“Famous Five” - Song
This is the song to represent the Famous Five uniting for the first time. The equivalent of their theme tune (or one of). This is the moment they realise that actually “5 is better than 1” and decide to accept one another’s imperfections (as no one is perfect!) because “together, they will be so much better!” This is the song that forms the official “Famous Five” as we know it so a very pivotal moment. [NB this is a sample of the entire song, currently missing intro & opening verses as these would be developed in accordance with the script]
This is the most developed in terms of lyrics, mood, instrumentation. A super happy, bouncy song with the drums and double bass grooving, ukulele strumming, electric guitar providing happy little lines and the marimba, whistles, handclaps etc to give a real splash of joy and sunshine. The instrumentation for this song provides a really contemporary and “cool” setting, something the audience will immediately relate to and the perfect soundtrack to this triumphant moment in the four’s (plus Timmy!) coming together. The four take it in turns to sing individual lines (marked on the lyric sheet) and then all together.
The first chorus acts as the kids’ first realisation, the subsequent verse provides a chance to have a final dig at one another, while the following verse showing their maturity in realising that no one is perfect. The “drop out” we hear in this final verse, with all instruments cutting out except for marimba and handclaps, sets up the joyous final chorus, as all the instruments come back in, which acts as the sealing moment of pledging allegiance to one another.
Percussion (shaker, tambourine)
Whistles, handclaps etc