Ever since NBC started running the promos this past week, I've been inundated with requests for this info. The song is "Only Time" by Enya. It is featured in her latest CD, "A Day without Rain." The song was also featured in the sountrack for the Keanu Reeves-Charlize Theron film "Sweet November" and used extensively for the commercial for that movie several months ago. If you'd like to hear a RealAudio snippet of the song, click here.
The instrumental that was used is "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams. If you know how to read guitar tabs, click here. For everything you wanted to know about the tune and more, go to "Classical Gas"s official website at www.classicalgas.com.
The music that was used as Niles gets ready to shoot the basketball is the 1981 song titled "Sirius" by The Alan Parsons Project. It's claim to fame in recent years, besides the fact that it is a cool song, has come from the fact that several NBA Basketball Teams use this song to introduce the players before a home game. If you'd like to hear a RealAudio snippet of the song, click here.
In "Sliding Frasiers," during Frasier's Valentine's date with Monica (played by Charlotte Ross), he serenades her with Hurricane Smith's 1972/73 hit, "Oh, Babe What Would You Say." For lyrics and music of the song, click here. To hear Hurrican Smith sing it, click here. If you've never heard this song sung by Hurricane Smith, it really is a MUST! Incidentally, Hurrican Smith is the pseudonym of producer Norman Smith, who engineered every Beatles album up to "Rubber Soul," and also produced a couple of Pink Floyd's albums including their first, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" (1967). He named himself after the 1952 film "Hurricane Smith"... how's that for TMI ;)
In the other version of the evening, where the sulking Frasier ends up alone at home sitting on the piano stool, he starts to sing and play "I'm Through With Love" written by Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck and F. Livingston. This standard was a hit in 1931 for Bing Crosby (but then what standard wasn't ;)) To hear a snippet from his version, click here. The song was also featured prominently in the classic comedy "Some Like It Hot" (1959) with Marilyn Monroe singing the song, after being jilted by her love.
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