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It is finally fall/autumn! A magical season that is filled with so many things: fleece jackets, pumpkin spice, sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving, and gorgeous autumn scenery.
But, we are missing the most important thing of all: HOT DRINKS!
Yes, ’tis the season for those warm, delicious drinks that fill your insides and soul with warmth. What are your favorite hot drinks? Mine is hot tea, especially chai from Starbucks or flavored tea. Tea is a wonderful drink as it beneficial to our health as we enter the cold and flu season.
If you don’t know the different types of hot drinks, don’t worry. This 80s’ song from a famous American fast food chain got you covered.
What Can I Get For You Today?
Fast food has been in the American culture since the 1950s. When there is a fast food restaurant, there are usually people behind the counter who greet the customers and serve them with love. Since a significant number of restaurants opened over the span of three decades (the 60s, the 70s, and the 80s), there was a great need for employees. But, a lingering question lingered in each companies’ headquarters: how could these companies train these employees effectively? Well, one company named Wendy’s came up with a creative plan. It was catchy yet straightforward: have a musical training video.
“Hot Drinks” was one musical piece that was used in Wendy’s training videos during the 1980s. The song was written and performed by an unknown singer at the time named Marvin Hawkins. There isn’t much information about Hawkins or how “Hot Drinks” came to be. Yet, the videos appeared on Youtube around 2010. The song, along with the other training video songs, also became a hot topic this year thanks to radio personality Brian Fink.
Hot Drinks, Really Get You Goin’!
From the moment it starts, the song has a particular effect on the listener. This R&B song makes the listener want to boogie and sing “hot drinks”. From the start, the instrumental can be labeled as being basic as it only contains a synthesizer and a bass. Yet, the beat is very catchy. That is all due to the groovy bass line. From that opening solo to the final note, the bass is performed with a lot of funk. It also features a unique sub-melody that has its own personality. You can hear a funky melody during the introduction. And then, a unique sub-melody during the chorus.
The lyrics are pretty catchy well. The way that Hawkins sings will put anyone who listens to “Hot Drinks” into the groove. With his stylish musical phrase, the procedures on how to make these hot drinks or learning the songs will come naturally to the listeners in no time.
My favorite part is the chorus. How Hawkins sings it, how he bobs his head back and forth, and only the lyrics makes me want to jam along and bob my head as well. As a customer, I would be super satisfied with Wendy’s services and products with the lyrics “Wendy’s we always serve it right away. Add a smile and have a nice day.” (Customers will also know that these lyrics are true too: “Hot Drinks, really get you goin’. Warms you up, when you feel you’re slowin'”.)
What do you think of “Hot Drinks”? Let me know below!
My Recommended Hot Drink For This Fall is…
I drink a lot of tea. I have at least two or three cups of hot or cold tea every day. I love tea especially if it’s flavored, milk, or chai. My go-to tea for the times when I am in a rush or need a place to work at is Starbuck’s Chai tea. I drink either from the store (but not every day) or making it for to-go with the Via packets. Soon, I will switch to the Kaldi version of chai for winter. (For who don’t know, Kaldi is a Japanese specialty store that has tons of coffee, tea, snacks, and food items from overseas. If I need a box of Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Kaldi usually has it. Mexican food items too.)
I also drink a chai hot chocolate combo that I received from a Reddit Santa last year. This warm drink that carries a small punch is made by an amazing organic tea company called Albion Tea Company. Having a cup of chai hot chocolate is perfect for a cold winter night. It’s filled with the perfect amount of spice and chocolate. The drink also melts perfectly in your mouth with hot milk.
Check out the chai hot chocolate and the other amazing teas that Albion Tea Company has to offer on their homepage.