House purchased on iTunes - theme song changes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by richdun, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. richdun macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2005
    I am at a complete loss on this one.

    I purchased a couple episodes of House in HD (the last two episodes of season four), and have noticed that sometimes the theme song played over the opening credits is what it should be - Teardrop by Massive Attack - but sometimes its not - some other song, that's played over the closing credits too.

    I've tested this on my Mac and Apple TV. No reproducibility that I can find.

    Am I going crazy? Please check yes or no.
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    I believe the other song is the one from the Pilot, or the international versions. I would contact Apple regarding this, perhaps they loaded the wrong copies into the US servers.

    This would be like getting the crappy openings for the different Law and Orders from the UK, instead of the awesome ones from the US, if you were in the US.

  3. SmartIndianKid macrumors regular


    Apr 1, 2008
    The opening theme is 'Teardrop' by Massive Attack... "Due to rights and licensing issues this music is not used for the show in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland (German version), Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Hungary, Latin America, Greece, Hong Kong, and Turkey. In those countries, a piece of music named 'House,' composed by Scott Donaldson and Richard Nolan, is used, which was written specifically for the show. With the second season, this was replaced with a similar, but modified, track. The parodic British television show Dead Ringers, which sometimes spoofs House, uses "Teardrop" for the spoof's opening theme. 'Teardrop' is also used in the Season 2 Region 2 release, replacing the 'House' theme at the beginning of the episode."

    Taken from the House section on Wikipedia. Where are you located?

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