Laura Marino, Mary Mayo, Rick and Ron Shaw
  • Produced by Al Ham
  • 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
  • Hillside Singers is a studio group
  • This is Hillside Singers’ only hit single
  • Also recorded by New Seekers (1972), 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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