Friday, August 3, 2007

The Flower Duet

I have this tune stuck in my head. It's the British Airways theme song. The one they play when they show their silly-looking air safety video.

It's the refrain from the song Viens, Mallika... (or The Flower Duet) from the opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes.

As songs stuck in heads go, this one is not bad at all. I still remember when The Call of the Ktulu used to get stuck in there for weeks. *shudder*


Anonymous said...

I was wondering where I'd heard not-quite-this, and as it certainly wasn't a British Airways commercial...

looked up Wikipedia; now I can't imagine life without it.

What I'd heard, and also apparently what is used by BA, is Aria by Yanni.

PS said...

Yep, Viens Mallika was an inspiration for Yanni's Aria.

Aria seems much simpler though, I find this one way more enchanting.

Ganesh said...

I thought only the AI flight safety stuff was crap.. but then AI seems to be so "good" in all respects I dont think I'll ever go back to them without good reason :D

MM said...

Stuck in my head, it is, now :P

PS said...

@KB Heh heh, the thing I was most pleased with BA about was the inflight entertainment. 18 channels for the economy class!

@MM You're not the first one to tell me that! :)