THE theme tune to Coronation Street has remained almost unchanged since the very first episode on Friday Dec 9 1960.
Written by Eric Spear, it’s been calling viewers to their sofas for almost 47 years.
But there were once plans to release a re-worked version with lyrics. It was called Sing Me A Memory.
The eagle-eyed people over at Corrieblog spotted the story at Mobius News.
Click on the YouTube link below to hear the song, with Neil Sean on vocals.
The track was produced by Mike Stock and Matt Aitken, two thirds of the Stock, Aitken, Waterman music team, who also wrote the words.
But plans to release the song as a single to accompany Coronation Street’s 1997 video spin-off Viva Las Vegas were later shelved.
It brings back memories of Anyone Can Fall In Love – a version of the EastEnders’ theme tune, with lyrics by Don Black.
Sung by actress Anita Dobson, who played Queen Vic landlady Angie Watts, it got to No 4 in the charts.
You can listen to that song here (audio download).
Meanwhile, back on the cobbles tonight, the saga of little Holly moves towards a conclusion.
Gail (Helen Worth) suddenly realises that Eileen (Sue Cleaver) is planning something rather dramatic.
There are interesting developments ahead for Eileen.
But I think we all know this particular storyline is destined to end in tears.