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Dale Sams
01-21-2014, 09:56 PM
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"

TonySinclair
01-21-2014, 10:12 PM
The William Tell Overture. Not the Lone Ranger part, the storm and clearing part.

Hermione
01-21-2014, 10:14 PM
Kill the Wabb...er, Ride of the Valkyries.

Along with all of the above.

Quimby
01-21-2014, 10:17 PM
"Ain't we got fun."

What an "Overture" is.

terentii
01-21-2014, 10:22 PM
"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!")

terentii
01-21-2014, 10:29 PM
The "Bird Trudging through the Jungle" music.

Dale Sams
01-21-2014, 10:38 PM
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"

GIGObuster
01-21-2014, 11:12 PM
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.

GuanoLad
01-21-2014, 11:52 PM
Peer Gynt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rh8gMvzPw0). Much of its other pieces were used a lot in The Smurfs also.

scabpicker
01-22-2014, 12:34 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H99FM6S8rU) by Liszt. I've been getting that one caught in my head since I was little.

furryman
01-22-2014, 01:48 AM
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

panache45
01-22-2014, 06:54 AM
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOg2wL9W_Vs).

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
01-22-2014, 07:41 AM
"We were sailing along"

Actual title: "Moonlight Bay" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonlight_Bay).


The Grand Canyon Suite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVKVB0MImOg&t=1m28s)

Gedd
01-22-2014, 07:49 AM
Peer Gynt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rh8gMvzPw0). 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.

Dewey Finn
01-22-2014, 07:53 AM
Elaine to Jerry: "You know, it is so sad. All your knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny cartoons."

Dale Sams
01-22-2014, 08:03 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H99FM6S8rU) 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."

kaylasdad99
01-22-2014, 08:25 AM
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.

Fear Itself
01-22-2014, 08:28 AM
The Anvil Chorus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uFZoaTCrggQ#t=61) from Verdi's Il Trovatore (starts at 1:00)

Peter Morris
01-22-2014, 08:31 AM
Franz von Suppé: "Light Cavalry" Overture
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zheXhq50eo&t=2m37s

Hearts and Flowers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnXOr8GvKcQ&t=0m18s

freckafree
01-22-2014, 08:32 AM
"Somebody's Rocking My Dreamboat"

"Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVBYDZrQqyM)

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..."

RealityChuck
01-22-2014, 08:35 AM
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.

Peter Morris
01-22-2014, 08:36 AM
William Tell Overture.
No, not the Lone Ranger part. The "morning" part.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoBE69wdSkQ&t=6m10s

Fear Itself
01-22-2014, 08:37 AM
Infernal Galop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=okQRnHvw3is#t=107) from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld (starts at 1:47)

Gedd
01-22-2014, 08:42 AM
How about all the armed forces Hymns?

Ranger Jeff
01-22-2014, 08:54 AM
"Arkansas Traveler" aka "The Boggy Road To Millidgeville (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcibAFOU0Ik)" aka "I'm Bringing Home A Baby Bumble Bee".

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
01-22-2014, 08:56 AM
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. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMJrM80r50A)

Ranger Jeff
01-22-2014, 09:00 AM
Carl Stalling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.

LawMonkey
01-22-2014, 09:29 AM
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." :D

Prof. Pepperwinkle
01-22-2014, 09:34 AM
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).

Gedd
01-22-2014, 09:34 AM
Chopin's Funeral March (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgw_RD_1_5I)

astorian
01-22-2014, 09:49 AM
"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"

Snooooopy
01-22-2014, 12:37 PM
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.

GargoyleWB
01-22-2014, 01:46 PM
"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)

Grrr!
01-22-2014, 02:18 PM
No Camptown races? I believe that was Foghorn's favorite.

Coriolanus
01-22-2014, 03:43 PM
"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.

astorian
01-22-2014, 03:45 PM
"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...)

astorian
01-22-2014, 03:52 PM
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.

Cayuga
01-22-2014, 04:32 PM
"Those Endearing Young Charms," except I have no idea what comes after the explosion.

aruvqan
01-22-2014, 04:38 PM
Ah :D the music is one of the reasons I adore old cartoons - I really love the old (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoJkxNa6v14) Betty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhUCItCCQmQ) Boop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTzyL80IfYQ) stuff with Cab Calloway.

Flywheel
01-22-2014, 04:47 PM
"Sleep, Baby, Sleep"

Ponch8
01-22-2014, 04:50 PM
Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545 (Granny's theme song)

longPath
01-22-2014, 06:59 PM
The Five O'clock Whistle (Little Red Riding Rabbit, 1944)

Fear Itself
01-22-2014, 07:17 PM
The Streets of Cairo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npQUK_OJONA)

astorian
01-23-2014, 09:46 AM
"Ahi, Viene La Conga" by Raúl Valdespí

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Okoh5HN1mo

Dale Sams
01-23-2014, 10:26 AM
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...)

Gedd
01-23-2014, 01:06 PM
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!

CalMeacham
01-23-2014, 02:05 PM
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).

Peter Morris
01-23-2014, 02:21 PM
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.

FordPrefect
01-23-2014, 02:32 PM
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."

astorian
01-23-2014, 02:38 PM
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!"

CalMeacham
01-23-2014, 02:53 PM
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."

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair is another Stephen Foster song. From 1854

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

CalMeacham
01-23-2014, 02:55 PM
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.

I'm half right, half wrong. "Michigan Rag" was indeed co-written by Jones and Maltese:

"The Michigan Rag"
Words and Music by Milt Franklyn, Michael Maltese and Chuck Jones, written for the cartoon

But it's not the "Hello my Baby song. My error is conflating the two. Until now, I thought "Hello my Baby WAS "The Michigan Rag".

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

GargoyleWB
01-23-2014, 03:01 PM
"It's Magic"- music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Sammy Cahn


Awesome, thanks!

There's that Carmen Miranda song (foreign lyrics) when Bugs is hiding in the fruit in her hair. Anyone know that one?

astorian
01-23-2014, 04:20 PM
Awesome, thanks!

There's that Carmen Miranda song (foreign lyrics) when Bugs is hiding in the fruit in her hair. Anyone know that one?

That was "Sambiana," written by Nestor Amaral, a composer and bandleader who worked a lot with the real Camen Miranda.

I've never heard it anywhere but in the cartoon "Slick Hare."

Gedd
01-23-2014, 04:23 PM
Awesome, thanks!

There's that Carmen Miranda song (foreign lyrics) when Bugs is hiding in the fruit in her hair. Anyone know that one?

Classic scene. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjeveGthEYk)

According to imdb it's Sambiana. Only found an instramental version on YouTube but it sounds about right (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuk51KfxS3k).


ETA Beat me to it!

Suburban Plankton
01-23-2014, 06:46 PM
William Tell Overture.
No, not the Lone Ranger part. The "morning" part.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoBE69wdSkQ&t=6m10s

For me, that's not associated with Looney Tunes, but rather Bambi vs. Godzilla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-wUdetAAlY).

GIGObuster
01-24-2014, 08:08 PM
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!"

I remember two possibilities: a speed up "Song of the Volga Boatmen" (I remember the "Gremlins From the Kremlin" using the tune when sabotaging Hitler's plane.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Song_of_the_Volga_Boatmen
(known in Russian as Эй, ухнем! [Ey, ukhnem!, "yo, heave-ho!"], after the refrain) is a well-known traditional Russian song collected by Mily Balakirev, and published in his book of folk songs in 1866.[1]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMYsrZQjlf0

The second: Carl Starling (the legendary composer for the Looney Tunes) used the speed up as inspiration to create an original funny "Cossack Kick" dance sound alike.

dropzone
01-24-2014, 08:46 PM
"Those Endearing Young Charms," except I have no idea what comes after the explosion.Whenever I hear it done right it sounds wrong.

Sigmagirl
01-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Did I miss someone saying "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna" by von Suppé?

Ranger Jeff
01-24-2014, 09:22 PM
Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545 (Granny's theme song)

I love to imagine what fun Chico (Leonard) Marx would have had playing that.

rowrrbazzle
01-25-2014, 12:57 AM
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!"

I remember two possibilities: a speed up "Song of the Volga Boatmen" (I remember the "Gremlins From the Kremlin" using the tune when sabotaging Hitler's plane.)It's definitely not a sped-up "Volga Boatmen". I know what astorian's referring to, and the comparison is a huge stretch. It sounds like some hopak or trepak.

Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545 (Granny's theme song)I can't find a Granny cartoon, but are you sure the music used isn't from Raymond Scott's adaptation of the Mozart, titled "In an 18th Century Drawing Room" (which I have definitely heard in other Looney Toons)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVmK0Dt6LeI

GIGObuster
01-25-2014, 03:47 AM
It's definitely not a sped-up "Volga Boatmen". I know what astorian's referring to, and the comparison is a huge stretch. It sounds like some hopak or trepak.


I think it is the same music bit you are thinking about (http://www.televisiontunes.com/Bugs_Bunny_-_Hare_Tonic_-_Russian_Dance.html), I based my reply on this past thread:

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=562670

That I remembered wrong :smack:, the Volga reference was not the correct one, so I prefer the second choice, I do remember that Termite Terrace was capable of composing tunes when needed, as in One Froggy Evening, the song the Michigan Rag was not an old tune, it was made for the short by Milt Franklyn, Michael Maltese and Chuck Jones.

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

There is still a third choice as mentioned by the posters on that thread: That Carl Stalling grabbed it from stock music.

astorian
01-25-2014, 10:12 AM
Did I miss someone saying "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna" by von Suppé?

From "Baton Bunny"!

I actually just heard that piece on a local classical radio station yesterday afternoon, and kept imagining I heard the little fly buzzing around!

Gedd
01-27-2014, 10:48 AM
I think it is the same music bit you are thinking about (http://www.televisiontunes.com/Bugs_Bunny_-_Hare_Tonic_-_Russian_Dance.html), I based my reply on this past thread:

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=562670


That fits better than Brahm's Hungarian Dance No 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X9LvC9WkkQ) which was my first guess.

terentii
01-27-2014, 12:08 PM
It's definitely not a sped-up "Volga Boatmen". I know what astorian's referring to, and the comparison is a huge stretch. It sounds like some hopak or trepak.

Bullwinkle sang it once as Little Tommy Tucker:

"Russian dressing?!?

Tomatoes, beets, and turnips, we use to make it red, HEY!

Put it on your salad and you'll wish that you were dead! HEY!"

Ponch8
01-27-2014, 05:04 PM
I can't find a Granny cartoon, but are you sure the music used isn't from Raymond Scott's adaptation of the Mozart, titled "In an 18th Century Drawing Room" (which I have definitely heard in other Looney Toons)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVmK0Dt6LeI

I'm pretty sure it's not the adaptation.

Peter Morris
01-27-2014, 07:31 PM
trisch-trasch polka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGbtoMM9CQk)

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