1989: Pepsi Ad airs on TV around the world!

March 2nd 1989 saw the worldwide debut of Madonna's comeback single "Like A Prayer" as part of a groundbreaking 2-minute Pepsi TV commercial which aired on that same day in over 40 countries around the world.

Here's how it looked in UK's ITV channel, where it aired at 8:12pm during an episode of police drama "The Bill". Then below, watch Madonna talk about the controversy that followed, in an interview with MTV's Kurt Loder one year later.






(ITV,  March 1989 / MTV, April 1990)