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tyshaun1

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2020, 01:39:59 PM »
I would argue the entire 1990 lineup of games had less than superb themes. Joker's Wild, Tic Tac Dough, The Challengers, Trump Card, Let's Make A Deal, etc.

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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2020, 01:40:49 PM »
If memory serves, the Osmond Pyramid didn't use any arrangement of Tuning Up, but some generic "music" that didn't last more than a few seconds.
Yes. It was just techno noise for about 30 seconds.

Theme songs have become very forgettable over the last 20 years. The current TPiR theme sounds very meh. Something is missing.
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2020, 03:34:36 PM »
I would argue the entire 1990 lineup of games had less than superb themes. Joker's Wild, Tic Tac Dough, The Challengers, Trump Card, Let's Make A Deal, etc.

I think I could learn the end theme from Quiz Kids Challenge in a few minutes. The biggest challenge would be staying awake to play it for the whole 2 minutes.

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2020, 04:02:18 PM »
No mention of The Thousand Dollar Bee yet?
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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2020, 04:58:30 PM »
No mention of The Thousand Dollar Bee yet?
Come on now, that's a GIVEN. :-)

Strike it rich's whole music package is lazy, but I think the worst is the return from commercial cue, which sounds like they just mashed down on the keys.

Osmond Pyramid and Feud 99 themes piss me off because they start off with some promise, and just melt into a mess. (admittedly the second Pyramid season theme was slightly-and I mean slightly better)

Wheel of Fortune hasn't had a good theme in what, a decade?
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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2020, 05:36:28 PM »
All-Star Blitz.

Now that's a horrible theme.

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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2020, 05:48:25 PM »
Hot take: the back half of Blockbusters '80. It's like every instrument had a solo at the same time and it sounds like a car wreck.

The '90s was a wasteland for game show music. TJW '90, TTD '90, LMAD '90 (that pan flute makes it age like milk), the Scrabble '93/Scattergories duo, Debt, Shop 'Til You Drop, Quicksilver, and so on.

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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2020, 06:50:15 PM »
Wheel for the last 15 years has been lackluster.

I also didn’t care for the Jeopardy GOAT theme. I know they were going for a “big event” variant, but it just comes off sounding like the regular version’s evil twin.

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2020, 08:54:23 PM »
My vote goes to Tic Tac '90. Not a terrible piece of music (I mean, Henry Mancini f'god's sake!) but as horribly out of place on that show as PATRIIIICK WAAAAYNE!!!

Three On A Match's music was about 10 or 15 years out of date. The synth-heavy themes coming from Mort Garson and Edd Kalehoff at the time did not help.

Compositionally, just about all of the Stone-Stanley shows sounded like they took their music from the cheapest production library available. My opinion is that unless I missed a few, Match Game '98 was the last good original game show theme.

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2020, 08:59:18 PM »
On All New Strike It Rich it sounds like Hal Hidey had a music budget of 59 cents, just enough to cover the cost of electricity to power his synthesizer. The rest of the show is awful.
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2020, 09:34:40 PM »
The Better Sex. Both the theme and the concept of the show... all bad. Never was a fan of it.
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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2020, 11:23:21 PM »
I would argue the entire 1990 lineup of games had less than superb themes. Joker's Wild, Tic Tac Dough, The Challengers, Trump Card, Let's Make A Deal, etc.

I think I could learn the end theme from Quiz Kids Challenge in a few minutes. The biggest challenge would be staying awake to play it for the whole 2 minutes.

https://youtu.be/WHA_LoE7kjc?t=1500

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2020, 11:35:49 PM »
Go.  I found this to be very boring and repetitive - 3 minutes of searching for a melody which isn't there.
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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2020, 12:01:23 AM »
The Better Sex. Both the theme and the concept of the show... all bad. Never was a fan of it.

Really? Maybe I'm in the minority here, but despite the "battle of the sexes" gimmick, I enjoyed the game. Of course, YMMV. Definitely agree with you on the theme song, though.

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2020, 12:27:17 AM »
The Better Sex. Both the theme and the concept of the show... all bad. Never was a fan of it.

Really? Maybe I'm in the minority here, but despite the "battle of the sexes" gimmick, I enjoyed the game. Of course, YMMV. Definitely agree with you on the theme song, though.

I'm gonna call a moratorium here (knowing I opened that can of worms slightly) and instantly agree to disagree on the game. I don't want to derail the thread.
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