Last Updated: 10 November, 2002
GRANGE HILL SIGNATURE TUNE The original theme tune - "Chicken Man" by Alan Hawkshaw - was released as a single in 1979 and 1980. It was issued on the BBC label, cat no. RESL 64.
GRANGE HILL: THE ALBUM
It was bound to happen sooner or later, and in 1986 it did. The cast of Grange Hill released an album. Half of the songs were specially composed observations about school life, side two consisted of well-known standards.
Steve Wright, who composed the Brookside theme tune, penned the specially-written songs with Phil Redmond. The track listing is as follows:
SIDE ONE SIDE TWO YOU KNOW THE TEACHER (SMASH HEAD)
John McMahon, George Christopher
GIRLS LIKE TO DO IT TOO
Ruth Carraway, Samantha Lewis, Fleur Taylor
NO SUPERVISION AT BREAK
JUST SAY NO
Amma Asante, Alison Bettles, John Drummond,Simone Hyams, Samantha Lewis, Lee MacDonald, Alison McLaughlin, Erkan Mustafa, Tim Polley, Ricky Simmonds, Simon Vaughan, Lisa York
Ricky Simmonds, John Drummond, Simon Vaughan, Tim Polley
I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS
Amma Asante, Alison Bettles, Lisa York
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN
THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL/
THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR
JUST SAY NO! As a tie-in with the storyline of Zammo's heroin addiction, the cast of Grange Hill recorded the anti-drugs anthem "Just Say No" and released it as a single in April 1986. Again it was on the BBC label, and reached No. in the charts.
SMASH HEAD (YOU KNOW THE TEACHER) Later in 1986 Grange Hill released another single - Gonch and Ziggy's tribute to the inimitable Mr Bronson! A 12" was also available.
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