Right. What's this famous synth song?

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    For some reason this song came into my head today, I remember it from car journeys as a kid. So it can’t be cool, because my dad wasn’t.

    I thought it might be vangelis, but it’s not in the top on spotify – and this is a famous song.

    So.

    (Arpeggio) stab, stab, down down up down; down down…up up down down, up up down down…

    (Pause)

    Stab lower stab pause stab

    Drum fill, then the same again to a beat

    It’s really famous, you’ll all know it. Totally 80’s…

    But how do I google that? I tried to shazam it but it didn’t recognise my singing

    wondering if you remember the context its in, like an advert or something?

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    It’s been on the telly loads, probably on adverts. Think swishy vangelis type reverby synths with really 80’s Casio drum fills.

    It was a massive song, and it’s doing me head in that I can’t think who did it!

    Did you try songtapper?

    Not knowing the speed of the arpeggio or if ‘stab, stab’ is an allusion to a note or Dario Argento soundtrack – I’m left amused at this puzzler!

    My best guess is Thomas Dolby (just cos I liked Thomas Dolby) – ‘Blinded Me With Science’ or ‘Hyperactive’?

    *Edit -oh, ‘swishy’, no then 😉

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    The closest I can think of in terms of style, is the john Williams deer hunter theme…that sort of sound but on big synthy synths. From the 80s.

    I am aware how insane I sound

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    La Serenissima? Rondo Veneziano the disco mix version

    kerbdog
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    Something by John Michel Jarre?

    yunki
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    talking heads – once in a lifetime
    new order – blue monday
    dire straits – money for nothing

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    No to Rondo…but similar era

    I’ve tried s few JMJ songs,but can’t find one. I’ll record me singing it tomorrow and post it up

    cbike
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    Axel F Harold Faltermeyer beverly hills cop?

    new order – blue monday

    That was my guess too!

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    More of a classical thing than a pop song.

    It’s doing my nut in

    Instrumental or with lyrics?

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    Instrumental. Maybe it was from a film….

    Synth sound was stringy.

    I’ll draw it out like it’s on a sequencer

    This gets used a lot: [video]http://youtu.be/XMbvcp480Y4[/video]

    nasher
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    Anything from Ennio Morricone? He mixed a lot of classical with synth sounds…

    Or Jan Hammer

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    Jump. Van Halen.

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    stab, stab, down down up down; down down…up up down down, up up down down…

    Infinite Lives – Mario.

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    Thanks all..

    I just sang it in teh office…turns out it was

    Enino Morricone, Chi Mai (from ‘life and times of David Lloyd George’)

    So – points to nasher!

    Can’t put a video up from here thanks to my works IT policy

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    Allow me.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez9jwY6kBLE[/video]

    Deveron53
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    I always thought the theme from ‘Brookside’ was by Vangelis.

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