Submitted by Glynis
I’m a big fan of the television theme comparisons here on the site. Last year British rockers Muse put out a track that contains a hook very much like the theme to the BBC show Doctor Who. Here’s a sample of the original theme from 1963 followed by the 2007 version recorded by the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales .
Muse - "Uprising" (2009)
Ron Grainer - "Doctor Who Theme" (1963)
Ron Grainer - "Doctor Who Theme" (2007)
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Also “One of These Days” by Pink Floyd.
Hi Michael, Wow, that’s subtle in that track, but pretty similar. I’ll update this post at some point with it.
Pink Floyd did this one intentionally, if I recall correctly. They’ve been interviewed before, and they’ve said that in the studio, when they were on breaks, they liked to watch Doctor Who and Monty Python. Still looking for a Pink Floyd version of the Lumberjack Song, but nothing as of yet 😉
Thanks for the insight on that Michael. I can think of a few other things they might have also been doing while on their breaks.
And you can add Bondie’s “Call Me” (when they sing “so come on”) and Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit In The Sky” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” to the list. Also, speed up Sparks’ “I Can’t Believe That You Would Fall For All The Crap In This Song” and you’re even closer! Even the vocal style is reminiscent.
And there’s plenty more, I’m sure.
Thanks John! I’ll check these out!
Someone did a Mashup of Blondie and Muse.
Thanks for the link. I love how the “Call Me” line is placed over the high guitar riff. Pretty great!
Call Me always makes me think of Dr. Who. It’s about 2 minutes into the song
woww – thank you so much!!! I was wondering the whole evening how was called this song – Blondie- Call me !!!!! and now I’e got it! Thanks!
Thats exactly what it reminds me every time, when i hear this “so come on”.
they sound pretty good when played together
Billy Idol – White Wedding
This is what I always think of when I hear that song by Muse. I love both Muse and Doctor Who so Its all good =]
Everyone forgot dude!!
Blondies ‘call me’ was GIGANTICALLY based on black sabbaths “children of the grave”
Makes sense though. Sabbath is british. im sure with all their occult stuff they were into doctor who, or at least watched it here and there
That’s great Josh! I’ll be sure to add this!
Here you go Josh:
Also “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid sounds similar to Doctor Who.
The notes in the Muse tune are like the opening guitar riff on Billy Idol’s “White Wedding”
Joe, good catch. Pretty similar! Also my go-to Karaoke song 🙂
Uprising from MUSE reminds me on Cambodia from Kim Wilde, but sounds much better!
MUSE FOREVER !!!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed this. It sounds just like it.
I definitely hear the Dr Who theme and Blondie’s “Call Me”
I happen to think The Kink’s Father Christmas sounds like the Doctor Who theme’s bridge.
Princes of the Universe by Queen, at 1:03, is where I hear it.