Famous And Funny Retro Commercials - Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and More: Iconic Soft Drinks from the 1980s

Commercials featured in these 1980s soft drink commercials:

7UP - featuring John McEnroe, Tony Dorsett, and Larry Bird - 1979

John Patrick McEnroe is an American tennis player. He was known for his shot-making artistry and volleying skills, and for confrontational on-court behavior that frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities.

Anthony Drew Dorsett Former professional American football running back Anthony Drew Dorsett played for the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.

Larry Joe Bird is an American former professional basketball player, coach and executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "The Hick from French Lick", Bird is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Pepsi - The Pepsi Challenge - 1980

The Pepsi Challenge is a marketing campaign that was launched by PepsiCo in 1975. The campaign was created in response to Coca-Cola's "The Real Thing" campaign, which had been running since 1971. The Pepsi Challenge consisted of a series of commercials that featured people blind taste-testing Pepsi and Coke and choosing Pepsi as the better-tasting beverage.

Tab Cola - 'What a beautiful drink for beautiful people' - 1981

"Tab Cola is the perfect drink for beautiful people. It's light, refreshing, and has a unique flavor that sets it apart from other colas. Plus, it's low in calories, so you can feel good about drinking it. Whether you're at the beach or the pool, or just hanging out with friends, Tab Cola is the perfect drink to enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy a Tab Cola today!"

Sprite - 'Reach for Sprite' - 1981

"Sprite is a soft drink that has been around for decades. It's a refreshing, light beverage that is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day. And because it's low in calories, it won't sabotage your diet."

Sunkist - 'Good good vibrations' - 1981

"Looking for a delicious and refreshing way to stay hydrated this summer? Look no further than Sunkist! Our delicious orange soda is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day. So this summer, make sure to stock up on Sunkist!"

7UP - featuring Geoffrey Holder - 1982

Geoffrey Lamont Holder was a Trinidadian-American actor, voice actor, dancer, choreographer, singer, director and painter. A multifaceted performer and creator, he is best remembered by audiences for his performance as the villainous Baron Samedi in the 1973 Bond-movie Live and Let Die and as the pitchman for 7 Up.

Diet Rite Cola - featuring Lee Majors, jingle possibly sang by Randy Newman - 1983

Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary) is an American film, television and voice actor. Majors is best known for portraying the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television Western series The Big Valley.

Tab Cola - 'You're my Tab' - 1983

Caffeine Free Tab - Taste test - 1984

Pepsi - 'The choice of a new generation' - voiceover by Martin Sheen - 1985

Martin Sheen, is an American actor. He first became known for his roles in the films The Subject Was Roses (1968) and Badlands (1973), and later achieved wide recognition for his leading role in Apocalypse Now (1979).

Sprite - News Rap with Kurtis Blow - 1985

Kurtis Walker professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record/film producer, b-boy, DJ, public speaker and minister.

Minute Maid -  'It's amazing' - 1985

Sprite - Santa Taste Test - 1985

Coca Cola - Max Headroom Cokeologists - 'Catch the wave' - 1986

RC Cola - Some people go out of their way for RC - 1986

"Some people go out of their way for RC Cola. They'll drive to the store just to get it, even if it's not their favorite soda. They'll stock up on it when they see it on sale. And they'll go out of their way to get it when they're craving a soda."

"Why? Because RC Cola is the best. It's the perfect mix of sweet and refreshing, and it always hits the spot. If you've never had RC Cola, you're missing out. But once you try it, you'll understand why some people go out of their way for it."

Sprite - featuring Jim Varney - 'The Un-Cola' -1986

James Albert Varney Jr. was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his broadly comedic role as Ernest P. Worrell, appearing in numerous television commercial advertising campaigns and films.

Diet Pepsi - featuring Billy Crystal - 'Absolutely marvelous' - 1986

William Edward Crystal is an American actor, voice artist, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director, and television host.

Slice - Karate ad - 'We got the juice' - 1986

Pepsi - featuring Michael J. Fox -  Printable Pepsi - 1986

Michael Andrew Fox, known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, film producer and activist with a film and television career spanning from the 1970s. He starred in the Back to the Future trilogy in which he portrayed Marty McFly.

Pepsi - Pepsi vs Coke - Baseball kid - featuring Martin Sheen voice over - 1987

7UP Gold - Limited edition 7UP Gold - 'Wild thing' - 1988

Cherry 7UP - featuring Matt LeBlanc at a diner, black and white - 1988

Matthew Steven LeBlanc is an American actor and comedian.[3] He is best known for his portrayal of dim-witted yet well-intentioned womanizer Joey Tribbiani in the NBC sitcom Friends and in its spin-off series Joey.

Mountain Dew - mountain biking theme - 'Doing it country cool' - 1989

Diet Pepsi - The Diet Pepsi Challenge - 1989

Coca Cola - Bottled Coca-Cola Classic - A boy and his dog - 1989

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