History Main / BootstrappedTheme

17th Jun '18 9:59:04 PM Ezclee4050
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Johnny Pearson's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIxeOvClzR4 Heavy Action]]" is now widely thought of as the ''Series/MondayNightFootball'' theme, but it was originally composed for the Creator/{{BBC}} as generic production library music. It eventually became iconic in Britain as the theme to the sports series ''Superstars'', and on ''MNF'' itself it was originally just used as background music for halftime highlights, not becoming the opening theme until several years later.
** Actually, while "Heavy Action" is widely thought of as having been the ''MNF'' theme it really never was. It was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHk0BtQWs68 used as the background music]] for the dramatic spoken intro to the evening's game, with the actual theme starting after the intro was done.

to:

* Johnny Pearson's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIxeOvClzR4 Heavy Action]]" is now widely thought of as the well-known in America for its use on ''Series/MondayNightFootball'' theme, but it was originally composed for the Creator/{{BBC}} as generic production library music. It eventually became iconic in Britain as [[note]]Sometimes incorrectly considered the theme to the sports series ''Superstars'', and on ''MNF'' itself it was originally just used as background music for halftime highlights, not becoming the opening theme until several years later.
** Actually, while "Heavy Action" is widely thought of as having been the ''MNF'' theme it really never was. It was
song, but actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHk0BtQWs68 used as the background music]] for the dramatic spoken intro to the evening's game, with before the actual theme starting after song played[[/note]], but it was originally composed for the intro Creator/{{BBC}} as generic production library music. It eventually became iconic in Britain as the theme to the sports series ''Superstars''. On ''MNF'' itself it was done. originally just used as background music for halftime highlights, not getting used for the show open until years later.
7th Jun '18 12:40:25 PM NotGonnaDoALot4
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** While character themes shuffle around quite a bit, a few fighters were able to keep their [[{{Leitmotif}} iconic music]]. Most notably, there's Franchise/SpiderMan, whose [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXgt8DgIjhc theme]] from ''Marvel Super Heroes'' has followed him into ''every'' subsequent ''Vs.'' appearance (''[=MSHvs.SF=]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rbqHHjjNIY ver.]], ''[=MvC=]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGkR0UpvsUk ver.]], ''[=MvC3=]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKKFjNVZkHU ver.]]). Ditto for ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlqXrv7lVJc [=MSH=]]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUv1ELA7XTI [=MSHvSF=]]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bEMWL_8SlU [=MvC=]]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCiifu6dV2s [=MvC3=]]]).
* The title theme for ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'' was reused in several later titles in [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot the series]]. Marc Baril, composer for the later games, favored making a more original soundtrack, but even he couldn't resist [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5ra7Hk9l78 making a rendition of his own]].

to:

** While character themes shuffle around quite a bit, a few fighters were able to keep their [[{{Leitmotif}} iconic music]]. Most notably, there's Franchise/SpiderMan, whose [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXgt8DgIjhc theme]] from ''Marvel Super Heroes'' has followed him into [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite nearly]] ''every'' subsequent ''Vs.'' appearance (''[=MSHvs.SF=]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rbqHHjjNIY ver.]], ''[=MvC=]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGkR0UpvsUk ver.]], ''[=MvC3=]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKKFjNVZkHU ver.]]). Ditto for ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlqXrv7lVJc [=MSH=]]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUv1ELA7XTI [=MSHvSF=]]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bEMWL_8SlU [=MvC=]]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCiifu6dV2s [=MvC3=]]]).
* The title theme for ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'' was reused in several later titles in [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot the series]]. Marc Baril, composer for the later games, favored making a more original soundtrack, but even he couldn't resist [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5ra7Hk9l78 making a rendition of his own]].own.]]
26th May '18 2:15:18 AM tropesinreadiness
Is there an issue? Send a Message


If you're wondering about the name, "bootstrapping" refers to an old Baron Munchausen story in which the titular character pulls himself and his horse out of a swamp by literally [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum pulling himself up by his own bootstraps]] (or his own hair, it depends on the version). You can read more about it at Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootstrapping here]]. Thus, these are songs that have taken center stage through their own merits, not because any creator really wanted it to be thus.

to:

If you're wondering about the name, "bootstrapping" refers to an old [[TheMunchausen Baron Munchausen Munchausen]] story in which the titular character pulls himself and his horse out of a swamp by literally [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum pulling himself up by his own bootstraps]] (or his own hair, it depends on the version). You can read more about it at Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootstrapping here]]. Thus, these are songs that have taken center stage through their own merits, not because any creator really wanted it to be thus.
19th Apr '18 9:39:42 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The first season of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' used a different theme tune, which was composed by Music/BernardHerrmann. For the second season on, the now-familiar theme was produced by splicing together two cues by Marius Constant named "Etrange 3" and "Milieu 2," written for the show but not intended to be used as theme music.

to:

* The first season of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' used a different theme tune, which was composed by Music/BernardHerrmann. For the second season on, the now-familiar theme was produced by splicing together two cues by Marius Constant named "Etrange 3" and "Milieu 2," written for the show but not intended to be used as theme music.
15th Apr '18 11:49:06 AM costanton11
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Decades before the first film would officially use it as a credits theme, "Iron Man" by BlackSabbath has often been used as the de-facto theme song for ComicBook/IronMan.

to:

* Decades before the first film would officially use it as a credits theme, "Iron Man" by BlackSabbath Music/BlackSabbath has often been used as the de-facto theme song for ComicBook/IronMan.
30th Mar '18 2:14:26 PM Gairyuki
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Sephiroth has actually had this occur to himself! In the original game his main theme is considered to be "Those Who Are Chosen By The Planet". One-Winged Angel was only his boss theme, but it became so popular that it has been used for almost all his appearances in every piece of media since, while "Chosen" has been effectively discarded.

to:

*** Sephiroth has actually had this occur to himself! In the original game his main theme is considered to be "Those Who Are Chosen By The Planet". One-Winged Angel was only his boss theme, but it became so popular that it has been used for almost all his appearances in every piece of media since, while "Chosen" has been effectively discarded. Justified, as most of his subsequent appearances involve him fighting him. Naturally, the best song to play during these combat-oriented appearances would be his final boss theme.
27th Mar '18 3:51:24 PM RedScharlach
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. "[[Music/SusumuHirasawa HAIIIIIII YAI FOOOOOOR-CES!!!]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n55QVlBoDxI HAIIIIIII YAI FOOOOOOR-CES!!!]]" This particular chorus from the song "Forces" was just a image song used in some battle sequences and in the previews for the next episode, but it's the most iconic song in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' and when you hear that chorus, you seriously just want to [[FollowTheBouncingBall sing along.]] It was also the theme to the trailer, so it's quite likely the first exposure many people would have had to the series.

to:

* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. "[[Music/SusumuHirasawa HAIIIIIII YAI FOOOOOOR-CES!!!]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n55QVlBoDxI HAIIIIIII YAI FOOOOOOR-CES!!!]]" This particular chorus from the song "Forces" was just a an image song used in some battle sequences and in the previews for the next episode, but it's the most iconic song in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' and when you hear that chorus, you seriously just want to [[FollowTheBouncingBall sing along.]] It was also the theme to the trailer, so it's quite likely the first exposure many people would have had to the series.



** "He's a Pirate" was already an example of this. The number of people out there who love this piece of music, but think that it is Jack Sparrow's theme, is astonishingly high. Thing is, it isn't Jack Sparrow's theme... its ''Will Turner's'' theme. At least, in the first film. From the second onwards "He's a Pirate" pretty much becomes Jack's secondary theme and Will's theme is supplanted by a melancholy tune primarily contained in one track called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suOmiBXmJOA One Day]] (that used to represent Will and Elizabeth's ''relationship'', but now its pretty much their theme).

to:

** "He's a Pirate" was already an example of this. The number of people out there who love this piece of music, but think that it is Jack Sparrow's theme, is astonishingly high. Thing is, it isn't Jack Sparrow's theme... its it's ''Will Turner's'' theme. At least, in the first film. From the second onwards "He's a Pirate" pretty much becomes Jack's secondary theme and Will's theme is supplanted by a melancholy tune primarily contained in one track called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suOmiBXmJOA One Day]] (that used to represent Will and Elizabeth's ''relationship'', but now its it's pretty much their theme).



* Although the cast and crew hated the song, "Talk to the Animals," when they made the film ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', it is now inseparable with the title character.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', Creator/SachaBaronCohen's improvising the words for a cover of "I Like to Move It," changed the song from an one off joke for his character to the de facto theme song of the film series.

to:

* Although the cast and crew hated the song, song "Talk to the Animals," Animals" when they made the film ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', it is now inseparable with from the title character.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', Creator/SachaBaronCohen's improvising the words for a cover of "I Like to Move It," It" changed the song from an one off a one-off joke for his character to the de facto theme song of the film series.



* One of the biggest hit records of all time was Percy Faith's lush rendition of the "Theme from ''A Summer Place''", which held the #1 spot on the ''Billboard'' chart for nine straight weeks in 1960. However, while the tune was introduced in the score to the 1959 movie ''A Summer Place'' (for which it was composed by Music/MaxSteiner), it's not actually the main theme, just a secondary love theme for two of its characters.

to:

* One of the biggest hit records of all time was Percy Faith's lush rendition of the "Theme from ''A Summer Place''", which held the #1 spot on the ''Billboard'' chart for nine straight weeks in 1960. However, while the tune was introduced in the score to the 1959 movie ''A Summer Place'' (for which it was composed by Music/MaxSteiner), it's not actually the main theme, just a secondary love theme for two of its the characters.



* The theme of ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' is arguably one of the most well known Western themes, and is the subject of a great many [[ShoutOut shout outs]] in other media. However, it is frequently used to parody, or evoke, the tension of [[TheClimax the climactic final shootout scene,]] which has its own theme, which doesn't use the [[RecurringRiff "wah wah wah"]] riff.

to:

* The theme of ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' is arguably one of the most well known best-known Western themes, and is the subject of a great many [[ShoutOut shout outs]] shout-outs]] in other media. However, it is frequently used to parody, or evoke, the tension of [[TheClimax the climactic final shootout scene,]] which has its own theme, which doesn't use the [[RecurringRiff "wah wah wah"]] riff.



* While it hasn't supplanted the original theme song, "You Got the Touch" is on equal par with the Franchise/{{Transformers}}' theme in terms of association with the series. It's even used by the Franchise as the music for the clip show of the annual winner of the Hall of Fame fan voted inductee.

to:

* While it hasn't supplanted the original theme song, "You Got the Touch" is on equal par with the Franchise/{{Transformers}}' theme in terms of association with the series. It's even used by the Franchise as the music for the clip show of the annual winner of the Hall of Fame fan voted fan-voted inductee.



* ''Series/EightIsEnough'' had a instrumental theme tune in the first two seasons. On the second season episode "Who's On First" eldest son David sings a song with lyrics called "Eight Is Enough" at a school talent show. It became the show's theme song the following season.

to:

* ''Series/EightIsEnough'' had a an instrumental theme tune in the first two seasons. On the second season episode "Who's On First" eldest son David sings a song with lyrics called "Eight Is Enough" at a school talent show. It became the show's theme song the following season.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has no real theme song. However, "Carry on Wayward Son" by Kansas has frequently been used for recap montages. Between that and the fact that it sums up the two main characters pretty damn well, it's become something of a unofficial theme for the show.

to:

* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has no real theme song. However, "Carry on Wayward Son" by Kansas has frequently been used for recap montages. Between that and the fact that it sums up the two main characters pretty damn well, it's become something of a an unofficial theme for the show.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'''s original opening theme used melodies from the closing theme, but the resemblance was not obvious because it was done in the style of Also sprach Zarathustra (featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey). From Series 3 onwards, this was replaced with a rock instrumental version of the closing theme. The original opening theme continued to be used as incidental music.

to:

* ''Series/RedDwarf'''s original opening theme used melodies from the closing theme, but the resemblance was not obvious because it was done in the style of Also sprach Sprach Zarathustra (featured in 2001: ''2001: A Space Odyssey).Odyssey''). From Series 3 onwards, this was replaced with a rock instrumental version of the closing theme. The original opening theme continued to be used as incidental music.



** What was originally "Lower Norfair" in ''Super Metroid'' has come to mean "hot zone" due its use in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' and then ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'' using it as such some 15 years after ''Prime'', making it official (even the name got hijacked as the theme is specifically called "Magmoor Caverns" in ''Samus Returns'', despite that game not being the origin of the melody).

to:

** What was originally "Lower Norfair" in ''Super Metroid'' has come to mean "hot zone" due to its use in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' and then ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'' using it as such some 15 years after ''Prime'', making it official (even the name got hijacked as the theme is specifically called "Magmoor Caverns" in ''Samus Returns'', despite that game not being the origin of the melody).



** Though ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' does have its own quite well-known theme, it's just as often assosiated with its main battle theme: "Blinded By Light".

to:

** Though ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' does have its own quite well-known theme, it's just as often assosiated associated with its main battle theme: "Blinded By Light".



** Reach Out for the Truth, the main battle theme for ''VideoGame/Persona4'' is a wierd case of both this and BootstrappedLeitmotif. The song is often seen as the main theme for the game it appears in, but it became the battle theme for Yu in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''.

to:

** Reach Out for the Truth, the main battle theme for ''VideoGame/Persona4'' is a wierd weird case of both this and BootstrappedLeitmotif. The song is often seen as the main theme for the game it appears in, but it became the battle theme for Yu in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''.



* Matt and Pat of ''LetsPlay/TwoBestFriendsPlay'' used VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'s "Green Greens" theme for the title card and outro for ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', their pilot episode on Machinima. They used it again for their second episode (''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'') and it's been used as their opening theme from then on, despite them only revisiting Kirby on the channel once since. It even received bootstrapped lyrics for season 2, an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJLUwLafvDg official remix]] when the channel expanded to become ''Super Best Friends Play'', and has even been remixed for specific [=LPs=] (such as ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fA0vXYaYJI Bloodborne]]'' and ''Deus Ex'') to fit the theme of the game they are playing.

to:

* Matt and Pat of ''LetsPlay/TwoBestFriendsPlay'' used VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'s "Green Greens" theme for the title card and outro for ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', their pilot episode on Machinima. They used it again for their second episode (''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'') and it's been used as their opening theme from then on, despite them only revisiting Kirby on the channel once since. It even received bootstrapped lyrics for season 2, an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJLUwLafvDg official remix]] when the channel expanded to become ''Super Best Friends Play'', and has even also been remixed for specific [=LPs=] (such as ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fA0vXYaYJI Bloodborne]]'' and ''Deus Ex'') to fit the theme of the game they are playing.
9th Feb '18 4:42:37 PM Ezclee4050
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Johnny Pearson's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIxeOvClzR4 Heavy Action]]" is now widely thought of as the ''Series/MondayNightFootball'' theme, but it was originally composed for a Creator/{{BBC}} sports series (''Superstars''), and on ''MNF'' itself it was originally just used as background music for halftime highlights, not becoming the opening theme until several years later.

to:

* Johnny Pearson's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIxeOvClzR4 Heavy Action]]" is now widely thought of as the ''Series/MondayNightFootball'' theme, but it was originally composed for a the Creator/{{BBC}} as generic production library music. It eventually became iconic in Britain as the theme to the sports series (''Superstars''), ''Superstars'', and on ''MNF'' itself it was originally just used as background music for halftime highlights, not becoming the opening theme until several years later.
9th Feb '18 2:39:29 PM TheSaddleman
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The iconic theme music for ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' was first heard as incidental background music during one of the three TV movies that preceded the weekly series (and which used a song by Dusty Springfield as the theme).
9th Feb '18 2:36:58 PM TheSaddleman
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The "James Bond Theme" was first heard in ''Film/DrNo'', and that was intended to be its only use, with new music composed for later films. It was so popular that not only did it become the theme for the entire franchise, it was incorporated into the arrangement of the instrumental theme for the second film, ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
** ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' offers a bizarre attempt at an inversion. Despite the fact the film opens with a dynamic instrumental version of the theme, Matt Munro's vocal ballad version that closes the film was one promoted. Some editions of the movie's soundtrack album do not include the instrumental version at all. In addition, it's usually Munro's version that is used on Bond theme compilation albums. In recent years the fan-preferred instrumental has become more widely available, although there has yet to be an official release of the original on-screen version that features a jazzy organ backing.
This list shows the last 10 events of 452. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BootstrappedTheme