History Main / ReplacedTheThemeTune

25th May '16 8:52:40 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''. Drew's cover of Robert McGuire's "Moon over Parma", "Five O'Clock World" by the Vogues and "Cleveland Rocks" by the Presidents of the United States of America.

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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''. Drew's cover of Robert McGuire's [=McGuire's=] "Moon over Parma", "Five O'Clock World" by the Vogues and "Cleveland Rocks" by the Presidents of the United States of America.
25th May '16 11:47:31 AM dsneybuf
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* A lot of people may have forgotten (unless they bought the [=DVDs=]), but ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' originally had a different title sequence with an instrumental theme tune.
** The first two seasons of ''The Flintstones'' featured an instrumental entitled "Rise and Shine" (which was also frequently used as incidental music) in its opening. Later, another piece of incidental music had vocals added, was titled "Meet the Flintstones," and was used to open the remainder of the original series. The closing credits changed later in the series to replace "Meet the Flintstones" with a reprise of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm singing "Let the Sunshine In" from one of the episodes. Trope averted in the syndicated version of the series available from the 1970s to the 1990s, when opening and closing credits were standardized and all episodes featured "Meet the Flintstones".

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* A lot of people may have forgotten (unless they bought the [=DVDs=]), but ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' originally had a different title sequence with an instrumental theme tune.
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tune. The first two seasons of ''The Flintstones'' featured an instrumental entitled "Rise and Shine" (which was also frequently used as incidental music) in its opening. Later, another piece of incidental music had vocals added, was titled "Meet the Flintstones," and was used to open the remainder of the original series. The closing credits changed later in the series to replace "Meet the Flintstones" with a reprise of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm singing "Let the Sunshine In" from one of the episodes. Trope averted in the syndicated version of the series available from the 1970s to the 1990s, when opening and closing credits were standardized and all episodes featured "Meet the Flintstones".
26th Feb '16 9:15:24 PM jedidarrick
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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''. Drew's own "Moon over Parma", "Five O'Clock World" by the Vogues and "Cleveland Rocks" by the Presidents of the United States of America.

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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''. Drew's own cover of Robert McGuire's "Moon over Parma", "Five O'Clock World" by the Vogues and "Cleveland Rocks" by the Presidents of the United States of America.
23rd Jan '16 3:37:22 AM Cindylover1969
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* ''Series/TheLeftovers'' replaced the instrumental Max Richter opening theme used in season 1 with Iris [=DeMent=]'s "Let The Mystery Be" in season 2, with a completely different title sequence to go along with it.
3rd Oct '15 3:27:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheJokersWild'' started out with Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley's synth theme "The Savers". Over time, the show changed themes like crazy: a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version composed by Alan Thicke titled "Joker's Jive", a re-orchestration of "The Savers" by Hal Hidey, a new theme composed by Hidey (which was always the closing theme), and even another Perry and Kingsley song for a very short time. What's more, Barry and Enright also stole the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zxG6zloL6w theme]] from ''{{Break the Bank|1976}}'' for a tournament of champions.

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* ''Series/TheJokersWild'' started out with Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley's synth theme "The Savers". Over time, the show changed themes like crazy: a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version composed by Alan Thicke titled "Joker's Jive", a re-orchestration of "The Savers" by Hal Hidey, a new theme composed by Hidey (which was always the closing theme), and even another Perry and Kingsley song for a very short time. What's more, Barry and Enright also stole the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zxG6zloL6w theme]] from ''{{Break ''Series/{{Break the Bank|1976}}'' for a tournament of champions.
14th Sep '15 8:42:29 PM Angeldeb82
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* This is normal for modern anime. Two-cour series will typically get a new OP and/or ED somewhere around episode 13. {{Longrunner}}s will switch them less frequently. {{Oddly named sequel}}s will ''always'' have new themes.

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* This is normal for modern anime. Two-cour series will typically get a new OP and/or ED somewhere around episode 13. {{Longrunner}}s LongRunners will switch them less frequently. {{Oddly named sequel}}s sequel|2ElectricBoogaloo}}s will ''always'' have new themes.



* Each TV series in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' franchise has one theme each, with the exception of ''DragonBallZ'', which changed its theme after 200 episodes.

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* Each TV series in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' franchise has one theme each, with the exception of ''DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', which changed its theme after 200 episodes.



* ''Series/TheJokersWild'' started out with Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley's synth theme "The Savers". Over time, the show changed themes like crazy: a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version composed by Alan Thicke titled "Joker's Jive", a re-orchestration of "The Savers" by Hal Hidey, a new theme composed by Hidey (which was always the closing theme), and even another Perry and Kingsley song for a very short time. What's more, Barry and Enright also stole the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zxG6zloL6w theme]] from ''[[BreakTheBank1976 Break the Bank]]'' for a tournament of champions.

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* ''Series/TheJokersWild'' started out with Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley's synth theme "The Savers". Over time, the show changed themes like crazy: a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version composed by Alan Thicke titled "Joker's Jive", a re-orchestration of "The Savers" by Hal Hidey, a new theme composed by Hidey (which was always the closing theme), and even another Perry and Kingsley song for a very short time. What's more, Barry and Enright also stole the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zxG6zloL6w theme]] from ''[[BreakTheBank1976 Break ''{{Break the Bank]]'' Bank|1976}}'' for a tournament of champions.



* In season 4, ''Series/BigLove'' changed from "God Only Knows" by TheBeachBoys to "Home" by Engineers.

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* In season 4, ''Series/BigLove'' changed from "God Only Knows" by TheBeachBoys Music/TheBeachBoys to "Home" by Engineers.



* The normal theme song for ''SonsOfAnarchy'' was replaced by a more Celtic-flavored version in the third season during the run of episodes in which the Sons visit North Ireland.
* In {{Philadelphia}}, {{Creator/ABC}} station WPVI-6's "Move Closer to Your World" is the station's legendary news theme; which has remained a part of ''Channel 6 Action News'' since 1972. An attempt at a grand recomposition, using the London Symphony Orchestra, in 1996 was universally panned, and after four days of viewer complaints, the old cut was reinstated, and that version with an occasional freshening has remained ever since.

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* The normal theme song for ''SonsOfAnarchy'' ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' was replaced by a more Celtic-flavored version in the third season during the run of episodes in which the Sons visit North Ireland.
* In {{Philadelphia}}, Series/{{Philadelphia}}, {{Creator/ABC}} station WPVI-6's "Move Closer to Your World" is the station's legendary news theme; which has remained a part of ''Channel 6 Action News'' since 1972. An attempt at a grand recomposition, using the London Symphony Orchestra, in 1996 was universally panned, and after four days of viewer complaints, the old cut was reinstated, and that version with an occasional freshening has remained ever since.



* Most American daytime soap operas that fall under the LongRunner banner embody this trope. A notable example would be ''Series/GuidingLight'', the longest-running of all American daytime soaps. Over its 57 years on television, it used 11 different themes, several of which were [[RearrangeTheSong rearranged]]. Musical styles included organ, orchestra, disco, pop, rock, and R&B.

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* Most American daytime soap operas that fall under the LongRunner {{Long Runner|s}} banner embody this trope. A notable example would be ''Series/GuidingLight'', the longest-running of all American daytime soaps. Over its 57 years on television, it used 11 different themes, several of which were [[RearrangeTheSong rearranged]].{{rearrange|TheSong}}d. Musical styles included organ, orchestra, disco, pop, rock, and R&B.



* ''SyphonFilter: Logan's Shadow'' changed its main theme, but the original theme still appears as a SofterAndSlowerCover.
* The ''TimeCrisis'' series replaced its theme for the third installment, then heavily reworked that theme for the fourth. However, Wild Dog's theme, which contains a variation of the original theme, still appears in both installments.

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* ''SyphonFilter: ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter: Logan's Shadow'' changed its main theme, but the original theme still appears as a SofterAndSlowerCover.
* The ''TimeCrisis'' ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' series replaced its theme for the third installment, then heavily reworked that theme for the fourth. However, Wild Dog's theme, which contains a variation of the original theme, still appears in both installments.
6th Aug '15 8:01:04 PM Market43Fan
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* ''Series/GimmeABreak'' combined this with RearrangeTheSong for Season 3; with the original theme giving way to a slightly rewritten version that was heavy on the synthesizers.
6th Aug '15 5:35:20 AM Manafichu
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* Over the course of its two-season run, ''Anime/CodeGeass'' changed the opening theme ''five times''. Of note, is the change to third theme - it came after [[spoiler:[[WhamEpisode Lelouch accidentally geassed his sister into ordering the genocide of the Japanese & had to kill her to stop it]]]], and was only used for the final two episodes of the first season because of the drastic shift in tone.

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* Over the course of its two-season run, ''Anime/CodeGeass'' changed the opening theme ''five times''. Of note, is the change to third theme - it came after [[spoiler:[[WhamEpisode Lelouch accidentally geassed his sister into ordering the genocide of the Japanese & had to kill her to stop it]]]], and was only used for the final two episodes of the first season because of the drastic shift in tone.
20th Jul '15 11:30:52 AM Willbyr
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Compare RearrangeTheSong.
Related to CreditsJukebox.

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Compare RearrangeTheSong.
RearrangeTheSong. Related to CreditsJukebox.CreditsJukebox.



** There are a few anime that switched the opening theme song with the closing song (and vice versa). It happened with ''Anime/HakushonDaimao'', ''Hazedon'', and ''KiteretsuDaihyakka''.
* Each TV series in the ''DragonBall'' franchise has one theme each, with the exception of ''DragonBallZ'', which changed its theme after 200 episodes.

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** There are a few anime that switched the opening theme song with the closing song (and vice versa). It happened with ''Anime/HakushonDaimao'', ''Hazedon'', and ''KiteretsuDaihyakka''.
''Manga/KiteretsuDaihyakka''.
* Each TV series in the ''DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' franchise has one theme each, with the exception of ''DragonBallZ'', which changed its theme after 200 episodes.
12th Jul '15 10:52:03 PM allmyshadows
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* Most American daytime soap operas that fall under the LongRunner banner embody this trope. A notable example would be ''Series/GuidingLight'', the longest-running of all American daytime soaps. Over its 57 years on television, it used 11 different themes, several of which were [[RearrangeTheSong rearranged]]. Musical styles included organ, orchestra, disco, pop, rock, and R&B.
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