A pop song or other piece of music is being played [[SourceMusic diegetically]] (that is, it's in the scene, played on someone's radio or otherwise). As the scene fades out, the music shifts to a non-diegetic version of... the same song that was just playing.

See IntersceneDiegetic for when the music continues through the second scene but does not shift to a non-diegetic version. Of course, the switch can be from non-diegetic to diegetic, as well.

The inverse is LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn, where music that the audience assumes is non-diegetic is revealed to be diegetic, often for a comic effect.


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fuijhUn0pk The Volkswagen commercial with the man in the ski mask]] starts off with "Я очень рад, ведь я, наконец, возвращаюсь домой" (aka the "trololo song") playing faintly over a convenience store's muzak. After the ad delivers its punchline, the song starts up again as the background music.

* ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' tends to do this.
* Kyosuke's violin-playing in episode 5 of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Interestingly, when the music starts, only the violin (actually, a viola) is heard; when Kyosuke stops playing and the switch occurs, the track continues into a full orchestra.
* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'' has the famous J-ballad "One More Time, One More Chance" playing first muffled through tinny speakers in a convenience store and then at full clarity volume through the ending montage.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The Disney dub track for ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' has this happen to Pazu's bugle call.
* Sayuri's recital in ''Anime/ThePlacePromisedInOurEarlyDays'' starts off as just her playing in the classroom, but shifts to the full version of her theme tune after the first verse.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'' does this in the English version with the Guardian's song.
* Done to a horrible effect in ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies''. After [[spoiler:Setsuko's death]], Seita walks by a family who has just returned home to find all their belongings still intact, including their phonograph. They then switch it on to play Amelita Galli-Curci's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mypgywe49VI Home Sweet Home]], which becomes the BackgroundMusic for [[spoiler: Setsuko's ReallyDeadMontage and eventual cremation]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' does this near the climax. The Fairy Godmother sings "Holding Out for a Hero" at the grand ball to celebrate Princess Fiona's wedding. Then the camera cuts to Shrek, Donkey, and Puss in Boots {{Storming the Castle}}, with the song continuing to play as background music. The point of view switches back and forth for the entire duration of the song.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' has ''Somewhere Over the Rainbow'' start playing on a scratchy phonograph operated by 3 and 4 after [[spoiler: the group blows up the Machine's factory, believing they have defeated it once and for all]], and the song gradually loses its phonograph-like qualities as the scene continues until it is heard free of the dampening, static, and occasional skipping that occur when it first starts up. It also plays for a bit free of in-world sound effects over it. This continues while 5 discovers that [[spoiler: the Machine is not dead and is in fact coming towards them out of the rubble]], leading to somewhat [[{{Narm}} humorous]] but [[IronicNurseryRhyme terrifying]] SoundtrackDissonance while [[spoiler: 5 runs screaming up the hill towards the others with the Machine in hot pursuit]]. The song ends the instant the phonograph's needle is knocked off.
* The songs "You'll Be In My Heart" and "On My Way" from their respective films ''{{Disney/Tarzan}}'' and ''Disney/BrotherBear'' both start out being sung by one of the film's main characters, but when the chorus starts, it moves into the background and is now sung by an offscreen singer (though the latter switches back for the final line). Curiously enough, both films had their songs written by Music/PhilCollins.
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'':
** The ending song starts out being sung by Mushu and the Fa family ancestors, but then segues into the film's closing credits.
** "I'll Make a Man Out Of You". The first verse is diegetic, and becomes non-diegetic for the rest of the song, save for a couple of lines ("You're unsuited for / the rage of war / so pack up, go home, you're through") that Shang says directly to Mulan.
* "Sun Do Shine (reprise)" from ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle''.
* Disney/{{Tangled}}'s "I See the Light" inverts it starting out as the internal thoughts of Rapunzel and Flynn before leading into a duet between the two for the last verse.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', Lestat turns on the radio at the end to start the end credits music. Naturally, it's "Sympathy for the Devil".
* At the end of ''Film/ClerksII'', the song "Misery" by Soul Asylum is actually played from a stereo from off camera and only switches to non-diegetic once the credits kick in.
* Happens several times in ''Film/LoveActually'', most notably in the scene where the Prime Minister dances to the radio.
* "That's How You Know" in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' probably counts: The musical accompaniment starts as being just a couple of street musicians, but quickly expands to a full orchestra without one actually being present.
* ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' ends with a celebratory song by the Ewoks, which blends into a glorious choral crescendo well out of the little aliens' vocal range. ([[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion At least it used to]].)
* ''Film/StrangerThanFiction'' has a beautiful case with "Whole Wide World". The protagonist is playing and singing it for his would-be girlfriend. When [[spoiler:she digs it and kisses him for the first time,]] the audio cuts to the original Wreckless Eric version, loud and triumphant.
* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', the Doof Warrior's guitar-playing blends into the soundtrack a few times.
* This happens in ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' at the end of Spock's funeral, in which Scotty plays [[AmazingFreakingGrace "Amazing Grace"]] on the bagpipes, and the tune is taken up by the soundtrack as the scene cuts to an exterior of the ship and Spock's casket being fired into space.
* The new ''Film/StarTrek'' also does this. Young Kirk fires up some Beastie Boys on his uncle's "antique" car's stereo. The music continues even after said car has ''fallen into a quarry''.
* The Welsh lullaby in ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'' goes from being sung by Christian Bale's character to playing with choral backup after the character has stopped singing.
* ''Film/LastActionHero'' may have [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this. Slater interrupts a conversation to notice the background music on the radio. (Bringing closure to one of the movie's running gags, it's Mozart.) It hits crescendo at the following scene change.
** Even better, the hard rock playing during one of the chase scenes is coming from Slater's tape deck -- and he changes the tape mid-chase!
* ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' goes from diegetic to nondiegetic and back again. Martin Blank's car radio is playing the sentimental beginning of "Live and Let Die" (the Paul [=McCartney=] song from the movie) as he pulls up to his childhood home. Stopping the car, he looks up and sees in shock that the house has been turned into a convenience store. The background music blasts Axl Rose's screaming metal version of "Live and Let Die". As Martin wanders into the store, the metal BGM is replaced with the store's Muzak version of the same song.
* Another case where it switches back and forth: while on a job, cat burglar ''Film/HudsonHawk'' and his partner Tommy time things not with watches, but by singing a song of a given duration. So while Bruce Willis and the other guy are onscreen, they're singing "Swinging on a Star", but each time the camera cuts away -- like to the security guard's booth -- we hear the "current" snippet of Bing Crosby's recording.
* In John Woo's ''Film/TheKiller'', Jenny's song from near the beginning of the movie is played on the soundtrack in instrumental several scenes later when Ah Jong saves the blinded Jenny from the muggers and he's telling her about how not everyone is untrustworthy. It plays again for Inspector Li after he is taken off the case, signifying that he's come to care about Jenny as well.
* In the original ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' Movie, Kurgan sings a very bad rendition of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York", which then segues into a Queen version of the song. (For the record, there is no full Queen version of the song. The Highlander snippet is all that's known to exist.)
* Happens twice in ''Film/TheCableGuy''. While dueling with Matthew Broderick at Medieval Times, the Cable Guy references a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode and begins humming the soundtrack. The film's soundtrack quickly picks it up. Later, the Cable Guy sticks Owen Wilson's mouth over a hand dryer, says he looks like Dizzy Gillespie, and starts singing "Salt Peanuts," causing the actual song to start playing on the soundtrack.
* Occurs in ''Film/TheHangover'' with the song "Who Let The Dogs Out".
* ''Evil Aliens'' has one of the characters climbing into a combine harvester and finding a tape of "Motivational Farming Music" in a cheap boombox on the seat, leading to a slightly tinny rendition of The Wurzels. Once the song hits the chorus, it fades up from the tape into full-blown background music (although we still see the character singing along). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6mCUoRYN3Y It doesn't end well]] (very much NSFW).
* The seventh ''Film/HarryPotter'' movie, ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', does this rather well, actually. [[spoiler:While Harry and Hermione dance, the radio music in-scene slowly drifts into background music.]]
* In ''Film/TopGun'', Goose is playing and singing "Great Balls of Fire" and then the scene cuts to Maverick and Charlie riding a motorcycle while the Jerry Lee Lewis version plays as nondiegetic music.
* Done in ''Film/{{Sahara 2005}}'' during the boat trip along the niger river. The music goes from soundtrack, to the moored boat's radio. Later, after the heroes launch the boat again, the different tune on the radio shifts into soundtrack once more as the boat speeds away along the river.
* ''Film/XXx'' has Music/{{Rammstein}}'s "Feuer Frei!" in the background of a chase scene -- and when the spy runs through a doorway in an alley he's suddenly in the middle of a Rammstein concert, and guess what they're playing?
* ''Reds'' has this with the song "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard," where a character is singing it and playing it on a banjo. Cue to the next scene, where it's played by an orchestra, in a different key, with a shot of Louise and Eugene walking on the beach.
* The 2002 adaptation of ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' opens with Algernon playing the movie's theme tune on a piano, which quickly flows into a full orchestra playing the same theme as the background to a chase scene.
* Tony Gatlif does this in both ''Korkuro'' and ''Gadjo Dilo''.
* A variation of this in ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice''. While trying to impress a girl, Dave (the titular apprentice and a HollywoodNerd) rigs tesla coils to discharge at a cage with Dave and the girl inside. The discharges make sounds that turn out to be playing "Secrets" by [=OneRepublic=], a song previously heard on the radio. The actual song quickly picks up in the background, not through the radio this time.
* Inverted in {{Film/Drive}}. Ryan Gosling exits his apartment after finishing work on a car part, and he notices Irene sitting outside her apartment. The narrative music switches to music being played inside Irene's apartment, muffled from being behind a closed door.
* A scene in ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' has the Beatles playing cards in an isolated part of the train while schoolgirls watch them. "I Should Have Known Better" begins to play, and as the singing is heard, Paul starts lip-synching. Next thing you see are the Beatles already playing with their instruments to the rest of the song until their card game's over.
* ''Film/DarkShadows'' (2012 film): The restoration of Collinwood and the family business is accompanied by a "Top of the World" soundtrack by the Music/{{Carpenters}}. The scene eventually switches to a Collinwood TV set showing Karen Carpenter performing the song. Aghast, Barnabas attacks the TV, crying out, "Reveal yourself, tiny songstress!"
** Played with in an earlier scene, when Barnabas, monologuing about his past, lays his arms on a '70s home organ, which plays a moody chord with inappropriately bouncy auto-accompaniment. Subsequent gestures generate {{ScareChord}}s and other out-of-place sounds, until Elizabeth finally switches it off.
* Inverted in ''Film/YesMan'', where the opening notes of Music/{{Journey}}'s "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" play over the opening logos, only to show that it's the lead character's ringtone.
* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''. When one of the eight dwarves is killed (what - there was one too many?) another dwarf sings at his funeral. Cut to SceneryGorn as the song "Gone" is continued by Ioanna Gika as our heroes continue on their quest.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' (1997). Clare Quilty [[RasputinianDeath continues to move through his house after Humbert shoots him]], at one point sitting down at a piano and pounding away on the keys. Humbert shoots him again, with the music continuing as Quilty flees down the corridor. Then we see that the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Player_piano piano is playing itself]].
* Done to hilarious effect in Film/{{Troll 2}}. Creedence attempts to seduce one of the boys by presumably putting a spell on his TV, which shows her walking up to his door in a seductive manner, with an over-the-top bass-heavy "sexy" song playing over her movements. The boy then opens the door to find that the music is louder, acting as a legitimate soundtrack to their dialogue. Once they enter the camper and proceed to make out, the music is quieter again, but this time muffled as if it's coming from outside the door.
* In ''Film/AtlanticCity'', sometimes the opera music is coming from Sally's tape player, and sometimes it's playing over the soundtrack, like when she leaves her apartment to dash off to class.
* Inverted in the opening scene of Film/TurboKid: The Kid is riding on his BMX as a melodramatic 80's rock song serves as a score. Then he gets to the shed where he keeps his supplies and turns on a Walkman, which is playing the same song and picks up right where the non-diegetic version left off, albeit much louder until he fiddles with the volume. Moments later, the batteries die out, resulting in a LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand effect.
* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Quill's Awesome Mix Tape switches from playing on his Walkman/tape deck to playing in the film's background.
* ''Film/JumpinJackFlash''. Terri trying to make sense of Music/MickJagger's lyrics leads to the inevitable TimeCompressionMontage to the music of "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
* In ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'', "Careless Whisper" fades over from Wade's phone to the soundtrack in the final moments of the film.
* In ''Film/TheMartian'', Donna Summer's song "Hot Stuff" switches from Mark's stereo in his rover to the soundtrack.
* The first song during the closing credits of ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' suddenly switched to an in-universe version coming from a radio at Eggsy's pub during TheStinger.
* ''Funny/BlackPanther2018''. On realising he's being chased by the heroes, Ulysses Klaue tells his henchman to put some music on the car speakers. "What do you think this is? A funeral?" The music they put on becomes the BGM for the rest of the scene. This is a BrickJoke from earlier when a CIA agent notes his entourage of BadassInANiceSuit bodyguards and [[SarcasmMode asks if they're planning to make a mixtape]]. Klaue [[InsultBackfire gleefully confirms they're already done so]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze The Big Squeeze]]": As the team decorates their own restaurant in an A-Team Montage, they bring in a piano, Faceman continues the background music on it, which starts again after he stops.
* ''Series/HappyEndings''-Season 3, episode 2-Jane is helping Penny buy a car, and while they're in the waiting room, Jane believes they are being listened in on. So she turns on the radio, which plays 'I Want You Back' by the Jackson 5. The scene quickly cuts to first Max and Brad (running from a dude Max slapped-specifically so he would chase them and Brad could get in his workout for the day) and Dave and Alex on their self-sabotaged search for a house.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is fond of this. Three Dog Night's "Shambala" was played as SourceMusic (on an 8-track in the Volkswagen bus) in "Tricia Tanaka is Dead", and then it faded into an orchestral version of same as background music. They did the same with "La Mer" when Shannon sang it at the end of "Whatever the Case May Be". In "One of Us," Petula Clark's "Downtown" goes from playing on Juliet's CD player to playing non-diegetically over a montage of ensuing events. In season six's episode "Sundown" we have Claire singing "Catch a Falling Star" and then later a spooky version is played during a slo-mo sequence.
* In the ''Series/TopGear'' Bolivia special, Jeremy Clarkson brings along his iPod. During one driving segment, he starts up a song ([[{{Kayfabe}} ostensibly]] Will Young's "Grace"), which switches into full-blown background music when the view switches from inside the car to outside. (Clarkson having a crush on Will Young is an in-program joke, so this may be a little editorial humor.)
** Something similar happens in the Vietnam special, in which James May's off-key rendition of "Little Honda" is thankfully drowned out by the Beach Boys' version of the real thing.
* Played with in the Series 1 finale on ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. Three characters wear iPods in and each one is given their own backing theme.
* "Hold On I'm Coming" by Sam & Dave in the pilot episode of ''Series/WhiteCollar''. It starts out playing on a cassette in the truck the protagonist steals after escaping from prison, then gets taken up by the soundtrack after the camera cuts to an exterior shot of the truck.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': in "The Goop on the Girl", Angela turns up the radio to get an annoying intern to shut up. The song playing, "Snowfall" by Ingrid Michaelson, then becomes the soundtrack for the montage of Angela sculpting the likeness of a suspect.
* The episode "Someone to Watch Over Me" of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' used this trope quite a bit, when a pianist's music would suddenly be heard underscoring other scenes.
* Inverted in ''[[Series/{{Porridge}} Going Straight]]''. As Fletcher finally steels himself to start an honest job for the first time in his life, the suitably dramatic overture to ''Theatre/TheYeomenOfTheGuard'' accompanies his determined walk to his new workplace. Cut to the workplace in question, where the radio is playing the same piece.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'':
** In "Chuck vs. the Best Friend", Jeff and Lester ("Jeffster") are performing a HollywoodToneDeaf cover of Toto's "Africa." We then see an important moment between two other characters, and suddenly instead of hearing Lester we're hearing Toto, being played as background music.
** Done again in "Chuck vs. the Ring", in which it transitions from the Jeffster! ([[ItMakesSenseInContext and backing string quartet]]) version of "Mr. Roboto" to a version orchestrated by the house composer, to the original Styx version, back to Jeffster.
** Non-Jeffster example: the use of "Don't Look Back in Anger" in "Chuck vs. the Alma Mater"
** Another non-Jeffster example: Chuck psyching Morgan up by humming [[StarWars The Imperial March]], inspiring Morgan to join in. Cut to Morgan opening up a pair of doors, with the full Imperial March blaring in the soundtrack.
* In a reverse of the trope, one episode of ''Series/TwinPeaks'' came back from commercial (with the standard "bridging" music), which was then playing on the car stereo that the next scene faded in on.
* ''Series/{{House}}'' has the last scene playing a song on House's iPod, then accidentally cutting to the Hava Nagila. Then, after turning off his iPod, the song returns as background music.
* Happens in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', in the first episode, with the title song: it starts out on the [=iPod=] (diegetic), then we don't hear it anymore as the hero gets hit with the car and struggles to stay conscious. Then, as he drifts off, we hear bits of the track coming through (nondiegetic) until it bursts into full volume as he arrives completely in 1973 (nondiegetic). Then it goes quieter and diegetic again as he approaches his car and it's playing on 8-track. It's quietly under his conversation with the policeman by the car (still diegetic) but then goes louder and nondiegetic as he wanders off through Manchester. The last finishing quiet bits of the track continue to play nondiegetically as he enters the police station and looks around.
* In the ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episode "Play It Again, Seymour", Sam shares a jail cell with a man who is drunkenly singing "You, You, You". When the scene changes, the singing becomes better and a backup band comes in, and it continues to play softly under the action.
* In the the last act of the ''Series/TheWestWing'' episode "Commencement", the song "Angel" by Massive Attack is playing at the party where the main action takes place, and continues to play uninterrupted over inter-spliced scenes set in other locations where other characters are engaging in their own still-unsolved plot threads (Donna and Amy arguing, Leo meeting with the Joint Chiefs, CJ and Danny picking apart a story, etc.) while the main plot/cliffhanger is set up. The alignment of specific lyrics with specific scenes is chosen symbolically.
* ''Series/TheWire'', as a rule, only uses SourceMusic, with the exemption of the montages in the season finales. However, there is an occasion in the second season where music from a radio is overlaid across several scenes.
* In the episode "Light" of ''Series/StargateUniverse'', we hear a somber violin piece play on Dr. Rush's iPod speaker dock before the music and scene switch into a montage of the rest of the ''Destiny'''s crew bracing itself for a fiery death in the sun that the ship is plummeting into.
* The BBC adaptation of ''Series/LittleDorrit'' focuses on a scene between Amy Dorrit and her uncle Frederick, both of whom are missing their former life in and around the Marshalsea. Frederick is a clarinettist, and supported himself playing his instrument prior to William Dorrit's unexpected inheritance of his vast fortune. Frederick has obviously been told off for playing his beloved instrument by Fanny, who has taken it away from him on a previous occasion. He begins to play as Amy leaves the room to go and see her father. The tune he is playing swells to become the [[TearJerker background music]].
* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Critical Mass", Teyla sings a song at a funeral while tense action packed scenes are taking place around the city. As the scene switches between locations, the song continues as background music.
* A variation occurs in the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Home is Where The Heart Stops". Richard Castle is humming a tune when he unexpectedly gets in a fight. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM482RtZhlk His action sequence theme song follows the tune of his humming.]]
** The next scene starts with Castle (off-screen) humming the tune again.
--> '''Beckett''': Castle!\\
'''Castle''': Sorry.
** Inverted with the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymJvCqECR44 "You're In My Veins" by Andrew Belle]]. The song plays in the background toward the end of the Season 4 finale "Always" as Beckett resigns from the NYPD and has her RedemptionInTheRain moment, leading to Castle and Beckett's RelationshipUpgrade. Two seasons later, toward the end of "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Castle and Beckett dance together to this song and decide to use the song during their wedding. Which they do in "Time of Our Lives"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxAeWHTC_FQ Done to brilliant effect]] in the ''Series/{{ER}}'' episode "Be Still My Heart", where the ER staff are having a Valentine's Day party in the reception area with Lo Fidelity All-Stars' and Pigeonhead's "Battleflag" blaring loudly from the radio. Carter goes down the back hallway to the patient rooms to check why a patient hasn't been discharged, and the music becomes muffled with distance, still diegetic. And then he gets stabbed in the back by said schizophrenic patient and left to bleed on the floor. The second the knife goes in, the music seamlessly transitions from the distant, tinny-sounding BGM to a full, clear, non-diegetic soundtrack -- which is ''exactly as loud as the radio is back in the reception area'', and Carter's cries for help are drowned out by it, letting the viewer realize that no one can hear him because ''they'' can't hear him either.
* Inverted in ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "[=EagleClaw=]!" while Eaglebones sings "B-R-O" during his motorcycle ride. Upon arrival at his destination the song becomes filtered through the motorcycle's radio.
* Inverted in the pilot of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. The landing party beams down to a planet, and we hear eerie, science-fictiony music playing. It turns out the music is coming from some vibrating blue plants, and when Spock and Pike grab them, the music is quieted.
* Used a few times in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' in particular in the episode ''My Half Acre'' when Ted and Co are airbanding to ''More Than a Feeling'' by Boston and the song becomes the soundtrack for the next few scenes.
* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. As Julius Caesar marches on Rome, the buccinators are playing suitably somber music. Caesar (feeling the nerves from this fateful act) orders them to play something more cheerful. This music then plays over the episode credits.
* In the ''Series/{{Helix}}'' episode "Vector," an [[SoundtrackDissonance easy listening]] piece goes from slightly muted, tinny SourceMusic played over speakers to clear BackgroundMusic while CDC team member Julia encounters and then is attacked by Peter, PatientZero of TheVirus, while showering during decontamination.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Pyramids of Mars", the organ-playing cultist Namin is thundering away at his keys while his Mummies assemble in front of the sarcophagus to summon Sutekh. Then he gets up from the organ, and the music continues playing.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
** At the start of Season Six, Dean is woken up by this radio alarm playing "Beautiful Loser" by Bob Seger, which then provides the background for a ContrastMontage between his TenMinuteRetirement in suburbia and his past as a Hunter. The same thing happens in "Free To Be You And Me", [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn but in reverse]].
** Charlie Bradbury's EstablishingCharacterMoment in "The Girl With The Dungeons & Dragons Tattoo." She's listening to "Walking on Sunshine" on her headphones as she turns up for work. It switches to the foreground and once Charlie is out of sight in the elevator [[BlitheSpirit she rocks out happily to the music]] only to compose herself the moment the elevator doors open, with the music just heard faintly through her earphones again.
* At the end of TheTeaser of the final episode of the first season of ''Series/{{Cleverman}}'', the theme music is briefly played diegetically with a "cheap radio" effect added to it, before the normal title sequence with the usual theme begins.

* On Music/{{Orbital}}'s ''Orbital 2'' album, the beginning of "Planet of the Shapes" has the song playing diegetically on a vinyl record player in the background, complete with crackling sound effects. Then at the end, there's a RecordNeedleScratch as it segues into "Lush 3.1", which is also briefly heard diegetically.
* {{Music/Jamiroquai}}'s "Virtual Insanity" begins as if the song were playing on a record player. The only instrument playing at first was a piano before the transition added in the rest of the band.
* The intro to Music/PinkFloyd's "Wish You Were Here" was produced so as to make it sound like Dave Gilmour was playing along with a radio. (They even included a subtle heterodyne pitch-wavering in the background, as if the station had bad reception.)
** "Have A Cigar" inverts this trope. At the end, the guitar solo (after a big whoosh) starts sounding like it's being played over a radio, which then transitions into... "Wish You Were Here", by way of... radio tuning noises.
* Fastball's "The Way" starts with a series of radio snippets, eventually reaching the lyrics. After the first few lines, the radio effects drop and the song switches to the music proper.
* The song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzN-oGa94as There is Nothing I can Do]]" by all-girl band The Organ begins with a muffled bassline and drumbeat that grows a bit clearer as the "protagonist" opens a door and enters the room -- then turns into the song's own bassline.


[[folder:Music Videos]]
* The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c1Y34vgrI8 Sunset Strippers - Falling Stars]] starts with a guy listening to the song on his [=MP3=] player, before switching to non-diegetic form.
* The video for "19-2000" by Music/{{Gorillaz}} begins with this.
* The video for "Queen of Hearts" by Fucked Up has this, played on a boombox before switching.

* ''Theatre/TheCatAndTheFiddle'' has several instances of this:
** As the scene of Shirley and Victor's piano duel fades out, the orchestral scene change music that follows (and repeats in the entr'acte) is based on snippets of Victor's fugue and Shirley's novelty piece.
** In the second act, after Odette has convinced Victor more than ever that Shirley [[MistakenForCheating has been unfaithful to him]], he hears Shirley playing one of her American pieces on the piano. The orchestra takes over this tune (which Alec and Angie danced to near the end of the first act) without interruption as the DreamBallet ensues.
* ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' has a variant: "If You Don't Mind My Saying So" and the following number "Goodnight My Someone" both begin with Marian (and, in the first case, Mrs. Paroo) singing only over Amaryllis's piano practice, but the orchestra takes over the accompaniment as the songs get into their full swing.
* ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'' does this several times with Jimmy Powers singing (in person, on radio or phonograph) or Del Da Costa composing movie music at the piano.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'', during first cutscene fight with Dante, Nero throws off his headphones when he decides it is time to [[LetsGetDangerous get serious]]. The music which is heard from headphones becomes background music for the rest of the scene. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3GZccsrj4I&t=4m14s Scene in question.]]
** In the first mission in ''3'', Dante [[PercussiveMaintenance vigorously]] turns on his jukebox before fighting the demons that invaded his office. When the mission proper starts, the same song is now the mission music.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' plays with it a bit. The background theme in the opening cutscene (called "Burn My Dread") is first heard from Main Character's headphones, then it switches to being a full-fledged BGM for a minute, and then heard again from headphones.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Saria's Song is first heard diegetically, directing your path through the Lost Woods maze. After you learn the song on the Ocarina, it becomes permanent background music there.
* The intro to ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' seems to invert this; the music starts off very distant and once the bus enters the scene, the music is at full volume from the inside of the bus.
* The background music from one of the final missions of ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' is Captain Andersen playing the AwardBaitSong "The Journey Begins" over his aircraft carrier's loudspeaker, and as such it actually ''sounds'' like it's coming through a loudspeaker for about a minute before fading into a non-diegetic version of the song.
** ''VideoGame/{{Ace Combat 04|ShatteredSkies}}'' has a minor example at the end of the "Invincible Fleet" level, where the other pilots with you all begin singing their country's national anthem over the radio, with instruments coming in behind them and the radio filter over their voices fading out.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}'''s Casino stage, the song "Space Debris" plays as muffled diegetic music in the maintenance corridors, becoming background music once you enter the main casino floor.
* The opening cutscene of ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}: Brood War'' starts with [=DuGalle=] and Stukov listening to an aria on a phonograph. As the cutscene ends when the colony is overrun by the Zerg and the Battlecruiser leaves the planet, the music continues and shifts to a chorus.
* In ''VideoGame/BionicCommandoRearmed'', the outdoor parts and hallways of certain stages use only the filtered bass of the BGM tracks, as if they were broadcast on speakers in the main rooms.
* When you're driving a car in ''VideoGame/TheSaboteur'', the music on the radio starts off grainy before it shifts into a non-diegetic version of the song.

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* In WebVideo/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses' MassiveMultiplayerCrossover review of ''Film/SouthlandTales'', [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] travels back in time, opens the door to the room where the reviewers are talking about the movie... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj0RxhOKzYU#t=297s and starts singing a song by]] TheKillers which plays in the movie. [[CrowdSong Everyone follows]], and soon it's the original song playing over lip-synching reviewers.

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* ''Franchise/TheSimpsons'':
** In the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]] theatrical short ''WesternAnimation/TheLongestDaycare'', dramatic music rises when evil Baby Gerald appears to have killed Maggie's butterfly. It's revealed to be coming from the music students in the Gifted Room.
** In "Lisa's First Word," the first flashback features Homer singing "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" as he returns home. After that scene, the instrumental of the actual song begins playing as it cuts to a montage of toddler Bart doing all sorts of mischievous things.
* During the SadTimesMontage which opens Season 2 of WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers., the music which backs the entire montage is eventually revealed to be the techno track which is playing at the rave where Brock tracks down Doctor Venture.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}''
** This is often employed with Wilykit as a provider of flute music, only for a more orchestral version of her piece to begin immediately after she finishes or the camera cuts away.
** In "Song of the Petalars" EtherealChoir is in-universe singing by the Petalars that flows into a more expansive theme after they finish singing.