One of the new Specials is this collection of Theme Songs. Each GTG has a unique theme song, usually something that is new, hot, and loud, often something that is Danish.
This list started out incomplete, as my memory is a sieve. I know what songs there were, but not when. So I went over it with Morten, and together with some others we came up with this:
The idea of a theme song was apparently only born after 1993. See the GTG year 1992 anyway.
Released in January 1993, this song became so famous it simply had to be played all over the GTG. When eventually the old AIESEC tradition of doing weird and manic group dances to a song took over, the idea of a GTG theme song was born. In the future years the theme song would be organized, in this year it simply grew.
Learn more about the singing dentist from Stockholm, and listen to his songs, at his website, dr-records.se. Buy the CD at Amazon.com or at Amazon.de. See the GTG year 1993.
Erick Morillos boom-boom days are now a thing of the past, but then they were just beginning. When the OC of the 1994 GTG began to manufacture a theme song, their choice was a logical one.
Learn more about the New York DJ at his website, subliminalrecords.com. Buy the CD at Amazon.com or at Amazon.de. See the GTG year 1994.
As we all know, there was no 1995... it was only a conspiracy, mocked up by THEM to fool us into believing everyone except me went there! THEY were so clever, THEY even conjured up a theme song for this non-event. See if it exists...!
Learn more about the Danish Duo at their website, meandmy.dk. Buy the CD at Amazon.com or at Amazon.de. You won’t see a GTG year 1995.
Hmm, maybe THEY were a bit too clever about making up things, and the band they created developed a life of their own. I have no other explanation as to why the 1996 theme song could be by the same group... Me&My were also the beginning of a great tradition of using only “home-made music”.
Learn more about the Danish Duo at their website, meandmy.dk. Buy the CD at Amazon.com or at Amazon.de. See the GTG year 1996.
Danish pop export arrived at an all time high with Aqua. Barbie girl became such a hit, the organizers might want to reap some of the profits the group made. And they eventually even won the lawsuit Mattel filed against them...
Learn not much about the band (who have since split up) at their website, aqua.dk. Buy the CD at Amazon.com or at Amazon.de. See the GTG year 1997.
The idea of Danish pop took a somewhat different spin: S.O.A.P. still have a lot of boom-boom, as a GTG theme song cannot work in a quiet manner, but there is even a bit of soul to be traced somewhere in the back of the girls’ voices.
Learn more about the sisters (who, too, have since disappeared...) at their website, soap.dk. Buy the CD at Amazon.com or at Amazon.de. See the GTG year 1998.
Toy-Box was a step back into the realms of Aqua-Spinoffs. How do you call a band with two successful albums, some successful concerts, and then nothing? A bit, but not much, more than a one-hit-wonder, hmmm.
Learn not much more about Toy-Box at their (defunct) website, toy-box.dk, and some at this unofficial fansite. Buy the CD at Amazon.com or at Amazon.de. See the GTG year 1999.
Before splitting up, Aqua returned with a second album, and another series of smashing successes. (Why did they split up after all? one wonders) So the GTG helped spreading their fame one more time.
Learn not much about the band (who have since split up) at their website, aqua.dk. Buy the CD at Amazon.com or at Amazon.de. See the GTG year 2000.
Apparently the Danes had nothing in stock and had to revert to some U. K. imports. This is what came from it. Oh no, wait, they have something to do with Denmark after all. Oh no, wait one more, I got it all the wrong way ’round, they are a Danmark-to-UK export. Apologies to Danes...!
Learn more about the band at their website, juniorsenior.com. Buy the CD at Amazon.com or at Amazon.de. See the GTG year 2002.
Fitting the subject, the OC flirted with some pirate-related songs, including Achim Reichel - Drunken Sailor or the Pirates of the Carribbean soundtrack. They ended up, however, with a Danish production, as always. And the Danes being no great pirates, they went mainstream again and ended up with Laze...
Learn more about the artist at the website of sony.dk. Buy the CD at Amazon.de. See the GTG year 2003.
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