Paul O'Grady's radio show on Sunday afternoons always features a classic TV signature tune from the past. It got me thinking about present day signature tunes, and which of the current ones might be requested in twenty years' time? Sadly, I can't think of any current British TV signature tunes that are stirring or memorable. Maybe it's because these days the announcer always talks over it anyway, so why bother composing anything good?
My current two favourite signature tunes are both American ... The Big Bang Theory and Dexter. Both also feature an excellent visual sequence that goes along so well with the tunes.
Can you think of any other present programmes which might be the requested classics of the future?
Post by Mike Spadoni on Apr 6, 2012 19:14:50 GMT 1
I agree with your choices of "Big Bang" and "Dexter," dear Lambchop. Let me add the short but jazzy music that opens "30 Rock;" and the opening theme of "Mad Men." I love the visuals that accompany the music and credits as well. Sadly, the days of long and hard-to-forget theme songs seem to be waining--at least in the good old, attention challenged USA. Somehow, Ryan Seacrest mustering all his energy to announce "This...is 'American Idol'" doesn't quite cut it.
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