The sound of the McDonald’s Big Mac

Big Mac

I found myself watching a video of TV commercials from the 70’s recently and in amongst them was a McDonald’s Big Mac commercial. The Dancin’ advert from 1984 set a very happy vibe and it got me thinking about other McDonald’s songs I’ve heard over the years, in particularly, those for the Big Mac.

So, here is my top ten Big Mac ‘song’ commercials, ready for you to sing along to!

At number 10, you’ll keep comin’ back in this 1978 effort:

Number 9 continues the 70’s vibe with McDonald’s letting you know that they’ve got it all for you:

The Big Mac anthem finds itself at number 8. I suspect more people know this than the national anthem!

Back to the 70’s for number 7 – You deserve a break today!

The video that started this for me, at number 6, it’s Dancin’ starring Corey Haim from 1984:

At 5, and because I’m British, a very English take on the anthem:

1979 ups the cheese-factor at number 4 with the one and only Big Mac from the one and only place:

Number 3 gets a little higher pitched with Big Mac Comin’ from 1983:

We shoot for the moon at number 2 when we have a Mac Tonight in 1987:

And the prestigious Number One spot has to go to this 1986 Big Mac Attack rap:

Do you agree with my choices? Do you remember a Big Mac commercial that I didn’t include? Let me know in the comments!

Amazingly, I could easily have made this a top 20 as the home of the Golden Arches has made dozens of adverts for its 40-something old flagship sandwich. I think I could have done a top 10 just for the Mac Attack commercials!

As a bonus for those still reading, this short set of mock adverts from ad agency Translation is awesome!

Christmas Plate with Ronald McDonald

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I felt a little odd buying this Christmas-themed plate in the middle of March, but when life hands you awesome you take it when you find it. Especially when awesome costs 79 cents.

This wonderful plate was newer than I thought it was (released in 1997), but I still think it’s awesome. I’ve already eaten a few rounds of microwave chicken nuggets on it and I feel like I’m 10 years old again when I use it.

I don’t know if Ronald McDonald was ever allowed to travel with Santa on his Christmas Eve visits, but I do remember getting McDonald’s gift certificates in my stocking once so I believe it was possible.

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E.T. Posters – one with every McDonald’s Happy Meal


I recently dug out my DVD of E.T., intending to have my 3-year-old watch it instead of the endless repeats of the Toy Story films. Sadly, he wasn’t that interested, he is perhaps too young, but it made me want to learn more about the film.

This probably means you’ll be seeing a lot more E.T. from me in the near future as the internet is full of many wonderful images of everyone’s favourite Extra-Terrestrial. The image above stuck out to me because of those Golden Arches in the bottom corner. A little digging and I found the site of the artist responsible – David Wiesner.

David has some lovely accounts of his E.T. adventures, including a post about his time working on a series of posters for McDonald’s. The image below is the display for all 4 of the posters available with your Happy Meal.


All four E.T. posters can be seen in greater details from his site and a lot more too on his Portfolio page.