WHY NOT MAKE YOUR OWN TEXT THE NATION JINGLE?
That's a rhetorical question. Of course there are many, many reasons you might decide not to make your own Text The Nation jingle. I tried to count them just now and stopped when I got to 650. There are however, two significant reasons why you should have a go at crafting your own version of what I like to think of as the most successful jingle in the history of radio:
1. It might get played on our 6 Music show.
2. Making jingles is fun!
There are a couple of ways you could approach the project. You could either make your own completed jingle incorporating whatever elements of the original you deem suitable, as with the Stephen Hawking computer voice jingle below, or you could create a new musical 'bed' and submit it for us to supply a vocal later on, which was the process with Lee Henman's Rock version of TTN, also below. There's no guarantee we'll use the jingle on the show (if you want guarantees, go and buy some electronic equipment, yeah?) but we'll certainly listen excitedly to everything you create. Knock yourselves out! You shouldn't literally knock yourselves out, that would be dangerous and weird, just try to have so much fun making your jingle that you start to feel faint, but stop before you actually pass out.
To download, right click on the links and choose 'Save Target As'.
(If you're using a Mac it's Ctrl+click)