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01st Jun 2020

How the BBC News theme tune became an absolute banger

Rich Cooper

bbc news theme tune

It’s one of the most recognisable theme tunes around

Some theme tunes are instantly recognisable and iconic. The SimpsonsOnly Fools and Horses and Match of the Day are just some of the television tunes that are as memorable as the shows themselves.

Usually, though, news broadcasts theme tunes are not mentioned in the same breath as these. Except, that is, for the BBC News tune, which is and always has been a certified banger.

Throughout lockdown, we have seen various remixes and parodies of this theme tune, from weathermen drumming along to Tik Toks of people dancing along to it.

This is how the BBC News theme tune became an absolute banger, from the man who composed it.


BBC News,Music