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Found the Damn Gatorade Has Evolved MP3 by David Banner w Kermit Quinn

So that damned “Gatorade Has Evolved” song for the Gatorade G commercials that came out for the 2010 NBA playoffs got in my head and wouldn’t leave. You know the commercial…

“If you wanna revolution the only solution:  evolve. You gotta evolve.”

Gatorade Revolution / Evolve Commercial – 2010

The damned song won’t get out of my head (maybe because it’s bluesy?), so I started looking for it.

Within the depths of their…reporting, the AOL Radio Blog reported that Gatorade Evolve song MP3 wasn’t available (at the time of this writing) for commercial release. And the AOL Blog is right, but that’s because they didn’t take 14 seconds to check the Gatorade site (and I didn’t either for the first hour of my search) to find out the MP3 is FREE to download.

Here’s the link to the Gatorade page where you can find the Gatorade Evolve / Revolution MP3 download…it’s on the right side of the page. Big orange button (guys, put that stuff on the left side and make it more pronounced).

Sometimes, you just have to go to the source.

About the Gatorade Evolve / Revolution song

The song itself is a classic blues/gospel pattern. Before I listened to the whole thing, I came across reports that people thought it was originally done by Bo Diddley. Hearing it for the 7th time straight through, I can say that Bo didn’t write this.

Well there once was a guy who couldn’t jump high
Till he focused in
Now he touches the sky

or this

you gotta do more than try to get by
evolution is the key and that’s no lie

I love him, but Bo don’t know Evolution…unless he wrote a song about Michael Jordan and Laila Ali (that’s my guess).

Those who keep writing and saying the song was “inspired” by Bo Diddley are right, if they’re willing to stipulate that Bo Diddley followed a pretty textbook blues / gospel format as well.

as do we all…

david banner - 2008

it's like Al Green wrote for Otis Redding

The song is officially titled, “Gatorade Has Evolved.” Written and produced by David Banner, the track was sung by Kermit Quinn – who if anything sounds copied it’s the fact this guy sounds so much like Otis Redding it ain’t even funny. I was shocked. It’s why the song’s in my head. Damn good vocals.

(photo credit by Ran Muir via Flickr)

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  • Brent Shaffer

    Great find! I tried to set Yahoo! Answers right, but they seem to be misguided. Thanks for having good SEO!

  • natfinn

    Thanks, Brent,

    I think the asker got the answer they wanted and shut it off. I forget people still use Yahoo! Answers :-P

    And thank you for the SEO appreciation. This poor site's been neglected too long.

    Did you hear the whole song yet? What did you think?

  • GB St. Pete, FL.

    Great Song… It's on my list of current favorites. Thanks for finding it…

  • natfinn

    I hope you enjoy it

  • 108

    Thanks brother…….

  • natfinn

    Absolutely. The song is just too f**in' catchy.

  • ejamienyc

    awesome. that damn song is addictive. and now i finally have it downloaded.

  • natfinn

    I think I already did that…back in January

  • natfinn

    sorry…meant to write to a chat wrote to here…NO, I didn't have the song in January! but, yeah, that song makes me wish I was better at whistling – though my co-workers would probably disagree

  • ryan

    thanks for link man. i can't even begin to count how many times i've listened to this song since i downloaded it. this song is awesome.

  • natfinn

    Oh I know, the Gatorade Has Evolved song will be in my head BEFORE I watch the Cavs / Celtics game tonight. Then it won't get out again.

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  • Mike in MD

    Thanks dude! I've been searching like crazy trying to find and download this song. Great investigative work on your end;-)

  • natfinn

    Thanks, pardner.

    Warning: It'll get in your head and STAY in your head! NO! NO! Now I have to go hear it, again…

  • Unknown

    The Incredible Hulk wrote that song!

  • http://na word up

    Thanks, I needed that

  • brendan

    been wanting to find this for a long time. good looks.

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