- What you waiting, what you waiting, what you waiting, what you waiting, what you waiting forTick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, take your chance you stupid hoe.Franz Ferdinand, "What you waiting for?"
Examples[[foldercontrol]] [[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''
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
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- Time's Up by Living Colour starts with ticking clocks and bells.
- Its only in the chorus, but Tick Tick Boom!
- A nice old example from 1876: Henry Clay Work's "My Grandfather's Clock."
- Even older, from 1794: Joseph Hayden's Symphony No. 101 in D major (the "Clock" Symphony), the second movement.
- Gustav Holst's "Saturn the Bringer of Old Age" from The Planets, though it's hard to decide whether the alternating chords are meant to stand for the tick-tock or the chime.
- "Oily Night" and "The Earth Died Screaming" by Tom Waits.
- The techno song Insomnia starts with a jangling, ticking clock. Intentionally annoying, to put you in the same perspective as the title implies.
- Styx's "Too Much Time On My Hands" and it's ticking away, ticking away with me, etc.
- Gwen Stefani's "What You Waitin' For?"
- Ligeti's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0UAx3ZjmAY&feature=related Poeme Symphonique for 100 Metronomes" uses, well, metronomes. It doen't inspire any ratcheting tension, but expand your horizons by exposing yourself to it anyway .
- The classical American song "The Syncopated Clock".
- "Frantic" by Metallica.
- Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock".
- "Hurry! from Final Fantasy VII.
- "Reach for the Moon, Immortal Smoke" (Mokou's theme) from Touhou.
- A good portion of Chrono Trigger's soundtrack features the ticking of a clock, fitting for the game's theme.
- Final Fantasy X's Thunder Plains music uses metronomes.
- "Temporal Spire" from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2.
- 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.
- 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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