Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Incidental music on Coronation Street - Yay or Nay?

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog December 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)

I'm hating the increasing use of incidental music in Coronation Street and I want it to stop right now. 

But if Corrie are going to continue using it, then do it right - make it appropriate. 

Play The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba every time Liz walks from the back room into the bar at the Rovers Return.

Play Sisters by The Beverley Sisters every time we see Toyah and Leanne together, with a repeat of the refrain: "...god help the mister who gets between me and my sister and god help the sister, who gets between me and my man." 

Play This Charming Man by The Smiths when Roy Cropper's buttering the bacon barms in Roy's Rolls.

Play Lovely Rita The Beatles every time the big red one marks up the papers in The Kabin.

Our blogger Emma ran a poll on twitter on Christmas Eve with the majority of those voting objecting to the use of incidential music...

What do you think? Incidental music on Coronation Street - Yay or Nay?

And can you suggest any more relevant songs for your favourite Corrie characters?

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kib said...

I love trying to identify what's playing in the Rover's or on the radio in someone's home or business. Sometimes it's really hilarious.

Tvor said...

Yes that's always interesting. What they're getting at here by "incidental music" is the musical "montages" where you get one song playing and they show snippets of various characters. I don't mind it myself but a lot of people don't like it at all.

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