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80's music in Knight Rider

Post by KNIGHT RAIDER » Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:38 pm

There is one thing I really enjoy the most about Knight Rider and that is the songs they play throughout the show. Much of the songs they play are top hits from the 80's, which bring back wonderful memories of the music video era. They usually begin the episodes with a top hit song when they flash the name title on screen and when we see Michael & KITT driving long distances.
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Post by whet » Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:17 pm

On the subject on music in the show.

I can only think of 2 songs that I think are sung by the origanal artist's:

"Calafionia Girls", by the Beeach boys, In Merchants of Death, and "go for it" by Kim Wilde in Knight Racer.

Anyone know any diffrent?

However the covers they used were realy good!

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Post by Army_F_Body » Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:20 pm

I believe all songs were covers.
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Post by whet » Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:26 pm

I thought the Beeach boys sounded like the real song,

But Kim Wilde's Go for it I am 100% sure of,

Kitt is playing the video, and it is Credited at the end of the episode!

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Post by Army_F_Body » Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:35 pm

Could be, that episode isn't so fresh in my brain (must have been at least a decade since I've seen it). KR was big on covers, cheaper I believe. Maybe Kim was more resonable than the other groups.

I like the way Miami Vice handled covers better. Rather than passing off obivious covers as the real thing, they always had a band playing in the background at a party or something doing the cover. I was watching the DVDs last night and they had a band playing "self control" at some drug runners party. However, 90% of the music in that show was the real thing.
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Post by whet » Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:47 pm

I liked self Controll in Haloween Knight and Kitt VS Karr, if I hear it on the radio I always think of those 2 episode's.

BTW I was sad to hear that Laura Branigan had died last August, only found out the other day after the song was played!

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Re: 80's music in Knight Rider

Post by chrisebourg » Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:05 pm

KNIGHT RAIDER wrote:There is one thing I really enjoy the most about Knight Rider and that is the songs they play throughout the show. Much of the songs they play are top hits from the 80's, which bring back wonderful memories of the music video era. They usually begin the episodes with a top hit song when they flash the name title on screen and when we see Michael & KITT driving long distances.


Indeed, the 80's music in the KR episodes goes along well with the series. Doesn't KR have an episode soundtrack of some sort? I know many web sites list which songs play with what show but I have yet to find something official.

I am always worried that Unversal will cut off some of this great music in some of the later seasons....

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Post by Lost Knight » Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:33 pm

I think there were actually a few songs sung by the original artists in season 3. "Talking In Your Sleep," "Self Control," and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" from the pilot. Season 3 was the most dependent on music out of all the seasons I think. This may be the only chance we have at having original music left intact on the DVDs since most of them were covers.
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Post by 1982K.I.T.T. » Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:38 am

The pilot episode I believe was all the original artists

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Post by Bumfluff » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:22 am

Being an Aussie it was surprising to hear 'I Come From The Land Down Under' by Men At Work. A classic in aussie culture. Had to do a double check with my ears when that came on, in a season 1 episode, not sure which one though. :D

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Post by whet » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:55 am

That would be "the topaz connection"

I think that song is the only one i have heard with Vegimite in it, :lol:

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Post by 86chvs10 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:36 am

Every Breath You Take By the The Police. In Return to Cadiz. I probably spelled it wrong.

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Post by whet » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:20 pm

86chvs10 wrote:Every Breath You Take By the The Police. In Return to Cadiz. I probably spelled it wrong.


That is a cover, but a good one!

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Post by LadyV2000 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:56 pm

Bumfluff wrote:Being an Aussie it was surprising to hear 'I Come From The Land Down Under' by Men At Work. A classic in aussie culture. Had to do a double check with my ears when that came on, in a season 1 episode, not sure which one though. :D

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I love that song! Everytime i watch that episode i turn up the volume and jam to it. :D
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Post by chrisebourg » Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:37 am

[quote="Bumfluff"]Being an Aussie it was surprising to hear 'I Come From The Land Down Under' by Men At Work. A classic in aussie culture. Had to do a double check with my ears when that came on, in a season 1 episode, not sure which one though. :D

:D Hehe, Men @ Work is a cool Band! don't remember which episode it was from theough.

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Post by LadyV2000 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:57 pm

chrisebourg wrote::D Hehe, Men @ Work is a cool Band! don't remember which episode it was from theough.


it's from The Topaz Connection
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Post by chrisebourg » Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:10 pm

LadyV2000 wrote:
chrisebourg wrote::D Hehe, Men @ Work is a cool Band! don't remember which episode it was from theough.


it's from The Topaz Connection


Can you tell I was paying attention? :oops: Music in an episode or a movie can make or break a good show!

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Post by Reissuleipa » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:03 am

They also used Yes's "Owner of a lonely heart" at least a couple of times and it was the original version.

In Miami Vice they used original music to some extent, but 95% of the music heard in the show was composed by Jan Hammer.

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80's music cover

Post by f.kitt » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:12 am

i've read that all knight rider's music was cover.
i like this cover more than the original song,specially "down under"
Who know a list of all this song with the name of cover artist (not the original)?
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Post by michealknightbx81 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:55 pm

take it easyin the pilot i beleive was not a cover, but i believe one thing leads to another (personal favorite) from goliath returns was a a cover amongst others was a cover. neutron dance in seoson 4 openr was a pointer sister original as i beleive a snippet of we don't need another hero by tina turner was an original correct me if i'm wrong somebody
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Post by KentuckyKITT » Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:56 pm

Take it Easy is by far my favorite song! It is a cover because the Eagles sing that...and that's deffinitely not the Eagles in the show. My second favorite is Gypsy by FleetwoodMac which is also a cover in "Silent Knight."
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Post by Gold Coast Knight » Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:44 am

Hi all.
On the note of music, would anyone be able to tell me what the song was called at the beginning of the episode "The final verdict"? It started playing just after they reversed out of the semi after michael telling Devon that he needed to go and help his friend in jail.
To be honest I'm not really a country music fan, but I love music to drive to and that sounded great to drive to, as you see lots of ariel shots of KITT driving. I would like to know what it is called and who sings it if possible as I would like to try and find it.
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Post by Ozzy » Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:58 pm

Hello,

I think when Michael is trying to sort things out in 'Knight of the Juggernaut', the Tina Tuner 'We don't need another Hero', is great.

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Post by michealknightbx81 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:07 pm

TAKE IT EASY IS A GREAT SONG ESPECIALLY FOR DRIVING :)
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Post by Lyn » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:18 pm

Did anyone notice the song "When Doves Cry" during an episode of "knight Rider" where Michael and KITT try to stop crooks who had set out to destroy lives with a poison coming from an exotic flower, and Michael had eventually gotten the worst of the poison himself soon after the lady named Cindy did? I hope so....

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