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20th Oct '16 2:24:08 PM Prfnoff
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* [[Creator/MarxBrothers Chico Marx's]] theme music, used most prominently in ''Monkey Business'', was published in two different versions with lyrics: "I'm Daffy Over You" and "Lucky Little Penny."

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* [[Creator/MarxBrothers Chico Marx's]] theme music, used most prominently in ''Monkey Business'', ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'', was published in two different versions with lyrics: "I'm Daffy Over You" and "Lucky Little Penny."
22nd Jun '16 8:01:52 PM wrestlingdog909
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* Happens a lot with advertising jingles. A famous example (for residents of the UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} area, anyway) is the jingle for the [[http://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/mister-softee-jingle-has-lyrics-who-knew Mister Softee ice cream truck.]]
17th Jun '16 5:13:14 PM Doug86
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* Richard Rodgers wrote an incidental tango theme for the WorldWarII miniseries ''Series/VictoryAtSea'' called "Beneath the Southern Cross." Then Oscar Hammerstein wrote lyrics to it, and the resulting song, titled "No Other Love," appeared in their next Broadway musical, ''Me and Juliet''.

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* Richard Rodgers wrote an incidental tango theme for the WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII miniseries ''Series/VictoryAtSea'' called "Beneath the Southern Cross." Then Oscar Hammerstein wrote lyrics to it, and the resulting song, titled "No Other Love," appeared in their next Broadway musical, ''Me and Juliet''.
18th May '16 5:00:48 PM Jhonny
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* An EnforcedTrope for the European anthem (the Ode to Joy) which ''has'' lyrics that are also quite well known among classically educated German speakers but the EU institutions have explicitly declared the instrumental to be the anthem. Doesn't stop Germans from singing the lyrics when it is publicly played - even when it is supposed to be the "lyrics free" EU anthem version.
1st Apr '16 10:46:47 PM Kayube
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** There's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fioVXnCgQ-U the Japanese version]], sung by Masato Shimon!
27th Mar '16 9:35:39 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheDickVanDykeShow'': Turns out it's an early ThematicThemeTune. "So you think that you've got trouble/Well trouble's a bubble/So tell old mister trouble to get lost." Wheet-boomph.
* ''TheAndyGriffithShow'': "Come on, take down your fishin pole and meet me at the fishin hole/I can't think of a better way to pass the time o' day." Another ThematicThemeTune -- which makes sense, since the title doesn't lend itself to verse.

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* ''TheDickVanDykeShow'': ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'': Turns out it's an early ThematicThemeTune. "So you think that you've got trouble/Well trouble's a bubble/So tell old mister trouble to get lost." Wheet-boomph.
* ''TheAndyGriffithShow'': ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'': "Come on, take down your fishin pole and meet me at the fishin hole/I can't think of a better way to pass the time o' day." Another ThematicThemeTune -- which makes sense, since the title doesn't lend itself to verse.
4th Mar '16 4:51:28 PM Green_lantern40
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* The theme song for ''Series/MamasFamily'', "Bless My Happy Home," reportedly has lyrics written by star Vicki Lawrence, who occasionally sings them at her Two-Woman Show.

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* The theme song for ''Series/MamasFamily'', "Bless My Happy Home," reportedly has lyrics Home" from ''Series/MamasFamily'' was written by star ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'' composer Peter Matz and [[DoItYourselfThemeTune Mama herself]], Vicki Lawrence, who occasionally Lawrence. Only the instrumental version was used, though Lawrence sings them at the lyrics during her stageshow, ''Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show.Show''.
2nd Mar '16 4:51:16 PM nombretomado
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* The theme tune of the SoapOpera ''{{Eastenders}}'' has three different theme tune lyrics, the first entitled "Anyone Can Fall In Love" (sung by Anita Dobson, one of the show's actresses), the second entitled "Glory Be" (reworked as a hymn and even featured on ''SongsOfPraise'') and the third entitled "I'll Always Believe In You" (sung to the 1993 version of the theme tune).
* ''FatherTed'': originally composed as a short instrumental piece by The Divine Comedy, they later adapted it into a full-length piece entitled "Songs of Love" (not to be confused with any other songs of that name).
* The theme song to ''AllInTheFamily'', "Those Were the Days", has a second verse that was never used on the show. The second verse had a ''much better ending'' than the first verse. Instead of that inane line, "Gee, our old [=LaSalle=] ran great" (which combined with the unison bad singing of Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton is all but incomprehensible), the final stanza of the second verse went like this: "Hair was short and skirts were long/Kate Smith really sold a song/I don't know just what went wrong/Those were the days!" Doesn't that line, "I don't know just what went wrong", just fit Archie Bunker like a glove?

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* The theme tune of the SoapOpera ''{{Eastenders}}'' ''Series/{{Eastenders}}'' has three different theme tune lyrics, the first entitled "Anyone Can Fall In Love" (sung by Anita Dobson, one of the show's actresses), the second entitled "Glory Be" (reworked as a hymn and even featured on ''SongsOfPraise'') and the third entitled "I'll Always Believe In You" (sung to the 1993 version of the theme tune).
* ''FatherTed'': ''Series/FatherTed'': originally composed as a short instrumental piece by The Divine Comedy, they later adapted it into a full-length piece entitled "Songs of Love" (not to be confused with any other songs of that name).
* The theme song to ''AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', "Those Were the Days", has a second verse that was never used on the show. The second verse had a ''much better ending'' than the first verse. Instead of that inane line, "Gee, our old [=LaSalle=] ran great" (which combined with the unison bad singing of Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton is all but incomprehensible), the final stanza of the second verse went like this: "Hair was short and skirts were long/Kate Smith really sold a song/I don't know just what went wrong/Those were the days!" Doesn't that line, "I don't know just what went wrong", just fit Archie Bunker like a glove?



* ''LeaveItToBeaver'' used an orchestral version of a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYaDR0WV-vs "The Toy Parade"]]. In the fourth season, it was re-worked into a jazzy take, still without the lyrics.

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* ''LeaveItToBeaver'' ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' used an orchestral version of a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYaDR0WV-vs "The Toy Parade"]]. In the fourth season, it was re-worked into a jazzy take, still without the lyrics.



* ''TwinPeaks'' has lyrics for its theme music. Julee Cruise sings the song late in the pilot, and the full version is on the soundtrack CD.

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* ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' has lyrics for its theme music. Julee Cruise sings the song late in the pilot, and the full version is on the soundtrack CD.
6th Feb '16 8:24:42 PM nombretomado
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** Ironically, the lyrics were featured more prominently on an episode of ''{{Cheers}}'' than they ever did in ''Bonanza''.

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** Ironically, the lyrics were featured more prominently on an episode of ''{{Cheers}}'' ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' than they ever did in ''Bonanza''.



* ''TheMunsters'': "If when you're sleeping you dream a lot/Ghoulish nightmares parade through your head/And then you wake up and scream a lot/Oh the Munsters are under your bed." Good call on skipping these.

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* ''TheMunsters'': ''Series/TheMunsters'': "If when you're sleeping you dream a lot/Ghoulish nightmares parade through your head/And then you wake up and scream a lot/Oh the Munsters are under your bed." Good call on skipping these.
29th Jan '16 4:43:01 PM nombretomado
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** The original VideoGame/{{Mother|1}} had an [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL682FAAA919005D2D OST album with lyrical versions of many of the songs in that game]], including for "Pollyanna" and "Bein' Friends", the former of which was also present in VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} and [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} Mother 3]], and both of which were later made famous in their instrumental adaptations as the music for Onett in ''SuperSmashBrosMelee''. Even though it was only ever released in Japan, the lyrics were actually in English, surprisingly.

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** The original VideoGame/{{Mother|1}} had an [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL682FAAA919005D2D OST album with lyrical versions of many of the songs in that game]], including for "Pollyanna" and "Bein' Friends", the former of which was also present in VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} and [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} Mother 3]], and both of which were later made famous in their instrumental adaptations as the music for Onett in ''SuperSmashBrosMelee''.''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee''. Even though it was only ever released in Japan, the lyrics were actually in English, surprisingly.
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