The Iconic Song That You Would Be Surprised Was Produced By Pharrell Williams

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments


Pharrell Williams, the pop culture machine is known for writing monster hits including ‘Happy’ and ‘Blurred lines’. But you would be surprised to know that his most popular song you would not connect with the prolific producer at all.

“Ba da ba ba ba…I’m loving it”, the famous MacDonald’s commercial jingle featuring Justin Timberlake can be heard on tv or radio every three seconds in every major market around the world but did you know it was written by the company’s former employee Pharrell Williams.

Pharrell Williams revealed on the late show with Seth Meyers on Wednesday that he once was a daydreaming McDonald’s employee who got fired from 3 different McDonald’s locations because he was too much of a space cadet. The problem was that Pharrell was more into the music they played in the lobby than mopping the lobby floors. Ironically Pharrell would go on to join other space cadets and form the musical group the Neptunes.

Years later Pharrell would become one of the greatest producers of our time and his former employer, McDonalds would choose one of his songs to be the official song for the company. The song, composed by Williams and the Neptunes, along with Tom Batoy, Andreas Forberger and Franco Tortora was released in 2003 by a then budding pop star Justin Timberlake. The song never made it on the U.S. charts, however , thanks to being the official the song for McDonalds, the song is by far the most recognizable and biggest song of Pharrell’s career.

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , or

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