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Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the background music used for the Great Britain Davis Cup advert which was shown throughout the Australian Open?

Jane Grey, UK

Ans: It was Oh Timbaland by Timbaland which is track one off Timbland presents Shock Value.


Qu: Please could you tell me what music was playing when Ed Leigh was boarding through the trees at the end of his piece on Ski Sunday on January 20th?

Anthony Clifton, England

Ans: It was called Beautiful by indie band Athlete.


Qu: Please can you tell me what the music was that was played on the BDO darts final it was "I'd rather be watching the darts at Frimley Green"?

JJ

Ans: The song 'I Would Rather Be Playing Darts Down At The Lakeside' was produced by Lakeside some five years ago and has now become an anthem at every World Championships. You can direct enquiries to: www.lakesidestudios.co.uk Or you can contact the composer John Franklin on 01252-838588.


Qu: What was the background music when Bobby Robson received his award on Sports Personality 2007?

Colin, UK

Ans: The Song is called Hoppipolla and was composed by Bigisson, Dyrason, Holm and Sveirnsson and was performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.


Qu: Can you please tell the name of the piece of music used during the Lewis Hamilton section on Sports Personality of the Year?

Joe Thomson, Scotland

Ans: It is called Eden Roc composed by Einaudi and performed by Ludovico Einadi and Marco Decimo.


Qu: What was the music used in the background during the Rugby Union Review of the year at the Sports Personality of the Year 2007?

Mark Davies, UK

Ans: Industrial Revolution part 2 by Jean Michel Jarre and performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.


Qu: Could you please try and tell me the name of a piece of music used during Sports Personality of the Year, it's an orchestral part and I think it was used when Sir Steve Redgrave came on this year.

Kevin Scott, England

Ans: Sir Steve Redgrave came on to Rule The World by Take That.


Qu: Could you please tell me the artist/track of the music used during the Ricky Hatton montage prior to his interview on BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2007?

Joe, England

Ans: It was Mantua by Craig Armstrong from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack.


Qu: Could you please tell me the song that the BBC Orchestra played when retired sports people went on stage at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards?

A Watkins, England

Ans: Time to Say Goodbye, composed by Bocelli and performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.


Qu: Can you please tell me what the music was playing in the Sports Personality of the Year Top 10 contenders video with Adrian Chiles talking over it?

Sam, UK

Ans: That was Ayo Technology by 50 Cent featuring Justin Timberlake and Timberland.


Qu: What song was played on Sports Personality of the Year when the viewers were reminded of the contenders and voting options?

Anon, UK

Ans: It was Butterflies and Hurricanes by Muse from the album


Qu: Can you please tell me the piece of music used in sports personality of the year 2007, both when Federer was named overseas personality and Hamilton came second for the main award.

Chris Braynt, England

Ans: That was Rule The World by Take That.


Qu: What was the song used when it was announced Joe Calzaghe had won the 2007 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award?

Dave, UK

Ans: It's Pioneer Trail composed by Chas Williams and performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.


Qu: Can you please let me know what the background music was in Sports Personality of the Year Award when the sportsmen/women who passed away during the last year were featured?

Shaun Cook

Ans: It was an instrumental version of the opera classic Nessun Dorma.


Qu: Could you please tell me the artist name and track title of the music you are using for the latest BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2007 trailer?

Philip Vander

Ans: It is Amerie's song Gotta Work (Acappella).


Qu: There was a piece of music used on Inside Sport for the clip about David Beckham's England career on 26 November, can you tell me what it is please?

Dan Saunders, England

Ans: There was more than one piece of music used in the David Beckham interview and the track listing is as follows (Song title, artist, album), Ruthless Gravity, Craig Armstrong, As if to Nothing; Bring it On, Seal, Seal; Spirit, The Beloved, Conscience; God Moving over the Face of the Water, Moby, I Like To Score; Lush Life, Sugababes, One Touch.


Qu: Would you be able to give me a track listing for the music played during the Inside Sport interview with Justine Henin on the 19 November?

Richard Cox, England

Ans: Here they are - Sunday Girl, Blondie; She moves in her own way, The Kooks; Staunton Lick, Lemonjelly; Cherry Blossom Girl, Air; Fix You, Coldplay; Heartbeats, Jose Gonzalez; Walkaway, Cast and La, la, la, MC Solaar.


Qu: Could you please settle an argument as to what the piece of music was that played at the end of the New York Marathon coverage on Sunday 4 November?

J White, UK

Ans: The music used in the closing stages of the New York Marathon was Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin from Gershwin: Very Best of Gershwin.


Qu: Please can you tell me what the instrumental music was during the tribute to Ray Gravell on BBC One on Saturday 3 November during the Anglo-Welsh Cup?

Helen, UK

Ans: It was a song called Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros from their album Takk.


Qu: Can you please tell me what the bit of jazz is that you used on the trailer for this years 'Sports Personality Of The Year'?

Dan Feltham, UK

Ans: It is called The Coast Is Clear/Impossible Ark by the Plumstead Radical Club from the album Five Missons More.


Qu: Could you please tell me the music played on the Joe Calzaghe interview, mainly when it showed his training, on Inside Sport on Monday 29th October?

James Goodwin, England

Ans: We believe you are referring to P-Nut's song Martha's Interlude from the album Sweet As.


Qu: Can you please tell me what music you used at the beginning of the programme when you explained the rules during the NFL match between Miami Dolphins and New York Giants?

Sam Symons

Ans: It was Muse's song, Map of the Problematique from the album Black Holes & Revalations.


Qu: Can you please tell me the name of the hip hop piece that was used over the footage of American football action on Inside Sport on 22nd October?

Matt Dalton, UK

Ans: That was Rock and Roll by Edan featuring Dhaga.


Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the sacred piece of music played behind the Kevin Keegan feature on Inside Sport on Monday 15 October.

Phil Hunton, England

Ans: It is Taxi (Ave Maria) by John Murphy and it can be found on the 28 Days Later Soundtrack.


Qu: Could you tell me what the song was on the closing credits to the World Matchplay Golf Championship on 14 October?

Alan Edwards, United Kingdom

Ans: It was called Nothing Natural by Lush from their album Spooky.


Qu: Please could someone tell me the name of the track which was used for the clips called something like "Golden Moments" during the final day of the World Match Play golf.

Troy, UK

Ans: There were three tracks used in the Match Play Jewels sequences - La Ritournelle by Sebastien Tellier, L'estasi Dell'oro (Ecstacy of Gold) by Ennio Morricone, Roma Sinfonietta and Yo-Yo Ma from the album The Good The Bad and The Ugly and Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters from the album Forever Bing - 50 Bing Crosby Classics.


Qu: What is the music played when there was an aerial view of a hole at the HSBC World Match Play golf?

Dave, UK

Ans: It is called What the Hell (instrumental) by Belle from Mercury Records World Cup Sampler.


Qu: What was the song used during the end credits after the Australian MotoGP on 14 October 2007?

Steve Parnmell

Ans: It is called Echo by Luke Dzierzek on the Silver Planet Recordings label.


Qu: What was the instrumental song that you used at the end of the Great North Run coverage on BBC One on 30/09/2007?

Graham, England

Ans: It was called Going Home, the theme of Local Hero by Mark Knopfler.


Correction: It was stated that the music used when showing leaderboards at golf events was by McFly - this was wrong. The correct music was an instrumental version of Orson's song Look Around from their album Bright Ideas. Apologies for the inconvenience.


Qu: What was the song playing at the end of the 2007 London Marathon?

Natalisse, UK

Ans: It was Shine by Take That.


Qu: After the Davis Cup match on the 22 September, you showed a compliation of Tim Henman moments, accompanied by a track - can you tell me what it was?

Jax Simpson, UK

Ans: It was an instrumental version of The King by Hard-Fi from their album Once Upon a Time in the West


Qu: Please can you tell me the music that was played on the program Inside Sport where John Inverdale was commenting on the size of rugby players becoming larger? I think it could be Zero 7.

James Targett, UK

Ans: It was actually French band Air with 'La femme d'argent'.


Qu: Could you please give me the title of the song playing during the Tim Henman interview on Inside Sport on the 17 September?

Peter Warren, United Kingdom

Ans: It was, 'The Blower's Daughter' by Damien Rice from the album O.


Qu: Can you tell me what the piece of music was used during the Andrew Flintoff feature on Inside Sport on the 10 September?

Edward, UK

Ans: There were two pieces of music by P-nut from the album Sweet As, they were called 'Martha's Interlude' and 'Fool'.


Qu: What was the name of the backing track that was played on the Inside Sport interview with Lawrence Dallaglio?

Gavin, Scotland

Ans: It was called Summer '78 by Yann Tieben from the album Goodbye Lenin.


Qu: What was the song getting played during the tale of the half when Wales played France on the 26th August?

Elliot, Scotland

Ans: The song is called I Still Remember by Bloc Party from their album 'A Weekend in the City'.


Qu: Can you tell me the music theme from the intro of the World Athletics Championship 2007?

Various

Ans: It is called Free for All by Nick Nolan on the Brit Rock album published by Extreme Music.


Qu: I would be grateful if you would provide me with details of the track played during the 'what's coming up' section of the World Athletics Championships.

David Lawson, UK

Ans: There were two tracks which you may be referring to: I Realised by Simmons taken from the Soul Lounge 3 album. There was also Rocket: A Natural Gambler by Braund Reynolds.


Qu: What is the name of the BBC Golf theme tune please?

Mike Ratcliffe, UK

It is called Chase Side Shoot Up and was composed by Brian Bennett and published by Music London Ltd. Unfortunately it is not available to buy.


Qu: Could you tell me the title of the song and name of the artist played right at the end of the British Women's Open on Sunday 5 August?

Paul Williams, UK

Ans: It was Christina Aguilera's song Soar from her album Stripped.


Qu: There was a piece of music played on Saturday 4 August at the start of the women's golf programme during Hazel Irvines' introduction. Could you please tell me what it was?

Colin Beattie, England

Ans: It was taken from the album - Ibiza - The Sunset Sessions and was called Whisper of a Thrill, performed by Thomas Newman.


Qu: Athletics - the London Grand Prix on Friday 3 August 2007. What is the music that was generally played when the list of events and what's coming next is on the screen?

Jamie O'Sullivan, England

Ans: It is Rockwell, Somebody's Watching Me taken from Summer Club Hits 2006.


Qu: Can you please let me know the music you played at the end of the Open Championship golf on the final Sunday?

Various

Ans: It was called Sons of Jim and the track was called Burning Sun.


Qu: What was the music used when you showed leaderboards at The Scottish Open at Loch Lomond, the 2007 Open Championship and the Women's British Open?

Various

Ans: It was called Walk in The Sun by McFly from their album Motion in the Ocean.


Qu: Could you tell me the title and artist of the music used for the Scottish Open on the final day at the start of the programme?

Debbie, England

Ans: It was called Happiness by Orson from the album of the same title.


Qu: What was the music played at the end of Today at Wimbledon on Sunday 8 July 2007 - It was a ballad like song in the vein of Sinatra/Matt Monro.

Paul Van Den Heuvel, Belgium

Ans: Close! It was Let There Be Love by Nat King Cole and George Shearing from The Ultimate Collection.


Qu: I would really appreciate your help in finding out the music that you used during the Wimbledon fortnight in your nightly round-up of all the action? It was a jazz sounding piece.

Adrian Sykes, England

Ans: The track was called The Coast is Clear by the Plumbstead Radical Club on the label Impossible Ark.


Qu: Can you please tell me which song was the backing song for the clip showing Federer and Borg winning their five Wimbledon titles?

Emma, England

Ans: It was Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode from their Singles (1986 - 1998) album.


Qu: What was the background music for the profile of Nadal just before the Wimbledon final? It was a haunting track with the medley played by piano.

Brian Smith, Scotland

Ans: It was called Promenade Sentimentale by Vladimir Cosma.


Qu: All I would like to know is the title of the closing music of Wimbledon's coverage on 30 June. It was a montarge of brollies and peoples reaction? My husband thinks it is from Swan Lake but I dissagree.

Eileen Clarke, Birmingham

Ans: It was Overture from La Gazza Ladra by Rossini.


Qu: What was the song on at the end of Today at Wimbledon on Thursday 5 July?

Will, England

Ans: It was called Generator by The Holloways from the album So This Is Great Britain?


Qu: What track was used on Monday 2 July's Today at Wimbledon programme over the introduction of Venus Williams' match with Morigami?

Rich Peck, England

Ans: It was Jamiroquai's Little L from the High Times: Singles 1992-2006 album.


Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the music used for the clip when Tim Henman went out to Carlos Moya on 28/06/07.

JH, England

Ans: It was Everyone Loves a Loser by Morcheeba


Qu: Can you tell me the name of the music used on the Wimbledon 2007 montage on Wednesday 27 June during the rain delay. I think it was a veison of Get Back by the Beatles.

Neil Jones

Ans: It was Get Back by the Beatles performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.


Qu: Could you tell me what song was playing on the closing credits of Today at Wimbledon on JUne 25.

Simon

Ans: It was Your Love Alone Is Not Enough by the Manic Street Preachers from the album Send Away the Tigers.


Qu: Could you please tell me the title track played during the review of the first seven MotoGP's of the season on June 24?

Pascal Etchegoyen, UK

Ans: It was Machine Gun by the Commodores from ther album The Ultimate Collection.


Qu: Could you tell me the title and track of the music used for the shot of the championship on the snooker.

Colin Berry, Scotland

Ans: It was Sand Storm by Matrix & Futurebound from the album Universal Truth.


Qu: Could you tell me the name of the music that is used for the analysis section of the BBC's current series of rugby union Premiership highlights?

William Burch, United Kingdom

Ans: It is an instrumental version of Love it When You Call by The Feeling.


Qu: What was the music played at the end of the Guinness rugby highlights of the Worcester/Saracens match on Sunday 29th April 2007?

Karl, UK

Ans: It was Happiness by Orson.


Qu: I'm trying to find the music played during the Trick Shot programme on Sunday 6th May. It is a French upbeat instrumental song that is played all the way through the programme.

Sandy Feltham

Ans: That was Tu es Foutu by In-Grid from the album also called Tu es Foutu.


Qu: Could you tell me the track used to advertise the Badminton Horse trials with Zara Phillips?

Martin Stewart, UK

Ans: It was Over and Over by Hot Chip.


Qu: What is the opening music to your MotoGP titles please?

Rach, Poplar

Ans: The answer to that is Hysteria by Muse from the album Absolution.


Qu: What was the music used in the snooker on the second of May, It sounded like Night Rider, but featuring the band Pendulum, a Drum and Bass track I believe.

Jonathan Hall, England

Ans: Knite Riderz (ft MC Spyda) by Matrix & Futurebound from the album Universal Truth.


Qu: Could you tell me what is the new theme tune to the BBC Snooker World Championships 2007 please?

Todd, UK

Ans: It is Drag Racer composed by Tim Baker.


Qu: What's the music accompanying the french trick shot player on this year's World Championship snooker coverage?

R Wood, UK

Ans: From the French Kiss - Original Motion Soundtrack, it is called I Love Paris by Toots Thielemans. *A few of you have emailed to say that the piece that was used is a remixed version of the above song - an updated answer is being searched for by our production team.


Qu: What's the name of the music sometimes played when a snooker players stats are shown on screen in between play at a televised tournament?

P Griffiths, England

Ans: That was called Witch Hunt by Jim Dooley from Director Cuts - Action 2.


Qu: What is the music playing during the current snooker competition (Alan McManus' shot)?

Dave Howard, England

Ans: It's On the Fly by Chris Salt from the album Retro Cool.


Qu: What was the Flora London Marathon opening music and played throughout the event?

Carol, UK

Ans: That song is called The Trap by Ron Goodwin.


Qu: There was a song played during the London Marathon with the words "Wonderful" and "Incredible". It was quite a dance tune with a female vocalist. What is is please?

Miki, England

Ans: That was titled Incredible, a cd single by the Shapeshifters.


Qu: Could you tell me the music piece played when profiling John Terry on Inside Sport last night please?

M Bullock, England

Ans: That song was by Mark Isham and called Flames taken from the Crash soundtrack. The three other songs used in the John Terry interview were Goldfrapp, Oh La La, Thomas Newman, Shawshank prison (Stoic Theme) and Spooky by Dusty Springfield.


Qu: Could you tell me the song on the advert for the new Inside Sport programme?

Nick Wilmot, UK

Ans: It is Reptilia by American band The Strokes.


Qu: Can you please tell me what music was played when profiling Mark Williams in black and white on 24th April before he played Joe Swail?

M Baker, Scotland

Ans: Called Into Dust, it is by an artist called Mazzy Star from the album So Tonight I Might See


Qu: What was the song when the snooker competition was on about who the oldest player was?

Luke Mercer, Somerset

Ans: Its called Young at Heart by The Bluebells from their 'Singles Collection' album.


Qu: What was the music used for the article about Judd Trump in Monday's (23/04) snooker?

Andy, United Kingdom

Ans: It was by Sheffield's finest the Arctic Monkeys. It was their single Mardy Bum from Whatever People Say I am That's What I'm Not.


Qu: Who performs the orchestral version of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' you played over the 'Crucible Curse' VT at the opening of Sunday's (22/04) snooker coverage on BBC Two?

Steve, England

Ans: It is from Strung out by The String Quartet Tribute Sampler.


Qu: What was the music played on Sunday 22nd April at the beginning of snooker 1400. It was building up to Ronnie O'Sullivan v Ding Junhui.

Michael Ell, England

Ans: That was Living is a Problem Because Everything Dies by Biffy Clyro.

Qu: What piece was being played whenever the BBC's leaderboard was being shown on the 2007 coverage of the US Masters?

Alpesh Varsani, UK

Ans: The leaderboard music was by Keane and it was a track called A Bad Dream off the their Under the Iron Sea album.


Qu: What was the song played in the introduction of each event at the World Swimming Championships?

Jason, England

Ans: It was Icarus by The Hours.


Qu: What is the music played during the scene sets at MotoGP races?

Ross, Liverpool

Ans: It's an instrumental version of She's got Standards by The Rifles, from the album No Love Lost.


Qu: What is the instrumental music used on the Six Nations programmes when Jeremy Guscott examines the teams strengths and weaknesses, players etc.

Matthew Wood, England

Ans: The one used before England v France (11/03/07) was Big Day by Tahiti 80.


Qu: What was the music behind the rugby photos montage on your Interactive service for the Six Nations?

Patrick Donovan, UK

Ans: The Cure - Pictures of You.


Qu: What was the Rolling Stones song used at the end of England v France on Sunday 11th March?

Nigel S, UK

Ans: It carried on our Rolling Stones theme we have used this year. The track was Not Fade Away from their Forty Licks album.


Qu: Can you please tell me the name (and artist) of the song playing while introducing key athletes for each event of the European Indoor Athletics Championships 2007?

Anon

Ans: That was Rocket (A Natural Gambler) by Braund Reynolds.


Qu: What is the music used on your BBC sports trailer, the one that shows a wide range of sports filmed with special camera locations (in goal posts, skiers hats, dart boards etc)? The music starts with just a fast bass riff and then the drums join in.

Steve, Derby

Ans: It's Burn Rubber Burn, written by D. Scott and published by JLH Music.


Qu: What was the music at the end of Ireland v England Six Nations match? It was brilliant!

Kenny, Dublin

Ans: The song was You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones from CD1 of their Forty Licks album.


Qu: What was the opening music to the coverage of Ireland v England?

R Wallace, Devon

Ans: That was the instrumental version of Mourning Mourning by Just Jack.


Qu: Please tell me the song used in the Six Nations match between Scotland and Italy on 24/02/07 during the 'Tale of the Half' section of the broadcast. It's not the same as any of the answers that have been used before and posted below.

Britt, Worcester

Ans: It was Suzie by Boy Kill Boy.


Qu: Can you please tell me the song played at the beginning and at the end of the France vs Wales match at the Stade de France on the 25/02/07?

Paul Brayan, England

Ans: It was Because We Can by Fatboy Slim from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.


Qu: What is the music that is played during the BBC's Six Nations programme titles? It is an instrumental piece of music.

Rahul, England

Ans: It is called Drive to the Boatyard from the film Layer Cake's soundtrack. It is by Ilan Eshkeri.


Qu: What was the closing music to the Six Nations match between Ireland v France at Croke Park on February 11?

James, Crosby

Ans: It was Get Off Of My Cloud by the Rolling Stones from their Forty Licks album.


Qu: What was the music played after the opening titles to Ireland v France?

Ross, Wrexham

Ans: That was the Kaiser Chiefs' new single, Ruby.


Qu: What was the name of the music that was played at the beginning of the Six Nations match between Ireland and France when they showed the highlights of the teams' matches before?

Phil, Wales

Ans: That was the theme from Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone by John Williams from the album, The Very Best of Classical Gold, CD One, Track Five.


Qu: What was the track and artist used in Ski Sunday (4/2/07), when showing the 'Extreme Lives' feature?

T Noble, Britain

Ans: It was the theme music to the film Amelie by Yann Tiersen.


Qu: What was the song played during the montage of images at the end of the coverage of Wales v Ireland on Sunday 4 February?

Mike, Wales

Ans: That was the The Rolling Stones with Jumpin' Jack Flash.


Qu: Watching your Six Nations coverage you use a track over the half-time highlights - please could you tell me what it is?

Barry Simpson, UK

Ans: It is by a band called Little Man Tate and the song is called Sexy In Latin.


Qu: Can you please tell me the piece of music that introduced the Six Nations Coverage just after Football Focus finished on the 3 February?

Rishi, UK

Ans: That was an instrumental track called Blueberry Tree part three by a band called Husky Rescue.


Qu: What is the name of the theme tune you use for the highlights of England's cricket tour Down Under?

Angus Adam, UK

Ans: The famous tune is called Soul Limbo and is by Booker T And The Mgs.


Qu: Please - what was the name of the darkly melancholic classical piece used to profile Ronnie O'Sullivan that was shown before the live broadcast of the O' Sullivan vs Carter match on the afternoon of 16th January 2007.

Martin UK

Ans: It was Overture The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) by the Prague Symphony Orchestra from Classical Hits Vol 2


Qu: Could you tell me what the piece of music was that was played in the background of the Jimmy White piece at the beginning of The Snooker Masters coverage on Sunday night 14 January?

James Tyler-Morris, England

Ans: It was A Distant Time by Tom Torhan from his album Reflections 1.


Qu: When Graham Bell did his inspection run on the Wengen downhill course on Ski Sunday what track was being played?

Hari, England

Ans: The song was Every Day I love you Less and Less by the Kaiser Chiefs.




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