Theme music for your sitcom

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catskillz

  • Wednesday 14th April 2010, 7:01pm
  • Merseyside, England
  • 3,396 posts

Have any of you writers on here chosen a certain song, that you'd ideally like to play during the closing credits, if your sitcom is ever made?

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SlagA

  • Wednesday 14th April 2010, 8:53pm [Edited]
  • Blackwood, Wales
  • 5,335 posts

Yes, but if it's something apt then "The Death March" would probably be more inline with a Slagg Brothers' cobble-up. ;) :)

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Mikey Jackson

  • Wednesday 14th April 2010, 10:21pm
  • Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • 2,807 posts

I've already got original theme tunes in mind (which I'll someday compose) for some of my sitcoms.

"Write the theme tune, sing the theme tune."

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Steve Sunshine

  • Wednesday 14th April 2010, 10:27pm
  • Dagenham, England
  • 14,531 posts
Quote: SlagA @ April 14 2010, 8:53 PM BST

Yes, but if it's something apt then "The Death March" would probably be more inline with a Slagg Brothers' cobble-up. ;) :)


I've always fancied taking on SlagA in a 'Self Efface Off'
But I know they'd be much better than me. :D

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Tuumble

  • Thursday 15th April 2010, 12:38am
  • Peterborough, England
  • 4,491 posts

I chose a song for my sitcom pilot and even went to the trouble of editing a short version of it but I haven't got it to hand at the moment.

The song is called 'Corner of the World' and was written by a very good friend of mine. It includes the following lyrics...

The skeletons in my cupboard are nastier than you can quite imagine
I think they're behind me now but they'll turn up singing and dancing

You can hear the full song on his Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/thepermanentsmilers

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James Cotter

  • Thursday 15th April 2010, 1:00pm
  • Exeter, England
  • 1,590 posts

I love picking music for the opening or ending credits of my comedies.

For my short film Harris & Doyle: Let The Good Times Roll I knew I had to end on Dennis Waterman's I Could Be So Good For You as that was part of the joke at the end.

In The Life and Times of Jeremy Spicer I cut a version of David Bowie's Time which fit's the show perfectly especially the lyrics.

We are using the same theme music for the latest episode http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CbcizAL5PU

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Otterfox

  • Friday 16th April 2010, 10:16am
  • Tipperary, Ireland
  • 1,026 posts

Its funny this topic should emerge. I was only thinking about this last week. I was driving along listening to best of Eels and came across a song called 'Flyswatter' which, if ever I have a sketch show would love to have that as the theme music.

Heres a sample of the lyrics:

Field mice, head lice
Spiders in the kitchen
Don't think twice 'bout
Whatever keeps you itchin'
Ice water, flyswatter
Gonna get you through
The day

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jdubya

  • Friday 16th April 2010, 11:05am
  • Manchester, England
  • 593 posts
Quote: Lee Henman @ April 15 2010, 7:36 PM BST

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


*yoink*

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SlagA

  • Friday 16th April 2010, 1:13pm
  • Blackwood, Wales
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Quote: Otterfox @ April 16 2010, 10:16 AM BST

I was driving along listening to best of Eels and came across a song called 'Flyswatter' which, if ever I have a sketch show would love to have that as the theme music.


Flyswatter is a great track from a great band. :)

Quote: Lee Henman @ April 15 2010, 7:36 PM BST

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


Great harmonica piece but this is my all-time fave, and from such a great film.

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Dolly Dagger

  • Friday 16th April 2010, 1:42pm
  • England
  • 10,428 posts
Quote: Lee Henman @ April 15 2010, 7:36 PM BST

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


It's like an even more depressing version of the Last of The Summer Wine theme. :)

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random

  • Friday 16th April 2010, 8:56pm
  • Lincs, England
  • 1,356 posts
Quote: Dolly Dagger @ April 16 2010, 1:42 PM BST

It's like an even more depressing version of the Last of The Summer Wine theme. :)

:D

Like it very much :) reminds a tad of the comedy drama 'Sunshine' (for obvious reasons)

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James Cotter

  • Saturday 17th April 2010, 12:01pm
  • Exeter, England
  • 1,590 posts

I spent quite a while choosing the theme music for my monologue A Matter of Principle. The great thing about the music I picked is it is copyright free which is something you have to watch out for unless you compose your own.

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

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Afinkawan

  • Saturday 17th April 2010, 12:49pm [Edited]
  • Huddersfield, England
  • 2,302 posts
Quote: SlagA @ April 16 2010, 1:13 PM BST

Flyswatter is a great track from a great band. :)


^This. They're great live too - they sound completely different from the albums.

I don't have a sitcom but if I did I'd probably try to find an excuse to use Which Way Is It Going by Rahsaan Roland Kirk or Falling Out of Fashion by Schmoof.