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The 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego' Theme Song vs. Patrick's Jean Art

It's that one time decades ago, when a capella was also cool vs. inking up some jeans!

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The 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego' Theme Song

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Patrick's Jean Art

The case for The 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego' Theme Song

Okay, lets be honest. Until Pitch Perfect, Glee, and Pentatonix came along, the world of a capella singing was considered by most to be pretty uncool. It was a kind of music which pretty much ALWAYS had seemed old (in a bad way). To most, it was simply perceived as Barber Shop quartet singing. It was cheese. Oh, in truth there were innovators and appreciation for it out there, especially in college settings, but the general public neither knew, nor cared about that.

But it had had one brief huge, shining moment in the sun a generation or so before the current renaissance. A kid's game show used an a capella group, Rockapella, to sing it's theme song. And... it was... actually kind of cool. Well, as cool as anything from the early 90s looks these days.

And Rockapella was actually there in the studio, each episode, singing the song live, as the Outro under the closing credits.

The main emded is one of the actual show outros. And for those who care, here's the longer "full" version, not as often heard. — Kromm

The case for Patrick's Jean Art

Are you a paranoid germaphobe and former purveyor of ice cream who is desperate to fit in with your fellow last men (and women) on Earth? Then why not share with them your enthusiasm for jean art! Take your Sharpie to some denim and make those 501s sing like a Doobie Brother. Jean art. It's exactly what it sounds like. — grizzlyclaire

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