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Here are various versions of ATWT on and on. I particulary like 1986 and 1988 version of ATWT on and on. The first one is the 1986 theme. object width="425" height="355"> Here is 1984 theme Here is the 1988 theme Here is the 1990 theme

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Talk about typecasting! Malachy McCourt played a bartender on RYAN'S HOPE and ATWT.

Thanks, Soapsuds. I think I actually prefer the original, synthesizer-heavy variation of "As the World Turns On and On". It sounds...funkier to me, you know, lol?

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The OLTL song never made any sense to me and I always thought it was one of the stupidest songs ever.

"Here's what to do when you don't find the rainbow's end this time..."

But he never tells me what to do! It's 20 years later and I still don't know. I know he'll give me tomorrow if I let him be the one I share it with, but don't I do anything?

Hey, it was the 80s. Nothing made sense. :P Shoulder pads, anyone? :o

Actually, I did like the song. It was catchy, plus I liked seeing the characters in front of the tour of Llanview. And I miss seeing some of those actors, especially Clint Ritchie.

I really liked EON's theme also. They jazzed it up a little in the last couple of years but it was still basically the same. It just went so well with the mystery theme of that show.

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Note: There were two musical scores for this opening. I loved the first one (shown here first), especially the music around the time Phoebe/Myrtle and Adam are shown. However, after a couple of months the music changed (damn you Burke!) and this version was never used again. This one just has alot more punch to it.

I completely agree with this assessment.

One Life to Live: 1980-1984

GAH! Favorite OLTL opening ever! The music just fits so perfectly...the harmonica during the sunrise, the flutes during the birds, the full orchestra during the clouds....LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT.

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Thanks, Alvin. My favorite song, my favorite story... between you and Dan, I'm just feeling all sorts of nostalgic.

I'd say it's time to bring Peter back, but knowing DK/EW, he'd make Peter and DINAH love interests.

Awww... seriously, stop. You're killin' me...

I try....I try :)

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Both amazing openings ;)

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Those were my favorites too :)

I never really understood the sunrise opening AMS. But it's better than what we have now.

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My Favorites

1. Days of our Lives

2. Another World 1975-1981, 1981-87, end theme 89-96, 96-99

3. Texas(first and second)

4. Somerset piano version

5. GL Disco

6. The original Doctors Theme

7. GH 78-93

8. Y&R, except for that krappy porno version

9. ATWT-World turn on and on

10. GL-Hold on to Love

"Join us each weekday at this time for the continuing story of Another World!"

Chris

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1) One Life To Live 80's Peabo Bryson Theme. There has never been a better opening in terms of catchiness- ever.

(I actually think OLTL's openings have ALL SUCKED since then- even Linda Gottlieb's Tampax Commercial version- although the theme song itself was classy.

And I think OLTL's current opening is cheesy, cheap, and boring- weak-weak-weak.

2) Y&R- Especially with the pencil drawings- Classy, Classy, Elegant, timeless....

3) OLTL's early 80's Sun/Seagulls theme- I like it because it was done on movie film and I also like the way the music builds to a really pretty crescendo- Its very soapy and pretty.

4) AMC's Simple Book Opening- Love that one.

5)B&B's Original Theme- Loved it

I am really not a fan of any themes of the other soaps- and I am really surprised that people like ATWT's 80's openings- I thought it liked it looked and sounded cheap. And the song is not in the least bit moving/pretty/involving. And it never matched Doug Marland's excellent show. At all. ick.

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Shoot- I forgot one- Guiding Light's from the mid nineties? That lighthouse light spinning and then the actors in various scenes in the spinning lighthouse light- Great and effective song and really pretty images. Again- Classy and fit the show.

ALL of the soaps openings now, with the exception of Y&R and DOOL which are classics- and ATWT's current one isn't bad-

ARE CHEAP AND TERRIBLE. ABC's are the absolute worst. AMC being the best of the lot. OLTL's look like some tacky commercial. It is so completely tacky.

OKAY I am over it now. Did I mention how crappy B&B's is?

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This is a closing theme rather than an opening but it's another all-time fave of mine. IIRC, the opening was that went with it was an extremely short snippet of it.

Loving 1984

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