If organisms had theme songs

Maybe I am have too much time to think about things since I am staying inside most of the time now, but I saw a small moth in my bathroom yesterday. It was very small, maybe four or five millimeters long, and it had silvery wings. This iota of a moth was drinking water droplets on the wall next to the towels. It was fascinating. Unfortunately, by the time I got my phone out, it left.

While I was sad, it got me thinking, if organisms had theme songs, what would they be? For some reason, I kept on thinking of spiders. How they moved their eight legs in a coordinated fashion. It remined me of how horses run, where for a very brief moment, all of the horse’s legs are off the ground. Almost like they were hopping or doing mini-jumps. And then it hit me. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice theme song from Fantasia. Now, I cannot get the idea from my head of the music syncing with movements of any spider. Especially Daddy Long’s Legs.


https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39262645 by @arachon.

If I had fun coming up with a theme song for an organism, why couldn’t anyone else?

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120 years ago a theme song for bumble-bees was written.

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Really? What is called?

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Whenever I’m scuba diving and see a shark gliding towards me, I can’t help but hear Mars from Holst’s The Planets in my head. It just seems right.

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Flight Of The Bumblebee - Rimsky-Korsakov

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I think M4 Part II by Faunts (yeah I love Mass Effect what can I say) totally fits lichen! “Fight your foes you’re not alone” “Because I can’t make it on my own” I just imagine the algae talking to the fungi while they are both this strange single entity. Idk it’s pretty whacky but I like it.

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“Teddy Bear’s Picnic” for black and brown bears.

If you go out in the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise…

I’m partial to one of the many Banjo-kazooie variations on the theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfNTsa17FiQ

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Nada Surf actually wrote one for fruit flies (called Fruit Fly) that makes a hilarious melancholic species theme song for them. Sometimes I hear the song in my head when I watch the “jerky patterns” they fly in the kitchen

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Flight of the Bumblebee

Composition by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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One of my favorites! When I was a kid, a local pizza place had a big pipe organ and my dad’s friend was one of the organists. He would play Flight of the Bumblebee for me and I was always thrilled by it.

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Theme song for Narwhals:

https://youtu.be/ykwqXuMPsoc

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I knew what this was gonna be before I clicked.

Flight of the Bumblebee :) It’s a wonderful piece of music, and totally appropriate!

Rimksy-Korsokov: Flight of the Bumblebee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYAJopwEYv8

For gastropods I guess it would be "Slippin’ and a Slidin’ " by Little Richard.

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I want to find out how many people answer this question having not read the replies that have already happened. :thinking:

Plus I am also wondering if your question was rhetorical.

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I asked it before any answers came in. I legitimately did not know there was a song called

I thought it would be named something different.

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So many references to Flight of the Bumblebee, which was from an opera… how about Die Fledermaus Overture for bats?

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Sometimes when i am out and about scuba diving and come across an area with much corals and marine life, especially when there is shoals of fish swimming above me as well, i keep getting “Aquarium” from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens in my head (might even start humming it).

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If you do too many IDs in one sitting, you start getting punchy and hearing “Jadera, Jadera…” to the tune of “Shakira, Shakira…” Wait, that’s just me?

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