Movie Theme Tune Quiz

I decided to nick IanReentrant’s idea of a ukulele film theme quiz.

Listen to each of the clips below (you might need to head over to the blog if you’re reading via email or RSS) and name the film it’s from (each is either the theme of a film or a tune from a film). If you need help with any of them, they’re all tunes that I’ve tabbed on the blog.

After you’re done check the answers here. Then come back here and show off your score in the comments. And let me know if you’d be interested in a similar post with TV themes.











Check the answers here

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  1. Amy July 18th, 2012 6:49 pm

    Pitiful me; only 6. (I don’t watch enough movies).

    And, YES, please do a TV theme post!

  2. Corinne July 18th, 2012 6:59 pm

    i got 6 (1,2,3,5,6,8), but recognised 4 even though i’ve never seen it.

  3. Woodshed July 18th, 2012 8:12 pm

    Amy: Six seems pretty good to me. I think that’s what I’d have got if I hadn’t done it myself.

    Corinne: Well done! Five is the only one I haven’t seen.

  4. Stuie July 18th, 2012 9:02 pm

    #4 is my second favourite song to cover
    I like the inappropriateness of it

  5. Ian Emmerson July 18th, 2012 9:25 pm

    Didn’t get 5 or 10. Still none the wiser with 10,even after seeing the answers.

    TV themes? Yes.

  6. Bri July 18th, 2012 10:16 pm

    I missed 7 and 10. I like these mysterious tidbits of uke picking. it makes me appreciate the arrangements since there’s no pre-judging before clicking on ‘play.’

    TV Themes could be fun.

  7. Jessica July 19th, 2012 2:19 am

    From 8. on I didn’t know them. But that was really fun! You are wonderful to listen to! Big yes to TV themes!

  8. karthik July 19th, 2012 5:08 am

    Got 9. Number 11 was a great surprise; I’d been looking for the tab to this song!
    You just gave me my weekend project, thanks.

    TV Tunes: yes, please!

  9. karthik July 19th, 2012 5:10 am

    Arrgh, I meant number 10. Number 10 was a great surprise.

  10. Nicole July 19th, 2012 8:27 am

    I got 7 (missed 1,9 and 10), and number 6 will probably be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Thanks a lot ^^
    Oh, and a definite YES on the TV Themes from me,too!!

  11. Mark July 19th, 2012 8:51 am

    7/10 – I’m not a Harry Potter fan and not overboard on ‘Pirates’ (geddit?)Haven’t even heard of ‘Once’!Great fun and I’m off to learn new songs now, please do more!

  12. Woodshed July 19th, 2012 10:51 am

    Stuie: That one is fun!

    Ian: Thanks for the inspiration.

    Bri: Those two were definitely the hardest.

    Jessica: Thanks very much!

    karthik: Number 11 was a surprise to me too!

    Nicole: Thanks, looks like I’ll be doing a TV one as well.

    Mark: You’re clearly not the only one who has never heard of Once!

  13. Jamie July 19th, 2012 5:29 pm

    Got nine out of 10. Missed No. 7. Lots of fun, thanks!

  14. Kirk July 19th, 2012 6:44 pm

    That was fun! My son and I got 8 out of 10 (missed # 7 and # 10.

  15. Warren July 19th, 2012 6:57 pm

    The clips aren’t there in Safari on an iPad :(

  16. Sandra July 19th, 2012 7:56 pm

    Hey, thanks for that, good fun, good timing as first day of my holidays!
    Only managed 5/10 but good to hear the pirates clip as currently practising that, only much slower…but getting there..
    TV themes, yes please.

  17. Uke of Carl July 19th, 2012 9:33 pm

    Tv themes are for losers!

  18. s2art July 20th, 2012 6:32 am

    Got the first 5 and thought “this is too easy” then only got 1 more after that. I blame being in the office with the volume pretty low at lunch time. :-)
    Another YES vote for TV themes.

  19. Foinnse July 20th, 2012 1:06 pm

    7/10!! Not bad. Disappointed I didn’t get Halloween, Once was handy as I’m Irish, fun little quiz. Tv Themes would be fun too.


  20. Joseph July 20th, 2012 2:54 pm

    8/10. i missed “Halloween” and “Once” themes, i dont feel too bad as i’ve never seen either of them before. Now onto learning MOST OF THEM!

  21. ukuleletim July 20th, 2012 7:17 pm

    6. I knew a few of the others but didn’t know which movie. That was fun. Bring on the TV Themes!

  22. Jake July 20th, 2012 9:22 pm

    Wow, i got all of these! I’m also shocked nobody got perfect either! Well put together though!

  23. Emma July 21st, 2012 8:03 am

    I got all of them! Not sure if that means I watch too many films or just that I have too much time to spare…

  24. Jack July 21st, 2012 6:34 pm

    Got 6. Missed 5, 8 and 10. Thought 2 was the A team. BRing on the TV themes.

  25. Arkarian July 22nd, 2012 3:46 pm

    8/10, 7 and 10 stumped me.

  26. Chris July 22nd, 2012 8:14 pm

    I have never seen Halloween or even heard of Once, so 7 and 10 were the only ones I missed out on

  27. Woodshed July 23rd, 2012 3:39 pm

    Congratulations everyone! I’ll get to work on a TV theme quiz.

  28. iinka July 25th, 2012 7:29 am

    Yay! TV Theme quiz!

  29. Woodshed July 25th, 2012 10:35 pm

    iinka: I’ve been working on it today!

  30. seamus4string July 29th, 2012 2:30 am

    Amazingly enough, I only missed number 10. I myself am fairly shocked

  31. JungleJennifer July 29th, 2012 3:36 pm

    Man, I’d love to have Star Wars theme on ukulele as a ringtone.

  32. Woodshed July 29th, 2012 7:03 pm

    seamus4string: Well done! You did better than I would have.

  33. ukuhippo July 29th, 2012 7:55 pm

    Missed 5 and 10. No surprise: I only read the books and I never ever heard of (checking the answer-page-again) Once. Loved the challenge.

  34. banterCZ August 1st, 2012 12:52 pm

    I am looser, I have got only 2/10. I got ‘Once’ because Marketa Irglova comes from the Czech Republic. 6 is great, tonight I will learn it.

  35. Woodshed August 1st, 2012 10:49 pm

    ukuhippo: Glad you enjoyed it.

    banterCZ: Hardly anyone got 10. I think that makes you a winner.

  36. Juliane August 3rd, 2012 3:57 pm

    8/10 …with a little help from my brother :P number 7 and number 9 we both never saw. This was really fun!

  37. Berenice August 8th, 2012 7:35 pm

    I got 8, which I was more impressed with >.<

  38. Woodshed August 12th, 2012 8:59 pm

    Juliane: Well done! Glad you liked it.

    Berenice: Congrats!

  39. Jamie September 26th, 2012 11:22 pm

    i got 8 correct!! missed #7 & 8. loved them – i think a tv theme would be rad…go for it!

  40. Woodshed September 27th, 2012 6:33 pm

    Jamie: Way ahead of you! The TV quiz is here.

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