On television, the theme song plays an important role in increasing the amount of people who view the show. For many shows, the popularity of its theme song will keep viewers returning by providing a level of familiarity. When the theme song is properly composed, it will work as a jingle and leave people humming the tune long after the show is over. If you have a talent for music and a love for television, then here are a few tips for writing the perfect lyrics to theme songs.
Not many people believe that they fell in love with a television show for its music. Hum a few bars from someone’s favorite program, though, and chances are high that the person instantly recognizes both the tune and the show.
Just as with a good television program itself, a well-done soundtrack invites you inside the world that a show’s creators have made, then makes your stay even more enjoyable. The music promises new discoveries to come, as when (more…)
Writing a theme song for a television show needs to be more than just a catchy tune with impressive lyrics. Depending on the rhythm and lyrics you could have a drama, a comedy, or even a reality show. By keeping the tone of the television show in mind before you set out to write your theme song you will be able to produce a melody that will be fitting and set your show apart from other television series of the same genre.
Choose to write a theme song with a simple melody that can be reproduced (more…)
Have you ever been singing you’re favorite TV theme song to yourself at work and everyone joined in? That’s how you know you’re watching something good. All avid watchers know that a series, sitcom, or game show is nothing without its music.
Take “The Sopranos” theme song, entitled “Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix)” by Alabama Three. Outside of being super catchy, it fits the show almost perfectly. The song is about an abused wife who shoots her husband of 20 years. If you watched the show, you would (more…)
With the advent of music television in the late 1980s, mp3 technology in the 1990s and reality television in the 2000s, music has been gaining popularity in the television world. From children’s shows to your favorite sitcom, popular music is infusing television programming.
In the late 1980s, the music video was born. Broadcast into the living room of the masses, the music video changed the way people viewed and enjoyed music. People began using the television as a source for musical enjoyment. Second only to the radio and traditional music playing devices, the television slowly gained (more…)
Music has really had an impact on the world of television. Most people have not yet recognized these things, but it is definitely the truth. Music and television go hand in hand now. Music is everything now. Every time you go to turn on your television, you will notice music everywhere. Television is full of music videos, and everything else. Music is just a really big part of society, and has always been. It changes the way people actually look at (more…)
We get a lot of “music” channels on our direct.TV and we’re sure you do, as well. The problem with music channels these days is that they don’t really play MUSIC anymoreare we right? Here are a few of our favorite channels that have gone the way of reality TV programming and we think should get back to the music
MTV: The worst offender, when was the last time you saw a music video on MTV? The network is (more…)
Music has grown and matured and has integrated itself into our modern-day society. It’s just a simple fact that everyone needs music. Then, when television came along, it became a social event. Television is the visual equivalent to music, in the sense of the feelings it inspires within us. But music was, and is, such an important part of ourselves, that television felt empty without it. So we threw music into our shows, our sitcoms, our ” (more…)
The tune is catchy. It has a hook that can reel you in like a fish on a line. You find yourself humming it out loud in public without meaning to. I am talking about t.v. theme songs. In some instances, the music becomes more popular that the show itself. But, who’s idea was it anyways to pair music and telelvison?
There is no one person that can take the credit for the invention of the television theme song. In the late 40s and 50s, most t.v. theme songs were instrumental pieces witten by unknown artists. (more…)
Television theme songs have been as popular as, or even more so, then the programs they were written for or associated with. Many have been popular singles on the popular Top Ten over the years.
Television theme songs have been around as long as there has been television. Radio and television media have made recordings of television theme songs since the 1960′s for and popular teen shows such as “The Monkees.” Once popular recording groups began recording theme music, television themes have hit radio.
This trend continued into the ’70′s, ’80′s and 90 (more…)