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Some Closing Credits do not have their own specific background music, but rather feature a Medley of various music pieces from the movie/game.

Doesn't really count if it's just an expanded mix of just one prior music piece.

Compare the visual counterpart, the Credits Montage.

Examples of Credits Medley include:


Film

  • Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
  • All the Star Wars movies.
  • Conan the Barbarian by Basil Poledouris
  • The end credits of the new Star Trek movie are a mashup of the new theme ("Enterprising Young Men") and Alexander Courage's original Star Trek theme.
  • The credits music for Veggie Tales: The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown is a dance remix medley of all the songs featured in the countdown.
  • Advent Children plays a character theme medley over the credits.
  • The Back to The Future sequels, especially Part II.
    • The second sequel is more effective, featuring a suite with the film's Western theme, the love theme, and the train theme sandwiched by the main theme of the series.
  • Masters of the Universe.
  • Independence Day.
  • Star Trek VI the Undiscovered Country
  • The theatrical release of The Abyss was the first James Cameron film (but not the last) to feature double-column speeded-up end credits on account of all the people involved, so Alan Silvestri's end credit suite features "Finale," a lot of "Bud On The Ledge" and the ending of "Back On The Air" (the music for Bud and the aliens heading to the surface) without the choir. When it was released on video, it had a slower and one-column only roll which therefore lasted much longer, and had a much longer suite to match made up of "Finale," "The Pseudopod," "Resurrection," a reprise of the first part of "Finale" (for the spire rising scene), and the excerpts from "Bud On The Ledge" and "Back On The Air."
  • Team America: World Police
  • 9 uses a medley of themes from the film, mainly Winged Beast and Burial, with a remix of The Machines at the beginning. It does not appear on the official soundtrack for some reason.
  • In all three The Lord of the Rings movies, after an Award Bait Song (and in Fellowship, a rendering of one of the Shire themes as a song), there's a mashup of music for the film, including some deleted and never heard before pieces. In the Extended Editions this is taken Up to Eleven, adding from 10 to 20 minutes of additional music over the Fan Credits.

Television

  • Skins does this at the end of season 2 to Wild World to shockingly poignant effect.

Theatre

  • Many stage musicals do this with their outmarches (also known as exit music).

Video Games

Western Animation

  • The music that plays during the credits of the first Bionicle trilogy are all pieces of the in-movie score, though not full themes, bur rather different samples cut together in such a way, they sounds as if they were composed as standalone musical themes exclusively for the credits. Also, they're beautiful.
  • The end credits music for Disney's Dinosaur combines pieces of "The Egg Travels", "Aladar and Neera", "Breakout/It Comes With a Pool", "Raptors/Aladar Meets the Herd", and "Inner Sanctum/The Nesting Grounds".
  • The Rescuers Down Under features an excellent end credits piece using the score's main themes.
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