TV theme tunes should be earworms, just like pop songs, so it it stands to reason that successful musicians - who are privy to the secrets of hit-making - are approached to write them. What's more surprising is the fact the tunes on the box are often written by your favourite pop stars without you knowing. Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks - Tour de France (Channel 4) Given that Kraftwerk once released an album called Tour de France Soundtracks, you could have been forgiven for assuming Channel 4's Tour de France coverage in the 1980s was soundtracked by the German electronic pioneers. Few would have guessed the intrepid electro theme tune was written by indie punk progenitor Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks - he of Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have) fame. Shelley spent the 80s releasing dance-oriented electronic music mainly recorded with Human League producer Martin Rushent, including the 1981 club anthem Homosapien (which was banned by the BBC). His Tour de France … [Read more...] about 12 musicians you didn’t know had written famous TV themes
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FANS of Don't Tell The Bride branded last night's bride an "ungrateful cow" for "spending the day moaning" after she branded the groom's choice of shoes "f***ing horrendous" and said the bridesmaid's Parka jackets "needed burning". Straight-talking Nathan planned a "sixties rave" themed wedding for his "princess" bride, with mod-style scooters, rock and roll dancing and bridesmaids dressed in Parkas, despite confessing that his traditional "girly girl" partner prefers The Spice Girls. Groom Nathan, from Stoke Newington, was given £13,000 to plan the dream day without communicating with his fiance Beccie who "usually does everything" for the pair. The music-lover has a no frills approach to romance, confessing that he doesn't understand why people make such a fuss of getting engaged. He said: "The proposal, I don't know why people make massive deals out of them to be honest. I just proposed in the car." While Beccie enjoys a more "Disney" approach to relationships. She … [Read more...] about Viewers brand bride an ‘ungrateful cow’ for ‘moaning’ about ‘f***ing horrendous’ shoes and sixties theme on Don’t Tell The Bride
TRACY Beaker was a popular character for many kids growing up in the 90s and 2000s - she originally appeared in a 1991 Jacqueline Wilson book The Story Of Tracy Beaker, and was then featured in a children’s TV show of the same name. The theme tune was memorable to anyone who was a fan, but who wrote it and how does it sound? Here’s the lowdown. What is the Tracy Beaker theme tune and who sang it? The Tracy Beaker theme song was written and sang by Keisha White, who is an English R&B singer. The song was released in 2004, alongside her debut single ‘Watcha Gonna Do’. It remained as the opening theme for all 120 episodes, plus five specials. Who is Keisha White? Keisha White, 29 was born on 31 March 1988. She signed a record deal when she was signned by a record label , and toured countries in Europe, Africa, and the US. Her debut single 'Watcha Gonna Do' was released with 'Someday' when she was 17-years-old, three years after signing her record deal. She has … [Read more...] about What’s the Tracy Beaker theme tune, who is Keisha White and what are the Someday lyrics?
CALLING all Disney fans. You can now buy a karaoke card game which a total dream for anyone who loves singing along to the soundtracks at home. The Disney Song Challenge Game will test your theme tune knowledge to the limit - and let you show off your singing skills at the same time. If you're desperate to get your hands on the game, it costs £29.99 on Amazon and is eligible for one-day delivery, meaning it could be with you by Tuesday. Nice one. To play, you have a to flip a card from the Disney deck - revealing the name of a movie or popular TV show. The first player to jump up and sing a song from the film or TV programme wins the card. So, if Beauty And The Beast was drawn, you could belt out Be Our Guest or Tale As Old Of Time - while a Frozen card might see you up on your feet singing Let It Go. There are a mammoth 90 cards available, so you'd better start swotting up on your knowledge. If you mess your song up, you'll have to spin the Wheel of Fun and perform a 'silly … [Read more...] about You can now buy a Disney Song Challenge karaoke game… and it makes us want to burst into song
HEATHER Small became a big name in the music world after her work with band M People - while her solo song Proud has become legendary for its inspirational lyrics. Here's everything you need to know about the star... Who is Heather Small? Heather is a 53-year-old soul and pop singer originally from West London. She originally found fame with M People in 1987, and throughout the 90s her dance tracks, including Moving on Up and Search for the Hero, helped the band sell 10 million records. However, she decided to pursue her own solo career towards the end of the decade, and in 2000 released her solo album, Proud. The lead song, which has the same title, has received wide international acclaim for its positive message of being proud of your achievements. Shows in the US including the Oprah Winfrey Show and The Biggest Loser have used it as their theme songs. She has been married to David Neita since 2012, and she has a son, named James, from a previous relationship with rugby union coach … [Read more...] about How old is Heather Small, who is her husband David Neita, when was she on Strictly and what are M People’s hit songs?