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Credits Medley
Some Closing Credits do not have their own specific background music, but rather feature a medley of various music pieces from the movie/game. These pieces could be direct copies of the original score or be remixes of the same, in which case it also serves as a Reprise Medley.

Doesn't really count if it's just an expanded mix of just one prior music piece, direct or remixed.

Compare the visual counterpart, the Credits Montage. Not to be confused with Medley Exit.


Examples

Film
  • All the Star Wars movies. Though in the credits for Revenge of the Sith, the only piece that was written for the movie was Battle of the Heroes: the rest is taken straight from A New Hope, tying both trilogies together.
  • Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
  • Conan the Barbarian by Basil Poledouris
  • The end credits of the new Star Trek movie are a mashup of the new theme ("Enterprising Young Men") and Alexander Courage's original Star Trek theme.
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Advent Children plays a character theme medley over the credits.
  • The Back to the Future sequels. As an example, Part III features a suite with the film's Western theme, the love theme, and the train theme sandwiched by the main theme of the series.
  • Masters of the Universe.
  • Independence Day.
  • The theatrical release of The Abyss was the first James Cameron film (but not the last) to feature double-column/speeded-up end credits on account of all the people involved, so Alan Silvestri's end credit suite features "Finale," a lot of "Bud On The Ledge" and the ending of "Back On The Air" (the music for Bud and the aliens heading to the surface) without the choir. When it was released on video, it had a slower and one-column only roll which therefore lasted much longer, and had a much longer suite to match made up of "Finale," "The Pseudopod," "Resurrection," a reprise of the first part of "Finale" (for the spire rising scene), and the excerpts from "Bud On The Ledge" and "Back On The Air."
  • Team America: World Police
  • 9 uses a medley of themes from the film, mainly Winged Beast and Burial, with a remix of The Machines at the beginning. It does not appear on the official soundtrack, possibly because end credits medleys tend to not appear on soundtrack albums if they're edited together from already recorded cues (the Intrada issue of RoboCop is an exception); Williams' Credits Medleys are usually also RepriseMedleys.
  • In all three The Lord of the Rings movies, after an Award Bait Song, there's a medley of music for the film, including some deleted and never heard before pieces. In the Extended Editions this is taken Up to Eleven, adding from 10 to 20 minutes of additional music over the Fan Credits. The Hobbit seems to be following the same pattern.
    • Some of that additional music was recorded especially for the credits. Fellowship's In Dreams, heard right after Enya's May It Be, might or might not countnote , but Return Of The King has a homage to Wagner at the end of the theatrical cut's credits, plus a whole song called Bilbo's Song at the end of the Extended Edition's Fan Credits.
  • Serenity uses one of these, finishing with "You Can't Take the Sky from Me", the theme song of the original Firefly TV series.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features all five of the film's musical numbers (the puppet show and the four Oompa-Loompa songs) in an extended, mostly instrumental medley.

Music
  • The title track of Nightwish's Imaginaerum concept album functions as this with full orchestra only versions of different parts of the album.

Television
  • Skins does this at the end of season 2 to Wild World to shockingly poignant effect.

Theatre
  • Many stage musicals do this with their outmarches (also known as exit music).
    • Brigadoon's exit music uses "Down on MacConnachy Square," "Heather on the Hill" and "Almost Like Being In Love."
    • Camelot's curtain call and exit music uses the title song, "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "The Lusty Month of May."
    • Cabaret's exit music uses "Wilkommen," "Why Should I Wake Up" and the title song.
    • Finians Rainbow's exit music uses "Old Devil Moon," "If This Isn't Love" and "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?" (The last is marked "espressivo schmaltzando" in the score.)
    • Follies reuses the overture medley up to "Rain on the Roof," which is cut off to segue to "Beautiful Girls."
    • Gigi (the Screen-to-Stage Adaptation) uses "Thank Heaven For Little Girls" and the Can-Can "At Maxim's" for exit music.
    • The Music Man's exit music uses "It's You," "Lida Rose," "Goodnight, My Someone" and "Seventy-Six Trombones."
    • My Fair Lady's exit music uses "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face," "With A Little Bit Of Luck," "On The Street Where You Live," "Get Me To The Church On Time" and the coda of "Wouldn't It Be Loverly."
    • On A Clear Day You Can See Forever's exit music uses "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?", "On the S.S. Bernard Cohn" and the title song.
    • Paint Your Wagon's exit music uses "Wand'rin' Star," "I Still See Elisa," "I Talk To The Trees" and "I'm On My Way."
    • Tanz der Vampire manages to break the fourth wall with theirs- the final song of the show represents the vampires symbolically accepting and turning their audience, and the majority of the exit music that begins playing as the likely stiff-legged audience members squeeze slowly into the aisles to leave is exactly the same as the playout for the song "Ewigkeit", which ends with the actors playing vampires limping up the aisles to leave.

Video Games

Western Animation
  • The music that plays during the credits of the first BIONICLE trilogy are all pieces of the in-movie score, though not full themes, bur rather different samples cut together in such a way, they sounds as if they were composed as standalone musical themes exclusively for the credits. Also, they're beautiful.
  • The end credits music for Disney's Dinosaur combines pieces of "The Egg Travels", "Aladar and Neera", "Breakout/It Comes With a Pool", "Raptors/Aladar Meets the Herd", and "Inner Sanctum/The Nesting Grounds".
  • The Rescuers Down Under features an excellent end credits piece using the score's main themes.
  • Recess: School's Out was going to use one, until with the other two songs in the credits, they didn't need it. It was later released on the movie soundtrack.
  • The second part of the credits for Toy Story combines pieces of "Woody and Buzz" and "Infinity and Beyond".
  • The end credits for Blue's Big Musical Movie used a medley of previous background music used for the credits in other episodes.
  • The episodes of The Simpsons that parody musicals, such as "Supercalifragilousexpectiali(Annoyed Grunt)cious", "The President Wore Pearls", and "My Fair Laddie" have instrumental medleys of the songs performed.
  • The credits music for VeggieTales: The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown is a dance remix medley of all the songs featured in the countdown.

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