Singing Songs About the Doctor

In which we learn that it isn’t all Dum-de-dum, Dum-de-dum…Woooo-ooooooooo!

In celebration of Peter Davidson’s birthday today…

The following is an excerpt of Doctor Who FAQ by Dave Thompson. Here, we list the author’s selection of songs about Doctor Who, but pick up a copy of the book to read the history, descriptions, and opinions that go with each song. Time for Doctor Who fans to load up their iPods with as many as they can get their hands on.

The Go-Gos—“I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas with a Dalek

Roberta Tovey with Orchestra—“Who’s Who?

The Earthlings—“Landing of the Daleks

Jack Dorsey—“Dance of the Daleks”

Frazer Hines—“Jamie’s Awa’ in the TARDIS”

Bongo Herman and Les—“Doctor Who

Jon Pertwee—“Who Is the Doctor?

Thin Lizzy—“Doctor Who

I-Roy and the Upsetters—“Doctor Who

The Art Attacks—“I Am a Dalek

Radio Stars—“Johnny Mekon”

Mankind—“Doctor Who

The K-9s—“The K-9 Hassle

Dalek I Love You—“Destiny (Dalek I Love You)

Worzel Gummidge—”Worzel’s Song

The Human League—“Tom Baker

Blood Donor—“Doctor ?

The Prisoners—“Revenge of the Cybermen

Bullamanka—“Doctor Who Is Gonna Fix It

Dr. Pablo and Dub Syndicate—“Doctor Who

Bonnie Langford—“Just One Kiss”

Frank Sidebottom—sci-fi medley

Who Cares—“Doctor in Distress

The Timelords—“Doctoring the TARDIS

The Cybermen—“Doctor Who on a Mission

Dalek Beach Party—“Teddy Boy’s Picnic”

Orbital—“Doctor Who

Mitch Benn—“Doctor Who Girl

Bill Bailey—“Dr. Qui

Martin Gordon—“Her Daddy Was a Dalek, Her Mummy Was a Non-Stick Frying Pan”

John Barrowman—“The Doctor and I

Chameleon Circuit—“Type 40

The latter, Chameleon Circuit, provided the music to this book’s book trailer:

Doctor Who is indisputably the most successful and beloved series on UK TV, and the most watched series in the history of BBC America. Doctor Who FAQ tells the complete story of its American success, from its first airings on PBS in the 1970s, through to the massive Doctor Who fan conventions that are a staple of the modern-day science fiction circuit. Combining a wealth of information and numerous illustrations, Doctor Who FAQ also includes a comprehensive episode guide.

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Posted on April 13, 2013, in Film & TV and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Which was each appealing as well as insightful! Thank you
    for sharing your ideas with us.

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