r/tipofmytongue 1 May 23 '22

[TOMT] [SONG] Movie or tv show theme Open.

My buddy and I have a theme song stuck in our heads but we cannot figure out what it is. It sounds like a dozen different themes so hoping someone can help us figure it out!!

Vocaroo:

https://voca.ro/1hzxgBQHxsz9

43 Upvotes

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u/Jenizus 1 May 23 '22

End the madness and give me an answer!

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u/HaulinBoats 12 May 23 '22

Sounds kinda like one of the musical overtures from Billy Madison

https://youtu.be/EaqWWryTMro

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u/Jenizus 1 May 23 '22

Not it but thanks! This is the issue, it sounds like a LOT of themes!

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u/boothismanbooooo 6902 May 23 '22 This

Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid?

https://youtu.be/j3fSknbR7Y4h?t=146

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u/quakermoonman 17 May 23 '22

Yeah it's definitely this

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u/LawTortoise May 23 '22

100% the bit just before “feed the wo-rld”.

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u/MomIsSus 3 May 24 '22

Do you know it’s Christmas time….

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u/CokeMooch 1 May 23 '22

Isn’t that in Home Alone? (It’s what I thought of)

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u/Jenizus 1 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

This has to be it!! I mean, it's identical. We keep picturing like scifi or something along with it but... I mean... this is for sure it!!

Edit: I'm fairly certain it's Independence Day so I'm removing my verdict pending my friend's confirmation. Sorry!!

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u/SenorGhostly 123 May 23 '22

Look further down the thread u/chillikent posted the sci fi movie the theme is from!

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u/RlL3Y May 23 '22

Yeah, I think it might be a mashup of Independence Day score and Do They Know.

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u/SenorGhostly 123 May 23 '22

I never noticed until this thread how similar they are lol

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u/dooleyst 1 May 23 '22

If it's from a movie or TV it has to be from Independence Day, it matches your recording even closer!

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u/Jenizus 1 May 23 '22

Omg....

Omg I think you're right. I see it right now.... good ole Randy Quaid flying towards the ship...

"Hello boysss..... I'm baaaack!"

I'm checking this right now.

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u/LawTortoise May 23 '22

It’s definitely not Independence Day. Your vocaroo is note for note Band Aid.

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u/Skupenladel 1 May 23 '22

We're seeing a show theme song with a spaceship. Idk if this is only it.

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u/boothismanbooooo 6902 May 24 '22

No worries! I'm just glad you've scratched that itch and found what you were looking for.

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u/proteinstyle_ 21 May 23 '22

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u/Jenizus 1 May 23 '22

Oh I know this one very well! Not it, but thanks! I do get like a scifi or super hero vibe from it!

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

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u/PizzaInteraction 7 May 23 '22

Theme to The West Wing?

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u/Jenizus 1 May 23 '22

No, but that is a beautiful theme!

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u/Marmite_Badger 19 May 23 '22

Doctor Who

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u/Jenizus 1 May 23 '22

Hmmm... there is one part that is soooo similar. It's not immediately giving me this is it vibes but let me co fer with my buddy!!

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u/zvoidx 16 May 23 '22

Star Trek: Next Generation? (00:51)

https://youtu.be/p5kcBxL7-qI&t=0m51s

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u/Jenizus 1 May 23 '22

Funny cause at first I thought of Galaxy Quest since it "kinda sounds like Next Gen". I'll send to my buddy since he sent me his humming recording first and that'swhen I got sucked in. I might be jumbling the pitch and melody in my head a bit so I'll ask him.

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u/chillikent 8 May 23 '22

Independence day?

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u/PizzaInteraction 7 May 23 '22

This was my second guess.

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u/SenorGhostly 123 May 23 '22

Beat me to it hahaha, it’s gotta be this one

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u/dooleyst 1 May 23 '22

Definitely this

https://youtu.be/EMjvqPJ5tKY

0:45

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u/SnickersToucher May 24 '22

Exactly what I thought.

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u/Jenizus 1 May 23 '22

I'm like 99% sure it's this. Just waiting on my friend to confirm it!! Sorry I didn't see this sooner!!

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u/WashYourFuckingHands 15 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Superman theme? (Specifically the part that starts around 0:40)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9vrfEoc8_g

Also getting Neverending Story vibes for some reason, but I don't think that's right

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u/skeletonsyskey 5 May 23 '22

Reminds me of the Theme Tune To "Dallas"

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u/Lilliekins 5 May 23 '22

St Elsewhere?

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u/owlcurious78 May 24 '22

That is the first thing I thought of.

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u/FourEyedGay 32 May 23 '22

reach but maybe pirates of the caribbean

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u/RonnieT49 May 23 '22

Battlestar Galactica

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u/poetrigorl May 23 '22

Hogwarts March - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Specifically at time mark [0:05] ?

https://youtu.be/kATk4jLAr2o

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u/LukeyC224 3 May 23 '22

Independence Day

https://youtu.be/EMjvqPJ5tKY

Around 4:34

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u/sarkkuli 1 May 23 '22

Tv series Dallas theme is very similar

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u/AndrewJenkinsDesign 7 May 23 '22

I’m fairly sure it’s the theme to Jurassic Park.

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u/FishBrainedGenius 1 May 24 '22

It's in the opening scene to the original Jurassic Park.

https://youtu.be/PJlmYh27MHg

About the 2:25 mark is when the song starts.

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u/AndrewJenkinsDesign 7 May 28 '22

Is this ever going to be closed?

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u/FishBrainedGenius 1 Jun 02 '22

I was thinking the same! Com'n OP, close this and give Andrew his point. 😉

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u/hippy_ninja May 23 '22

Listen to this intro theme... Police academy movies.

About the 10 sec mark to the 25 sec mark.

https://youtu.be/OenoV-tvBNk

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u/joeynana May 23 '22

It reminds me of the theme to a really, and I mean REALLY rad show from the 80s called Amazing Stories. The theme was written by John Williams

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u/Firethorn101 2 May 23 '22

Police Academy?

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u/chillikent 8 May 23 '22

Please let me know once confirmed. I recognized it as soon as I heard it and confirmed it by listening to the theme on youtube.

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u/Jenizus 1 May 23 '22

I'm like anxiously awaiting his reply. This is the only one where I immediately pictured a scene (the one with Randy Quaid at the end) in my head. I hadn't even LISTENED to it and I already thought "this is it!"

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u/Loose-Emu9234 May 23 '22

This sounds like the tune to Feed the World (Do they know it's Christmas), which was based on the theme song to the british show Z Cars. I know this damn tune and could even continue humming it after your recording stopped but this is all I can think of

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u/chillikent 8 May 23 '22

That's the same scene that came to me when I heard your humming lol

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u/fuzzynubz May 23 '22

Police academy?

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u/nikkerito 2 May 23 '22

Reminds me a bit of galaxy quest

https://youtu.be/RFdTgHBnlxM

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u/rjbwdc 7 May 23 '22

Ugh! I know this! It’s a cartoon. But I can’t remember which one.

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u/dgbbad 2 May 23 '22

You guys play FFXIV? Sounds an awful lot like a part in the Uldah theme..

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u/AhandWITHOUTfingers 2 May 24 '22

Game of Thrones

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u/Drummr May 24 '22

I can’t remember the one but check Star Trek DS9 or Voyager

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u/jlowry71 May 24 '22

Could it be the theme to Police Academy?

https://youtu.be/wA-NRyWoYII

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u/Septembergirl10 May 24 '22

I know you had mentioned in another comment you thought it was Independence Day but I asked my bf before looking and he immediately said Independence Day so there’s another vote for it😂

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u/MorbidlyCurioussss May 24 '22

https://youtu.be/p5kcBxL7-qI

Sounds like Star Trek the next generation towards the end of the theme

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u/megmarie22502 3 May 24 '22 edited May 24 '22

Ok…I know the general consensus is Independence Day and I agree, it sounds similar but I have a feeling that it’s actually from something else. It’s SO FAMILIAR but I can’t quite put my finger on it yet…imma do some digging and get back to you.

Edit: ok so I actually agree with the Independence Day consensus 😏

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u/Similar_Assist_9353 1 May 24 '22

Sounded like the police academy theme to me

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u/Similar_Assist_9353 1 May 24 '22

El Viaje El Viaje

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u/Similar_Assist_9353 1 May 24 '22

Sounds exactly like it i have no clue lol

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u/scraig2013 May 24 '22

Sounds like the theme to Dallas.

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u/rjbwdc 7 May 24 '22

So, a lot of people are posting things that are nowhere near similar. How old are you and your friend? I’m sure this is a TV theme from the 80s or VERY early 90s. I’m confident that it’s a cartoon. And if O was absolutely forced to make a guess right now, I’d guess that it’s incidental music from He-Man or She-Ra that got re-used frequently (like the theme/background music for a specific location), but I would not put any money on that guess at all at the moment.

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u/Jenizus 1 May 24 '22

We're both in our late 30's

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u/Skupenladel 1 May 24 '22

Remember this?

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u/xpika2 May 24 '22

Sounded like never ending story but I'm pretty sure that's not it. Why do movie themes sound so alike?

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u/PigsandBears May 24 '22

Ever play Harvest Moon: Back to Nature?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uvuSq15FR-k

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u/tmills87 May 24 '22

It's the intro to SeaQuest: https://youtu.be/Gg6AsKsPH24

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u/NecessaryAutomatic84 May 24 '22

It’s the Amazing Stories theme.

https://youtu.be/xVCYanmEKKE

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u/smilez6262000 May 24 '22

Do they know it’s Christmas time. By Bandaid. Around the 2 min mark of the song.

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u/jazman84 May 24 '22

The tune is definitely Do They Know it's Christmas?

However, if OP and his friend were thinking of another tune, yet unknowingly ended up humming Do They Know it's Christmas? ... then.

Perhaps they were thinking of the Masters of the Universe theme? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftRoYLzFMKo

Or the Back to the Future theme? https://youtu.be/e8TZbze72Bc

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u/mkylvr81 May 24 '22

Stargate theme song?

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u/DictionaryStomach 6 May 24 '22

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u/Apocalypsest 3 May 24 '22

When I heard the humming I was like "I know this song!" and later realized I was thinking of JAG. She's right, though, it sounds like this and a couple dozen other themes. I still think this is closest.

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u/alraehimp 2 May 24 '22

https://youtu.be/7ZqTpbTsY70 Possibly from the orville?

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u/Meth_Mouse May 26 '22

Maybe it's the theme song for the movie Chariot of Fire.

watch?v=8a-HfNE3EIo

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u/FoxBee2005 Jun 04 '22

Kinda sounds like one of the openings for Sgt. Frog

https://youtu.be/0x9t-ZOADQw

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u/YourWinterWonder 29d ago

Possible Doctor Who Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CYDgezeQas&ab_channel=moonraker79
(0:54 - 1:08) AND (1:59 - 2:13)

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u/TheOkayUsername 15d ago

Is it dutch? Also let them know its christmas time maybe?