Name that '80s soundtrack
February 13, 2005 11:53 PM   Subscribe

80s instrumental syth-rock filter: The soundtrack of a commercial I saw on TV yesterday tickled my memory. I remembered liking the song as a kid, but I do not know its name or the name of the band. (Heck, I can't even remember what the commercial was.)

I threw together a midi file of a the choru, which should be instantly recognizable to anyone who knows it (despite my poor attempt at reprocucing it): What is this song?
posted by pmbuko to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
Best answer: Europe - Final Countdown
posted by ktrey at 11:55 PM on February 13, 2005

Definitely what ktrey said.
posted by aberrant at 11:57 PM on February 13, 2005

Yup, definitely. Though you really should have learned by now that the way to transcribe music on AskMeFi is by an intricate series of dum's and da's. This makes it much too easy.
posted by fvw at 12:00 AM on February 14, 2005

Response by poster: Thank ya much!
posted by pmbuko at 12:01 AM on February 14, 2005

Arrested Development fans will also recognize this as the theme music for Gob's magic shows.
posted by jjg at 2:02 AM on February 14, 2005

funny story about that song...when i was 13-14 i saw them open for Def Leppard ( i know i know), any what the crowd response was so bad for them they played that song 5 TIMES! i felt bad for them.
posted by ShawnString at 6:22 AM on February 14, 2005

jjg: That's the first thing that came to my head when I heard it. I totally visualized GOB doing his magic flair, and dance.
posted by splatta at 10:18 AM on February 14, 2005

Um, Shawnstring, I'm confused. The response was so bad that they had to repeat the song five times? I would think the crowd response would deteriorate dramatically every time they repeated. Why would they do this?
posted by Jonasio at 10:48 AM on February 14, 2005

dog show commercial song

four down.

although the first answer showed up in the same amount of time it took to search, so you know, they're both good.
posted by fishfucker at 11:30 AM on February 14, 2005

Response by poster: fishfucker,

above and beyond -- that was indeed the commercial.
posted by pmbuko at 2:23 PM on February 14, 2005

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