Nicola_Red wrote:It seems obvious to me, cos he uses them on Quiz Night. If he didn't write that tune, he wouldn't have the rights to use it on a non-BBC production.
Music 4, Sandy's company, did the music. Chris and Dave write the lyrics for some of them. Music 4 is credited on Quiz Night. It sounds like the BBC pay for the jingles via PRS rather than a buy out deal, which is a standard way to do it.
The Moyles jingle package is outstanding, and really helps to make the show. A lot of that is down to Chris and how well he can use them - when Vernon or Scott play them and use the cuts in the wrong places it's very obvious. When Chris did those couple of shows for Greg and used the breakfast show beds they made even the weakest feature ("It's Ten To Two What You Gonna Do") sound big.
Of course this whole thing about Grimmy not having sung jingles being a huge shock is a load of bollocks - they come and go in and out of fashion - often based on what a station can afford at the time it needs a new package, particularly in local radio.
The cheesy song is massively tongue in cheek (you can hear the kind of thing that inspired it at http://www.bbc.co.uk/northyorkshire/rea ... y-song.ram
) and nobody would really have expected Grimmy to continue with something like that - it's a very Moyles thing to do - but a mix of ID sweepers and sung jingles for features would have worked well.
To be honest I was surprised that Moyles got away with having jingles which were so different to the rest of the station for so long.