For the second single off of Oasis’ Definitely Maybe record, “Shakermaker” Noel Gallagher “borrowed” the melody for “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” (the song made famous from its use on Coca-Cola commercials in the 1970’s) by Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Bill Backer and Billy Davis.
Oasis was successfully sued for the unlicensed use by The New Seekers and they had to pay out $500,000 (Australian dollars). When asked about the incident, Noel Gallagher said,
“We drink Pepsi now.”
Oasis “Shakermaker Acoustic” (Coca-Cola lyrics)
The title of the song was also taken from this 1970’s toy called a Shaker Maker.