On logging on to Facebook this morning I was surprised to see that 25 years ago today at 5:30pm most people my age were watching Charlene and Scott’s wedding on Neighbours. The only song I could possibly play today therefore was Angry Anderson’s Suddenly, which shot (almost) to the top of the charts as a result of being featured as the wedding song in this episode of the soap opera. And which song kept Suddenly off the top spot? Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan’s Especially For You, coming soon to 365Songs…
Today I’m playing the theme from the 1970s TV show Happy Days. Written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox, it was used firstly in the closing credits, but from season 3 onwards also in the opening titles of the show, replacing Rock Around the Clock.
Today’s tune is the theme tune from the 80s TV show Cagney and Lacey. Admittedly the first 2 and a half minutes are quite different from anything that was ever heard on the show, but again it just goes to show how a good tune works in different styles! Well, hopefully it works… The theme was written by Bill Conti and replaced an earlier opening sequence in the first season of the show which featured the Michael Stull song Ain’t That The Way sung by Marie Cain.
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Stop the clock! Today I’m indulging in a bit of 1980s TV nostalgia. I loved watching Treasure Hunt as a child. We’ve been watching back to back seasons of The Amazing Race which we love, so I suppose that’s a modern-day equivalent.
If yesterday’s Laudate Dominum was the sublime, this probably fits the “ridiculous” slot! In response to the request from Lisa, here’s the Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds Theme Tune, in the style of a Chopin étude. Well, sort of! I’m sure there would be a few more runs of semiquavers and it would perhaps be in a more adventurous key, but I hope this brings a smile and conjures up some familiar images. Here’s the real thing for those of you who missed out on this animated classic from the 80s.
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