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February 6, 2006 8:09 PM   Subscribe

I am trying to find out the name of the singer of the theme song from the nineteen eighties animated series, "The Gummi Bears." I can find information on the lyricist and composer, but nothing on the singer. Ideally, I would like to know the names of some other songs he has sung. Thank you.
posted by Java_Man to Media & Arts (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
According to this, it's someone named Gene Miller.
posted by iconomy at 8:16 PM on February 6, 2006


(and there are mentions there of some of his other work)
posted by iconomy at 8:17 PM on February 6, 2006


Since you've gotten your answer I don't feel so bad taking this slight detour from the topic...

My boyfriend and I just sang the Gummi Bears song from memory. We're so happy right now.
posted by nadawi at 8:43 PM on February 6, 2006


That may be the most disturbing question I've seen on askmefi.
posted by tcobretti at 8:48 PM on February 6, 2006


The Brown Derbies' version of the Gummi Bears theme is pure art.
posted by grrarrgh00 at 8:53 PM on February 6, 2006


FYI here is the video

i loved this cartoon as a kid, thanks for the memory java man! Happy song hunting.
posted by freudianslipper at 9:09 PM on February 6, 2006


One of my favorite Saturday morning shows of all time.
posted by Atreides at 9:10 PM on February 6, 2006


It's funny that you ask this because I've had this song stuck in my head for the last 24 hours. You are asking for trouble, I tell you. ;)
posted by Famous at 11:33 PM on February 6, 2006


I'm not entirely sure its the same person, but itunes Music Store is bringing up an album of contemporary Christian worship music called Songs from the Bennett House with 7 out of 12 tracks by a Gene Miller. The voice sounds very similar in the 30 second song samples, but then again that's a very generic voice. Google has no record of this album.
posted by dgaicun at 11:35 PM on February 6, 2006


I was just about to go to work in a real grump - but no matter what happens at work, I will now walk on air for the rest of the day after seeing the video. Thank you!
posted by greycap at 12:26 AM on February 7, 2006


Nevermind, I must of just spelled it wrong. google has a lot of it. This is definitely the same guy. Here are 162 albums he has appeared on. No offense but early cartoon theme song achievements aside, it would seem he kind of sucks. I mean Billy Ray Cyrus?
posted by dgaicun at 12:27 AM on February 7, 2006


Great, now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Though I guess that's better than Ducktales.

Ahhhhh CRAP.
posted by antifuse at 2:06 AM on February 7, 2006


Whoo-oo!
posted by yerfatma at 4:30 AM on February 7, 2006


In other news, I just lost the game.
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:40 AM on February 7, 2006


It's funny that you ask this because I've had this song stuck in my head for the last 24 hours. You are asking for trouble, I tell you. ;)
posted by Famous at 2:33 AM EST on February 7 [!]


Same here, except replace "the last 24 hours" with "since the 80s".
posted by elisabeth r at 5:14 AM on February 7, 2006


I am 32 years old and admit that I LOVED that cartoon.
posted by jasondigitized at 5:17 AM on February 7, 2006


Not that it matters, but dgaicun, I am pretty sure they've merged two different Gene Millers in that list. One is an energetic soul and blues trumpeter, the other is a lifelong backup singer whose most important work seems to have been on "inspirational" albums.

I find it hard to believe that the guy who played trumpet with Donald Duck Dunn, Steve Cropper, Booker T Jones and Isaac Hayes on Otis Redding's album is the same guy who sung the Gummi Bears theme and has taken a paycheck from John Tesh on several occasions.

Maybe it's just me.
posted by mikel at 5:18 AM on February 7, 2006


Ok, but that backup singer for Tesh and Cyrus is almost definately the same MoFo.
posted by dgaicun at 6:02 AM on February 7, 2006


Because of my spouse we have this theme song in several different languages and every single episode digitized :P What an amusing thread.
posted by artifarce at 6:05 AM on February 7, 2006


*Confessor nods*

Guy sounded a tad generic, but he was a bloody awesome tenor.
posted by The Confessor at 6:40 AM on February 7, 2006


The Brown Derbies' version of the Gummi Bears theme is pure art.

It was even more fun to watch them perform it.
posted by nekton at 8:44 AM on February 7, 2006


So everyone can get it stuck good, plus the college kids can get out the geetars and harmonicas and banjos like they like to do (you kids still like that yes? I graduated back in the twentieth century, you see).

G Em C G
Dashing and daring, courageous and caring

C G C D
Faithful and friendly with stories to share

G Em C G
All through the forest they sing out in chorus

C G C D
Marching along as their song fills the air

CHORUS:
G Em C D G Em C
Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere

D G Em
High adventure that's beyond compare. (*)

C D G
They are the Gummi Bears

G Em C G
Magic and mystery are part of their history

C G C D
Along with the secret of Gummi Berry Juice

G Em C G
The legend is growing they take part in knowing

C G C D
They fight for what's right in whatever they do

Repeat chorus.

source
posted by nanojath at 8:56 AM on February 7, 2006


Note: the chorus really needs to be written out as

"Gummi beaaaaaaaaars"
posted by antifuse at 9:12 AM on February 7, 2006


Just wanted to add:
the Intro to Gummi Bears!

If that doesn't work, go here to see a list of 80s shows, including the above.
posted by herrdoktor at 8:50 PM on February 7, 2006


Thanks so much! With this info, found a picture, too:
http://www.dreamwithmetonight.com/index.php?content=about_dream_team

Apologies to everyone who now also has the song stuck in their heads...
posted by Java_Man at 10:34 AM on February 8, 2006


There is a fantastic collection of various versions of the theme tune here: I quite like the translations, but the ska version kicks some serious arse as well.
posted by greycap at 1:45 PM on February 9, 2006


The Russian one is frickin' cosmic. I'm surprised the guy's tongue didn't pop out of his tongue trying to fit all those syllables into the notes. :-)
posted by WCityMike at 8:24 PM on February 12, 2006


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