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User currently offlineCaptain Moya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 18851 times:

Are there any airline enthusiasts out there that know where I can get a hold of the theme song of United Airlines TV commercial? I think it's a jazz song - maybe not. It's mostly piano. Everytime I see the commercial and hear the song I can't help it but smile. Does anyone know if this is an actual song and if yes, what is the title of the song and who composed it?

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User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 18800 times:

It is "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin. The whole piece is just over 16 minutes long. United uses about the last minute.



Jason Seiple
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User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 18764 times:
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Wow I was just thinking the same thing!!
That is great music!



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 18754 times:

Captain Moya
Jason Sieple is right!

I have that song by Gershwin and Deodato's version (1972)



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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 18743 times:

Yeah it is great. I think the good part is in the 13th minute of the song. I listen to it all the time. It makes me grin every time I hear it.
Dave



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User currently offlineTimbo From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 18733 times:

I got an MP3 of the one minute block that United uses. Every time I open it, I listen to it about ten times. Big grin

User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 18723 times:

Did you get the clip off of napster? If so what did you search for? I would like to get a copy of it.

User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 18719 times:

I got the clip too-- off napster a few months ago. Its about a minute long, 1:01. Go to napster, its called Commercial-United Airlines. I can't help but to play it whenever I do a united flightsim flight!

User currently offlineCaptain Moya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 18720 times:

Thank you all for all the help! I'm glad I'm not the only one out there who likes the song. I went to Napster and downloaded two versions one of them is 1:08 minute long and the other one is 2:45 minutes long. Just type in "United Airlines theme" as the title and it should come up. By the way, I play the song over and over too.

User currently offlineB727-231 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 18704 times:

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin....First Performed live (on radio) by Paul Whiteman in 1924. You might be able to find the entire version as re-recorded by Whiteman in the 30's.

B727-231


User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 18687 times:

Any one happen to know what other themes other airlines use?

User currently offlineWoody From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 18673 times:

The theme song that Delta used like 2 years ago is called "Adiemus" by Adiemus. I know that because its on my mom's Pure Moods CD. That's the only other one that I know besides United's.

User currently offlineDelta717 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 457 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 18659 times:

That Delta commercial is really good. It's one of the best airline commercials I've seen. It's very interesting the way the B767s fly in formation in comparison to the dolphins. To get it go to:

http://airodyssey.tripod.com

Delta717

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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 18642 times:

When did United start using this as its theme song? Can anyone tell me?

User currently offlineB727-231 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 18643 times:

TWA used "Up, Up and Away" by the 5th Dimension in the 70's. (Get out your polyesther and boogie shoes!). Before that most airlines had their own jingles written for them with original scores.

"Fly the American Way...American Airlines"

"Delta is ready when you are"

and so on.

United began using Rhapsody in Blue around 10 years ago to the best of my recollection. Why not drop their PR dept. an email and ask!

B727-231


User currently offlineTortuga From United States of America, joined May 2002, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 18507 times:

I know this is an old thread but I was wondering if somebody would be kind enough to send me the United Theme song. As you all know, the "true" Napster is gone.  Sad I have the original Rhapsody in Blue but that's like 30 min long. Also, I have Asiana Airlines theme song if anybody would like to have that...we can trade.  Wink

Thanks.

Here's my email: kkashi82@yahoo.com


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 18465 times:
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What about the safety videos? I got some from HA, NWA, AA, and DL, plus some older airlines from this guy he put on a DVD. They are nice but he needs the UA ones. Os there a way to get them on a Video or DVD to buy or keep?


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User currently offlineTortuga From United States of America, joined May 2002, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 18434 times:

Ok, never mind. After waiting and searching for it...I finally figured it out. I edited my original "Rhapsody in Blue" using Audacity (great program!)  thumbsup  and reproduced that last one minute block.  Smile

For those who want it, I can send it to you and also the Asiana theme music, which is used as their boarding music.

Thanks all.


User currently offlineCX881 From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2003, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 18396 times:

Hey guys -
Would it be possible to send me the United Airline theme song. I can't find it on Napster and was wondering if somebody could send me the song via E-mail or Mail, whatever is easiest.

thanks
CX881
Dan



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User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 18378 times:

In United's latest commercial "A Life" they use some other piece and then cut into "Rhapsody in Blue", does anyone know what it is? That commercial is so well done.

User currently offlineB764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 753 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 18234 times:

Tortuga:

Can I request a copy of the RIB?

b764

(speedbirdclt@yahoo.com)


User currently offlineTortuga From United States of America, joined May 2002, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 18230 times:

Hi,

B764, check your email.  Smile

CX881, did you get the link I sent you? I sent it through instant message on here. Otherwise, give me your email address.

Thanks.


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