David Bowie and Tina Turner Dance in a Lab: An Iconic Pepsi Ad Recollection

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The Chemistry of Pop: Bowie and Turner in the Lab

As the world continues to pay tribute to Tina Turner, let’s remember one of the stranger moments from her career – a 1987 Pepsi commercial starring Turner and David Bowie. In the ad, Bowie plays a nerdy scientist trying to create a woman in a lab – a la the movie Weird Science.  When he accidentally spills Pepsi into the machine, Tina Turner bursts out, and the two dance underneath a Pepsi logo to “Modern Love.” Watch the full commercial below:

Turner starred in three Pepsi commercials, including a 1990 duet with Rod Stewart and the 1986 spot “We Got The Taste.” Do you remember this Bowie/Turner commercial?  What are some of your favorite 1980s commercials?

Read: Tina Turner: An Unforgettable Legend Passes Away at 83

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