you're dancing to the news
May 27, 2010 3:21 AM   Subscribe

You're listening grooving to ABC News in Australia, or 7 News, or Ten. And now, over to the UK for the BBC or Sky News. Don't listen to the others! They are false prophets!
posted by divabat (15 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
That first link was pretty good on the first listen, thanks. The Jays used to do a good scratched version of that tune before their actual news bulletin. Or was it a different ABC news tune?

Here's another fantastic Perth hip hop toon. Great film clip, too.

*The Jays = JJJ = the youth radio part of the ABC.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:58 AM on May 27, 2010


Looks like it might have been a different tune. I can't find a link to it online, but I did find some info:

JJJ NEWS THEME
(Mix by Paul Mckercher with John Jacobs)
1990

The news theme for ABC's youth-oriented radio network Triple J includes original guitar, sound effects, samples from Prince and NWA, and a scratch of the last few seconds of The Majestic Fanfare, long familiar as the News theme on ABC radio.

http://www.poparchives.com.au/1840/queens-hall-light-orchestra/abc-news-theme-excerpt-from-the-majestic-fanfare
posted by uncanny hengeman at 4:11 AM on May 27, 2010


The Jays used to do a good scratched version of that tune before their actual news bulletin.

Still do, as far as I know.

For me, the extended version ABC Local plays before the 7:45 AM bulletin, in particular, stirs some deep emotion in my ABC-lovin' heart.
posted by Jimbob at 4:11 AM on May 27, 2010


* Actually listens to divabat's first link *

Yeah, they're mixing up the evening TV news theme, not the radio news theme.
posted by Jimbob at 4:12 AM on May 27, 2010


Here is the full Bill Bailey sketch on apocalyptic news themes - from which the UK link above was derived.
posted by rongorongo at 4:17 AM on May 27, 2010


That Bill Bailey bit is from his Part Troll show, I think? I remember loving it wherever it was that I saw it though, glad to see that and the JJJ news aren't the only takes on news themes :)
posted by harriet vane at 4:19 AM on May 27, 2010


Let us not forget The Day Today's Newsdancer.
posted by gdav at 5:50 AM on May 27, 2010


The lyrics to 7:30 Report Theme.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 5:51 AM on May 27, 2010


Been out of Oz for a couple of years, but it was a sad day when ABC replaced their evening news theme with this.

I also think the theme to 4 Corners is dying for a remix.
posted by TheOtherGuy at 6:54 AM on May 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


Weird. I was just thinking that the JJJ "remix" of the canonical ABC news theme ought to change to something more contemporary.

That first link has a few ideas, but nothing that would actually work.
posted by GeckoDundee at 8:09 AM on May 27, 2010


This is groovy: The Stylistics for WCAU 10 News, Baltimore, 1982:

"The news you need
from people who care
wherever the news is
you know they are there
bringing it to you
and getting it right
join the switch to Channel 10 News
10 News...
Tonight, switch, move up to 10
join the switch, join the switch, move up to 10
join the switch, join the switch
you're movin' on up..."


...and the Australian parody version, with Ron Wilson from Network Ten.
posted by iviken at 10:24 AM on May 27, 2010


Action News Disco Fever.
posted by iviken at 10:32 AM on May 27, 2010


I had no idea there were so many remixes of the BBC News music...
posted by Nice Guy Mike at 12:20 PM on May 27, 2010


No: Here is the news.
posted by titus-g at 2:53 PM on May 27, 2010


I believe this clip has the canonical version of the ABC News theme (near the end).
posted by awfurby at 4:33 PM on May 27, 2010


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