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How much Star Wars music exists in-universe?

There are a few examples of in-universe music in the films and the Rebels tv show (unsure if there are examples in Clone Wars but I would suspect there are) Cantina Band The band in the Mos Eisley ...
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Do any Star Trek characters play rock band instruments?

Unnamed holographic musician Electric Guitar Depending on your definition of 'Star Trek character' - we do see a presumably holographic member of Vic Fontaine's band playing an electric guitar in the ...
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What is the first mention of Star Wars in a hit song?

Nils Lofgren sang I'm gonna take you to see Star Wars tonight on the live version of Take you to the Movies on the album Night After Night. The Discogs page ...
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What does the song "Iron Man" have to do with the Marvel superhero?

Ozzy discusses the meaning of the song, and the posted answer above is true. Fast forward to around 22:50 in the interview: Question: What's the real story behind ...
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Have any of the Star Trek series themes ever appeared in-universe in an episode?

TVTropes has a page about this: Theme Tune Cameo. It lists several Star Trek examples. For example, here's the DS9 theme being played in Quark's bar, in the episode "Sanctuary":
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A short story where popularising math leads to people doing math like "muzak"

A New Golden Age by Rudy Rucker? See Mathematical Fiction for a summary. A few of the details don't match but most of it does: “The music …” he began. “The music most people listen to is not good.” I ...
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Is "Miss Clarke and the Computer" (1973) the first published song written from an intelligent machine's point of view?

Earlier came OZ and its strange inhabitants: From the musical “The Tik-Tok Man of Oz”, 1913. Words by L. Frank Baum. Music by Louis F. Gottschalk. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 ...
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What is the first mention of Star Wars in a hit song?

Bill Murray sang the Star Wars theme during The January 28th, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live. The episode included a sketch with Bill Murray playing Nick the Lounge Singer, a parody of a lounge ...
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What is the track in the Logan (2017) trailer?

Johnny Cash - Hurt1 Released in 2002 for his album American IV: The Man Comes Around. Originally written and performed by Nine Inch Nails. Director James Mangold did an interview with Empire magazine, ...
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Story where music is played non-stop

I think this is Ray Bradbury's "The Murderer": A psychologist exits the noisy environment to confront a patient confined to a small safe-room. The psychologist notes that the man has ripped ...
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Is the comic book in the Take On Me music video real?

It was an original work, albeit one based on a comic book that Steve Barron had read as a child, and animated by Mike Patterson. A concept was devised by Steve Barron, based on a comic book he read ...
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What are the lyrics to The Children from Game of Thrones S04E10?

Following the horizontal rule is a lot of research I did and some possible lyrics, that now seem made up. I am leaving this in for completeness though it isn't really needed anymore. However, after ...
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Is there music in space?

Yes, music does exist off-earth. For example, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, when Drax tells the story of how he first met his wife, he describes music that everyone was dancing to except her. ...
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Are There Musical Jedi?

Padawan Cal Kestis plays the Seven-stringed hallikset in the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It apparently belongs to another former Jedi Knight, Cere Junda. In the ...
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Short story with pianist who has to sacrifice too-heavy piano

Passage for Piano by Frank Herbert. The main protagonist is Margaret Hatchell: Had some cosmic crystal gazer suggested to Margaret Hatchell that she would try to smuggle a concert grand piano onto ...
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Why did Silent Running have songs written for it?

In the extras on the Blu-Ray of Silent Running, director Trumbull talks about the great difficulty he had in recruiting Joan Baez to do the title song (and a lovely song at that). Baez wrote the song. ...
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What other MCU films have ended with existing pop songs over the credits?

They sure have! Iron Man 2, unlike most other MCU movies, doesn't have a fancy animated credit sequence, but AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” plays over its last scene and continues into the credits. ...
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What existing songs, if any, was the soundtrack of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" based on?

Going by the Wikia list, and having listened to some of the works of Percival Schuttenbach, I think I can identify the following songs being based on existing works: Note that since Percival ...
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Was Riker's holodeck jazz trio actually playing the music we hear?

In the scene where the musicians' hands are visible it is absolutely clear that they are not playing the instruments at all. The drummer's brushes don't touch the snare drum or the cymbal, the ...
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Was the opening of Rogue One designed to make you think this?

Composer Giacchino himself was a late addition to the film - he didn't have a lot of time to work on the score and was not given any instruction to deliberately mimic Williams: "Giacchino only had ...
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How much Star Wars music exists in-universe?

The Star Wars Holiday Special, for all of its faults, has a ton of in-universe music. In fact, almost as much as the entire rest of the canon combined: You have an acrobatic hologram scene with ...
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SF short story identification: addictive music

"The Ultimate Melody", a short story by Arthur C. Clarke, one of his Tales from the White Hart; also the answer to the question Name of a short story about the ultimate earworm. A shorter ...
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What do the lyrics of "2Wicky" by Hooverphonic refer to?

The answer of Adam seems to be correct, as confirmed by the comment of niefpaarschoenen. I had a quick look at the YouTube video of that Belpop episode and found some relevant parts at 4:20-5:30. 4:...
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80s novel, a time traveler rescues a dying classical composer and brings him to future to start composing on modern instruments

This sounds like Mixed Doubles, a novel from 1989 by Daniel da Cruz. The plot deals with a music student called Justin Pope, who inherits a time machine, and uses it to bring Schubert to the present ...
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Why did they choose that theme song for Star Trek Enterprise?

This was addressed (in very considerable detail) in a series of interviews with the show's showrunners for the 'The Fifty-Year Mission' oral history book. In brief, there was a desire to make the show ...
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In what order are the Awesome Mix Vol 2 songs heard in Guardians of the Galaxy?

Here's the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 track list in movie order: Brandy (Meredith and Ego's scene) Mr. Blue Sky (Intro with dancing Baby Groot) Lake Shore Drive (Milano flying out of ...
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What was "Gollum's Song" based on?

I can't remember any instance of Gollum singing a song (certainly not one that doesn’t involve fish), but the lyrics seem to reflect Gollum’s history and a sense of being an outcast. Where once was ...
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Do any Star Trek characters play rock band instruments?

Within the main canon of films and TV shows, we don't, as far as I'm aware, see any "rock" instruments being played by a named character. Probably the closest we get is Adam (TOS: The Way to Eden) ...
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Is "Miss Clarke and the Computer" (1973) the first published song written from an intelligent machine's point of view?

Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffman), Jaques Offenbach, 1881. In Act I, the poet Hoffman has fallen in love with the mechanical doll "Olympia" who ...
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