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Baroque Hoedown" was created by early synthesizer pioneers (and frequent collaborators) Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley ( Perrey-Kingsley) in 1967. It was contained on the album Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Electronic Pop Music From Way Out. The composition was once described as being a " harpsichord gone country". It later became the theme song for Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade and for a time, the Electrical Water Pageant. It was also incorporated into Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights, Light Magic and as a tribute to the Remember... Dreams Come True Main Street Electrical Parade.
In the 1970s, Walt Disney Productions chose this tune to be the theme for the Electrical Parade. It was extraordinary, I didn't know about it because the publishers said nothing to me. It was by chance, in 1980, that I went there and was so surprised to hear Baroque Hoedown arranged for a full orchestra.
—Jean-Jacques Perrey, text from English subtitle [1 ]
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The "Baroque Hoedown" melody is used in many songs, including:
"Main Street Electrical Parade (Retro Future Mix)" from the
game Dance Dance Revolution Disney Rave "The Theme from Rock to the Future" and "starship.6" by
Plus-Tech Squeeze Box as well as their remix of Naivepop or Petitfool's "Bicycle Race" "Baroque Hoedown" by
They Might Be Giants (recorded for , contains excerpts of "The Unbirthday Song" from DisneyMania 2 , which was used in the Electrical Parade as well) Alice in Wonderland "Main Street Electrical Parade" by
Reel Big Fish (recorded for , Dive into Disney Japan-only ska and punk Disney tribute CD) Film pioneer
Mike Jittlov uses a variation of the song as the soundtrack of his 1978 Disney-themed short film, "Mouse Mania", which debuted as part of the prime time Mickey Mouse 50th Anniversary Special a version of the song by the
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet "Baroque Hoedown" is used in the ending theme of
El Chapulín Colorado
The Beatles, under the production of Perrey fan Kenny Everett, sampled "Baroque Hoedown" in their 1968 Beatles Fan Club Christmas record, prior to its use in the Electrical Parade. "I, Brobot", an episode of the
Disney Channel show , features the Phinedroids and Ferbots dancing to a song reminiscent of the melody Phineas and Ferb A cover version featured in the Japan-only
Pop'n Music series American guitar virtuoso
Buckethead plays the melody live during his song "Jowls"
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