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Classic Clicks: Remembering those long forgotten viral videos

In 2007 Cadbury Schweppes (A British confectionery company) launched a campaign to promote its Dairy Milk chocolate. While the focus of the brand was already on joy and pleasure with its tagline: “A glass and a half full of joy,” it was considered necessary to take this a step further to make their communication as effortlessly enjoyable as eating the product. The result — A gorilla playing the drums to the Phil Collins song “In the Air Tonight” of course.

The campaign was a success with over 500,000 views on YouTube in its first week alone, and gave way to a large number of parodies and spoofs. And, as it turns out this was not the first time Phil collaborated with a gorilla. The singer composed the soundtrack to the 1999 Disney’s Tarzan winning an Oscar for "You'll be in My Heart."

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