The TV Theme Medley

16 March 2010 32 comments


Two Fredriks (but I’m really just one person) performing all your favorite TV themes in a single medley.

Lots of people had started to question my ability to make good videos, after the failure of “Vampire Bride”. So, I decided to make another medley of popular songs, like my success “32 songs in 8 minutes”. But I didn’t want to just rehash that idea, because I’ve always had the intention of only doing new  things. I don’t want to repeat myself.
So, I went with the theme “TV themes”, and tried merging two recordings into the same screen. Which apparently worked quite convincingly, because I’ve had hundreds of people asking why they haven’t heard of my twin before.

The video was a success, reaching one million views in 10 days.

Song list:
0:01 Two and a Half Men
0:22 The Simpsons
0:36 O.C
1:00 Naruto
1:11 Family Guy
1:41 Married with Children
1:57 Cheers
2:16 That 70’s Show
2:41? Big Love
2:58 Freaks and Geeks
3:18 Malcolm in the Middle
3:35 X-Files
3:55 Firefly
4:09 The Office
4:24 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
4:44 Scrubs
4:54 True Blood
5:27 Charles in Charge
5:38 The Big Bang Theory
5:55 How I Met Your Mother
6:05 Mission? Impossible
6:14 Friends

32 comments »

  • Russel said:

    This is also one of my favourites =)

    A question: Did you have to memorize all of the lyrics to the themes, or did you have some sort of teleprompter helping you out? I mean memorizing the lyrics for Naruto for example might not be easy because of the language difference haha.

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Thanks! And yes, I memorized all of the lyrics. I played it all the way through at least.. well, let’s say 50 times, so make sure that everything was perfect. The lyrics kind of stick after that. :)

  • Russel said:

    Yeah I suppose with that kind of repetition the lyrics would become easier to memorize. The first time I ever watched this I was blown away for the first part, then you played The Office theme, at which point I sent this video to as many people as I could because I loved it so much. I hope I made you tons of money in adsense revenue because of that, haha. Good luck on the new album!

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Did you send the the video through my website, or the direct link? Because I don’t get any adsense revenue from youtube, unfortunately.

  • Russel said:

    Oh it was sent through YouTube. That was a long time ago when this video first came out that I did that, so I had no idea about your website at that time. Sorry about that =(

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Oh, it’s okay. :) This new website is barely a week old, so don’t worry about it!

  • Alexandr said:

    Has very well sung a song from a serial “Friends”. Professionally you stick together videorecordings with the double. I wait for new video! <3

  • samuel karabetian said:

    Vampyrer kan ej ses i speglar och kastar ingen skugga.
    Freddegredde med gitarren är kanske vampyren från vampire bride! ;)

    hursomhelst videoklippet var asm! Du visade också alla ljud som fanns till ditt keyboard så nu funderar jag på att köpa en likadan. Det kanske finns en nyare, utvecklad keyboard fast likadan typ. (KORG har alltid bra keyboard och syntheziser produkter har jag hört)

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Fast, grejen är att den keyboard jag har bara är en midi controller. Den har inga ljud i sig, utan du måste koppla den till en ljudbank eller dator för att kunna spela upp saker! Så, alla ljud jag använde var VST-instrument genom datorn. :)

  • samuel karabetian said:

    jaha, du har nu faktiskt löst några av mina problem med mitt keyboard.
    jag har två uttag där det står IN och OUT på och med dom ska jag koppla med usb eller annan sorts kabeltyp till min dator eller ljudbank.

    Kan man spara ljudfiler till datorn från min keyboard eller fungerar den bara som ett tangentbord till datorn så att jag måste komma på ett annat sätt? (alltså om jag kopplar en midikabel till datorn). :)

    Tackar och ljudbanken funkar väl för de flesta keyboards om man kan koppla dom via midikabel. :)

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Jag vet inte vad du har för keyboard, så det där får du kolla upp i manualen. :) Men troligen går bara midi-informationen över till datorn, och inte själva ljudet, om du alltså har ljud i keyboarden. Men på det viset kan du alltså öppna ett ljudprogram i datorn och använda en massa olika ljud i det, och spela med keyboarden.

  • Dawson said:

    That was amazing! Memorizing all of those lyrics must of been a pain, I can’t believe that you are able to memorize that much stuff. And the thing you do with the two Fredriks is really cool. I hope you make more videos like this! (by the way, all your other videos are awesome also) :)

  • Martin ''Berget'' Karlsson said:

    You’re really awesome and i realy like your videos. Just noticed that you sang ”when the rain starts to fall”, it should hav been ”pour”, but who gives a shit when you’re that good you can do whatever you want!

    Don’t really know why I’m writing this in english, I’m Swedish :P

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Thanks! And yeah, I’ve later learned that it’s “starts to pour”, but for some reason I didn’t hear that when I listened to the song before recording it!

  • Edwin said:

    Hey Fredde :)..

    You’re really great.. looked at all your videos and YOU MAKE IT LOOK WAY TOO EASY!.. You probably spend a lot of work putting your videos together and you should really do a “blooper” video of a “making of” video so people get a grasp of how much work it is and how difficult it is to get a good finished video!

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Edwin: Haha, I have kept a couple of “blooper videos”, but they’re embarrassing. :) When I do mistakes while recording, I don’t laugh and try to “save the situation”, but instead I just look disappointed and annoyed. :P I don’t think anyone wants to see that!

  • Emily said:

    At first, I was impressed by your cloning videos and your musical talent, but then you covered the Firefly theme song, so now I like you as a person, too.
    Thanks for the cool videos!

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    Can I clone your article to my blog? Thank you.

  • caleb said:

    you must watch alot of american tv

  • Lorinda Mathey said:

    very nice read, your site is great I am going to bookmark it

  • Kristi said:

    Absolutely loved this!! You have a great voice… and you included Firefly one of my favorite shows (if you ever re-do or add to… Castle’s short intro would be cool) Keep up the great work!!

  • Tanguy said:

    Very impressive work! Bravo!

  • Enrique said:

    Enhorabuena, me ha encantado. Os falta el tema de House!
    Felicidades!

  • Bizzo said:

    This.is.AMAZING, i fell inlove with it when you did TrueBlood and How I Met Your Mother i am going to link this site to so many of my friends aha i think i’ll learn true blood.

    I think you have an amazing voice :D

  • Filipp said:

    The OC<3 (:

  • alex said:

    you and your twin

  • Ali5a said:

    Oh, you are so great!

    I loved 70’s show and Friends so much!! And The Big Bang Theory was amazing too. I got goosebumps!

    I love you! <3

  • Trina said:

    I thought there were 2 of you until I found your site and learned… I am impressed not only with your musicality and harmonies, but also how you were able to sync up with yourself! crazy cool concept! Liked most of the themes but loved TrueBlood… very sexy!

  • Bonehead said:

    Fantastic video! You are truly very talented. We enjoyed watching you perform. Thank you so very much!

  • Emilly said:

    Really really amazing! =D
    How did you do to sincronize the vocals? You didn’t even use some kind of phone, not that I could see. Great job

  • james carberry said:

    I really like this video do you know what the exact name of the naruto theme is

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    James: Yeah, it should be Asian Kung-Fu Generation – Haruka Kanata.

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