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NPR’s All Things Considered, Smurfs, and Polish Christmas Music

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Since NPR started airing the current Wycliffe Gordon-penned theme for All Things Considered in 1995, I’d always imagined it as a smartened variation of the Smurfs theme. (South Park administered payback in 1998 by lifting its cheesy poofs theme from NPR.) My friend Jim, though, sent me a 1968 Christmas song by a Polish rock group called Skaldowie (aided by a girl group called Ali Babki), and if my ears don’t deceive me, the refrain near the end of the song, starting at 2:19, anticipates All Things Considered quite faithfully.

Skaldowie – Bedzie Koleda (There Will Be a Christmas Carol)

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