History Music / RideOfTheValkyries

29th Nov '17 1:17:31 AM jormis29
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* Averted in the Creator/LouisDeFunes film ''L'Aile ou la cuisse''. As the chef protagonist prepares a dish on a radio show, a studio guy puts on "Ride of the Valkyries". He instantly objects, as that's music for large game, like boar or rhinoceros.

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* Averted in the Creator/LouisDeFunes film ''L'Aile ou la cuisse''.''Film/TheWingOrTheThigh''. As the chef protagonist prepares a dish on a radio show, a studio guy puts on "Ride of the Valkyries". He instantly objects, as that's music for large game, like boar or rhinoceros.
13th Sep '17 11:44:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In Literature/{{Gate}}'s 6th episode, the helicopters flew to the town of Italica armed and with speakers, ready to play the song as they join the fight against the bandits/mercenaries. This is a direct ShoutOut to ''ApocalypseNow'', with JSDF troops quoting the lines "Why do you sit on your helmets?" "So we don't get our balls blown off!" from the movie. In the light novel version, Princess Piña Co Lada weeps when she hears it, having interpreted it has the gods mocking humanity. She imagines them singing:

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* In Literature/{{Gate}}'s 6th episode, the helicopters flew to the town of Italica armed and with speakers, ready to play the song as they join the fight against the bandits/mercenaries. This is a direct ShoutOut to ''ApocalypseNow'', ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', with JSDF troops quoting the lines "Why do you sit on your helmets?" "So we don't get our balls blown off!" from the movie. In the light novel version, Princess Piña Co Lada weeps when she hears it, having interpreted it has the gods mocking humanity. She imagines them singing:
10th Sep '17 7:24:21 AM socialist-cokehead
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* In ''Literature/NightsAtTheCircus,'' famed ''aeriliste'' [[WingedHumanoid Sophie Fevvers]] performs to, what else, this piece. [[IntrepidReporter Walser]] thinks it's a bit [[CaptainObvious on the nose]].
13th Jun '17 2:18:42 AM benda
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* ''Film/EightAndAHalf'' provides a notorious case of SoundtrackDissonance, as the tune is played to the sight of the resort for the elderly and frail. The music is eventually revealed to be diegetic, but this rather makes the whole thing even more absurd.
3rd Jun '17 3:58:21 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' Sheldon puts it on in the car when they're on a "quest" to retrieve something.

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' Sheldon Raj puts it on in the car when they're on a "quest" to retrieve something.
14th May '17 10:42:04 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'' the Siege Tank driver will hum a few bars of it if you click on the unit enough.

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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' the Siege Tank driver will hum a few bars of it if you click on the unit enough.
21st Apr '17 12:18:35 PM YourEternalTroper
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AlEvy0fJto Daa-da-da-da-DAA-da, da-da-da-DAA-da, da-da-da-''DAAA''-da, da-da-da-daaaaaaa!]]

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da-da-da-daaaaaaa!]] ([[Wrestling/BryanDanielson YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!]])
16th Apr '17 8:33:28 PM jormis29
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* An arcade game from the early 1980s by Midway called ''Satan's Hollow'' used this as the game start jingle.

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* An arcade game from the early 1980s by Midway called ''Satan's Hollow'' ''VideoGame/SatansHollow'' used this as the game start jingle.
6th Apr '17 1:08:59 AM justanid
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Daa-da-da-da-DAA-da, da-da-da-DAA-da, da-da-da-''DAAA''-da, da-da-da-daaaaaaa!

The "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AlEvy0fJto Ride of the Valkyries]]" (German: "Ritt der Walküren", or "Walkürenritt", as the composer referred to it) is a fanfare-like orchestral music theme originating from Creator/RichardWagner's opera ''Die Walküre'' (''The {{Valkyrie|s}}''), which is a part of the cycle ''Der Ring Des Nibelungen'' (''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'').

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Daa-da-da-da-DAA-da, da-da-da-DAA-da, da-da-da-''DAAA''-da, da-da-da-daaaaaaa!

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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AlEvy0fJto Ride Daa-da-da-da-DAA-da, da-da-da-DAA-da, da-da-da-''DAAA''-da, da-da-da-daaaaaaa!]]

The "Ride
of the Valkyries]]" Valkyries" (German: "Ritt der Walküren", or "Walkürenritt", as the composer referred to it) is a fanfare-like orchestral music theme originating from Creator/RichardWagner's opera ''Die Walküre'' (''The {{Valkyrie|s}}''), (''[[{{Valkyries}} The Valkyrie]]''), which is a part of the cycle ''Der Ring Des Nibelungen'' (''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'').



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* At Caltech, it's traditional to play "The Ride" very loud during finals week at 7 AM with the largest, loudest speakers available [[LameExcuse in order to make sure no one oversleeps]]. WARNING: Playing it at any other time (even on the same day) will get you stuffed into a shower if you're lucky.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** ''Literature/DeathMasks'' has Miss Gard, a tall blonde Nordic woman, piloting a helicopter carrying Marcone, Harry, and a Knight of the Cross into battle. Harry [[InvokedTrope remarks that all they're missing is some Wagner]], and Gard obliges by playing the "Ride" on the radio.
** The short story "Heorot" (set after ''Death Masks'') confirms that Gard is in fact an ''actual'' valkyrie.
** The page quote comes from a later book (''Literature/SmallFavor''), when Gard arrives to the battle [[GunshipRescue piloting a helicopter]] [[BigDamnHeroes with Hendricks wielding]] [[GatlingGood the mounted minigun]], while [[BigEntrance loudspeakers mounted on the bottom of the chopper blast the song]] (again).
* In Creator/EricFlint's ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'', "Ride of the Valkyries" is used to scare off an Imperial army.
* Later in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, one of the Havenite captain/admirals fancies this before heading into battle. A battle in which over ''two million'' people died in a [[UpToEleven Massive]] [[SpaceBattle Exchange]] of [[MoreDakka firepower]] between fleets of hundreds of [[CoolStarship superdreadnoughts]]. Odin probably got enough heroes to feast in his hall that day, but he may not have had enough {{Valkyries}} to process them for a long time. Still the Battle of Manticore was a great battle to play that tune for.
* At the climax of ''Literature/TheFullerMemorandum'', [[ActionGirl Dominique "Mo" O'Brien]] plays ''die Walkurenritt'' on [[InstrumentOfMurder her violin]], from atop a truck full of SAS soldiers, [[spoiler:to clear a path through a localized zombie apocalypse.]] The violin is an ArtifactOfDoom, so it's no surprise that her interpretation of the piece involves magical resonances that human ears were emphatically ''not'' meant to hear and that serves as a very effectively deterrent [[spoiler:against the zombies in the cemetery.]]
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** ''Literature/DeathMasks'' has Miss Gard, a tall blonde Nordic woman, piloting a helicopter carrying Marcone, Harry, and a Knight of the Cross into battle. Harry [[InvokedTrope remarks that all they're missing is some Wagner]], and Gard obliges by playing the "Ride" on the radio.
** The short story "Heorot" (set after ''Death Masks'') confirms that Gard is in fact an ''actual'' valkyrie.
** The page quote comes from a later book (''Literature/SmallFavor''), when Gard arrives to the battle [[GunshipRescue piloting a helicopter]] [[BigDamnHeroes with Hendricks wielding]] [[GatlingGood the mounted minigun]], while [[BigEntrance loudspeakers mounted on the bottom of the chopper blast the song]] (again).
* In Creator/EricFlint's ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'', "Ride of the Valkyries" is used to scare off an Imperial army.
* Later in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, one of the Havenite captain/admirals fancies this before heading into battle. A battle in which over ''two million'' people died in a [[UpToEleven Massive]] [[SpaceBattle Exchange]] of [[MoreDakka firepower]] between fleets of hundreds of [[CoolStarship superdreadnoughts]]. Odin probably got enough heroes to feast in his hall that day, but he may not have had enough {{Valkyries}} to process them for a long time. Still the Battle of Manticore was a great battle to play that tune for.
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* At Caltech, it's traditional to play "The Ride" very loud during finals week at 7 AM with the largest, loudest speakers available [[LameExcuse in order to make sure no one oversleeps]]. WARNING: Playing it at any other time (even on the same day) will get you stuffed into a shower if you're lucky.
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7th Mar '17 10:11:21 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* At the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' episode "Follow My Footprints", the song plays while Carmen is pursued on an air chase through the Himalayas.
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