Specifically, musical ones.
TV Cream is preparing its own attempt at a signature tune for the BBC’s World Cup coverage, in much the same way as it did two years ago for the Olympics (with, presumably, much the same results).
However, apart from the fact the tournament is happening in Africa, the resident musician in TV Cream Towers has next to no knowledge about this feted occasion.
So he’s asking for suggestions as to what should he should include as regards both lyrical and musical content. Motifs, sound effects, bits of business, all that sort of thing. What, in short, are the key ingredients to a successful World Cup TV theme?
Seeing as it’s in Africa, there’s presumably an expectation for liberal (in all senses) use of that black male voice choir close-harmony singing off of Graceland.
Other than that… tribal drums? Jive talking? Patois? How politically incorrect does this have to be, dammit?!
All suggestions gratefully received. By way of inspiration, this, presumably, is still considered to be the best BBC World Cup theme to date. With added Jimmy Hill and Christmas tree!