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Old 01-21-2014, 10:56 PM
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Music you wouldn't know were it not for Looney Tunes.

I'll just throw out a few off the top of my head (Some may not be the actual titles)

"Powerhouse" of course (The industrial music)
"The Barber of Seville"
"I'm looking over a four leaf clover"
"We were sailing along"
"Baby Face"
"Hello ma Baby"
"I'm Just Wild About Harry"
Old 01-21-2014, 11:12 PM
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The William Tell Overture. Not the Lone Ranger part, the storm and clearing part.
Old 01-21-2014, 11:14 PM
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Kill the Wabb...er, Ride of the Valkyries.

Along with all of the above.
Old 01-21-2014, 11:17 PM
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"Ain't we got fun."

What an "Overture" is.
Old 01-21-2014, 11:22 PM
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"We're in the Money"

"The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady" (My favorite Bugs moment!)

"Captain of the Clouds" (Though I heard it in the movie of the same name much later.)

"Over the Waves, Let's Go, Men!" ("We're Shovin' Right Off Again!")

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Old 01-21-2014, 11:29 PM
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The "Bird Trudging through the Jungle" music.
Old 01-21-2014, 11:38 PM
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Thought of a couple more:

"My Momma Done Told Me" (Heh. Youtube says this is actually called "Blues in the Night")

"Singing in the Bathtub"

"The Old Grey Mare"

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Old 01-22-2014, 12:12 AM
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Fingal's Cave (Die Fingalshöhle), composed by Felix Mendelssohn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrides_Overture

That Mina bird walk tune was unforgettable and got me to love the work of Mendelson. Nowadays the Mina Bird shorts are not shown much as the main character was Inki, a pigmy with a very stereotyped look.
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Peer Gynt. Much of its other pieces were used a lot in The Smurfs also.
Old 01-22-2014, 01:34 AM
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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt. I've been getting that one caught in my head since I was little.
Old 01-22-2014, 02:48 AM
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Freddy The Freshman
Lady in Red
Lullaby on Broadway

Also completely off subject I memorized the first couple of lines from Hiawatha because of a Looney Toons cartoon
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The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down.
Old 01-22-2014, 08:41 AM
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"We were sailing along"
Actual title: "Moonlight Bay".


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Old 01-22-2014, 08:49 AM
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Peer Gynt. Much of its other pieces were used a lot in The Smurfs also.
Oh yeah. Morning is a popular one in cartoons. I hear In the Hall of the Mountain King every once in a while (a bit is in the theme of "Sonic the Hedgehog"), and March of the Dwarves shows up sometimes too.
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Elaine to Jerry: "You know, it is so sad. All your knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny cartoons."
Old 01-22-2014, 09:03 AM
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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt. I've been getting that one caught in my head since I was little.
I still can't hear "The Blue Danube" without going, "Quack quack. Quack quack."
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I can't hear "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" without singing it in Elmer Fudd's voice, ending it like a singing telegram ("signed Miles Standish"), and demanding payment.
Old 01-22-2014, 09:28 AM
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The Anvil Chorus from Verdi's Il Trovatore (starts at 1:00)

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Old 01-22-2014, 09:31 AM
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Franz von Suppé: "Light Cavalry" Overture
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0zheXhq50eo&t=2m37s

Hearts and Flowers
http://youtube.com/watch?v=xnXOr8GvKcQ&t=0m18s
Old 01-22-2014, 09:32 AM
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"Somebody's Rocking My Dreamboat"

"Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals"

And along the lines of Dale Sams "quack quack" to "The Blue Danube," I cannot hear Brahm's Lullaby without singing, "Go to sleep, go to sleep, close your big bloodshot eyes..."
Old 01-22-2014, 09:35 AM
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Hello My Baby
Come back to Eireann
I'm Just Wild About Harry
Throw Him Down, McClosky
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

The Latin Quarter (with the lyrics "What is Your Order?")
Shuffle Off to Buffalo
I Only Have Eyes for You

Some of these I later heard elsewhere, but Looney Tunes were the start.
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William Tell Overture.
No, not the Lone Ranger part. The "morning" part.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=xoBE69wdSkQ&t=6m10s
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Infernal Galop from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld (starts at 1:47)
Old 01-22-2014, 09:42 AM
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How about all the armed forces Hymns?
Old 01-22-2014, 09:54 AM
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"Arkansas Traveler" aka "The Boggy Road To Millidgeville" aka "I'm Bringing Home A Baby Bumble Bee".
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William Tell Overture.
No, not the Lone Ranger part. The "morning" part.
Indelibly associated in my mind with the image of a half-drowned Popeye crawling out of the sewer.
Old 01-22-2014, 10:00 AM
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Carl Stalling composed/adapted/arranged the music for the Looney Tunes. Warner Bros had their own staff orchestra who were getting salaries whether they worked or not, so WB let the guys in the Termite Terrace make use of them. If you scroll down from my link, you'll find a partial list of songs he adapted for cartoons.
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One of my favorite parts of my developing opera fandom is being pleasantly surprised every time I'm enjoying a new-to-me opera and having some bit of music come up and thinking, "Oh, I recognize this from Bugs Bunny."
Old 01-22-2014, 10:34 AM
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Merrie Melodies' I'm Wearin' My Green Fedora (for Dora, for Dora); Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes; I Love to Sing-A, It's As Easy (As Falling Off A Log).
Old 01-22-2014, 10:34 AM
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Chopin's Funeral March
Old 01-22-2014, 10:49 AM
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"The Irish Washerwoman"

"My Gal Is a High-Born Lady" (an old vaudeville tune written by Barney Fagan)

Bing Crosby's "Rainy Night in Rio"
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I can't help but be reminded of a fairly obscure old Saturday Night Live fake television commercial from the episode that Jeremy Irons did. He was pitching a compilation of classical pieces that had been featured prominently in Looney Tunes. Kind of amusing, if only to get the opportunity to see Irons subverting his typically grave and dignified image by singing, "Kill the wabbit!" along with the accompanying Wagner selection.
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"I want to sing-a about the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a"

Some that I think were based on real songs, but with changed lyrics?

"I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee..."

"La da da da da....abracadbra...."

The boogie-woogie piano from Tom and Jerry (Jerry playing the bass notes, Tom joins in on the high notes)
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No Camptown races? I believe that was Foghorn's favorite.
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"Rainy Night in Rio"
I'll just complement that with "Largo al Factotum" from Rossini's "The Barber of Seville". The song that Giovanni Jones is trying to rehearse while Bugs plays the quoted song, which Giovanni starts to sing as well.
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"La da da da da....abracadbra...."
"It's Magic"- music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Sammy Cahn




Oh, and they often used the 1920's standard "If I Could Be WIth You an Hour Tonight."
(Ricky ticky tucky...)

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The Latin Quarter (with the lyrics "What is Your Order?")

They always used this one in episodes set in France- I never knew the title, until fairly recently.

Another classic from Harry Warren.
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"Those Endearing Young Charms," except I have no idea what comes after the explosion.
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Ah the music is one of the reasons I adore old cartoons - I really love the old Betty Boop stuff with Cab Calloway.
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"Sleep, Baby, Sleep"
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Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545 (Granny's theme song)
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The Five O'clock Whistle (Little Red Riding Rabbit, 1944)
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The Streets of Cairo
Old 01-23-2014, 10:46 AM
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"Ahi, Viene La Conga" by Raúl Valdespí

(You only THINK you don't know this one!)

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They always used this one in episodes set in France- I never knew the title, until fairly recently.

Another classic from Harry Warren.
That reminds me of "Louise" (every leetle breeze...)
Old 01-23-2014, 02:06 PM
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Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545 (Granny's theme song)
THAT'S WHAT IT IS!!!!

I have photo-copied sheet music for that song (the first movement) that I found but the title is cut off. You just solved an old mystery!
Old 01-23-2014, 03:05 PM
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I still can't hear "The Blue Danube" without going, "Quack quack. Quack quack."
Pepper Mill has said this as well.


Actually, I probably would have encountered most of the classical music without the cartoons, but I probably wouldn't know "Powerhouse", "Blues in the Night", "Moonlight Bay", "Angel in Disguise", or a lot of the other minor works and pop tunes without the Warner Brothers cartoons.


I thought "Michigan Rag" (The Michigan J. Frog Song) -- "Hello, my Baby, Hello, my Honey..." -- was composed for the cartoon by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese. If true, I certainly wouldn't have heard it were it not for the cartoon (and Mel Brooks would have, either, so it wouldn't be in Spaceballs).
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I thought "Michigan Rag" (The Michigan J. Frog Song) -- "Hello, my Baby, Hello, my Honey..." -- was composed for the cartoon by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese.
Nope

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello!_Ma_Baby

"Hello! Ma Baby" is a Tin Pan Alley song written in 1899 by the team of Joseph E. Howard and Ida Emerson ("Howard and Emerson"). Its subject is a man who has a girlfriend he knows only through the telephone; it was the first well-known song to refer to the telephone.[1] The song was first recorded by Arthur Collins on Edison 5470.
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This has probably been named up-thread, but I don't know the title, only the line, which cracks me up every time I think of it. I think of it every time I bump my head and sing it after I stop cursing.
"I dream of Jeanie, she's a light brown hare."
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All together now:

"Mammy's little baby loves shortenin', shortenin'
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread!"

(I've ONLY heard that song in cartoons.)

Also... is there a title to that Russian dance tune you always heard in cartoons?

"Duh duh duh duh duh duuuuh,
Duh duh duh duh duh duh... HEY!"

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