“Yakety Yak – Take It Back!” Music Video

In 1990 the Take It Back Foundation created “Yakety Yak – Take It Back!,” a music video designed to promote recycling awareness with the participation of the world’s leading musical artists in live-action and animated up-beat recycling messages.

The video features renowned recording artists including Pat Benatar, Natalie Cole, Charlie Daniels, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Ozzy Osbourne, Brenda Russell, Barry White, and Stevie Wonder. The stars interact with colorful animated props and characters such as Bugs Bunny. The celebrities also recorded a series of service announcements which aired on MTV, VH-1, and other cable networks in 1990.

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