Captain Moya
Topic Author
Posts: 64
Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2001 12:55 pm

United Theme Song

Tue Feb 06, 2001 12:52 pm

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?
 
Jason Seiple
Posts: 686
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2000 7:42 am

RE: United Theme Song

Tue Feb 06, 2001 1:06 pm

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
seiple@email.msn.com
 
Accidentally
Posts: 612
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2000 7:33 am

RE: United Theme Song

Tue Feb 06, 2001 2:18 pm

Wow I was just thinking the same thing!!
That is great music!
Indianapolis, IN
 
Superfly
Posts: 37735
Joined: Thu May 11, 2000 8:01 am

RE: United Theme Song

Tue Feb 06, 2001 3:42 pm

Captain Moya
Jason Sieple is right!

I have that song by Gershwin and Deodato's version (1972)
Bring back the Concorde
 
sushka
Posts: 4657
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 1999 12:33 am

RE: United Theme Song

Tue Feb 06, 2001 4:38 pm

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
Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
 
Timbo
Posts: 217
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:10 pm

RE: United Theme Song

Wed Feb 07, 2001 7:47 am

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
 
aa737
Posts: 830
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 1999 5:49 am

RE: Timbo

Wed Feb 07, 2001 8:23 am

Did you get the clip off of napster? If so what did you search for? I would like to get a copy of it.
 
fspilot747
Posts: 3455
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 1999 2:58 am

RE: Timbo

Wed Feb 07, 2001 9:11 am

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!
 
Captain Moya
Topic Author
Posts: 64
Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2001 12:55 pm

Timbo

Wed Feb 07, 2001 10:44 am

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.
 
Guest

RE: United Theme Song

Wed Feb 07, 2001 10:11 pm

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
 
aa737
Posts: 830
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 1999 5:49 am

RE: United Theme Song

Thu Feb 08, 2001 9:47 am

Any one happen to know what other themes other airlines use?
 
woody
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2000 3:14 am

RE: United Theme Song

Fri Feb 09, 2001 5:24 am

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.
 
Delta717
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2000 8:56 am

RE: United Theme Song

Sat Feb 10, 2001 10:56 am

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

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Saul Loeb

 
United Airline
Posts: 8766
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2001 5:24 pm

RE: United Theme Song

Tue Feb 20, 2001 12:59 pm

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

RE: United Theme Song

Tue Feb 20, 2001 10:23 pm

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
 
tortuga
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed May 08, 2002 5:51 am

RE: United Theme Song

Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:17 am

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
 
CcrlR
Posts: 2182
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2001 9:24 am

RE: United Theme Song

Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:56 pm

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?
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
 
tortuga
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed May 08, 2002 5:51 am

RE: United Theme Song

Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:04 am

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.
 
CX881
Posts: 232
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:32 pm

RE: United Theme Song

Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:25 pm

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
747-400 - FOREVER THE QUEEN OF THE SKIES!!!
 
UA772IAD
Posts: 1269
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:43 am

RE: United Theme Song

Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:10 am

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.
 
b764
Posts: 705
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2001 10:49 am

RE: United Theme Song

Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:53 am

Tortuga:

Can I request a copy of the RIB?

b764

(speedbirdclt@yahoo.com)
 
tortuga
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed May 08, 2002 5:51 am

RE: United Theme Song

Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:28 pm

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.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests