Tick Tock Tune


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What you waiting, what you waiting, what you waiting, what you waiting, what you waiting for
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, take your chance you stupid hoe.
Franz Ferdinand, "What you waiting for?"

This is when the music has ticking clock sound effects to it, or similar, such as instruments, metronome sounds, clicks, or even onomatopeia. This is sometimes used to make you remember that, yes, time is running and hasten the pace.

Examples

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[[folder:Live Action Television]]
  • John Williams' theme tune from The Time Tunnel
  • One of Beat the Clock's theme song, natch.
  • Heroes has Sylar's Leitmotif which is not so much a "time is running out" as a creepy "this guy knows how things tick" thing.
  • The theme tune from Callan is suspenseful and includes the suggestion of a slowly-ticking clock, reinforced by the image in the opening credits of a swinging lightbulb as a substitute pendulum.
  • Tic Tac Dough''
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
1, 2, You hear the clock ticking?
Tick tock, you're about to stop living
Tick tock, I want you to remember me
Tick tock, but the day don't have no memory
I'M COMING
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
  • Phineas and Ferb has "Watchin' and Waitin'" which is a song about watching to see how the boys' inventions disappear before Mom gets home.
    • There's also one with a clock theme for Candace waiting by the phone for Jeremy to call.
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[[folder:Other]]
  • The BBC news theme.
  • There was a 1960s novelty instrumental called "Time Beat" by Ray Cathode, based on an interval theme by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop with added instrumentation by George Martin.
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