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Go for Soda

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– In popular culture:
– Go for Soda served as the campaign theme for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in the United States.
– The song was featured in the opening scene of the 1985 Miami Vice episode Buddies.
– It was popularized in a series of television commercials for the soft drink Mr. Pibb.
– The ad campaign was lampooned by American Dad! in the episode A.T. the Abusive Terrestrial.
– The song was used in the Trailer Park Boys seventh-season episode We Can’t Call People Without Wings Angels So We Call Them Friends.

– Music video:
– Directed by Robert Bouvier.
– Depicts a doll-sized Kim Mitchell hopping out of a television set.
– The teenaged boy watching is mystified as Mitchell dances and teleports around the house.
– They eventually transform into unbranded cans of soda.
– The teenage boy suggests getting a soda to his friend without mentioning his experience.

– Charts:
– Peak positions on various charts in 1984-1985.
– Reached high positions on Canada Top Singles (RPM), Billboard Hot 100, and Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks.

– References:
– Story Behind Go For Soda Message in The Peterborough Examiner on December 28, 2013.
– Canadian Top Singles peak information.
– Billboard Artists / Kim Mitchell Chart History – The Hot 100 on Billboard’s website.
– Billboard Artists / Kim Mitchell Chart History – Mainstream Rock Tracks on Billboard’s website.

Go for Soda (Wikipedia)

"Go for Soda" is a song by Canadian singer Kim Mitchell. Mitchell wrote the music for the song himself, while the lyrics were written by Pye Dubois. The song's narrator, frustrated at his contentious relationship with his lover, opts to relax and forget about his troubles with a soda. "Go for Soda" was released in 1984 as the lead single from Mitchell's first full-length solo album, Akimbo Alogo. The song reached number 22 in Canada and was Mitchell's only charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, reaching number 86. It remains his best-known song outside of his native Canada.

"Go for Soda"
Single by Kim Mitchell
from the album Akimbo Alogo
RecordedMcClear Place, Toronto
LabelAlert, Bronze
Songwriter(s)Kim Mitchell, Pye Dubois
Producer(s)Kim Mitchell, Nick Blagona
Kim Mitchell singles chronology
"Miss Demeanor"
"Go for Soda"
"All We Are"
Music video
"Go for Soda" on YouTube
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