Great America Entrance Music Question

Sunday, October 5, 2003 4:18 PM
I have a question about the music Great America plays at the front gates. I know they play Glenn Miller Orchestra music & stuff from Loony Tunes but there's this song that always sticks in my head when I go. I was wondering if anyone knew what it was or who it's by. Its starts off like a clock (tick - tock) I know that doesn't give you much to go on but if you go alot you'll know what I'm talking about. Thanks in advance for any info
Monday, October 6, 2003 2:26 PM
I know exactly which song you're talking about, and I can hear it in my head (I have practically every song played on the midways memorized). Unfortunately though I don't know the name of it... I completely know what you're saying though with the "tick-tock" sound in the beggining. I can tell you the names of a few other songs though... They play a ton of Scott Joplin music (ragtime), and they play a bunch of songs from the soundtrack of "The Sting". A few Scott Joplin songs played are: The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, Pineapple Rag, and others... (I'm a bit of a ragtime lover as you can tell.)

If anyone else knows the names of this particular song, or other songs played, let me know... I'd really appreciate knowing also.

Monday, October 6, 2003 3:55 PM
the answer to your question is syncopated clock.
i had to call my dad for the answer.
here is a link wich plays the music.

Monday, October 6, 2003 5:30 PM
Yeah! That's the song! Wow, do you know any others played in the park?
Tuesday, October 7, 2003 9:39 AM
That sounds like the Carousel song, "Ride a carousel, spinning round, roundaround, round...". But then again, I've not been to Gurnee. Syncopated clock sounds about right. The Carousel song came on at the end of the night. Meant quittin' time for me. :)

Homeown Square played ragtime and Orleans played dixieland jazz. Unfortunately, they got rid of it at the park in Santa Clara. I had all those songs down by rote.

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
*** This post was edited by janfrederick 10/7/2003 1:41:14 PM ***

Tuesday, October 7, 2003 3:08 PM
Trust me, the Carousel song and Syncopated Clock are two completly different songs.
Tuesday, October 7, 2003 4:25 PM
I thought of another Scott Joplin song that I always hear... It's called Bethena. It's a really good song also...
Tuesday, October 7, 2003 6:26 PM
Thank You MattMatt that's exactly what I was talking about. I spent 2 hours on CdNow & Tower Records trying to find it this weekend.

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