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18th Oct 2015

I know that tune! – 14 songs that are used for the titles of famous TV shows

Do you know all of these?

Paul Moore

Do you know all of these?

With the news that TFI Friday was back this week and that U2 are the musical guests, this reminded me of the famous music that closed the show, The Riverboat Song by Ocean Colour Scene.

With this in mind, here are 14 songs that have been used as the theme music for some very famous TV shows.

Show: Moone Boy

Artist and Song: The Sultans of Ping FC – Where’s Me Jumper?

Show: Misfits

Artist and song: The Rapture – Echoes

Show: Luther

Artist and song: Massive Attack – Paradise Circuit

Show: Gavin & Stacey

Artist and Song: Stephen Fretwell – Run

Show: Entourage

Artist and Song: Jane’s Addiction – Superhero

Show: The Wire

Artist and Song: Tom Waits – Way Down in the Hole (original version)

Show: Father Ted

Artist and Song: Divine Comedy – Songs of Love

Show: The Royle Family

Artist and Song: Oasis – Half the World Away

Show: CSI: Miami

Artist and Song: The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again

Show: The Office UK

Artist and Song: Rod Stewart (cover) – Handbags and Gladrags

Show: The Sopranos

Artist and Song: Alabama 3 – Woke Up This Morning

Show: True Detective Season Two

Artist and Song: Leonard Cohen – Nevermind

Show: Peaky Blinders

Artist and Song: Nick Cave – Red Right Hand

Show: House

Artist and Song: Massive Attack – Teardrop

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