Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Coronation Street theme tune - add your own lyrics

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

The Coronation Street theme tune has remained almost unchanged since the very first episode in1960. 

But there were once plans to release a re-worked version with lyrics. It was called Sing Me A Memory.  You can listen to it below via the wonders of YouTube.

It has Neil Sean on vocals and was produced by Mike Stock and Matt Aitken, two thirds of the Stock, Aitken, Waterman music team, who also wrote the words.  Plans to release the song as a single to accompany Coronation Street’s 1997 video spin-off Viva Las Vegas were later shelved.

Anyway, this got me thinking about lyrics to the theme tune.  If you had to write the words to the first few bars of the Corrie theme tune, what would they be?

And if you liked that version of the Corrie theme tune, you might like all of these too!

Soulful funk version by The Flaming Muchachos
Ska reggae version by Izzy Royal
Coronation Street Jamaican singalong by Top Grant
Rock and funk style
Funkin' it up on Corrie 
Compare the Market - Corrie's sponsor from Nov 2012 - meerkat band plays the theme tune.
Classical version
Dudley the dog sing-along

Songs about Coronation Street
The best known Street in the land 
Every Street's a Coronation Street

See also: Was Jimi Hendrix influenced by Coronation Street theme tune?

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