A quartet of British hairdressers released a mix of 25 themed songs for children’s television. The Ashatones, a group formed at the University of Leeds in 2013, pay homage to classic themes of the 1960s, including Top Cat, The Flintstones, Scooby doo and Infamous and Mutley, as well as 90s and contemporary tunes like Pokemon and Peppa Pig.
Arranged by Ashatones members Harry Style and Ashley Jacobs, the medley was released as a music video, directed by Eleanor Pead. The video is now available to watch on YouTube or you can purchase the track on Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to Music for Youth, a charity aimed at providing young people with performance opportunities.
Full list of featured theme songs:
Bear in the big blue house
Rosie and Jim
Quite strange parents
Pinky and the Brain
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Dastardley and Mutley
Sam the firefighter
Bob the Builder
The Ashatones shared a rendition of his Baddiel and Skinner arrangement Three Lions: football is coming home earlier this year to celebrate the England-Italy Euro 2020 final.
The mix of children’s TV themed melodies is also available to stream at Spotify.
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BBC Music MagazineTom Service columnist recently argued that we should take cartoon themes more seriously.