EastEnders theme tune more recognised than National Anthem

The UK soap drama's EastEnders is more recognised than the UK's National Anthem, a survey reveals.
Sept. 25, 2008 - PRLog -- A recent survey, commissioned by the Performing Right Society (PRS) in conjunction with Saros Research, has revealed that the EastEnders theme is the most recognised out of four popular tunes, including the National Anthem.

Over a third of respondents chose the theme to the 23 year old TV Soap as the tune they instantly recognised, topping the table ahead of the National Anthem.  

EastEnders is the most recognised tune:

EastEnders    37%
National Anthem    36%
Match of the Day   14%
Coronation Street   12%
Source: PRS/Saros Research

Simon May, Composer of the EastEnders theme tune said: ‘When EastEnders first appeared in 1985 it was such a great buzz walking down the street or being in a supermarket hearing people whistling or humming the theme.  I've been amazingly lucky that thanks to the huge success of the show the theme is still popular and in the national psyche.’

Commenting on the results, Ellis Rich, Chairman of PRS said: ‘There’s no doubt that those few bars have helped to make EastEnders a top soap. Music is part of our daily lives, and embedded within British culture. We are so lucky that composers and songwriters can create iconic music which we all remember and love.’

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