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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. See also Medley Overture.


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    Film - Animated 
  • 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".
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown mixes three tracks from the movie: "Mini-Sloths Sing-A-Long", "The Meltdown", and "Mammoths".
  • 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 credits music of The Super Mario Bros. Movie is made up of a "best-of" mix of reorchestrated themes from the franchise at large.
  • 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.
  • In Turning Red, the credits contain all the 4*Town songs in their entirety plus the track "Meilin Lee" from the score.

    Film - Live-Action 
  • 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.
  • John Williams is quite fond of this. Notable example: the closing credits from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which consisted of seven themes from the film back-to-back. And was awesome.
  • Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982) by Basil Poledouris
  • The end credits of Star Trek (2009) are a mashup of the new theme ("Enterprising Young Men") and Alexander Courage's original "Theme from Star Trek".
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Final Fantasy VII: 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. The Extended Editions add from 10 to 20 minutes of additional music over the Fan Credits. The Hobbit seems to be following the same pattern.
  • 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.
  • Popeye ends with a lushly-orchestrated instrumental medley that includes "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man", "I Yam What I Yam", "I'm Mean", and "He Needs Me".

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


  • Many stage musicals do this with their outmarches (also known as exit music).
    • Annie uses an abridged version of the Medley Overture as exit music.
    • Bells Are Ringing's exit music uses "Just In Time," "I Met A Girl" and "The Party's Over."
    • 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.
    • Closer Than Ever recycles its framing tunes, "Doors" and "Closer Than Ever," for (respectively) the second bows and exit music.
    • The Fantasticks, for its exit music, uses "Try To Remember," "There Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain."
    • Finian's 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.)
    • Flower Drum Song's exit music uses "You Are Beautiful" and "Grant Avenue."
    • Follies reuses the Medley Overture up to the sixth bar of "Rain on the Roof," but segues immediately to "Beautiful Girls."
    • Funny Girl uses "Don't Rain on My Parade" and the "People" coda for the curtain call, and then "I'm the Greatest Star," "People," "You Are Woman, I Am Man," "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat" and one phrase of "The Music That Makes Me Dance" for exit music.
    • Gigi (the Screen-to-Stage Adaptation) uses "Thank Heaven For Little Girls" and the Can-Can "At Maxim's" for exit music.
    • Hello, Dolly! uses "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "It Only Takes A Moment" and the title song for exit music.
    • I Can Get It For You Wholesale, after using "Ballad Of The Garment Trade" for the Curtain Call, has an exit medley of "The Sound Of Money," "Who Knows" and "Have I Told You Lately?"
    • The King and I uses "I Whistle A Happy Tune" and "Shall We Dance?" for exit music.
    • La Cage aux folles's exit music uses the title song and "The Best Of Times."
    • Legally Blonde uses "What You Want" and "Legally Blonde".
    • Mame's exit music uses "Mame," "Open A New Window," a short bridge of "My Best Girl," "If He Walked Into My Life," "We Need A Little Christmas" and the title song again.
    • Man of La Mancha's exit music uses "Little Bird," "Dulcinea" and "The Impossible Dream"
    • Milk and Honey's exit music uses the title song, "Independence Day Hora," "Shalom" and "Chin Up, Ladies."
    • 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."
    • No Strings's exit music is a swinging medley of "The Sweetest Sounds," "Maine" and the title song.
    • 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.
    • On the Town plays miscellaneous portions of "I Can Cook, Too," the "Times Square" ballet music, "Lonely Town" and "Lucky To Be Me" for bows, followed by "Some Other Time," "Lucky To Be Me" and "Ya Got Me" as exit music.
    • 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."
    • Pippin, after a shortened version of "Magic To Do" for bows, uses "Corner Of The Sky" and "No Time At All" as its exit music.
    • The Sound of Music's exit music uses the title song, "Do-Re-Mi" and "Sixteen Going on Seventeen."
    • South Pacific's exit music uses "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Bali Ha'i."
    • 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.
    • The Unsinkable Molly Brown, following "I Ain't Down Yet" for bows, uses "I'll Never Say No" and "Belly Up To The Bar, Boys" for exit music.

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    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 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.