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Sing Along with the McDonald’s Menu Song
Ah, the McDonald's Menu Song—an iconic piece of 1980s advertising brilliance that managed to captivate my youthful imagination. This instant-win promotion was a clever creation by McDonald's, serving as a delightful jingle to lure in hungry patrons. Its melodious magic flowed from 1988 to the early days of 1989, leaving an indelible mark on pop culture history.
Here's how the enchanting promotion unfolded: a musical album was distributed to eager ears, and the challenge was simple yet enticing. Listen to the album in its entirety without encountering a single vocal misstep, and you win! The mastermind behind this lyrical delight was none other than Gary Fry, who skillfully transformed Reunion's 1974 hit "Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" into a McDonald's-themed sensation.
The song's infectious beat was pressed onto flexi-discs for distribution—a creative move that made these musical treasures both accessible and manageable. The real magic, however, was in the lyrics. Every item on the illustrious McDonald's menu was woven into the song's catchy verses, turning mundane menu items into a lyrical symphony of fast-food desire.
I was fortunate enough to receive my very own album in the mail—an unexpected treasure that promptly ignited my fascination. During an era when albums were gradually giving way to new formats, I eagerly seized the opportunity to bask in the glory of my family's Hi-Fi system. Little did I know, my obsession with the McDonald's Menu Song would result in countless replays, and I quickly committed every word to memory.
As the stylus hit the groove, I embarked on a lyrical journey of menu items and musical delight. While I never did strike gold and claim the million-dollar prize, the joy of singing along to the McDonald's Menu Song remains a cherished memory of my youthful days. So, if you're ready for a lyrical time capsule, hit that play button and join in on the musical celebration!
Don’t know the lyrics to the McDonald’s Menu Song? Well here they are:
Big Mac, Mc DLT, a Quarter-Pounder with some cheese, Filet-O-Fish, a hamburger, a cheeseburger, a Happy Meal.
McNuggets, tasty golden french fries, regular or larger size, and salads: chef salad or garden, or a chicken salad oriental.
Big Big Breakfast, Egg McMuffin, hot hot cakes, and sausage. Maybe biscuits, bacon, egg and cheese, a sausage, danish, hash browns too.
And for dessert hot apple pies, and sundaes three varieties, a soft-serve cone, three kinds of shakes, and chocolatey chip cookies.
And to drink a Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, and orange drink, A Sprite and coffee, decaf too, A lowfat milk, also an orange juice.
I love McDonald’s, good time great taste, and I get this all at one place.