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1st Jul '17 3:01:05 PM nombretomado
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* As TheOtherWiki explains, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stars_and_Stripes_Forever "The Stars and Stripes Forever"]] had lyrics written by John Philip Sousa which are rarely sung.

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* As TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki explains, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stars_and_Stripes_Forever "The Stars and Stripes Forever"]] had lyrics written by John Philip Sousa which are rarely sung.
1st May '17 10:07:30 PM nombretomado
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* Partial Example: for the ''{{Transformers}}'' series Armada and Energon, instrumental versions of the TitleThemeTune for the original Transformers cartoon (which was also reworked into the theme for ''Robots in Disguise'' before these two, and for ''Cybertron'' after them, albeit with lyrics fairly close to the original version for those) were used. In this case, though, the lyrics were hardly discarded... The assumption seemed instead to be that the original theme was iconic enough that a reworked instrumental version would still bring the lyrics to mind.
** ''[[TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' sets the G1 lyrics to new music that could basically be called a remix of the original. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE4YPN_MRyI&NR=1 This video]] demonstrates that they ''are'' fairly close.
*** I'd bump that to ''very'' close.
*** Of course, ''Animated'' then diverges into [[SecondVerseCurse a different trope]]...

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* Partial Example: for the ''{{Transformers}}'' series Armada and Energon, instrumental versions of the TitleThemeTune for the original Transformers ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' cartoon (which was also reworked into the theme for ''Robots in Disguise'' before these two, and for ''Cybertron'' after them, albeit with lyrics fairly close to the original version for those) were used. In this case, though, the lyrics were hardly discarded... The assumption seemed instead to be that the original theme was iconic enough that a reworked instrumental version would still bring the lyrics to mind.
** ''[[TransformersAnimated ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' sets the G1 lyrics to new music that could basically be called a remix of the original. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE4YPN_MRyI&NR=1 This video]] demonstrates that they ''are'' fairly close.
*** I'd bump that to ''very'' close.
*** Of
close.[[note]]Of course, ''Animated'' then diverges into [[SecondVerseCurse a different trope]]...[[/note]]
11th Apr '17 7:45:18 PM Willbyr
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* Crystal King had this version of the opening on one of their singles. You might know them from another famous anime theme song: "Ai wo Toridomose", the first opening to ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.

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* Crystal King had this version of the opening on one of their singles. You might know them from another famous anime theme song: "Ai wo Toridomose", the first opening to ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
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''.
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