Pepsi Samba Inspires Dancing Legs

Pepsi launched the new flavour, Samba, with a television commercial celebrating Latin American rhythms. It’s a scene from Colombia. Samba music plays as a pair of men’s trousers dances across a pedestrian crossing and into a bar. We’re shown a billboard with Pepsi’s latest product, “Samba”. Two young men stand in the bar watching with amusement as they drink from their carefully held bottles of Pepsi Samba. Each of them takes a turn at having his legs dance off without the torso. The text comes up: Find Your Rhythm, Tropical Flavoured Cola.

Men at bar watch disembodied legs dance for Pepsi Samba TV Ad


It’s the spot that has just been released on Australian televisions, backing up Pepsi’s summer release of its new tamarind and mango flavoured drink. Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)

Credits

The Dancing Legs ad was created by Clemenger BBDO, Sydney by creative team Rocky Ranallo, Danny Searle, Ant Hatton and Robbie Brammall with senior producer Roy De Giorgio.

Filming in Colombia was shot by director Damien Toogood, via Luscious International, with producer Tim Berriman.

Where to hear the Pepsi Samba music

The music/sound for Pepsi Sound was composed by Eden, arranged and mixed by Song Zu.

UPDATE ON MARCH 2, 2006

On Saturday Eden’s releasing the full track as a single under the name, King Rocker featuring Carlos Mora. The track is called “Asereko (Homie)”. Carlos is described as a CostaRican / Sydneysider.

The single has five mixes.
1. Asereko (Homie) (Edit)
2. Asereko (Homie) (Extended)
3. Asereko (Homie) (Team Brooklyn’s Electro Mix)
4. Asereko (Homie) (Patrick Alavi Presents Dolphin Collins Remix)
5. Asereko (Homie) (Mike Felks Mix)

See the lyrics at my post: Pepsi Samba Cuban Rap Music

Another commenter recommends Mexico City-based band, Molotov. This group, formed in 1995, have style characterised by lyrics in Spanish and English, rapped by Tito Fuentes. See their web site at http://www.molotov.com.mx/ and order their music from the Amazon chart.

Pepsi Samba Dancing

www.pepsisamba.com.au has a behind the scenes documentary of the ad shot on location in Colombia, interviewing Californian dancer David “Elsewhere” Bernal and director Damien Toogood. David wore green clothes to cover over the top of his body. David Elsewhere Bernal also featured in the VW Gold commercial “Singing in the rain”.

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  • Anonymous

    i was thinking the exact same thing, please someone help me, i love it, such a good song!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/737110 Michelle

    I wanted to know what this song is too. I emailed Luscious and they just told me that they composed the song and that it isn’t a release. :( Oh well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/737110 Michelle

    Oh, good news.. I emailed Clemenger who were much more helpful

    They said:

    The music was composed specifically for the TV track. We have also produced a full version of this song, which will be available for download from the Pepsi Samba web site (www.pepsisamba.com.au) in the next few weeks.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your help Michelle!!

  • Ineedsong

    god i so want the song! its just sooo nice! just checked the site as of today, November 30th, no luck on any song…sigh is there any updates?

  • Anonymous

    Hi, If you like the music then maybe you should check out a Mexican band called Molotov – a bit heavier, but the music really reminded me of them when I first heard it.

  • Ivee

    Thank You guys!!! I’ve been searching this song ever since the ad came out. Oh such a shame that there’s no real band. I so would have bought their album straight away! So nice to let us download a full version of it though!

    And I’ll look up Molotov. Thanks.

  • Mike

    I have the song i got it off a friend and rocks if you would like a copy i can send it anyone email me at mike_the_undertaker@hotmail.com and i will send it to you.

    Thanks it was you guys who inspired me to look for it and Molotov rocks as well.
    Thanks from Mike the undertaker.

  • Anonymous

    If anyone has the song upload it to File Factory and post the link here.
    Regardless that they say it’ll be on the site, just to make it easier for us all =P

  • Anonymous

    I WANT THE SONG TOO!!! Everytime the ad comes on I want to dance!! It’s such a cool song – if that stupid RINGTONE FROG can release a song… then PEPSI SAMBA should too!!

  • Anonymous

    the link to the song is dead. is there another link we could use

  • Anonymous

    Hey guys… don’t sweat! I love the song as well – it’s awesome. I have a version of it that runs for about 3 and a half minutes.
    To get it, all you have to do is to download some version of Limewire. Then search “Pepsi Samba Song”, and it will pop up. If you’re afraid of getting viruses from Limewire, you could buy Limewire Pro; or just simply delete Limewire after downloading the song!!!

    Anthony.

  • Anonymous

    Or if you didn’t want to do all of that… you could just email me and ask for it!

    My adress is:

    anto_16@hotmail.com

    Anthony.

  • http://theinspirationroom.com/daily Duncan

    The File Factory download is working OK now. But the path to downloading the file is full of advertising popups.

  • Anonymous

    finally i got it!, the File Factory download worked fine for me, but so many adverts…

  • Cristina

    Fantastic song! Not samba, though. Reggaeton.

  • tony

    any1 know the lyrics to the song. both english or mexican ( or watever language the speak) on tonx_9@hotmail.com

  • http://theinspirationroom.com/daily Duncan

    Tony I’ve posted the lyrics in English and Spanish at:
    http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2006/pepsi-samba-cuban-rap-music

  • Jane

    Seriously, if you guys like this song you will love MOLOTOV!!! They’re a Mexican band (Rock/Rap), they are so cool!!! DOWNLOAD THEY’RE STUFF IT’S GREAT!!! And if you end up liking Molotov then you’ll love Control Machete(Rap), they’re music makes you feel like your cruizing the streets of Mexico! I LOVE MEXICAN MUSIC!!! Anyway, i love asereko it’s a great song and yeah BYE!!!

  • Daggy

    the ad was boring, stupid and silly!