Coronation Street Theme (Tab)

Coronation Street Theme (Tab)

I feel a bit guilty for all the UK-centric theme tunes I do. The only US shows I watch have doom laden intros (House, Heroes) or featureless backing for a voiceover (The Daily Show, Mythbusters). So if you have any suggestions for non-UK theme tunes that would work well on the uke, let me know.

Having said that, the Coronation Street theme tune doesn’t work too well on the uke. It’s a little too slow for the uke’s sustain. Which is why Ian Re-entrant’s funky version works well. But it’s a more faithful version that I’ve tabbed up.

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  1. zym January 31st, 2010 11:28 pm

    i think you should do themes to TV soaps no longer with us
    El Dorado

    or slighty more serious…
    Kids TV shows (as this is becoming increasingly relevant to me)
    The following have ukes in them, and in some cases Lenny Henry – and they are also on iplayer
    3rd and Bird
    Big and Small

    or (the proper serious response)
    Curb your Enthusiam

  2. zym January 31st, 2010 11:30 pm

    or, for our friends in the colonies (see point #1)
    The Colbys
    Falcon Crest

  3. Alec howtoplayalone February 1st, 2010 11:21 am

    All right, welcome back!

    The Mad Men opening credits theme has is pretty open and has a lot of potential, although it might not strike you as great the first time you hear it, it will later. It’s kinda doom laden too though. I declare it the best show on TV, though, and if you tab it they will come.

    The Wire’s really good too, and each season they had a different person do the theme. Two of them were Tom Waits

    And Steve Earle:

    All the versions were really different, so you could take maybe something from each one.

    And may I humbly suggest skipping Heroes and House for Mad Men or the Wire? Mythbusters and the Daily Show, those I approve.

  4. cardboardfrog February 1st, 2010 11:32 am

    zym has a good point, big and small is an excellent programme i always put it on in the gym much to the confusion of everyone else there lol.

  5. Nick Bardy-Chivor. February 1st, 2010 5:57 pm

    …On the Big and Small front their page on the Cbeebies website is one of the most Uke-tastic things I’ve ever seen… …Go in through the front door and click on the piano…Believe me it’s worth it…

  6. zym February 1st, 2010 11:22 pm


    wow – thats ACE :)

    what are you waiting for Al???

  7. Nick Bardy-Chivor. February 2nd, 2010 8:33 am

    …Yeah Go on Al…My kids would go mental if Dad could belt out the theme…I’d be pretty chuffed too!…Big and small is one of the real pleasures of parenthood…every time the laptop comes out the instantly want this on..I don’t complain…

  8. Woodshed February 2nd, 2010 2:57 pm

    zym, Nick and cbf: Not what I had in mind when I asked for suggestions for US shows, but I’ll give Big and Small a go.

    Alec: I did The Wire a while back.

  9. Ben February 2nd, 2010 4:52 pm

    Some US shows with themes I love:

    Magnum PI
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    just about any Mr. Rogers song

  10. Veronica February 2nd, 2010 5:14 pm

    Bad Things by Jace Everett, featured on True Blood. It’s still dark, but wouldn’t it be fantastic?

  11. Ben February 2nd, 2010 8:10 pm

    Thought of some more:

    X-men (90’s animated show)
    Get Smart

  12. zym February 3rd, 2010 12:40 am

    sorry for hijacking the post with my crazy UK/Australian co-productions ;)

  13. Woodshed February 3rd, 2010 12:52 pm

    Ben: Thanks for the suggestions. Airwolf was one hell of a show.

    Veronica: There’ve been a couple of excellent covers on uke already: The Baron and Luciar

    Andy: No problem. Glad to know about it.

  14. alec February 6th, 2010 3:45 pm

    Oh! I hadn’t seen that. Great, I’m on it now. Thanks!

  15. thehighlandcal February 7th, 2010 6:18 pm

    I like the sound of playing the House on the Uke… remember doom laden isn’t always a bad thing!
    I used to love the x-men theme but probably not very uke friendly.

  16. Woodshed February 8th, 2010 12:08 pm

    thehighlandcal: The problem with the House theme is there isn’t much of a melody to get hold of.

  17. Rob NY February 8th, 2010 2:23 pm

    A few oldies but goodies: Miami Vice Crockett’s Theme,
    Bonanza ,The Odd Couple, Get Smart intro and ending. I Dream Of Jeannie, Game shows:The Dating Game,The Newlywed Game.

  18. Jim September 4th, 2010 12:41 am

    What about I’m No Superman from Scrubs?

  19. jess :) January 7th, 2011 9:57 am

    Scrubs Theme?? I’m no superman :)

  20. chuck gonzalez January 19th, 2011 9:04 pm

    No longer will the day of been forced to endure conrantion street ever be so bad again..the intro and end will be worth this masterpiece

  21. bob April 25th, 2012 7:24 pm

    the big bang theory should lend itself well to the uke

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