Pepsi Refresh Anthem Forever Young

Pepsi has released “Pepsi Anthem”, a television commercial featuring a mash up of Bob Dylan’s 1974 song, “Forever Young”. The track, originally released on the the 1974 album Planet Waves, is presented with Bob Dylan singing the first verse and rapping the third verse.

Bob Dylan and in Pepsi Anthem - Forever Young

Black Eyed Peas frontman picks up the visual cues from the 1970s Bob Dylan, posing with sun glasses and singing in concert. Footage from the 1970s is compared with the 21st century… showing returning soldiers, skate boarders, martial arts movies, concerts (candles to cellphones), surfing, transit vans, graffiti, animation (Gumby to Shrek), music movies (Blues Brothers to School of Rock), dance and political rallies. Every generation refreshes the world.

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The Refresh Anthem was developed at MJZ, with director of photography Chris Soos, executive producer Jeff Scruton, and producer Natalie Hill.

Editor was Kirk Baxter at Rock Paper Scissors with David Brodie, producer Mike Goble, assistant editor Ryan Seegers, executive producer Carol Lynn Weaver.

Online/VFX work was done at Method Studios by executive producer Helen Hughes, producer Scott Boyajan, creative director Alex Frisch, VFX set supervisor Gil Baron, CG supervisor Andy Boyd, and lead compositor Jake Montgomery.

Footage research was done by Susan Nickerson at Nickerson Research.

Sound was mixed by John Bolen at Play Studios, Santa Monica, with executive producer Sara Hartman.

Women sipping Pepsi in Refresh Anthem commercial

Lyrics for Forever Young

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

  • Josh

    Dude Will.I.Am mastered this song bro. I love it. Is there a full song of just him?

  • dawn
  • Samantha

    Hey Josh… Why the hell would there be a version of just Will.I.Am? We’re talking about BOB DYLAN here. You know…BOB DYLAN!!!!

  • demon

    this is the scum that our children our indoctrinated with.

  • Greg

    Case is closed … the clown with the periods in his “name” has no talent beyond stealing from others. What a country. Shame on whoever licensed the Bob Dylan song to the charlatain.

  • Will.I.Am.Not

    is that andy samberg with the glasses?