Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ Powers New Gatorade Ad Featuring Bryce Harper
Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got fun ‘n’ games … and apparently those games are fueled by Gatorade! The thirst-quenching sports drink has selected the Guns N’ Roses anthem ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ to soundtrack their latest advertisement, which also stars Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.
In the clip, the Nationals star steps up to the plate awash in red liquid signifying the Gatorade Fierce he just digested, while the Miami Marlins pitcher definitely has a little something extra on his pitch as it comes streaming to the plate drenched in blue. Harper connects with full force and the ball is sent literally screaming towards the stands.
And honestly, is there any better song that could soundtrack that moment of full force contact than when Axl Rose begins ‘Welcome to the Jungle’s opening scream? The track has been a sports anthem for years, so it’s fitting that it serves as backing for one of baseball’s brightest stars pitching a sports-targeted drink.