Dr. Pepper Commercial – I’ve Gotta Be Me

Artist: Ryan Tedder
Song In Commercial: I’ve Gotta Be Me

I've Gotta Be Me - I've Gotta Be Me - Single

More Dr. Pepper Commercials

Dr. Pepper Commercial Highlights

  • 2012 Dr. Pepper Commercial
  • Man in a train station takes off his suit & tie revealing his “I’m one of a kind” t-shirt.
  • He walks through train station and through the city, inspiring others to do the same
  • Shirts include: I’m a dreamer, I’m a cougar, I’m a beginner, I’m a control freak, I’m a vailable, I’m a vegan, I’m a wingman, I’m a fighter, I’m a one and only, I’m a highlight, I’m a mamas boy, I’m a rebel
  • He hands a cute woman a Dr. Pepper, and she takes her jacket off, revealing her “I’m a pepper” t-shirt.
  • Text on screen says: Dr. Pepper – Always one of a kind

Song Lyrics in Commercial

Whether I’m right
Or whether I’m wrong
I’ve gotta be me

I want to live
Not Merely survive
And I won’t give up on this dream that keeps me alive
I’ve gotta be me
I’ve gotta be me
What else could I be but who I am
Gotta be me

About Singer & Song From Commercial

The singer from the Dr. Pepper commercial is named Ryan Tedder. He is also known from his work as the front man for the band OneRepublic. He has written for such artists as Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Adele and Paul Oakenfold. Tedder has received 6 grammy awards.

When Tedder was 21, he was in a singer-songwriter competition, and was selected to appear in a one hour special on MTV. He won the competition and a record contract with Lance Bass’s management company. Later Tedder that the record deal wasn’t real, and nothing ever came of it. A year later, he was discovered by hip hop producer Timbaland.

This song was released in January 2012, and at the time of it’s release, it’s just a single. It’s not on a standard album yet. The song feels almost like an American Idol song. To some people that’s a good thing, to others it’s not. As of the time of this posting, I can’t find a music video for this song, but I did find a version of the cast of Glee performing the song. If anyone finds a link to the video, post it in the comments.

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4 Responses to “Dr. Pepper Commercial – I’ve Gotta Be Me”

  1. Mel
    March 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    It’s a cover of the Sammy Davis Jr. Song “I’ve gotta be me”

  2. March 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    I have never been as moved by a commercial as I was by the Dr. Perpper I’ve gotta be me commercial. My cousin was shot and killed by bullies in oct. 2. I now am running and any-bullying foundation in his honor and the song and commercial will be the inspiration for the foundation from this point forward. Thank you soooo much.


  3. steve jackson
    April 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    you know that this song was actually by sammy davis jr., right? the ryan tedder version was a remake with very slightly altered lyrics (emphasis on very slightly). and the glee version had the exact lyrics of the original, not the remake

  4. Dawny Hill
    April 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    I love this song and commercial.

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