History Main / DoItYourselfThemeTune

12th Mar '17 10:01:59 AM Khyron42_Prime
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* Lead actress Creator/EmilyBrowning sings many of the cover songs used for the Film/SuckerPunch soundtrack, including the iconic "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)".

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* Lead actress Creator/EmilyBrowning sings many of the cover songs used for the Film/SuckerPunch ''Film/SuckerPunch'' soundtrack, including the iconic cover of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)".This)".
* Creator/RobertRodriguez composes the music for the films he directs, as well as editing them, hence his unusual replacement for the "Film By" credit: "Shot, Chopped, and Scored by Robert Rodriguez".
12th Mar '17 9:46:05 AM Khyron42_Prime
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* Lead actress Creator/EmilyBrowning sings many of the cover songs used for the Film/SuckerPunch soundtrack, including the iconic "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)".
21st Feb '17 7:40:50 PM gewunomox
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* The theme song for ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs'', "[[RealSongThemeTune All You Need Is Love]]" by Creator/TheBeatles, is performed by the show's main cast.

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* The theme song for ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs'', "[[RealSongThemeTune All You Need Is Love]]" by Creator/TheBeatles, Music/TheBeatles, is performed by the show's main cast.
18th Feb '17 11:22:41 PM wrpen99
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* Most of ''WebAnimation/CampCamp'''s soundtrack is sung by Creator/RoosterTeeth employees, including the rather...[[PatterSong difficult]] opening theme, which is sung in-character by Miles Luna, writer and voice actor for David. To his despair, the song is often requested at his panels.


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* ''WebAnimation/CampCamp'''s rather [[PatterSong difficult]] theme tune is genuinely sung by Miles Luna, David's voice actor, and to his despair is often requested when he's featured at a panel.
17th Feb '17 3:27:12 AM tropower
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* In 1989, Creator/JohnCandy created and starred in an animated series called "Camp Candy". He also sang the show's opening theme song.
16th Feb '17 1:30:40 PM FlakeyBear
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* The ending theme of ''LightNovel/KonoSuba'' is sung by the [=VAs=] of Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness (Creator/SoraAmamiya, Rie Takahashi and Creator/AiKayano, respectively).

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* The ending theme themes of both seasons of ''LightNovel/KonoSuba'' is are sung by the [=VAs=] of Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness (Creator/SoraAmamiya, Rie Takahashi and Creator/AiKayano, respectively).
16th Feb '17 1:22:33 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/TonariNoSekiKun'' has an interesting example of this for both the opening and ending, in that Seki is shown literally [[BreakingTheFourthWall making the opening (recording, animation, etc.) and playing the music for the ending.]]



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* Creator/TomHanks and Creator/DanAykroyd performed a ThemeTuneRap "City of Crime" for the 1987 TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. They also did a music video, which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT_QRKfv8H4 must be seen to be believed]].
** It's really HilariousInHindsight considering the saga of Chet Haze, Hanks' white rapper son.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', Keke Palmer's song "We Are" is played over the credits, with the main cast singing along (Keke Palmer voices Peaches, by the way).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' approaches a Do It Yourself ''album'' with its soundtrack. Music/{{Rihanna}}, who voices Tip in the film, also worked with director Tim Johnson to create a concept album for the film. Three of the eight songs there are by her, and one is by co-star Music/JenniferLopez. Which in a way means that some of the songs are tied more to Tip, and that one is tied to Lucy (as they're voiced by Rihanna and Jennifer, respectively).
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* Creator/TomHanks and Creator/DanAykroyd performed a ThemeTuneRap "City of Crime" for the 1987 TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. They also did a music video, which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT_QRKfv8H4 must be seen to be believed]].
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believed]]. It's really HilariousInHindsight considering the saga of Chet Haze, Hanks' white rapper son.



** Also, his son David Carradine wrote and performed the theme tune to the film ''Sonny Boy''.

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** * Also, his son David Carradine wrote and performed the theme tune to the film ''Sonny Boy''.



* This doesn't quite count since it wasn't actually included in the movie, but Creator/ClintEastwood recorded and released a version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ui-7Rjc-N8 "Burning Bridges"]] from ''Kelly's Heroes''.
** Eastwood subsequently wrote themes for his films as a director (such as ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'') and then graduated to scoring them - apparently the likes of Lalo Schifrin, JohnWilliams, Jerry Fielding and Maurice Jarre were just a warmup. He has written (and at times, sung) [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/#soundtrack songs]] or [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/#composer full-on scores]] for his movies.

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* Creator/ClintEastwood :
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This doesn't quite count since it wasn't actually included in the movie, but Creator/ClintEastwood Eastwood recorded and released a version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ui-7Rjc-N8 "Burning Bridges"]] from ''Kelly's Heroes''.
** Eastwood subsequently wrote themes for his films as a director (such as ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'') and then graduated to scoring them - -- apparently the likes of Lalo Schifrin, JohnWilliams, Jerry Fielding and Maurice Jarre were just a warmup. He has written (and at times, sung) [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/#soundtrack songs]] or [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/#composer full-on scores]] for his movies.



* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', Keke Palmer's song "We Are" is played over the credits, with the main cast singing along (Keke Palmer voices Peaches, by the way).



* Clint Mansell's score for ''Abandon'' features vocals from the film's star KatieHolmes.

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* Clint Mansell's score for ''Abandon'' features vocals from the film's star KatieHolmes.Creator/KatieHolmes.



* TonariNoSekiKun has an interesting example of this for both the opening and ending, in that Seki is shown literally [[BreakingTheFourthWall making the opening (recording, animation, etc) and playing the music for the ending.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' approaches a Do It Yourself ''album'' with its soundtrack. Music/{{Rihanna}}, who voices Tip in the film, also worked with director Tim Johnson to create a concept album for the film. Three of the eight songs there are by her, and one is by co-star Music/JenniferLopez. Which in a way means that some of the songs are tied more to Tip, and that one is tied to Lucy (as they're voiced by Rihanna and Jennifer, respectively).



* For the original film version of Film/{{Mash}}, director Creator/RobertAltman needed a deliberately stupid, overly emotional song to be sung at the funeral of a character. He got the music from Johnny Mandel, and he ''wanted'' to write the words himself, but found he couldn't write something "stupid enough." So he passed the job to his 14-year-old son, Mike Altman. The result, "Suicide Is Painless", went on [[SpringtimeForHitler to reach #1 on the UK music charts.]]
** It became the theme for [[Series/{{Mash}} the television series]] a few years later[[note]]Although, it was an instrumental version[[/note]]. Altman joked that because of music licensing, his son made far more money off the movie than he did!

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* For the original film version of Film/{{Mash}}, Film/{{MASH}}, director Creator/RobertAltman needed a deliberately stupid, overly emotional song to be sung at the funeral of a character. He got the music from Johnny Mandel, and he ''wanted'' to write the words himself, but found he couldn't write something "stupid enough." So he passed the job to his 14-year-old son, Mike Altman. The result, "Suicide Is Painless", went on [[SpringtimeForHitler to reach #1 on the UK music charts.]]
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]] It became the theme for [[Series/{{Mash}} the television series]] a few years later[[note]]Although, it was an instrumental version[[/note]]. Altman joked that because of music licensing, his son made far more money off the movie than he did!



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** "Look out bad guys, its Barley and Jimes, Barley and Jimes are on the case!"

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** "Look -->"Look out bad guys, its Barley and Jimes, Barley and Jimes are on the case!"



* The ''{{Series/Rentaghost}}'' theme tune was written and sung by Michael Staniforth, who played Claypole on the show.

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* The ''{{Series/Rentaghost}}'' ''Series/{{Rentaghost}}'' theme tune was written and sung by Michael Staniforth, who played Claypole on the show.



* BearInTheBigBlueHouse's theme is sung by the main characters.
* ''Series/{{Cleopatra2525}}'' had Creator/GinaTorres play one of the main characters, Hel, and also sang the theme song.
* The theme to UnbreakableKimmySchmidt is an in-universe StupidStatementDanceMix someone made from an in-universe news broadcast in the first episode explaining the backstory of the main character.

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* BearInTheBigBlueHouse's theme is sung by the main characters.
* ''Series/{{Cleopatra2525}}''
''Series/Cleopatra2525'' had Creator/GinaTorres play one of the main characters, Hel, and also sang the theme song.
* The theme to UnbreakableKimmySchmidt ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'' is an in-universe StupidStatementDanceMix someone made from an in-universe news broadcast in the first episode explaining the backstory of the main character.



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* ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'''s theme is sung by the main characters.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
2nd Feb '17 10:14:59 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Film/DownWithLove'', at the end of the film, throws in a music video of Creator/ReneeZellweger and Creator/EwanMcGregor performing "Here's to Love" (which is basically the LoveTheme WithLyrics) in character.
28th Jan '17 12:21:46 AM thatother1dude
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* The Japanese dub for ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has the opening performed by Finn and Jake's dub [=VAs.=] In the original, it was performed by series creator Creator/PendletonWard -- technically also making it an example because [[DescendedCreator he also voices some characters]], mostly notably Lumpy Space Princess.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
** The regular theme is sung by creator Creator/PendletonWard, who [[DescendedCreator also voices some characters]], mostly notably Lumpy Space Princess.
** The ''Islands'' miniseries has a SpecialEditionTitle where the theme is sung by Finn's voice actor.
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The Japanese dub for ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has the opening performed by Finn and Jake's dub [=VAs.=] In the original, it was performed by series creator Creator/PendletonWard -- technically also making it an example because [[DescendedCreator he also voices some characters]], mostly notably Lumpy Space Princess.
22nd Jan '17 2:36:36 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''WesternAnimation/EllaTheElephant'', the theme song is sung in-character by Ella, though some of the other characters join at ties.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/EllaTheElephant'', the theme song is sung in-character by Ella, though some of the other characters join at ties.times.


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* The theme song for ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs'', "[[RealSongThemeTune All You Need Is Love]]" by Creator/TheBeatles, is performed by the show's main cast.
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