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The Music - Themes

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Greatest Theme Tune From Series

Breaking Away
4
18%
Thats Livin Alright
4
18%
Get It Right
2
9%
Back With The Boys Again
9
41%
The Seven Again
1
5%
Tonight's The Night
0
No votes
Wye Aye Man
2
9%
 
Total votes: 22

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The Music - Themes

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:45 pm

We have never really discussed Music on the Forum and how big a part of it is with Pet.

I am attaching a Poll with this Thread, but it's not really about how one is better than the other. What I really like for the first 2 series is how much the Music compliments the show, and how Joe Fagin got it just 'Spot On' with the music and lyrics.

I remember someone saying a while back in how they thought the 'New Series' kind of fell flat because it didn't have the 'Music' connection. Series 3 has what I think is a classic theme, the Mark Knopfler 'Wye Aye Man'. Now it might not be everyones cup of 'Rosie Lee', but I think its a great song which compliments Series 3 perfectly. I never really understood why the lyrics were so based on Series 1, but who cares really?

Anyway, the point, the point.....

Which song do you like?

I personally would go for 'Back With The Boys Again'. I have been listening to all Series 1, 2 and 3 tunes in the Van, but I believe 'BWTBA' is the greatest song of all of them.
It compliments the show, and the lyrics are spot on, but it doesn't mean the others are worse.

Series 4 and The Special were really let down by not having a great Theme Tune I believe.

Note: I have enabled the option where you can change your mind, but you can only vote for 1!
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Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:07 pm

I think the series 1 tracks defines 'Pet' very well, but even with those facts i actually like series 2 tracks better..
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Post by Bomber » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:10 pm

It's a tricky one as they are all really good. Even 'the seven again' and 'tonight's the night' are really catchy songs
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Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:13 pm

Bomber wrote:It's a tricky one as they are all really good. Even 'the seven again' and 'tonight's the night' are really catchy songs
I was thinking of adding in those but I thought I'd go just for the Themes in this thread.
I love 'The Seven Again'. It's almost like a none viewer would get the gist of the show from the 4 Series 2 songs listed above. A story can be told by listening to them in order, great appeal.
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Post by Breaking Away » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:13 pm

The Seven Again for me I think
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Post by Breaking Away » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:15 pm

I got goosebumps big time when Breaking Away was played at the convention.
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Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:16 pm

Breaking Away wrote:The Seven Again for me I think
Aww bollocks man!
Right I'll add those 2 songs in, but that's it and that's final!
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Post by Breaking Away » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:18 pm

Fancy making a pole with all the songs that naebody wants....
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Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:21 pm

Breaking Away wrote:Fancy making a pole with all the songs that naebody wants....
Well if it's only bloody songs that are getting on your nerves, why don't you bloody move man!
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Post by Zephyr » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:27 pm

I'm not as keen on Why Aye Man because I felt it was a departure from the show's "DNA". I like the scene-setting of Breaking Away as I feel it captures the desperate situation of an unemployed building worker heading off abroad hoping for "a better way".

Another thing that I thought worked well with series 1 and 2, but completely lost with the later shows was the way the incidental music accompanied a character throughout the show. For example, Oz's incidental music was always a bit twangy and the harmonica music followed Barry around.

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Post by terryleather » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:03 am

"That's Livin Alright" because the end credits on AUF1 are brilliant.Especially the "Who's Lotte?" one with Nev/Oz/Dennis.
And the Barry "They said I looked like a vagrant..."
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Post by Hedley Irwin » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:39 am

What, no un dos tres, cuatro cinco seis?
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Post by Lou » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:43 am

Hedley Irwin wrote:What, no un dos tres, cuatro cinco seis?
What?!?!
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Post by Hedley Irwin » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:45 am

The Cuban dance teacher off the Series 4 dvd's man, woman, man
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Re: The Music - Themes

Post by Lou » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:46 am

Oh right!
What time r u going to cemetery?
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