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Help me find more 80s soundtrack theme songs ABOUT their parent films.

Help me remember music videos from that magical era when bands would record theme songs for (often horror) movies that were actually lyrically about the movies themselves and the artist would sometimes appear in the video and the video would be a story video and...well you know. Think Ramones' "Pet Sematary" or Dokken's "Dream Warriors" [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Feb 19, 2014 - 59 answers

Trying to identify snippet of music, maybe anime/video game theme?

I've had a bit of music stuck in my head for a few days, and I just can't place it. It kind of feels like the theme song or battle music from a cartoon or video game, but I've asked around and flipped through the usual suspects, and nothing matches. [more inside]
posted by majcher on Feb 13, 2014 - 1 answer

Identify a TV documentary (1990s) about life in the jungle (audio clip)

My father and I watched a documentary on TV in the 90s (likely TVO in Canada, possibly a National Geographic production?). It was about a boy named Ali who lived in the jungle with his father. It showed their daily life, how they hunted for food, etc. One scene I clearly remember is the father teaching the son how to create poison darts using toads. I believe the title was "Ali's Jungle", but I can't find any references to it on the internet. My dad and I really enjoyed the theme song, which was hummed by the father as he played a thumb piano. Here is a recording my father made at the time: Theme Song Any help identifying this show would be appreciated!
posted by wivy on Mar 2, 2013 - 1 answer

Ideas for Vampire Dinner Party

Ideas for a vampire-themed dinner party [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Oct 10, 2012 - 30 answers

Children's albums with a theme.

Help me find children's music albums that tells a story or has a theme. [more inside]
posted by surfgator on May 25, 2012 - 15 answers

70s Game Show Theme Music

What 70s game show used Henry Mancini's "March of the Cue Balls" as its theme music? [more inside]
posted by dopeydad on Apr 28, 2012 - 4 answers

doink doink

TV shows that used thematically remixed/covered versions of their theme songs for particular episodes. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Apr 26, 2012 - 36 answers

Identify this theme from the new Upstairs, Downstairs series?

The new Upstairs, Downstairs series on BBC uses a particular piece of theme music composed by Carl Davis. The theme sounds like it's based on a traditional English folk ballad, like something Vaughan Williams might have rearranged. Of course, it could be an original composition, but if it's based on an existing work I would love to know. Here is a snatch (MP3 format) from a scene in season 2 episode 4.
posted by gentle on Apr 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Ba da da duuuuuuummm

What are the most catchy, memorable musical themes you know of? [more inside]
posted by non-kneebiter on Apr 7, 2012 - 28 answers

Song Search

Help me identify the song used as Lex Luger's theme in WCW - also, is there a version with lyrics? [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius on Feb 7, 2012 - 9 answers

What Else is Like the Peter Gunn Theme?

The "Pink Panther" theme and the "Peter Gunn" theme are both jazz pieces created by Henry Mancini in the 1960's. But musically, how are they similar? If I add Lalo Schifrin's "Mission Impossible" theme ... is this a particular flavor or genre of jazz? If I like these as music, what other pieces (that are not necessarily theme songs) would I like?
posted by musofire on Feb 2, 2012 - 27 answers

It's a mystery...

Silly question, surely it's easily answerable but I'm on a computer with no sound and have too much work to do to spend much time looking, so I turn to AskMe in hopes of settling an office disagreement before the workday is over. The classic musical phrase which describes "mystery," "detective," etc. I think it's from a TV show. Tip of my tongue, but I'm drawing a complete blank. It goes, "Duuuuum da-dum dum / Duuuuum da-dum dum dummmmmm...." Notes are: 1, flat-2, flat-3, 1 / 1, flat-2, flat-3, 1, X. Boss says X is a perfect fifth. I say it's a flat-5 Who is correct? And what the heck is it from? Thanks AskMe.
posted by Balonious Assault on Dec 5, 2011 - 12 answers

Name a theme song that catapulted the artist to fame

Are there any musicians who hit it big after being "discovered" when a song of theirs was licensed for a TV show theme? [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Jun 1, 2011 - 44 answers

New Year/Fresh Start Songs

[Music recommendation filter] - Songs that convey a fresh start, a new beginning or a clean slate. [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Nov 3, 2010 - 35 answers

80s nature show theme?

I have fond childhood memories of the theme song from a 1980s nature show, but have been unable to find it anywhere on the internet. The main melody was played by a sort of synthesized oboe, with an odd synthesized rhythm of pops and clicks in the background, and the accompanying visuals were trippy, red-and-orange footage of various animals. I've recreated (badly) the main melody from the title sequence here. Can anyone tell me what show this is from, and point me to a recording of the original tune? Thanks!
posted by luvcraft on Jun 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Is cutesy female singing a genre?

The Pee wee's Playhouse theme song...as performed by Cyndi Lauper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee-wee's_Playhouse#Soundtracks)...Cyndi's voice in that, to me, harkens back to music of the 20s. Is there a name for this sort of cutesy style of female singing? Is this a genre that I can actually seek out?
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out on May 1, 2010 - 18 answers

Country Music is Not Evil. Prove it.

Please help me stop judging all of country music as evil. [more inside]
posted by larthegreat on Apr 28, 2010 - 112 answers

English listing of artists from promotional video of Chinese 2008 Olympics?

Is there an English listing of all of the artists found in the China 2008 Olympics promotional video/theme? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 14, 2008 - 4 answers

gibber gibber jabba uhhh-haaah!

WKRP In Cincinnati (Closing Theme). What the words to this? Are there any words? If they aren't words then what the hell are they, exactly? And what exactly is the story behind putting a song like that on a nationally broadcast sitcom? Anybody know the backstory?
posted by jonmc on Jul 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Medical School Theme Song Filter

For all you current and former medical school students out there: what one song defined your experience in medical school - especially year one. I'm looking for the song that has meaning but also a bit of tongue-in-cheek built in. It's the song you came up with on the back side of a marathon study session (while delirious). Does such a song exist?
posted by stuboo on Apr 3, 2008 - 11 answers

What (movie) theme is this?

What (movie) theme is this? [more inside]
posted by codger on Oct 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for "voyage of the mimi" theme

Does anyone know where I can find the theme song to the '80's PBS show "The Voyage of the Mimi"? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on May 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Hey, I've heard that before!

[YetAnotherMusicQuestionFilter] I'm looking for movie score music/themes that are commonly borrowed for trailers/commercials/other uses than the film they were originally written for. [more inside]
posted by po on Feb 27, 2007 - 11 answers

What Theme Music is used in the Ad?

Theme Music is used in this Ad? thanks
posted by BillyRayMae on Dec 17, 2006 - 2 answers

Law and Order UK theme

What's the music used as the theme for Law and Order on five in the UK? It's also used in a trailer for one of the Matrix sequels - here [WMV], music from 1:41 — 2:14.
posted by matthewr on Oct 17, 2006 - 4 answers

TV show themetunes in US and abroad

Fox's House MD features a theme tune by Massive Attack in the US, but in Europe it has a different theme called "House" due to licensing problems. What other programs have had to do this, and what does a "licensing problem" mean, exactly?
posted by twine42 on May 11, 2006 - 14 answers

Music that samples from Jame Bond themes

Music that samples from Jame Bond themes? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Mar 20, 2006 - 20 answers

"I don't know, Scoob, I don't think we should explore that quicklime-filled elevator shaft."

A question about a spooky musical composition. [more inside]
posted by user92371 on Mar 9, 2006 - 6 answers

If I Were a Munster...

Some guy once impressed me by humming the theme from "The Munsters" and joining it seamlessly with "If I Were a Rich Man" from "Fiddler on the Roof." In idle moments, I try to repeat this amazing feat, but I can't figure out how the songs fit together. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 23, 2005 - 37 answers

Twangy Olde timey westerny music

Having recently fallen in love with Firefly (the tv show) and playing Uru for a short bit I am quite interested in the musical styling of these two things. They both have the twangy floaty guitar.. But they definitely are not country and western.. What is this style of music called, and who should I listen to for more? [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Aug 28, 2005 - 11 answers

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