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Henry Mancini — The Pink Panther Theme
Album: Days Of Wine And Roses
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8.5

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Total ratings: 2935









Released: 1964
Length: 2:33
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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This reminds me of  Hall of the Mountain King.
 Faithful_Fool wrote:
[Dancing lil' guy in red]

Hey, isn't that The Arm guy from Twin Peaks?
I think the pink panther cartoon series really used this music to such great effect as there was no talking in them. The music did all the emotion conveying. Classic
That one single piano note at the start is enough to know exactly what is coming next.  Classic
Simply one of the greatest songs of all time! Great movie series too ...
 Faithful_Fool wrote:
 dancing twin peaks black lodge little man from another place GIF
Wrong movie. Sorry, I have to  jump on this.

Love the way Mancini always set the tempo with his cymbal at the beginning and kept it through the whole number.  Fantastic ability to keep tempo and great dynamics.
 flyboy wrote:

I agree.  "Being There" is one of my favorite movies also.  Definitely my favorite Peter Sellers movie.
 
Have to politely disagree - Dr. Strangelove was brilliant and we lived through these crazy times...things change and stay the same, don't they? The theme was perfect for the intro to a silly but fun movie
 tcseeley wrote:

 A long way from Pink Panther, but I think "Being There" was his best performance and one of my favorite movies of all time. Strangelove is also a favorite, but I think "Being There" just got out there a bit more. A more subtle and cerebral satire on life.
 
I agree.  "Being There" is one of my favorite movies also.  Definitely my favorite Peter Sellers movie.
This genuinely outstanding, so... 
Let's assume for a moment Mancini didn't write this one. 
Moon River.
Il state my totally subjective opinion that this puts him up to immortal.
I do close my eyes, smile and my foot taps when the Panther starts swinging 
 lizardking wrote:

Really?  The Peter Sellers 'Pink Panther' movies were mostly great to me, and then Dr. Strangelove....well that was his best work to me....Long Live RP and NOT loving the bomb!!
 
 A long way from Pink Panther, but I think "Being There" was his best performance and one of my favorite movies of all time. Strangelove is also a favorite, but I think "Being There" just got out there a bit more. A more subtle and cerebral satire on life.
 Tomasni wrote:
Long Live    Radio Paradise
8 - Most Excellent
 
Two down votes for this comment?  WTAF
 mojave-life wrote:
I like the song, but hate the movies or movies of a dummy person. 
 
Really?  The Peter Sellers 'Pink Panther' movies were mostly great to me, and then Dr. Strangelove....well that was his best work to me....Long Live RP and NOT loving the bomb!!
 MayBaby wrote:
Had this at a 9. wtf was I thinking. 10 for sure!

edit: {#Arrowd} Of course it's a good piece of music. Genius, IMHO, as is most of Mancini's work.

or maybe you had to be born in the 60's
 
OR 50'S.  Great stuff.
Loved the movies - hate the song.
 mojave-life wrote:
I like the song, but hate the movies or movies of a dummy person. 
 
Yeah but the cartoons were....?  
Pink Panther illustration comedy cartoon Stock Photo - 104747718
I like the song, but hate the movies or movies of a dummy person. 
Long Live    Radio Paradise
8 - Most Excellent
 Steely_D wrote:
Imagine if Mancini were part of the rock and roll generation...
 
I've heard that Mancini was kind of a jerk... fwiw
I used to be in the Royal Artillery and remember being on parade once in the mid 80's. The band struck up this as the Inspecting Officer started doing his walk round. 

I was in the rear rank and could see shoulders twitching as soldiers were trying not to laugh. 
not only a great song
this is the best version of it
Listen to the music, start laughing. 
Imagine if Mancini were part of the rock and roll generation...
 BCarn wrote:
So, is it the familiarity that people score this so high or is it actually a good piece of music? Hmmmmm.

 
It is unquestionably good in my opinion. In fact I would say it is genius and this is sometimes lost in its over-familiarity.
Had this at a 9. wtf was I thinking. 10 for sure!

edit: {#Arrowd} Of course it's a good piece of music. Genius, IMHO, as is most of Mancini's work.

or maybe you had to be born in the 60's
 BCarn wrote:
So, is it the familiarity that people score this so high or is it actually a good piece of music? Hmmmmm.

 
Couldn't that same question be asked of any very "familiar" tune?
My opinion was 8 but I go down to 7  this is to common  
 


BCarn wrote:
So, is it the familiarity that people score this so high or is it actually a good piece of music? Hmmmmm.

 


                     The 'familiarity' exists, BECAUSE it is a great, 'piece of music'. {#Laughing} MmmHmmm.





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 BCarn wrote:
So, is it the familiarity that people score this so high or is it actually a good piece of music? Hmmmmm.

 
Probably because it's an iconic tune.
 BCarn wrote:
So, is it the familiarity that people score this so high or is it actually a good piece of music? Hmmmmm.

 
Familiarity and fond memories of Pink Panther as a kid. 
So, is it the familiarity that people score this so high or is it actually a good piece of music? Hmmmmm.
Thank you Plas. A few moments, a couple of bars, and a perfect performance.
Oh no, you didn't!
 helgigermany wrote:
I do not like Big Band Sound!

 
This one happens to be movie music. Pink Panther movies were family favorites when I was growing up. Peter Sellers at his finest.
Mancini wrote some great stuff. Love this one, in particular.
 dancing twin peaks black lodge little man from another place GIF
Got a chuckle hearing this and remembering the movie series. But I really appreciate the musical history RP provides-as well as the new music. Mancini was big in this time and some may think formulaic, but it worked with the movies he scored. Styles come and go, and come back again. Think mid-century architecture. 
 jbuhl wrote:
Every Saturday morning as a kid.  I mean it was just a given whether anyone was watching it or not the Pink Panther was rolling on the Zenith tube.  I think we had like 5 channels for awhile.  The plastic channel knob stripped so for a time there was a pair of Vice Grips hanging off the front.  Those were the days, Looney Tune days.

Heavy mode on:
At that time my father was a well driller and we didn't have a great deal,  holes in the drywall and ragged ass furniture.  But my childhood was a kick in the pants.  Lots of kids on the street and they were all fun.  Child hood and high school all fun.  Like many people here the songs transport you back.  

I get all choked up when I think about kids in wore torn places who fear for their lives on a daily bases or kids anywhere who endure unhappiness during there youth.

Heavy Mode o

 
Lucky kid had a TV.
{#Bananasplit}
Every Saturday morning as a kid.  I mean it was just a given whether anyone was watching it or not the Pink Panther was rolling on the Zenith tube.  I think we had like 5 channels for awhile.  The plastic channel knob stripped so for a time there was a pair of Vice Grips hanging off the front.  Those were the days, Looney Tune days.

Heavy mode on:
At that time my father was a well driller and we didn't have a great deal,  holes in the drywall and ragged ass furniture.  But my childhood was a kick in the pants.  Lots of kids on the street and they were all fun.  Child hood and high school all fun.  Like many people here the songs transport you back.  

I get all choked up when I think about kids in wore torn places who fear for their lives on a daily bases or kids anywhere who endure unhappiness during there youth.

Heavy Mode o
Does anyone else hear this song and immediately see scenes of Clouseau fighting Kato in their head?
I suspect the people who don't like this are either too young to have watched the movies as a child or are able to disassociate the music with the nostalgia and rate it purely on the sound. And they don't like it. Which is fine.
How can you not like a tune that throws you back to your living room as a kid watching the Pink Panther?
 Jelani wrote:
16 people voted this a one. !  I want to know who and why...how?

 
1st question: Who?
  Answer: Troglodytes.

2nd question: Why?
  Answer: I'm afraid there my not be an answer. Never apply logic to an illogical situation. It just introduces stress for all concerned.

3rd question: How?
  Answer: That one is easy. Just suspend all semblance of good taste, and hit the "1" button.

Hope that clears it up for you my friend.
 
 Jelani wrote:
16 people voted this a one. !  I want to know who and why...how?

 
This system can be improved, users who votes less than 4 will be asked to leave a comment explaining it 
I do not like Big Band Sound!
This piece just never gets old.  {#Notworthy}
Doesn't outstay its welcome.
 kurtster wrote:

yep.

 
What a funny movie and the theme song was perfect. A reminder of how good Mancini s music was and still resonates today.
 Aud wrote:


I started smiling as soon as I heard the first few notes....

 
yep.
 bacampbe wrote:
There are few tunes that immediately make me happy like this one. Thank you.

 

I started smiling as soon as I heard the first few notes....
There are few tunes that immediately make me happy like this one. Thank you.
 sandythewomble wrote:

Can I just reply on behalf of the previous poster - the "dog biting" is a reference to a very amusing scene in one of the Pink Panther movies, and (I assume) was not meant in an insulting manner.

 
I concur with this opinion
16 people voted this a one. !  I want to know who and why...how?
pp gif
C'est vraiment bon et amusant, mon ami! {#Cheers}

{#Biggrin}

 jmkate wrote:

Ah, childhood visions of Inspector Clouseau floating out the window in a hunchback costume....

 


 25demayo wrote:
Does your dog bite?

 
"No."

(attempts to pet dog, which snaps at him)

"I thought you said your dog does not bite."

"That is not my dog."
Shut The Front Door - this is awesome!!!!
I have a multi disc Mancini collection at home that I love, and it always strikes me that he would've been a great rock & roller if he were born a few decades later. His stuff had cojones.
 ChrisVIII wrote:

I don't understand your reply but I sense that like many one-liners in the comments on RP it is supposed to be mean, depreciating or vaguely insulting my taste and/ or intelligence.
Please detail what you mean and be constructive.  

 
Can I just reply on behalf of the previous poster - the "dog biting" is a reference to a very amusing scene in one of the Pink Panther movies, and (I assume) was not meant in an insulting manner.
 ChrisVIII wrote:

I don't understand your reply but I sense that like many one-liners in the comments on RP it is supposed to be mean, depreciating or vaguely insulting my taste and/ or intelligence.
Please detail what you mean and be constructive.  

 
Sure. That's exactly what it meant. See here.

 25demayo wrote:
ChrisVIII wrote:
Maybe it's a generational issue but to me, this music without picture / movie is nothing to enjoy, it doesn't sound "complete" and actually goes on my nerves. 

 
Does your dog bite?

 
I don't understand your reply but I sense that like many one-liners in the comments on RP it is supposed to be mean, depreciating or vaguely insulting my taste and/ or intelligence.
Please detail what you mean and be constructive.  
 jhorton wrote:
Anyone who doesn't give this a 10 doesn't understand what genius is.

 
Fortunate, then, that we have people like you to tell us.         {#Iamwithstupid}
ChrisVIII wrote:
Maybe it's a generational issue but to me, this music without picture / movie is nothing to enjoy, it doesn't sound "complete" and actually goes on my nerves. 

 
Does your dog bite?
 jhorton wrote:
Anyone who doesn't give this a 10 doesn't understand what genius is.

 
Right with you there. Magical, cool, crazy, hilarious, infectious, unique.
Maybe it's a generational issue but to me, this music without picture / movie is nothing to enjoy, it doesn't sound "complete" and actually goes on my nerves. 
 photolew wrote:
A true classic....the essence of "COOL"

 

Oh YES!! I felt sooo kool as a little girl dressing up & going downtown to the big theater to see this movie with all the adults!!!
The Pink Panther (1963)
 carlos65 wrote:
was just going to fetch a beer but this intro kicked in, sat down turned the volume up. sensual, sexy? or just great?

 
ALL OF THE ABOVE {#Music}
Yup, was just thinking along those same lines...

 

dw wrote:
Will give it a 7 but if my father were still around, a solid 10 from him!

 


Will give it a 7 but if my father were still around, a solid 10 from him!
Bill, You have a great sense of humour.
An outstanding example of the sum being waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than its parts, Bravo for programming outside the box Bill, wonderful.

A set like this would be a welcome departure.{#Bananasplit}
Ah, childhood visions of Inspector Clouseau floating out the window in a hunchback costume....
The problem with dropping some Mancini in the mix is that I kinda want to make myself a drink and hang out with him for another hour. But alas he'll be leaving after this number. =(
 rdo wrote:


 
<jealous>
Clouseau: I'LL stand on YOUR shoulders
Kato: Why?
Clouseau: Because I'm taller than you are - you fewl!.
was just going to fetch a beer but this intro kicked in, sat down turned the volume up. sensual, sexy? or just great?

{#Whistle}
Wow! 50 years old and holding strong!
 ajlept wrote:
"Do you have a 'reum'?" 

"he suffard from a bimp on the head"
Mr Cool

 
Nice call, Mr. B.  I think we're all a little cooler now… 
A true classic....the essence of "COOL"
Genius on soooooo many levels.  The movie was 5* too and can be enjoyed over and over.  RIP and many thanks for so much enjoyment "Hank" and Peter. {#Notworthy}
 michaelc wrote:
Does your dog bite ? 
 He's not my dog.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iguu-rAdAI4

 
"Do you have a 'reum'?"





Anyone who doesn't give this a 10 doesn't understand what genius is.
Thank you, BillG!!! 

Music, film, and a worldly innocence that are no more.  (All three are sorely missed in my household.)
Looks like as by Aug 20th the same combination of songs is presented ... maybe a bit of a repetition here?
trailhead wrote:
while following up this with Sharon Jones and the Dap kings works real nice, Bill, I wonder if you ever thought of trying First Tube by Phish? Same behind the beat groove. Might work.
 


while following up this with Sharon Jones and the Dap kings works real nice, Bill, I wonder if you ever thought of trying First Tube by Phish? Same behind the beat groove. Might work.
Does your dog bite ? 
 He's not my dog.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iguu-rAdAI4
Great music, and a great film as well.  Wish I could stop thinking about insulation, though!
Oooohhh, this is sooooo melloooooow....
 Cynaera wrote:

Oh, wait - you forgot your teddy bear.

 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this classic movie music...
 
Genius.
Grew up with Mr. Mancini on my parents' record player...good memories !
slinking my way into the lounge for happy hour
Funny. I hadn't listened to Mancini in a very long time, but yesterday found all of "The Mancini Generation" album on YouTube...  Stuff that never gets played anywhere.  Mancini holds the distinction of being probably the only musician that my father and I could agree on liking.

 apd wrote:
Does your dog bite?
 
That is not my dog.
Does your dog bite?
I have a sudden urge for a martini . . . 
"Do you have a lizenze for that minkey?"
So coooooooolllll
laughing out loud...l^)
 jagdriver wrote:
 
Every time I see a picture of Mr Sellers I am reminded of my Father who bore a close resemblance. . . and sense of humour in many respects. 
 coyote620 wrote:
I want this is Earth's time capsule so that many years from now, aliens can find it, listen to it (on the device we have provided) and realize how cool this planet was.
 
Haha - so true!
I don't own any fake dog poop.

Do you have a rhuem for me and minkie?
I want this is Earth's time capsule so that many years from now, aliens can find it, listen to it (on the device we have provided) and realize how cool this planet was.
 {#Drummer}

DaveInVA wrote:
 


Awesome.  Just what I needed on a late Friday afternoon.....{#Sunny}
 zogma wrote:
This turns out to be the perfect background music while tracking down software bugs.
 
..not too bad when adding a few new ones too!
How good is that.

Rp always surprises.
Oh, yes!