The Chain letter

Dear The BBC,

We – the undersigned – are writing an open letter to you, urging you to once again use that part from Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain as the title music to your Formula One coverage that begins this year on BBC One.

Admittedly, I was only 2 years old when you started using it in 1978, and many new viewers to F1 will have no emotional tie to it being the theme tune, but that doesn’t make it any less relevant.

Using that as an excuse would be like saying that the impact of Led Zeppelin on rock ‘n’ roll can’t be felt or appreciated by a younger audience. Heritage can be learned as well as lived through.

The Chain is inextricably linked in viewers’ minds as being an important part of how great it was when the BBC had F1 up until the end of 1996, and the thought of those opening bars kicking in on that first show will be like seeing a reformation gig played by a favourite band and realising that they’ve still got it (again, Led Zeppelin make for an easy and appropriate reference at this point, when they came back for their O2 Arena show in 2007).

The Fleetwood Mac album Rumours from which the track came was created by a band in utter turmoil at the time, but this would be nowhere close to the kind of bitterness we will feel if The Chain wasn’t to become the opening title music of your new F1 show.

So please The BBC, we implore you, use The Chain. You know it makes sense.

All the best,
Jamie Hibbard
(And everyone else at Top Gear, and the undersigned.)

Go on, it’s the comments below that count, so add your voice to the list and fight the good fight!

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Heard the news today. It’s official, they’re going to use ‘The Chain’ in its original form! Victory for FAN-POWER!

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I can’t wait for the first race and yes it would be great to hear Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” to start the programme. Lets hope its a good season

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THAT BASELINE IS SO AWESOME … IT WOULD MAKE THE HAIRS ON MY NECK STAND UP IF USED IN THE INTRO!

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F1 WOULDN’T BE F1 WITHOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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borm bbborm bbbbb borm!

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BRING IT BACK – It’s that simple

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Yes! Bring it back!! It puts a shiver in your spine every time I (and all of us above) hear it. Hell why not get a Supergroup to revamp it as well. Zep Fleetwood AC/DC Sabbath will do.

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you have to have the old theme music
no question its amazing

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i think it is a good song but i do like “lift me up”

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The Chain by Fleetwood Mac is THE ONLY theme tune for me… BRILLIANT… let’s make it happen!!!

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Yeah baby!

Bring it back i love that tune! :)

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Fantastic tune – the F1 excerpt is absolutely iconic — Listen at full tilt >>>> Zoooooom –

Bring it back from No. 1163 :D

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Oh and btw great edit volvo850R : 1098 :D

That tune was made for motor-sport

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TTTTT H H EEEE CCCC H H A I N N
T H H E C H H A A I N N N
T HHHH EEE C HHHH AAAAA I N N N
T H H E C H H A A I N NN
T H H EEEE CCCC H H A A I N N

Came back… don´t you ruin it next year, you lovely BBC people… :-)

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yo, This film Chain letter is going to be CRAZY!!! Seen a rough cut a sac film festival! Cabt wait to see the finished product

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What excellent words

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It is certainly interesting for me to read this blog. Thanx for it. I like such themes and everything connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

Kate Swenson

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http://www.betscorner.com  /forums3/member.php?3524 14-ringwormimages – The matchless theme, veryy much is pleasant to me :)

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Love the whole song from Fleetwood Mac

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