Red Dwarf Full Theme Tune04:56

Red Dwarf Full Theme Tune

The Red Dwarf theme appears during the closing of every episode of Red Dwarf, unlike the opening theme which changed from Series III onward. The song was written by Howard Goodall and sung by Jenna Russell. The Series VI DVD release has a documentary by Howard Goodall about the music of Red Dwarf, including the theme. This documentary includes some lyrics that didn't make it into the final version. Most of the Red Dwarf instrumental tracks are derived from the tune of this song, with only a few based on other beats, such as the ones from "Tongue Tied".

The lyrics are reminiscent of Dave Lister's plan to go to Fiji, which has been ruined by being flung three million years into Deep Space.


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Lyrics (top two verses), with the BBC soundtrack release extended two verses at bottom

It's cold outside

There's no kind of atmosphere

I'm all alone, more or less

Let me fly far away from here

Fun, Fun, Fun, in the Sun, Sun, Sun

I want to lie shipwrecked and comatose

Drinking fresh mango juice

Goldfish shoals, nibbling at my toes

Fun, Fun, Fun in the Sun, Sun, Sun

Fun, Fun, Fun in the Sun, Sun, Sun

(An extended mix of the theme was released on the BBC Soundtrack CDs: Between the Lines, The Cult Files and Stellar Themes, that had two extra verses written by Ian Hu who was not associated with Red Dwarf:)

I'll pack my bags and head into hyperspace

Where I'll succeed at time-warp speed

Spend my days in ultraviolet rays

Fun, Fun, Fun in the Sun, Sun, Sun

We'll lock on course straight through the universe

You and me and the Galaxy

Reach the stage where the hyperdrive's engaged

Fun, Fun, Fun in the Sun, Sun, Sun

Fun, Fun, Fun in the Sun, Sun, Sun

In the documentary "Setting the Red Dwarf Music Score" which features Howard Goodall, we get to hear some alternative verses that didn't make it into the song. Howard Goodall talks about them sings the verses at 6:36 in the video.

I want to taste

Lobsters & Coconuts

I want to swim


Get quite drunk

In several wooden huts

Fun, Fun, Fun in the Sun, Sun, Sun

I'd like to have

Red blotches on my face

Make a mess

Of my nose

I'd love to peel

In every awkward place

Fun, Fun, Fun in the Sun, Sun, Sun

Green lagoons

Palm trees & cockatoos

Local rum with mango juice

Get things nicked

And ruin all my shoes

Fun, Fun, Fun in the Sun, Sun, Sun

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