TV themes are an interesting one really. Except the short spell of the jazzy theme, the EastEnders theme tune has largely remained unchanged and if you played the 92-93 or even the original from launch, most people could identify it.
But take The Bill for example. The original version of Overkill wasn't very memorable. But the 88-late 90s remixed version with the extra keyboard elements is the one most people are likely to remember as the theme tune, if you were to play them both to the general public.
Then there's Grange Hill. Where 2 generations will recognise two completely different themes as being from same programme.
Brookside is also an interesting one. The two episodes I was in during the late 90s had the more memorable musical arrangement. When my Gran dug out an old VHS cassette earlier this with the episodes from 1997 on it she said the music sounded weird and it wasn't how she remembered it. I would assume she recalled this version of the theme.
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