The Music of The RAU Gallery

Occasionally, I get requests for the midis that are used in some of the sketches. Site readers either ask me what they are or if I can send them the midi. For that reason, I decided to create this page to list and identify all of the midis used in the various sketches and provide a little info about them. Due to copyright/licensing issues, only the songs I've used that are in midi format will be displayed here. In most cases, I cannot provide the actual songs from the albums.



Song: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Original Composer/Writer: Neil Diamond
Album: The Monkees Greatest Hits
Midi Sequencer: Gary Rogers
Used in Sketch: A FAREWELL TO FORUMS

Comment: "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" was written by Neil Diamond, but never actually recorded by him. The Monkees released it in 1967, and it became a hit, but it wasn't put on an album until their "Greatest Hits" in 1969. In "A Farewell to Forums", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring comical and classic moments of SethraShnoo from the website, Deathamster's Nest.



Song: Athletic
Original Composer/Writer: Koji Kondo
Album: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Soundtrack
Midi Sequencer: Unknown
Used in Sketch: DARK LORD DANCE!

Comment: This is the ragtime-style music heard in the autoscrolling levels of the Super NES game, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. The midi version here is a souped-up, big band-style remix. "Dark Lord Dance!" is not an actual RAU Gallery sketch, per se, but is a "hidden" page that is occasionally linked to under various circumstances. You can find this song and more from this game on the FlyingOmelette.com Music Page (S).



Song: Birmingham Blues
Original Composer/Writer: Jeff Lynne
Album: Out of the Blue
Midi Sequencer: Norma Williams
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN EMAIL #1: OF BABIES AND MEN

Comment: "Birmingham Blues" is the 16th track on the 1977 album by English rock band, Electric Light Orchestra. The song is about how the band becomes homesick for Birmingham while touring around the world. In "Of Babies and Men", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring the humorous antics of Daryn Versetti, aka Minerva K Red, of the website, IncognitO.



Song: Come Dancing
Original Composer/Writer: Ray Davies
Album: State of Confusion
Midi Sequencer: Unknown
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN SITE TRACKING #15: SPAM AND EGGS

Comment: "Come Dancing" is the 4th track on the 1982 album by British rock band, The Kinks. Despite the upbeat nature of the music, the lyrics are a melancholy childhood reminiscence of frontman Ray Davies and his sister's good times at a local Palais that was eventually demolished. In "Spam and Eggs", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring the more comic side of long-time FlyingOmelette.com partner, Crawl and 1000.



Song: December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)
Original Composer/Writer: Bob Gaudio & Judy Parker
Album: Who Loves You
Midi Sequencer: Unknown
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN SITE TRACKING #12: GOOGLING GOONS A-GO-GO!

Comment: "December, 1963" is the hit single from the 1975 album, "Who Loves You" by American pop/rock band, The Four Seasons. It is unusual in that drummer Gerry Polci sang the lead instead of Frankie Valli. In "Googling Goons A-Go-Go!", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring the curmudgeonly comic adventures of FacilityPro from the website, The 9th Key.



Song: Footloose
Original Composer/Writer: Kenny Loggins & Dean Pitchford
Album: Footloose Original Soundtrack
Midi Sequencer: Unknown
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN SITE TRACKING #7: AVOID THE ANNOYED

Comment: "Footloose" is the popular Kenny Loggins song from the 1984 movie, Footloose. It spent three weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In "Avoid the Annoyed", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring comedic whiz kid James Torrance from the website, Deathamster's Nest.



Song: Gerudo Valley
Original Composer/Writer: Koji Kondo
Album: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Soundtrack
Midi Sequencer: SinclairC
Used in Sketch: PARTY OF THE CENTURY

Comment: This is the Latin-style music heard in the Gerudo Valley area of the N64 game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It is one of the most popular and well-loved songs from the game. In "Party of the Century", a cat named Licky Midget, aka Lickinightmare, came to the Grimmora University Auditorium and started a Rave Party with this song, which most of the RAU Gallery cast members (eventually) attended. You can find this song and more from this game on the FlyingOmelette.com Music Page (L).



Song: Happy Together
Original Composer/Writer: Garry Bonner & Alan Gordon
Album: Happy Together
Midi Sequencer: Unknown
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN SITE TRACKING #9: STOOGES IN STEREO

Comment: "Happy Together" is from the 1967 album of the same name by American pop/rock band, The Turtles. It was their only chart-topping hit, but spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. A version of it was performed on The Muppet Show by Florence Henderson. In "Stooges in Stereo", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring the amusing sibling rivalry of brothers Junus Crowe and Magnus Crowe.



Song: I Am Woman
Original Composer/Writer: Ray Burton & Helen Reddy
Album: I Don't Know How to Love Him
Midi Sequencer: Gary Rogers
Used in Sketch: FORUM ARCHIVE TOPIC #10: IN SOVIET DHN, FORUM TROLLS YOU!

Comment: "I am Woman" first appeard on Helen Reddy's 1971 debut album, "I Don't Know How to Love Him", but a new version released on "Stand Up and Be Counted" in 1972 is the one that actually became a #1 hit. Although the song was about the Women's Liberation Movement, in "In Soviet DHN, Forum Trolls YOU!", Robin Calypson used it for a musical montage featuring Troy Demetrius, aka, Lord Vyce, who had rewritten the lyrics to be about overeating.



Song: Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)
Original Composer/Writer: David Courtney & Leo Sayer
Album: Just a Boy
Midi Sequencer: Unknown
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN EMAIL #2: ONE REALLY LAME DUDE

Comment: "Long Tall Glasses" is the 7th track on Leo Sayer's 1974 Debut Album, "Just a Boy". It was a Top 10 hit in 1975. In "One Really Lame Dude", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring the humorous antics of Troy Demetrius, aka Lord Vyce, of the website, IncognitO.



Song: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Original Composer/Writer: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Album: The Beatles
Midi Sequencer: Unknown
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN SITE TRACKING #6: SOMEHOW, LIFE GOES ON

Comment: "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" is the 4th track on The Beatles 1968 self-titled album, which is also more commonly known as "The White Album". The early 90s drama series, "Life Goes On", used a cover of this song for its opening, but was replaced with a generic song on the DVD release due to the high licensening fees. In "Somehow, Life Goes On", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring the sardonic wit of Jonathan Domaine, aka Vampyrus/DevlinDomaine.



Song: Shakedown
Original Composer/Writer: Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey, and Bob Seger
Album: Beverly Hills Cop II Original Soundtrack
Midi Sequencer: Gary Rogers
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN SITE TRACKING #16: R DOMAIN IS YOUR DOMAIN

Comment: "Shakedown" is a 1987 Bob Seger song that was written for the film, Beverly Hills Cop II. As such, it is a bit different from the type of music Bob Seger usually performs. However, it was still a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. In "R Domain is Your Domain", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring the comedic antics of William Longfellow, aka, MaskedSheik.



Song: The Look
Original Composer/Writer: Per Gessle
Album: Look Sharp!
Midi Sequencer: Unknown
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN SITE TRACKING #13: I AM ERROR ARTICLE, NOT AN ERROR

Comment: "The Look" was the first international hit for Swedish pop/rock duo, Roxette, causing them to gain notoriety outside of Europe. It topped the US Singles chart in 1989. In "I Am Error, Not An Error", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring the eternally grouchy persona of Debbie Cosirus, aka Deathamster, from the website, Deathamster's Nest.



Song: Walking On Sunshine
Original Composer/Writer: Kimberley Rew
Album: Walking On Sunshine
Midi Sequencer: Unknown
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN EMAIL #3: A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS & A POCKET OF STRANGE

Comment: "Walking on Sunshine" is a 1983 song from an album of the same name by English pop/rock band, Katrina and the Waves. A re-recorded version on their 1985 self-titled album became their first US Top 40 hit. The song has gained recent notoriety for its use in Futurama. In "A Fistful of Dollars & A Pocket of Strange", Robin Calypson uses the song to accompany a musical montage featuring long-time internet comedy writer, Sweetbee from the website, Sweetbee's Game Hive.



Song: We Can Work it Out
Original Composer/Writer: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Album: Yesterday and Today
Midi Sequencer: D.W. Barnes
Used in Sketch: ADVENTURES IN SITE TRACKING #14: STRANGE TALES OF PLAGIARISM

Comment: "We Can Work it Out" is a hit song by The Beatles, released in 1963. It would appear it was never released on any album that wasn't a compilation or greatest hits of some sort. In "Strange Tales of Plagiarism", the song accompanies a musical montage that shows what roles various RAU Gallery characters played in movies and TV shows when they weren't busy with their own series.



Song: When the Saints Go Marching In
Original Composer/Writer: Unknown; This Version: Haim Saban & Shuki Levy
Album: The Real Ghostbusters Soundtrack
Midi Sequencer: Don Carroll
Used in Sketch: CARAMEL KITTY DANCE!

Comment: "When the Saints Go Marching In" is an American gospel hymn, but its exact origins and writer/composer are unknown. This Dixieland Jazz arrangement is based specifically on the version of it that was used in several episodes of the 1980s cartoon series, The Real Ghostbusters, particularly in the New Orleans-themed, "Play Them Ragtime Boos". The "Caramel Kitty Dance!" page that utilizes it is not an actual RAU Gallery sketch, per se, but is a "hidden" page that is occasionally linked to under various circumstances.



Song: Whole Lotta Love
Original Composer/Writer: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Willie Dixon
Album: Led Zeppelin II
Midi Sequencer: Unknown
Used in Sketch: FORUM ARCHIVE TOPIC #8: WHOLE LOTTA LOL

Comment: "Whole Lotta Love" was the first hit single for the English rock band, Led Zeppelin. It was the first track on their second album and became certified Gold on April 13, 1970. In "Whole Lotta Lol", Christopher Paladin played this song with slightly modified lyrics, ie, "love" changed to "lol", to accompany several humorous animated images found around the internet, and one of Dr. Honen Calzoun with Cirrus Razeena stuck to him.


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