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Old 09-02-2011, 16:00
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Whenever producers change the theme tune of a show it is nearly always a remix of the old one

But can anyone think of shows where a theme has been replaced by a brand new score

For example in. 1992 Surprise Surprise scrapped it's famous Unexpected Hits You Between The Eyes theme and replaced it with a brand new theme which went

"life is full, full of surprises"

They are both great themes but I much preferred the later theme
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Old 09-02-2011, 16:07
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The Saint with Roger Moore had two very different theme tunes.
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Old 09-02-2011, 16:07
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Whenever producers change the theme tune of a show it is nearly always a remix of the old one

But can anyone think of shows where a theme has been replaced by a brand new score

For example in. 1992 Surprise Surprise scrapped it's famous Unexpected Hits You Between The Eyes theme and replaced it with a brand new theme which went

"life is full, full of surprises"

They are both great themes but I much preferred the later theme
Magnum P.I. changed theme tune a season or two into it's run.

The original tune


The second tune
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Old 09-02-2011, 16:23
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Grange Hill
George and Mildred
Only Fools and Horses
Happy Days
Family Fortunes
The Price is Right
Catchphrase
Red Dwarf
Strike it Lucky/Rich

all changed their theme tunes to something completely different. The latter also changed it's title at the same time.
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Old 09-02-2011, 16:27
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Old 09-02-2011, 16:33
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The Bill- the 2009 theme tune was as dreadful as the rest of the revamp.
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Old 09-02-2011, 16:33
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Peep Show
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The Amazing Spider-Man (1977 live action)
Max Headroom (1987 Sci-Fi series)
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Old 09-02-2011, 16:34
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all changed their theme tunes to something completely different. The latter also changed it's title at the same time.
Both of those fall into the remix/re-recording category.
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Old 09-02-2011, 16:42
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House, from the second series it had a different tune but it was very similar to the first.

What is worse, is when they use the same tune but "up-date it."

Maggie Bell's "No Mean City" which introduces Taggart, has been changed twice and has been poorer each time.
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Old 09-02-2011, 18:13
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Grange Hill
George and Mildred
Only Fools and Horses
Happy Days
Family Fortunes
The Price is Right
Catchphrase
Red Dwarf
Strike it Lucky/Rich

all changed their theme tunes to something completely different. The latter also changed it's title at the same time.
That's what I thought of when I read the thread title.

The theme from series 3 onward is a classic!
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Old 09-02-2011, 18:16
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Im not 100% sure... but Knots Landing?
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Old 09-02-2011, 18:18
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Power Rangers, each time they revamp the show they have a new theme tune. I think they have been getting progressively worse, and in the beginning they were only so bad they were good.
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Old 09-02-2011, 18:19
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Grange Hill
George and Mildred
Only Fools and Horses
Happy Days
Family Fortunes
The Price is Right
Catchphrase
Red Dwarf
Strike it Lucky/Rich

all changed their theme tunes to something completely different. The latter also changed it's title at the same time.
Red Dwarf was a remix of the original I thought, not a different tune (after S2).
I only know of the "Happy Days" theme for Happy Days (just the one).
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Old 09-02-2011, 18:29
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Im not 100% sure... but Knots Landing?
Knots got jazzier.
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Old 09-02-2011, 18:35
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Red Dwarf was a remix of the original I thought, not a different tune (after S2).
I only know of the "Happy Days" theme for Happy Days (just the one).
The Red Dwarf opening theme from Series 3 onwards was an instrumental version of the "It's cold outside..." song used on the end credits throughout the series. Series 1 and 2 used a much slower instrumental piece for the opening which only used elements of the ."It's cold outside..." song.

Early episodes of Happy Days used Bill Hayley's Rock Around the Clock as the opening theme.
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Old 09-02-2011, 18:48
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Gene Roddenberry's 'Andromeda' series changed it's original 'electric guitar' theme to a more generic orchestrated sound.
You really have to hear them both to appreciate the difference!
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Old 09-02-2011, 18:56
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The Blue Peter theme tune Barnacle Bill has had different versions / arrangements over the years (one by Mike Oldfield) before being replaced by the very similar Sailors Hornpipe.
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Old 09-02-2011, 19:19
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'Quantum Leap' changed it's smashing theme tune to a terrible synth-rock version for it's last season. They had the good sense to bring back the original for it's last ever ep.
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Old 09-02-2011, 19:22
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Baywatch:

The original Baywatch theme was "Save Me" by Peter Cetera.

For seasons 2-10, it was replaced by "I'm Always Here" by Jimi Jamison.

The main theme of season 11 is "Let Me Be the One" by Fiji & Glenn Medeiros.

For the DVD release of season 1, the original theme was replaced by "Strong Enough" by Evan Olson. However, the UK release features "Above the Waterline" by Kim Carnes instead, and the German release features the original theme by Peter Cetera.
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Old 09-02-2011, 20:47
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The Magnum change was a good one though, certainly better than the original.
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Old 09-02-2011, 20:59
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Monk went from this to this Randy Newman garbage.
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Old 09-02-2011, 21:00
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Waterloo Road had a completely different tune for the first series than it used for subsequent series.
This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_VnuEIhldA

was replaced with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XAIF...B208136D1F91F0
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Old 09-02-2011, 21:06
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However, the UK release features "Above the Waterline" by Kim Carnes instead, and the German release features the original theme by Peter Cetera.
House has a different title theme for international versions.
US version.
International version.

The US version is Teardrop by Massive Attack. The international version is actually the US version's ending-credits music.
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Old 09-02-2011, 21:07
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The Saint with Roger Moore had two very different theme tunes.
I thought The Saint tunes were very similar .
The B&W episodes version was jazzed up for the early colour ones but the later colour ones had the different theme but still seemed similar

'Quantum Leap' changed it's smashing theme tune to a terrible synth-rock version for it's last season. They had the good sense to bring back the original for it's last ever ep.
The QL revamp was the same tune just a different version.

Tomorrows World changed its theme at least 3 times
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:35
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I bet nobody here has ever heard the original theme tune used for the black & white editions of The Flinstones. It's nothing like the one everybody knows.
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