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Oct 4th, 2000, 12:20 PM
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Help!
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United Airlines Theme

Help! Does anyone know the real name to the music of United Airlines theme song on their commercials?

Thanks!
 
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Oct 4th, 2000, 01:00 PM
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Sure, the name of the song is you are a big fat idiot. Glad I could help.
 
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Oct 4th, 2000, 01:01 PM
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I haven't really paid attention lately, but for years it was Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." If I'm out-of-date, maybe someone can help.
 
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Nov 1st, 2000, 12:42 PM
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I think it is "We Are United Airlines and We Don't Give A Rat's Ass About You". Sort of matches their service and on-time performance.
 
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Nov 1st, 2000, 03:25 PM
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It is a theme that comes in the last part of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, made famous by Paul Whiteman's orchestra and pianist Oscar Levant in the 40s. United also uses a very strange version of it in the neon-surrounded moving walkway between terminals at O'Hare.

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Nov 2nd, 2000, 12:15 PM
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I can't believe you actually researched (or worse yet, knew) the them to United Airlines!
 
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Nov 3rd, 2000, 06:23 AM
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Me -- what on earth is the problem with someone -- in this case, a musician -- being able to identify the theme? If I were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and they played that passage (which I played on the piano years before United took it as their theme), I would win a million in less than 2 seconds, since it's a very famous theme (or was)!
 
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Nov 3rd, 2000, 11:51 AM
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sorry, Paul. Didn't mean to offend you.
Was that your final answer?
 
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Nov 4th, 2000, 08:42 AM
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Regis
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Good for you, Paul, for knowing the answer. And you still have all three life lines!
I am jealous of anyone that can play the piano, I got stuck with 4 years of violin lessons, YUCK!
 
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