Da Da Da Da Da Da, Five Other Ditties We Take for Granted
On Monday, we met Bobby Kent, former San Diego Chargers musical director, and the man who claims he's responsible for 'da da da da da da... CHARGE!' However on Wednesday, Tony Fox, director of the USC Trojan Marching Band, told us that former USC student Tommy Walker came up with the stadium ditty way back in 1955. Not since Vanilla Ice ripped Queen/David Bowie's "Under Pressure" hook for "Ice, Ice, Baby" has there been this much discussion about musical composition.
Check out our list of everyday ditties we take for granted, and the people behind them.
2. "The Microsoft Sound" - Brian Eno
3. NBC Chimes - Richard Blanchard
B-D-G, those are the notes that make up the NBC Chime, however, we're not sure if Robert Blanchard really came up with it. Richard H. Ranger, a radio engineer from the 1930s was the first to mechanize the chime with a contraption similar to a music box, but there's speculation the original chime was from a NBC affiliate in Atlanta.
4. The Addams Family Theme - Vic Mizzy
While The Addams Family theme isn't as popular as "Charge!", it has become a stadium favorite. 'da da da da, clap clap, da da da da, clap clap...
Yes, the former host of Entertainment Tonight is also a New Age composer, and he wrote the NBA on NBC theme song on his answering machine. One hit wonder? Hardly, he also wrote this great jam.
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