Best Australian Soap Theme Song

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Best Australian Soap Theme Song

  1. Arcade

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. Breakers

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    0.0%
  3. Chances

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Echo Point

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Headland

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Home and Away

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  7. Neighbours

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  8. Out of the Blue

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    0.0%
  9. Prisoner: Cell Block H

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  10. Sons and Daughters

    7 vote(s)
    46.7%
  11. The Secret Life of Us

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Carrie Fairchild

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    One of the most notable things that makes Aussie soaps stand out among their UK and US counterparts, is their regular use of lyrical theme songs, some of which have even made the charts. While it's a rarity in US soaps (Passions being the main one that springs to mind), it's an almost unwritten rule that Aussie soaps had to have someone belting out a tune of questionable lyrics over the opening and closing credits.

    So this poll is to decide which is the best. Which do you think fitted a show most and which did you think was just a load of waffle thrown in over the opening titles. I'm including songs with lyrics only so the likes of The Sullivans and A Country Practice don't qualify for the poll.





     
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    I've never seen Home And Away but I recognized quite a few faces in the opening credits.
     
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    Watching Aussie soaps, you do spend a lot of time trying to work out where you'd seen the actors before. In the case of Home and Away, a lot of the non teenage cast would've served time on Prisoner.
     
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    I think it has to be Prisoner Cell Block H, followed by Home and Away.

    I sometimes find myself belting out "He used to bring me roses...." whenever things get a little too quiet.
     
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    Home And Away. The Karen Boddington and Mark Williams version, of course.

    I had the 7" single, with Living In Summer Bay as the b-side.

    Is it sad that I instantly knew from a tiny snippet that the resumé in the clip above was the one that played at the start of episode #105. :oops:
     
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    I would have voted for GLOSS, but it's from New Zealand, not Australiao_O
     
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    I voted for Sons & Daughters because it reflects perfectly what the show is about; love and laughter, tears and sadness and happiness. I do miss the wibble wobble intro. I'd love to see this show resurrected but unfortunately Rowena Wallace wouldn't be able to return as Pat the Rat as Belinda Giblin took over the role.
     
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    This, partly because it was a massive part of my younger days and the words always got to me when connected to a particular story
     
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    So the theme song from Prisoner:Cell Block H has romped to victory with a whopping three votes! Here's Lynne Hamilton performing on Top of the Pops in the UK. Random bit of trivia, Lynne reached number three in the UK charts with this single in 1989, three years after Prisoner had ended in it's native Australia.

     
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    I remember it like it was yesterday.
     
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    Sonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnns and Dauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuughters
    Love and laughter
    Tears and sadness and
    Happinesssssssssssssssssssssssss

    Featuring Mrs Mangle.
     
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    And Helen Daniels. And Phillip Martin. And Susan Kennedy. And everyone basically.
     
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    I'm fully here for a compilation album of Aussie Soap theme songs.
     
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    Now That's What I Call Oz.

    Someone needs to write to the office manager of the company that does all those collections that you see on TV and request it:

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    In the meantime, we can listen to our copies of these while we wait for Now That's What I Call Oz to hit the shelves.

    album_side_b.jpg album_side_a.jpg
     
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    Oh wow! Official logo font and everything. I'll take one of each.
     
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    Enjoy the dulcet tones of Fiona and Patricia as they mend their fractured relationship through the medium of show tunes.

     
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