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Awesome Music / Red Dwarf

  • The "Theme From Red Dwarf". It segues from your ordinary sci-fi spaced-out theme to the most over-the-top rock and roll craziness imaginable. Pity the full thing was rarely shown on the show.
  • "Tongue-tied" manages to be Music of Awesome and Crowning music of Funny! And, wow, can John-Jules strut!
  • The episode "Gunmen of the Apocalypse" gives the theme tune a western spin, resulting in one of the best and most spine-tinglingly awesome pieces in the history of Red Dwarf. The Western music plays whenever the Dwarfers are being badass and also at their Moment of Awesome at the end.
  • "The Rimmer Experience". The closest thing Red Dwarf has to a Villain Song, and frankly a ridiculous one at that. And it is brilliant.
  • Ace's Leitmotif from "Stoke Me a Clipper". Very appropriate for a daredevil pilot who rescues princesses in sexy red outfits from Those Wacky Nazis and turning their own Animal Assassin alligators against them. What a guy! What a theme!
  • From "Queeg": There's a brief rendition of "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling", sung by Howard Goodall (who sang the chorus of the Rimmer Song and composed the theme tune) as Holly prepares for his showdown with the title character. It's only short, but it's incredibly well done. Here it is in all its glory.
  • The Ace Rimmer cemetery.
  • The version of the theme tune from "Meltdown", which is sung by Elvis Presley! Okay, it's actually Clayton Mark, an Elvis impersonator, but you get the idea.
  • The music written for the end of "Out of Time", as the crew fight against their future selves, culminating in Rimmer's race to destroy the time drive.
  • The Canaries' Leitmotif from "Cassandra" is suitably militaristic and captures the tension of the Dwarfers' suicide mission aptly.