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Name that theme tune

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
by Canadanne
I just found this old "identify the TV theme songs" quiz I posted online years ago. How many can you get without cheating?

1. "Feel the magic, hear the roar"
2. "The heat is on, the time is right"
3. "They're the world's most fearsome fighting team"
4. "Can't stay for long, just turn around and I'm gone again"
5. "I'm at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by"
6. "Nab him, jab him, tab him, grab him!"
7. "I'm saying what the heck, you won't believe me anyway"
8. "If you take my advice for what it's worth, you could be happy there on earth"
9. "Now I know I can shine a light to find my way back home"
10. "Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there"
11. "Magic a rabbit, eight feet high"
12. "I can reach any star"
13. "The gang will reign supreme, and no-one can deny"
14. "They'll wait down there forever, till they get their hands on you"
15. "Out of the sky, his rockets ignite"
16. "And you're losing your mind, and you're having a fit"
17. "They're always ready to fight or to sing"
18. "Upon this beach I see a million grains of sand"
19. "They crash him, and his body may burn"
20. "Some people stand in the darkness, afraid to step into the light"
21. "It's been a while but we're back in style"
22. "Don't be afraid, wipe that fear from your eyes"
23. "When I'm alone with only dreams of you, that won't come true"
24. "'Cos there's always trouble brewing"
25. "Why can't you whisper the words that my heart is longing to hear?"
26. "Shipwrecked and comatose, drinking fresh mango juice"
27. "You may see an anaconda, a giraffe and kangaroo"
28. "I've got my computer, I swing through the air"
29. "He knows everything about nothing"
30. "And we'll fly on the white wings of the wind"
31. "Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got"
32. "There must be something that you always want to do"
33. "Goodbye grey sky, hello blue"
34. "Ever so kind and gentle is he"
35. "Just a friendly wave each morning"
36. "There's no case too big, no case too small, when you need help just call"
37. "With drums a-thumpin', bass player pumpin', keyboards and me on my guitar"
38. "I will rise and I will walk with you"
39. "There's a stranger out to find you"
40. "Every day and night with the condor in flight"
41. "Is she really everywhere, or a reflection?"
42. "Higher than the moon, hazy like a beautiful illusion"
43. "And what a gentleman, a scholar, what an acrobat"
44. "Their house is a museum"
45. "Then I, a proper bird would be"
46. "Just to be whoever you are is no disgrace"
47. "The world will always welcome lovers"
48. "By the dawning of the sun, they'll take over the world"
49. "Forget the post, put down your toast"
50. "Here are the people who would share the sights, the sounds, the air"

Re: Name that theme tune

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:28 am
by DJones
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
I just found this old "identify the TV theme songs" quiz I posted online years ago. How many can you get without cheating?

1. "Feel the magic, hear the roar" - Thundercats
2. "The heat is on, the time is right" - Going for Gold
3. "They're the world's most fearsome fighting team" - Teenage Mutant Ninja/Hero Turtles
4. "Can't stay for long, just turn around and I'm gone again" - The Littlest Hobo
5. "I'm at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by" - Saved by the Bell
6. "Nab him, jab him, tab him, grab him!" - Catch That Pigeon
7. "I'm saying what the heck, you won't believe me anyway"
8. "If you take my advice for what it's worth, you could be happy there on earth" - Swinging on a Star
9. "Now I know I can shine a light to find my way back home"
10. "Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there" - Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
11. "Magic a rabbit, eight feet high" - Wizbit
12. "I can reach any star"
13. "The gang will reign supreme, and no-one can deny"
14. "They'll wait down there forever, till they get their hands on you" - Trapdoor
15. "Out of the sky, his rockets ignite"
16. "And you're losing your mind, and you're having a fit"
17. "They're always ready to fight or to sing"
18. "Upon this beach I see a million grains of sand"
19. "They crash him, and his body may burn" - Captain Scarlet
20. "Some people stand in the darkness, afraid to step into the light" - Baywatch (and I hate myself a little for knowing that one)
21. "It's been a while but we're back in style"
22. "Don't be afraid, wipe that fear from your eyes"
23. "When I'm alone with only dreams of you, that won't come true" - Birds of a Feather (and I hate myself more for knowing that one)
24. "'Cos there's always trouble brewing"
25. "Why can't you whisper the words that my heart is longing to hear?"
26. "Shipwrecked and comatose, drinking fresh mango juice" - Red Dwarf
27. "You may see an anaconda, a giraffe and kangaroo" - The Family Ness
28. "I've got my computer, I swing through the air"
29. "He knows everything about nothing"
30. "And we'll fly on the white wings of the wind"
31. "Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got" - Cheers
32. "There must be something that you always want to do"
33. "Goodbye grey sky, hello blue"
34. "Ever so kind and gentle is he"
35. "Just a friendly wave each morning"
36. "There's no case too big, no case too small, when you need help just call" - Chip 'n' Dale
37. "With drums a-thumpin', bass player pumpin', keyboards and me on my guitar"
38. "I will rise and I will walk with you"
39. "There's a stranger out to find you" - Duck Tales
40. "Every day and night with the condor in flight"
41. "Is she really everywhere, or a reflection?"
42. "Higher than the moon, hazy like a beautiful illusion" - The Raccoons
43. "And what a gentleman, a scholar, what an acrobat" - The Pink Panther
44. "Their house is a museum" - The Addams Family
45. "Then I, a proper bird would be"
46. "Just to be whoever you are is no disgrace" - The Raggy Dolls
47. "The world will always welcome lovers" - As Time Goes By
48. "By the dawning of the sun, they'll take over the world" - Pinky and the Brain
49. "Forget the post, put down your toast"
50. "Here are the people who would share the sights, the sounds, the air"
I've changed the font to white to avoid spoilers and my answers are in bold. There are a couple more where I can hear the tune in my head but can't pin down the damned program.

Re: Name that theme tune

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:48 pm
by Greystagg
Added a few more answers, in white. Great idea for a quiz, thanks(?) for the earworms. ;)
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
I just found this old "identify the TV theme songs" quiz I posted online years ago. How many can you get without cheating?


7. "I'm saying what the heck, you won't believe me anyway"
Round the Twist
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
22. "Don't be afraid, wipe that fear from your eyes"
The Raccoons
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
25. "Why can't you whisper the words that my heart is longing to hear?"
Stingray
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
29. "He knows everything about nothing"
Henry's Cat
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
30. "And we'll fly on the white wings of the wind"
Around the World with Willy Fogg
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
32. "There must be something that you always want to do"
Jim'll Fix It

Re: Name that theme tune

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:42 am
by MindlessAutomartum
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
2. "The heat is on, the time is right"
I’m not sure, but it sounds like it should be from Gladiators.
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
3. "They're the world's most fearsome fighting team"
Teenage Mutant Ninja/Hero Turtles
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
5. "I'm at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by"
Saved by the Bell (original and The New Class)
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
6. "Nab him, jab him, tab him, grab him!"
Dastardly and Muttley
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
10. "Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there"
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
13. "The gang will reign supreme, and no-one can deny"
Sounds very familiar but just can’t think what it might be!
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
19. "They crash him, and his body may burn"
Captain Scarlet
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
21. "It's been a while but we're back in style"
Another one which sounds very familiar
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
23. "When I'm alone with only dreams of you, that won't come true"
Birds of a Feather
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
25. "Why can't you whisper the words that my heart is longing to hear?"
Stingray
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
26. "Shipwrecked and comatose, drinking fresh mango juice"
Red Dwarf
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
33. "Goodbye grey sky, hello blue"
Happy Days
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
36. "There's no case too big, no case too small, when you need help just call"
I can’t quite place it, but I’m thinking Sharky and George
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
37. "With drums a-thumpin', bass player pumpin', keyboards and me on my guitar"
Pugwall
Canadanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
41. "Is she really everywhere, or a reflection?"
I feel like I should know this one.

Re: Name that theme tune

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:22 pm
by Canadanne
Anybody else want to have a go before I post the answers?

Re: Name that theme tune

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:47 pm
by Canadanne
ANSWERS:

1. "Feel the magic, hear the roar"
Thundercats

2. "The heat is on, the time is right"
Going For Gold ("It's time for you, for you to play your game...")

3. "They're the world's most fearsome fighting team"
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

4. "Can't stay for long, just turn around and I'm gone again"
The Littlest Hobo ("Maybe tomorrow, I'll wanna settle down...")

5. "I'm at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by"
Saved By The Bell

6. "Nab him, jab him, tab him, grab him!"
Dastardly & Muttley / Stop The Pigeon

7. "I'm saying what the heck, you won't believe me anyway"
Round The Twist ("Have you ever, ever felt like this?")

8. "If you take my advice for what it's worth, you could be happy there on earth"
Out Of This World ("Or would you like to swing on a star...") - I gave half a point for recognising the song!

9. "Now I know I can shine a light to find my way back home"
Ally McBeal ("I've been searching my soul tonight...")

10. "Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there"
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

11. "Magic a rabbit, eight feet high"
Wizbit

12. "I can reach any star"
Enterprise ("I've got faith of the heart...")

13. "The gang will reign supreme, and no-one can deny"
Heathcliff

14. "They'll wait down there forever, till they get their hands on you"
The Trap Door

15. "Out of the sky, his rockets ignite"
Defenders Of The Earth

16. "And you're losing your mind, and you're having a fit"
Bucky O'Hare

17. "They're always ready to fight or to sing"
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds ("One for all and all for one...")

18. "Upon this beach I see a million grains of sand"
Prince Valiant ("Out where the truth lies, I will follow...")

19. "They crash him, and his body may burn"
Captain Scarlet ("They smash him, but they know he'll return - TO LIVE AGAIN!")

20. "Some people stand in the darkness, afraid to step into the light"
Baywatch ("I'll be ready, never you fear...")

21. "It's been a while but we're back in style"
Alvin and the Chipmunks

22. "Don't be afraid, wipe that fear from your eyes"
The Raccoons ("You can run with us...")

23. "When I'm alone with only dreams of you, that won't come true"
Birds of a Feather ("What'll I do?")

24. "'Cos there's always trouble brewing"
Maid Marian and Her Merry Men ("Why don't you carry on...")

25. "Why can't you whisper the words that my heart is longing to hear?"
Stingray ("Mariiiiina, Aqua Mariiiiina...")

26. "Shipwrecked and comatose, drinking fresh mango juice"
Red Dwarf ("Fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun...")

27. "You may see an anaconda, a giraffe and kangaroo"
The Family-Ness ("But you'll never see a Nessie in the zoo")

28. "I've got my computer, I swing through the air"
Muppet Babies

29. "He knows everything about nothing"
Henry's Cat

30. "And we'll fly on the white wings of the wind"
Willy Fog ("Eighty days around the world...")

31. "Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got"
Cheers ("Where everybody knows your name...")

32. "There must be something that you always want to do"
Jim'll Fix It ("The one thing that you always wanted to...")

33. "Goodbye grey sky, hello blue"
Happy Days

34. "Ever so kind and gentle is he"
Flipper

35. "Just a friendly wave each morning"
Neighbours

36. "There's no case too big, no case too small, when you need help just call"
Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers

37. "With drums a-thumpin', bass player pumpin', keyboards and me on my guitar"
Pugwall

38. "I will rise and I will walk with you"
Touched By An Angel

39. "There's a stranger out to find you"
Duck Tales

40. "Every day and night with the condor in flight"
The Mysterious Cities Of Gold

41. "Is she really everywhere, or a reflection?"
Sweet Valley High

42. "Higher than the moon, hazy like a beautiful illusion"
The Dreamstone

43. "And what a gentleman, a scholar, what an acrobat"
The Pink Panther

44. "Their house is a museum"
The Addams Family

45. "Then I, a proper bird would be"
Orm and Cheep ("If only I could fly...")

46. "Just to be whoever you are is no disgrace"
The Raggy Dolls

47. "The world will always welcome lovers"
As Time Goes By

48. "By the dawning of the sun, they'll take over the world"
Pinky and the Brain

49. "Forget the post, put down your toast"
Wacaday ("We're wide awake...")

50. "Here are the people who would share the sights, the sounds, the air"
Pigeon Street


SCORES:
Greystagg - 6 (although you may have known more than you posted?)
MindlessAutomartum - 10
DJones - an impressive 22.5! Well done!

If anyone else wants to post some lyrics to identify, that could be fun. :)

Re: Name that theme tune

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:19 pm
by Picklemyfav
These are the ones I knew.......

6. "Nab him, jab him, tab him, grab him!"
Dastardly & Muttley / Stop The Pigeon

7. "I'm saying what the heck, you won't believe me anyway"
Round The Twist ("Have you ever, ever felt like this?")

10. "Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there"
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

19. "They crash him, and his body may burn"
Captain Scarlet ("They smash him, but they know he'll return - TO LIVE AGAIN!")

20. "Some people stand in the darkness, afraid to step into the light"
Baywatch ("I'll be ready, never you fear...")

23. "When I'm alone with only dreams of you, that won't come true"
Birds of a Feather ("What'll I do?")

25. "Why can't you whisper the words that my heart is longing to hear?"
Stingray ("Mariiiiina, Aqua Mariiiiina...")

26. "Shipwrecked and comatose, drinking fresh mango juice"
Red Dwarf ("Fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun...")

I would have got seven right.......... My little brother likes Stingray, Stop The Pigeon and Captain Scarlet.......... Mum likes Birds Of A Feather and Baywatch......

Re: Name that theme tune

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:42 pm
by MindlessAutomartum
Thanks for sharing Canadanne!

There’s a few there where I know the programs, but not well enough to have worked out the answer. The ones I’m shocked I didn’t get are Neighbours, Wacaday, and Pigeon Street. They are three programs I watched a lot when I was little, but I still don’t recognise them as lyrics from the theme tunes!