Opening Spiels[edit | edit source]

1984-1985: "From Hollywood, it's the new $100,000 Name That Tune!! Now, the star of Name That Tune, Jim Lange!"

1990 Pilot: "Let's play Name That Tune!! Starring Peter Allen!"

2021-present: FIRST EPISODE: "This is the iconic Name That Tune!! Get ready to play Name That Tune!! Tonight getting ready to party and enjoy anything of music and here she is, your host Jane Krakowski!"

REGULAR EPISODES: "Get ready to play Name That Tune!! Tonight getting ready to party and enjoy anything of music and here she is, your host Jane Krakowski!"

Game Catchphrases[edit | edit source]

"Thank you, and welcome to the new $100,000 Name That Tune.

  • For years, it's been one of my favorite shows. And now, you'll be able to see it every day at the same time." - Jim Lange (when the program began airing its daily syndication in September 1984)
  • ...with Tommy Oliver and his orchestra!" - Jim Lange (when he introduces Tommy Oliver and his Orchestra, mid-1984-1985)
  • …cash, prizes, plus some of the world’s biggest hits played by our amazing live band, things can’t get any better but wait they actually can because our band leader is a musical legend, give it up for the one and the only Randy Jackson." - Jane Krakowski (when she introduces Randy Jackson and live band, 2021-present)

"All of the contestants are pretested and a number of them are sitting in the audience right now, but they don't know who will be called to play." - Jim Lange

"Listen (very) carefully, and Name That Tune." - Name That Tune host

"We're gonna play Melody Roulette for 10 points, Tune Topics for 10 points, then Bid-A-Note for 20. Whoever's ahead at the end goes on to the Golden Medley. If you name seven tunes in 30 seconds, you will play in our monthly Tournament of Champions for over $100,000 cash and prizes." - Jim Lange

"Well be back to play Tune Topics for 10 points, Bid-A-Note for 10 points, and the Golden Medley Showdown for 20 points. The winner, one of these two people, will get $100,000 in cash and prizes. Who will it be? We'll find out, right after this." - Jim Lange (at the start first commercial break during the Semi-Final Tournament)

"We're gonna play Melody Roulette for 10 points, Tune Topics for 10 points, then Bid-A-Note for 20, and then the Golden Medley Showdown for 40 points, and the winner takes it all." - Jim Lange (during the Tournament Finals)

"Let’s meet tonight’s first/second two players, we have (insert player name) from (insert city and state), and (insert player name) from (insert city and state)"

"Let’s play Name That Tune. First up is Title Track." - Jane Krakowski

Melody Roulette[edit | edit source]

"We're gonna play Melody Roulette. It goes like this: I'll spin the wheel a maximum of five/seven times. Whoever's ahead at the end of the Round gets to keep the money and wins the important 10 points." - Jim Lange (about Melody Roulette in the first format)

"We're gonna play Melody Roulette. It goes like this: We're gonna play a maximum of five/seven tunes and the winner gets 10 points, but more importantly, we're gonna spin the wheel only once to determine how much money you're playing for. It could be as much as $2,000." - Jim Lange (about Melody Roulette in the second format)

"For $100/$200, listen carefully, and Name That Tune." - Jim Lange (if landed on $100 or $200 during Melody Roulette)

"Listen (very) carefully, and Name this (insert big dollar amount) Tune." - Jim Lange (when he lands anywhere from $300 to $500 and from $600 to $1,000 if landed on DOUBLE during Melody Roulette)

Tune Topics[edit | edit source]

"Let's find out what (the) (Tommy Oliver's) Tune Topics are... (insert five Tune Topics categories)." - Jim Lange (about Tune Topics)

"Let's see/find out what comes up today... (Tune Topics categories shuffling) (chime) (insert Tune Topics category)." - Jim Lange (when a Tune Topics category is revealed)

"We're gonna a play a maximum of five tunes. Whoever's ahead at the end of the Round wins 10 points, and a (very) nice prize. Remember, you're thinking of (insert Tune Topics category)." - Jim Lange (before Tune Topics category is played)

Title Track[edit | edit source]

"Here is how it works, I’m going to reveal topics that give hints to the tunes that Randy and the band will be playing. Be first to lock in and correctly name those tunes, you’ll bank the money. If you are wrong, your opponent will get the chance to steal." - Jane Krakowski (about the Title Track)

"Our first topic/we are now going to our second topic/ is (insert topic)." - Jane Krakowski (before Title Track topic is played)

"Oh no, that’s incorrect. (Insert player name), you now have to the chance to steal."

"(insert music title) is correct.”

Bid-A-Note[edit | edit source]

"I'll read you clues to well known tunes. The two of you will bid against each other as to how few notes it'll take you to name that tune. (Now, strategy counts here, because, if you force your opponent to bid so low, that he or she cannot name that tune, then you score the tune.) The first player to score three tunes earn 20 points, (and) a prize(, and in this case, goes on to the Golden Medley)." - Jim Lange (about Bid-A-Note in regulation play)

"How it works. I am going to read you a clue and you'll take turns bidding against each other as to how few notes you can name that tune get it right you'll bank the money but if you're wrong we give your opponent the chance to steal." - Jane Krakowski (about Bid-A-Note in regulation play)

"Listen (very) carefully, here's your first clue... (insert clue)." - Jim Lange (when a first clue was given in the Bid-A-Note Round)

"Listen (very) carefully, here's your next clue... (insert clue)." - Jim Lange (when the next clue was given in the Bid-A-Note Round)

"Your first clue is worth (insert money amount)." - Jane Krakowski (when the first clue was given in the Bid-A-Note Round)

"You are playing for/your next tune/our last Bid-A-Note is worth (insert money amount)." - Jane Krakowski (when the next clue was given in the Bid-A-Note Round)

"I can name that tune in (X) notes." - Name That Tune contestant during the Bid-A-Note Round.

"Name That Tune." - Name That Tune contestant during the Bid-A-Note Round.

"(name), you get (X) note(s). Here's your clue once again/Your clue once again is... (insert clue). (Listen [very] carefully,) Here are/is your (X) note(s)." - Jim Lange reading the clue to the contestant for a number of notes during the Bid-A-Note Round.

"For (insert money amount), here are/is your (X) notes." - Jane Krakowski reading the clue to the contestant for a number of notes during the Bid-A-Note Round.

Golden Medley[edit | edit source]

"Here's how we play the Golden Medley: There are seven tunes in 30 seconds. For every tune you named it right, you get $250 in prizes. But (insert winning contestant), if you name all seven tunes in 30 seconds, you will play in our monthly Tournament of Champions for over $100,000 in cash and prizes. If you're not sure what the tune is, you hit the button, say 'Pass', and I'll come back to the tune if there's time left on the clock. But be careful, because if you give an incorrect title, the game is automatically over." - Jim Lange (explaining to the winning contestant about the Golden Medley)

"Here's how it works there are seven tunes worth $10,000 a piece. If you get them all right we're giving you $100,000, you'll be given 30 seconds (insert winning contestant), press your button to stop the clock when you want to give an answer get it right you'll win cash but get it wrong and it's game over if you are not sure you can pass and if there is still time on your clock, we'll come back and get those at the end." - Jane Krakowski (explaining to the winning contestant about the Golden Medley)

"Here's how we play the Golden Medley Showdown: We'll play as many tunes as you can name in 30 seconds. Whoever has the most tunes at the end of 30 seconds wins 20/40 points(, and in this case, goes on to the finals to face the previous winner for $100,000 in cash and prizes/$100,000)." - Jim Lange (explaining about the Golden Medley Showdown during the Tournaments)

End-of-Show Disclaimers[edit | edit source]

"The amount (of the following price)/model of automobile may be changed due to availability." - John Harlan (1974-1976)

"All airfare is a base of High Jet Economy Los Angeles departure." - John Harlan (1974-1976)

"Hotel accommodations are limited to certain months and subject to availability." - John Harlan (1974-1976)

Announcer Sayings[edit | edit source]

"This is John Harlan. Name That Tune is a Ralph Edwards Production." - John Harlan (1974-1976)

"This is John Harlan speaking. The $100,000 Name That Tune is a Ralph Edwards Production." - John Harlan (1976-1978)

"This is John Harlan speaking. Name That Tune is a Ralph Edwards Production." - John Harlan (1977 Daytime)

"The $100,000 Name That Tune is a Ralph Edwards Production. Starring Tom Kennedy, with Stan Worth, the Name That Tune band, Monica Burruss, Dan Sawyer & The Sound System, Steve March, Jerri Fiala and Dennon Rawles. This is John Harlan speaking." - John Harlan (1978-1979)

"This is John Harlan speaking. The $100,000 Name That Tune is a Sandy Frank Production." - John Harlan (1984-1985)

Contestant and Ticket Plug[edit | edit source]

"If you're planning a trip to the Los Angeles area and you like to be a contestant on Name That Tune or if you like to see a taping of the show, write: Name That Tune 5800 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 or phone area code (213) 460-3879." - John Harlan (1984-1985)

Taglines[edit | edit source]

"Thanks to Randy Jackson and the Name That Tune band. I'm Jane Krakowski. Thanks for watching, we'll see you next time on Name That Tune." - Jane Krakowski's sign-off (2021-present)

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