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Old 01-31-07, 03:14 PM
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Name that (common) classical tune?

Can anyone name these two classical songs?

There was an old airline t.v. ad campaign that used the same song. Right now, I hear it at the beginning of the "This Week in The Economist" podcast.

Also, there's a common song that you hear all the time that I can't place. For you Stern fans, it's the song when Robin plays a clip of a celebrity babbling - they layer it with the "blahblahblahBLAHBLAHBLAH" clip. Also, it was used in The Hudsucker Proxy during the "advent of the Hula-Hoop" sequence... Very up-tempo - I always thought that it was "Flight of the Bumblebee" but that's not it...
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I'll take a crack at answering your question.

1. I'm wondering if you mean the United Airlines theme song from awhile back. That was definitely Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," written in 1924.

2. I've never seen the movie nor listen to Howard Stern, but looking up the soundtrack on Amazon, I think you must be talking about "The Hula Hoop." That was an adaptation of Aram Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance," written in 1943.

Find clips of these two pieces on Amazon or something and let me know if those are the ones you're talking about.

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