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Entertainment The Friends theme tune could have been an R.E.M. song

05:55  02 november  2019
05:55  02 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Why you can trust Sky News. The Friends theme song could have been R . E . M .'s Shiny Happy People, according to the band. His bandmate Mike Mills added: "Apparently they were thinking about using Shiny Happy People as the theme song , which I just recently heard about, but apparently that's

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The Friends theme song could have been R.E.M.'s Shiny Happy People, according to the band.

Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer posing for a photo: Friends ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004 © Getty Friends ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004

Speaking to NME, the band's frontman Michael Stipe claims they were approached to cover the track for the iconic US sitcom - which first aired in 1994 - but declined.

Michael Stipe wearing glasses and looking at the camera: R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe says they were asked to cover the Friends theme song © Getty R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe says they were asked to cover the Friends theme song

His bandmate Mike Mills added: "Apparently they were thinking about using Shiny Happy People as the theme song, which I just recently heard about, but apparently that's the case".

a person wearing a suit and tie: Danny Wilde (L) and Phil Solem from The Rembrandts © Getty Danny Wilde (L) and Phil Solem from The Rembrandts

Stipe recalled: "Then they went to another band and said, 'Can you write an R.E.M. song?' and they did.

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The song was even trialled when the sitcom was still in its production and pilot stages. Back when the comedy was still called Friends Like Us, the characters were As Kevin was a fan of the Rembrandts, he put forward I’ll Be There For You as an option. The production team must've agreed with him, as

Could We Be Any Happier That This Great Band Passed On The ‘ Friends ’ Theme ? It was Kevin Bright, the producer of the show and a self-confessed Rembrandts fan, who put them forward as contenders for the theme tune (other artists under discussion were Natalie Merchant and REM ’s

"That's what I've heard. I don't want to diss the other band. I don't remember who they are, but that's a good song."

Fellow Americans The Rembrandts went on to record I'll Be There For You especially for the show, with the lyrics co-written by its producers David Crane and Marta Kauffman.

The song was only apparently intended to be a minute long, but it was later extended and released as a single in 1995.

David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc posing for a photo: All the cast went on to enjoy huge success after Friends © Getty All the cast went on to enjoy huge success after Friends

It topped the US charts and reached number three in the UK.

Friends, starring Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow, is one of the most popular TV series of all time.

The show, set in New York, was nominated for 62 Emmy awards during its 10 seasons - it won six, including outstanding actress prizes for Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow.

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This is a comprehensive list of songs recorded by the American alternative rock band R . E . M . that were officially released. The list includes songs performed by the entire band only (Berry, Buck, Mills and Stipe 1983-1997; Buck, Mills and Stipe 1998-2011).

So can he explain the phenomenal success of Losing My Religion, with its opaque but memorable lyrics that It was a natural progression, therefore, that Shiny Happy People finished up on Sesame Street as Furry The Friends theme tune was nearly this catchy hit song instead of I’ll Be There For You.

a group of people sitting at a table: Friends was nominated for 62 Emmys - it won six © Getty Friends was nominated for 62 Emmys - it won six

In September, it celebrated its 25th anniversary with a series of events worldwide, including finally making it onto the big screen - but not in the way fans wanted!

Some of the best episodes, as well as exclusive interviews and previously unseen content, were screened in UK cinemas.

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The actors are constantly asked if there will be a movie, but that's been all but ruled out, with producers of the show quoted as saying that would never happen.

All the cast went on to enjoy huge success after Friends, with Jennifer Aniston arguably the biggest star - recently breaking the internet after joining Instagram.

She received eight million likes in less than 24 hours and gained more than 1.5m followers after posting a selfie with her former Friends co-stars.

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The main characters of Friends were so often portrayed as chirpy folks living it up and getting into all kinds of shenanigans in New York. Speaking to NME, frontman Michael Stipe recalled how R . E . M were initially approached when it came to deciding upon the Friends theme song .

You'd think that after playing Joey Tribbiani for 10 years on Friends that Matt LeBlanc would probably be pretty familiar with the theme tune by That moment when you realise there are four claps instead of five in the Friends theme song Guys, how many claps does the # Friends theme song have ?

Aniston is also busy promoting her new series, The Morning Show, co-starring Reese Witherspoon on Apple TV, which launched on Friday.

Both have been speaking to Sky News' Kay Burley to discuss what it takes to be a morning show presenter.

Watch the full interview with Kay on Monday on Sky News.

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