The snappy theme song was written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston.
I was not much of a fan of Roger Moore’s James Bond, but I really liked him as The Saint, reruns of which I watched late at night when I was a teen:
Then Went Bronson.
Fargo returned for its third season Wednesday night — hooray! — and they are employing music particularly well. First, they made me wonder why I do not own anything by Heart. “Crazy on You” certainly sounded good.
Still, that’s not an unusual choice for a TV soundtrack.
Although much older, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross‘s “Moanin'” isn’t much of a surprise either:
Jazz is often used to up a show’s or character’s cool quotient.
But Tuvan throat singer Radik Tyulyush?
That’s a bit different for American TV, though it would fit seamlessly on an Italian giallo soundtrack.
But the song that really blew me away was Italian singer Adriano Celentano‘s “Prisencolinensinainciusol”:
Amazingly catchy song, even if I could not understand a single word. When I looked it up, I found out no one could understand a single word because Celentano sang it in a made up language, his version of what American English sounds like to Italians. Does this explain the classroom setting in the video? Is he teaching the brightly dressed, chair dancing young women how to speak American?
I recently binged on Netflix’s Hotel Beau Séjour. Somehow, the series manages to offer a fresh take on the “dead woman” trope that has become such a crime show staple (cliche?), seen in Twin Peaks, The Killing, Top of the Lake, . . . And those are just a few of the more original variations on the basic formula (of course, the premise goes back much further; as Edgar Allan Poe wrote, “The death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world”).
But it’s actually a Belgian Nick Cave covering a Hank Williams song: