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retroguy 19-01-2013 17:27

Chart songs used as theme tunes
 
Clive Anderson Talks Back on Channel Four used The Coasters Yakety Yak

His later BBC chat show used the brilliant Elvis Costello track Let Them All Talk

I don,t know if Joe Crocker,s fantastic version of With A Little Help from My Friends as used on The Wonder Years ever charted but it was certainly used in a Bank Of Scotland ad at the time the show was popular

The Bob Monkhouse fronted revival of Opportunity Knocks used Kiki Dee,s Star as its theme tune good track it is too IMO

Trappedin80's 19-01-2013 17:36

Chi Mai - The Life & Time of David Lloyd George.

Great track.

ganderpoke66 19-01-2013 17:55

Ab Fab ?

harry hamster 19-01-2013 17:57

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Originally Posted by retroguy (Post 63688758)
Clive Anderson Talks Back on Channel Four used The Coasters Yakety Yak

His later BBC chat show used the brilliant Elvis Costello track Let Them All Talk

I don,t know if Joe Crocker,s fantastic version of With A Little Help from My Friends as used on The Wonder Years ever charted
but it was certainly used in a Bank Of Scotland ad at the time the show was popular

The Bob Monkhouse fronted revival of Opportunity Knocks used Kiki Dee,s Star as its theme tune good track it is too IMO

Massive number 1 in 1968.

Doghouse Riley 19-01-2013 18:04

The American series "Cold Case" which ran for 156 episodes used a different chart song of the year of the "case" over the closing scene in every one.
These have a "cult" following and can be found with a total of hundreds of thousands of hits, on YouTube under "Cold Case endings."

Never a chart hit and not so much recently, but this was often used as a theme tune for many public affairs documentary or magazine programmes over the decades.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeZomqLM7BQ

planets 19-01-2013 18:06

how soon is now by the smiths for charmed
here with me by dido for roswell

kryskrys 19-01-2013 18:27

It didn't do very well in the charts, but Busy by Olly Murs was the theme tune to Me And Mrs Jones.

darnall42 19-01-2013 18:35

The Jam - news of the world for mock the week

DamienS 19-01-2013 18:37

Wolf gang - the king and all his men

Final score

MRSgotobed 19-01-2013 18:43

Oasis,Half The World away, Royle Family. Love it

Eurostar 19-01-2013 18:43

RTE Racing in Ireland have been alternating between 'Just Like Heaven' by The Cure and 'Viva La Vida' by Coldplay.

Scoundreldays 19-01-2013 19:18

Run by Stephen Fretwell for Gavin & Stacey.

Glyn W 19-01-2013 19:19

Ermmm...all the CSI series...?

Glyn W 19-01-2013 19:22

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Originally Posted by retroguy (Post 63688758)
His later BBC chat show used the brilliant Elvis Costello track Let Them All Talk

When did that go Top 40?

Glyn W 19-01-2013 19:23

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Originally Posted by Trappedin80's (Post 63688916)
Chi Mai - The Life & Time of David Lloyd George.

Great track.

That was a chart hit because it was used on telly, it wasn't an existing chart hit, which I think is what the OP is on about...

Glyn W 19-01-2013 19:24

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Originally Posted by ganderpoke66 (Post 63689243)
Ab Fab ?

The song had been a hit but not the version they used.

tiggerpooh 19-01-2013 22:36

Paul Hardcastle - The Wizzard.

This was used as the theme for Top Of The Pops between 1986 and 1991. Made the charts in 1986 when it was first used.

Love the track. :) Especially this slightly remixed version used in 1989 for the TOTP titles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_I7mDjkzjg

You cannot get the slightly remixed version on CD unfortunately, but the 1986 original is available on this compilation from 2008:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Top-Pops-TOT...8635744&sr=1-1

tiggerpooh 19-01-2013 22:43

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Originally Posted by Glyn W (Post 63691366)
The song had been a hit but not the version they used.

Yes and ABBA's Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! was used for the tv series of the same name, featuring Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus. It ran on BBC2 on/off for three series between 1998 and 2001. Unfortunately, this version didn't make the charts, but ABBA's did in 1979.

jrmswfc 19-01-2013 23:00

Knowing Me Knowing You

Ahaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Balthus 19-01-2013 23:01

Tour of Duty had 'Paint It Black' by the Rolling Stones as its opening theme song.
Him & Her's theme tune is 'Boom Bang-A-Bang' by Lulu.

Ladyxxmacbeth 20-01-2013 00:34

Roll river from getting on???

moondew 20-01-2013 00:47

Whole Lotta Love by Led Zep was used as the theme tune of Top Of The Pops, and Jessica by the Allman Brothers for Top Gear.

Dan_Cbbc 20-01-2013 01:27

Alishia's Attic I am I feel, was used for the ITV comedy which ran for 3 series My Wonderful Life.

fastest finger 20-01-2013 01:43

The Office (UK) used a version of Handbags & Gladrags.

Fizzbin 20-01-2013 02:10

Paint It Black was used as the theme to Tour Of Duty.


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