Sing Along with the McDonald’s Menu Song

Sing Along with the McDonald’s Menu Song

The McDonald’s Menu Song was an instant-win promotion created as part of an advertising campaign for McDonald’s. It ran from 1988 to early 1989.

This is how the promotion worked. Listen to the album, and if it played all the way through, without the singers making an error, you win! The song, which was composed and narrated by Gary Fry, was a remake of Reunion’s 1974 hit single Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me). To reduce costs and make them easier to handle, the song was distributed on flexi-discs. The lyrics of the original song were redone to include all of the items from the McDonald’s menu.

I got my album in the mail and played it over and over again. Albums were on their way out and just loved anything that allowed me to take advantage of my family’s Hi-Fi. I was fascinated with this thing as a kid and really wanted to win a million dollars.

So I listened to it way more often then I should have. I am not sure if I thought it would play a different song if I kept listening, but I kept at it. As a consequence of all those replays, I learned all the words.

Do you know the Lyrics? Well, it is time to sing along. Click play on the player and enjoy.

Don’t know the lyrics to the McDonald’s Menu Song? Well here they are

Big Mac, Mc DLT, a Quarter-Pounder with some cheese, Filet-O-Fish, a hamburger, a cheeseburger, a Happy Meal. McNuggets, tasty golden french fries, regular or larger size, and salads: chef salad or garden, or a chicken salad oriental. Big Big Breakfast, Egg McMuffin, hot hot cakes, and sausage. Maybe biscuits, bacon, egg and cheese, a sausage, danish, hash browns too. And for dessert hot apple pies, and sundaes three varieties, a soft-serve cone, three kinds of shakes, and chocolatey chip cookies. And to drink a Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, and orange drink, A Sprite and coffee, decaf too, A lowfat milk, also an orange juice. I love McDonald’s, good time great taste, and I get this all at one place.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Kurt

    I listened to this “record” over an over again as a kid (even though it obviously wasn’t the winning one). Great memories.

  2. Wes

    I still know every word of it and sing it regularly. I always have to explain where it came from and then have to explain what a record player was (I’m a college and singles minister, so it’s a 12 year difference). This is the first time I heard it since I was a kid. Now I get to play it for them. Thanks!!!

  3. Geoff

    I don’t know why but this was taught in my choir class growing up. Like 3rd or 4th grade.

  4. Igor

    I was in the 2nd grade when this came out and my babysitter wrote down all the words for me and my friend Michael and I memorized them and did them for the school talent show. I walked up to him and placed my order via the song and then he took my order and confirmed it by repeating the song. Then the big gag at the end where he pulled out my order and it was dozens of McDonalds items we had collected in the weeks leading up to it piled high on a tray. We came in third…

  5. Carmen

    It’s so funny that you posted this! I did the exact same thing as you. And I also know the entire song by heart. My friends consider it one of my quirks and if I ever did a dating profile I’m sure I would add it as one of my accomplishments. I’ve never met anyone else who even remembers that this existed. I’m so glad you are out there!

  6. The Retroist

    @Carmen One thing the internet has taught me is that whatever we are into, we are not alone. It can be pretty amazing.

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