Friday, July 25, 2008

The DOCTOR WHO Years - The Naughties

Having recently enjoyed the Musical History of Doctor Who, my one regret was that it stopped at Survival.

So, here's my idea for a fourth installment. Or maybe a fifth...



The return of Doctor Who - Slow, Kylie Minogue

THE SCREAM OF THE SHALKA - Mad World, Michael Andrews & Gary Jules

Generic 2004 stuff - Toxic, Britney Spears

2005 Countdown - Against All Odds, Steve Brookstein

ROSE - You've Got A Friend, McFly

Eccleston Quits! - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, U2

THE END OF THE WORLD - Tainted Love, Soft Cell.

THE UNQUIET DEAD - Is This The Way to Amarillo?, Tony Christie & Peter Kay

ALIENS OF LONDON - Oh My Gosh, Basement Jaxx

WORLD WAR THREE - Over and Over, Nelly

DALEK - Lonely, Akon

THE LONG GAME - Devils And Dust, Bruce Springsteen

FATHER'S DAY - Lyla, Oasis

THE EMPTY CHILD - Axel F, Crazy Frog

THE DOCTOR DANCES - Demon Days, Gorillaz

BOOMTOWN - The Importance of Being Idle, Oasis.

BAD WOLF - Square One, Coldplay

THE PARTING OF THE WAYS - Goodbye My Lover, James Blunt

David Tennant is the Doctor! - Push The Button, Sugarbabes

AFTERLIFE - JCB, Nizlopi

THE CHRISTMAS INVASION - That's My Goal, Shayne Ward

ATTACK OF THE GRASKE - Lose Yourself, Eminem


2006!

Countdown to 2006/Totally Doctor Who - When The Sun Goes Down, Artic Monkeys

NEW EARTH - Crazy, Gnarls Barkley

TOOTH AND CLAW - When You Wasn't Famous, The Streets

SCHOOL REUNION - Storm Coming, Gnarls Barkley

THE GIRL IN THE FIRE PLACE - You're All I Have, Snow Patrol

RISE OF THE CYBERMEN - Strip My Mind, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

THE AGE OF STEEL - Torture Me, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

THE IDIOT'S LANTERN - I wish I was a Punk Rocker, Sandi Thorm

THE IMPOSSIBLE PLANET - No Tomorrow, Orson

THE SATAN PIT - Maneater, Nelly Furtado

LOVE & MONSTERS - A Bad Dream, Keane

FEAR HER - Hips Don't Lie, Shakira

Billie Piper Quits! - Leaving So Soon?, Keane

ARMY OF GHOSTS - Smile, Lilly Allen

DOOMSDAY - Heaven For The Weather, Hell For The Company, Lostprophets/Take A Bow, Muse

Torchwood? - Don't Stop Me Now, McFly

EVERYTHING CHANGES - Welcome to the Black Parade, My Chemical Romance

DAY ONE - For Reasons Unknown, The Killers

GHOST MACHINE - Star Girl, McFly

CYBERWOMAN - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit, Fredde le Grand

SMALL WORLDS - The Rose, Westlife

COUNTRYCIDE - Smack That, Akon

GREEKS BEARING GIFTS - Patience, Take That

THEY KEEP KILLING SUZIE - Shine, Take That

RANDOM SHOES - John and Elvis Are Dead, George Michael

OUT OF TIME - Beautiful World, Take That

COMBAT - A Moment Like This, Leona Lewis

CAPTAIN JACK HARKNESS - Reach Out, Take That

END OF DAYS - I'd Wait For Life, Take That

THE RUNAWAY BRIDE - Love Don't Roam, Murray Gold


2007

INVASION OF THE BANE - Wake Up Alone, Amy Whitehouse

SMITH & JONES - Walk This Way, Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud

THE SHAKESPEARE CODE - I'm Gonna Be, Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin

GRIDLOCK - Give It To Me,Timbaland

DALEKS IN MANHATTEN - Beautiful Liar, Beyonce

EVOLUTION OF THE DALEKS - D is for Dangerous, Arctic Monkeys

THE LAZARUS EXPERIMENT - The Bad Thing, Arctic Monkeys

The Infinite Quest - Transylvania, McFly

42 - Umbrella, Rihanna

HUMAN NATURE - Wake Up Call, Maroon 5

THE FAMILY OF BLOOD - Nothing Lasts Forever, Maroon 5

BLINK - Question Existing, Rihanna

UTOPIA - Icky Thump, The White Stripes

THE SOUND OF THE DRUMS - Voodoo Child, Rogue Traders

THE LAST OF THE TIME LORDS - An End Has A Start, The Editors

REVENGE OF THE SLITHEEN - Beautiful Girls, Sean Kingston

EYE OF THE GORGON - About You Now, Sugarbabes

THE WARRIORS OF KULDAK - Bleeding Love, Leona Lewis

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SARAH JANE? - You Are Not Alone, The Eagles

THE LOST BOY - Do Something, The Eagles

TIME-CRASH - It's You, Westlife

VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED - The Stowaway, Murray Gold

2008

KISS KISS, BANG BANG! - Now You're Gone, Basshunter

SLEEPER - Mercy, Duffy

TO THE LAST MAN - I'm Not Over You, Scouting for Girls

MEAT - If I Had Eyes, Jack Johnson

ADAM - Sleep Through the Static, Jack Johnson

RESET - Same Girl, Jack Johnson

DEAD MAN WALKING - That's Not My Name, The Ting Tings

A DAY IN THE DEATH - I Thought It Was Over, The Feeling

SOMETHING BORROWED - Delayed Devotion, Duffy

FROM OUT OF THE RAIN - I'm Scared, Duffy

ADRIFT - Serious, Duffy

FRAGMENTS - Hanging On Too Long, Duffy

EXIT WOUNDS - American Boy, Estelle

PARTNERS IN CRIME - Living Well Is The Best Revenge, REM

THE FIRES OF POMPEII - Until the Day is Done, REM

PLANET OF THE OOD - 4 Minutes, Madonna

THE SONTARAN STRATAGEM - I Don't Like You Any More, The Last Shadow Puppets

THE POISON SKY - My Mistakes Were Made For You, The Last Shadow Puppets

THE DOCTOR'S DAUGHTER - She's Not Me, Madonna

THE UNICORN AND THE WASP - Another Day That Time Forgot, Neil Diamond

SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY - Appetite, Usher

FOREST OF THE DEAD - Singing in the Rain, Mint Royale

MIDNIGHT - Death and All His Friends, Coldplay

TURN LEFT - Viva la Vida, Coldplay

THE STOLEN EARTH - Cemetaries of London, Coldplay

JOURNEY'S END - Life in Technicolour, Coldplay

4 comments:

jdx-random said...

Wow, just dropping by to note that your music knowledge is possibly more eclectic than my own. I'm really quite impressed. A few double-ups and odd ones, but that list really wasn't too shabby. Amusing that you picked Life in Technicolor for Journey's End. After so many interesting lyric matches, it seems like a bit of a meaningless cop-out, as all it really has to say is "wooooh". Very appropriate indeed.

Youth of Australia said...

Oh, well, nothing remotely that interesting. The DOCTOR WHO Years works by 'that week's top of the pops', so those are the songs that were being played at the same week at the episode. Any match ups are completely coincidental - like "She's Not Me" for the Doctor's Daughter, for example.

I haven't heard most of those songs, and I got all the info off wikipedia. I am undone.

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

DALEK - Lonely, Akon

I hate that song but that would make a hilarious clip..

THE EMPTY CHILD - Axel F, Crazy Frog

... that would also be interesting..

THE DOCTOR DANCES - Demon Days, Gorillaz

...how many of these songs HAVE you heard?

ATTACK OF THE GRASKE - Lose Yourself, Eminem

..Eminem on top of the pops that recently? Now I feel old...

TOOTH AND CLAW - When You Wasn't Famous, The Streets

LMAO LMAO LMAO.

Funnily enough Mary Tamm appears in the film clip.

THE IDIOT'S LANTERN - I wish I was a Punk Rocker, Sandi Thorm

Ooh, now that one works..

THE SATAN PIT - Maneater, Nelly Furtado

And that one!

FEAR HER - Hips Don't Lie, Shakira

But not that one. No. Nononono...

ARMY OF GHOSTS - Smile, Lilly Allen

Erm... possibly. The song's all about how nice things look on the surface when you're feeling good - but you look twice and it isn't. Which sort of reflects the Ghosts/Cybermen thing I guess. I mostly remember it because Lily is hotter than you'd think Keith Allen's daughter would be.

..oh, no I'm wrong. I was thinking of LDN. Smile's about getting revenge on an ex-boyfriend. So, that doesn't work.

EVERYTHING CHANGES - Welcome to the Black Parade, My Chemical Romance

Ooh, nice..

DAY ONE - For Reasons Unknown, The Killers

Awesome. Would probably synch up well and it's a great track.

CYBERWOMAN - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit, Fredde le Grand

They're a good match. Hands Up For Detroit the film clip is nothing but three-and-a-half minutes of upskirting, and you're familiar with the Cyberwoman's outfit...

COUNTRYCIDE - Smack That, Akon

The film clip of Smack That has a narrative that's just about as well thought-out as the actual episode. And also features Eric Roberts.

42 - Umbrella, Rihanna

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ahhh... hehe. He. Ha. Haha! HAHAHAHHAHA!

No, I'm better now... I... er... he. Hehehehe. HAHAHAHA!

HUMAN NATURE - Wake Up Call, Maroon 5

Oh, I like that song. But, you know, it's about killing a guy you find sleeping with your girl. So... debatable relevance.

REVENGE OF THE SLITHEEN - Beautiful Girls, Sean Kingston

Any beautiful girls in that episode? Who could be described as "Just too beeeauwtifool girls..."

THE WARRIORS OF KULDAK - Bleeding Love, Leona Lewis

Any heartbroken women in that story?

And by a remarkable co-incidence the songs for 2008 I have never heard of - in the year where I've been too busy to go to the gym regularly, wherein nothing but ChannelV is shown...

Who knew Duffy made so many tracks? Well, I guess Duffy and her fan club...

Youth of Australia said...

OK, I'll just make it clear that no, I haven't heard half these songs. More than half. And the ones I did I rarely liked. But these are the ones in the charts in the relevent episode, and my only deviation is when a song like "Crazy" is number one for most of the season, so I went to top albums of the week from there. Why is Duffy so big? Because they showed four episodes of Torchwood IN THE SAME WEEK, that's why.

LMAO LMAO LMAO.
Funnily enough Mary Tamm appears in the film clip.

But that's not why it's funny, right?

Awesome. Would probably synch up well and it's a great track.
The song title describes why the script was comissioned, I think.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ahhh... hehe. He. Ha. Haha! HAHAHAHHAHA!
No, I'm better now... I... er... he. Hehehehe. HAHAHAHA!

I wish I'd been expecting that.

Any beautiful girls in that episode? Who could be described as "Just too beeeauwtifool girls..."
Well, all the ugly Slitheen women might make a decent ironic counterpoint...

Any heartbroken women in that story?
Yes. Several. Mind you, one's a computer in drag, but it still counts.

Anyway, I only did this in a vain attempt to get Starship Trooper out of my skull... and that blonde... GAH! Other topics!