THE MUSIC OF NORTH AMERICA

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North America's Theme Song: Bon Jovi "Army of One"
 

BON JOVI "Army of One"
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Theme Song for the NORTH AMERICA Series
Bon Jovi, recently #1 on the Billboard 200 chart debut for the album What About Now, provides their new song "Army of One" as the theme song for the series North America. "Bon Jovi's 'Army of One' captures the daring, wild spirit of Discovery's upcoming landmark television event that presents our homeland as an extreme world all within one continent," says Eileen O'Neill. Group President of Discovery Channel and TLC.

Written by Richie Sambora, Desmond Child, and Jon Bon Jovi
Published by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Aggressive Music (ASCAP)
And Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) on behalf of Bon Jovi Publishing and Destonia
Performed by BON JOVI
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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Desert Storm Song: Lenny Kravitz "I Love the Rain"
 

LENNY KRAVITZ "I Love the Rain"
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Featured in North America: Episode 5 "Outlaws and Skeletons"
"I Love the Rain" sings Lenny Kravitz as violent desert storms arrive in the Southwest, bringing life-giving water to the driest parts of the United States.

Words and music by Lenny Kravitz © 2008 Miss Bessie Music.
All rights reserved. (ASCAP)
As Performed by Lenny Kravitz
Virgin Records America
Under License From Universal Music Enterprises

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Spadefoot Toad Mating Song: Dr. John "Such a Night"
 

DR. JOHN "Such a Night"
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Featured in North America: Episode 5 "Outlaws and Skeletons"
When the annual thunderstroms arrive in the Sonoran Desert, spadefoot toads have only a single night to find a mate. "Such a Night" it is for these 24-hour Casanovas, as the males compete in a sing-off to draw females out from the dark.

Written by Malcolm J. Rebennack (BMI)
Performed by Dr. John
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

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Colorado River Theme Song: Fleet Foxes "Ragged Woods"
 

FLEET FOXES "Ragged Woods"
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Featured in North America: Episode 5 "Outlaws and Skeletons"
In this epic scene, the raging waters of the Colorado River carve out the mile-deep Grand Canyon to the tune of "Ragged Woods" by the Fleet Foxes.

Written by Robin Noel Pecknold
Published by Foxes Fellowship (ASCAP)
Performed by Fleet Foxes, courtesy of Sub Pop Records

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Atlantic Coast Theme Song: 30 Seconds To Mars "Kings and Queens"
 

30 SECONDS TO MARS "Kings and Queens"
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Featured in North America: Episode 4 "The Savage Edge"
30 Seconds to Mars provides the theme music for the Atlantic Coast, its wide variety of wildlife and its heavily populated beaches ruled by the East Coast's "Kings and Queens."

Performed by 30 Seconds to Mars
Written by Jared Leto
Published by Apocraphex Music (ASCAP)/Universal Music - Z Tunes, LLC (ASCAP)

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Pacific Coast Theme Song: The Mamas and the Papas "California Dreamin'"
 

THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS "California Dreamin'"
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Featured in North America: Episode 4 "The Savage Edge"
The Mamas and the Papas sing their classic song, "California Dreamin'," as brown pelicans, dolphins, whales and sea lions feed and frolic along the California coast.

Performed by: The Mamas and the Papas
Composed by: John Phillips/Michelle Phillips
Published by MCA Music Ltd.
Copyright (c) — MCA Records, Inc.

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Horseshoe Crab Love Song: Rosemary Clooney "Sway"
 

ROSEMARY CLOONEY "Sway"
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Featured in North America: Episode 4 "The Savage Edge"
Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs visit the beaches of Delaware for spring break with one thing on their mind: love. Their love song: "Sway," by Rosemary Clooney.

"Sway" (written by Normal Gimbel/Pablo Beltran Ruiz/Luis Demetrio Traconis Molina)
Published by Peer International Corporation (BMI) o/b/o EMMI and Words West Publishing (BMI)
Performed by Rosemary Clooney
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

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Garter Snake Mating Song: The Troggs "Wild Thing"
 

THE TROGGS "Wild Thing"
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Featured in North America: Episode 3 "Learn Young or Die"
When a lady garter snake shows up fashionably late in Manitoba, Canada, the classic song by The Troggs sets the scene as 100 male snakes wrap around her, each competing for a chance with this "Wild Thing."

By Chip Taylor
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
Performed by The Troggs
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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Calliope Hummingbird Courtship Song: Etta James "At Last"
 

ETTA JAMES "At Last"
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Featured in North America: Episode 3 "Learn Young or Die"
When a female Calliope hummingbird catches a young chap's eye, the smitten male spreads his flower-like throat feathers and she falls for him, as Etta James sweetly sings their courtship song, "At Last."

By Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
© 1942 Renewed 1970 TWENTIETH CENTURY MUSIC CORPORATION
Rights Assigned to EMI CATALOGUE PARTNERSHIP
All Rights Excluding Performance Controlled and Administered by EMI FEIST CATALOG INC.(ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Used by Permission.
Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises

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Collared Pika's Working Song: Dolly Parton "9 to 5"
 

DOLLY PARTON "9 to 5"
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Featured in North America: Episode 3 "Learn Young or Die"
A tiny collared pika has a lot of work to do, and not a lot of time. She must work "9 to 5," in the spirit of Dolly Parton, to get her "shopping" done — 30 times her own body weight in flowers — before winter sets in.

Written By Dolly Parton
©1980 Velvet Apple Music (BMI)
Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.
Performed by Dolly Parton
Courtesy of Columbia Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

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Storms of the Great Plains Theme Song: The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter"
 

THE ROLLING STONES "Gimme Shelter"
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Featured in North America: Episode 2 "No Place To Hide"
"Oh, a storm is threat'ning..." sings Mick Jagger as the most powerful storms on the planet sweep across the Great Plains of North America, spawning hail, tornadoes and violent winds up to 200 mph.

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by the Rolling Stones
Published by ABKCO Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of ABKCO Music & Records Inc

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Rebirth of the Great Plains Theme Song: Nina Simone "Feeling Good"
 

NINA SIMONE "Feeling Good"
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Featured in North America: Episode 2 "No Place To Hide"
After prairie fires sweep through the Great Plains of North America at the start of Spring, Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" helps to conjure forth a new world from the fertile ash.

Words & Music by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
Published by TRO — Musical Comedy Productions, Inc. (BMI)
Performed By Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under License From Universal Music Enterprises

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Battle of the Mustangs Theme Song: Ram Jam "Black Betty"
 

RAM JAM "Black Betty"
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Featured in North America: Episode 1 "Born To Be Wild"
In the code of the lawless West, a horse thief pays with his life. A mustang stallion defends his harem from challengers with kicks, blows and bites to Ram Jam's classic Lead Belly cover, "Black Betty."

Written by Huddie Ledbetter
Published by TRO — Folkways Music Publishers, Inc. (BMI)
Performed by Ram Jam
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

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Red-Capped Manakin Mating Dance Theme Song: De-Phazz "The Mambo Craze"
 

DE-PHAZZ "The Mambo Craze"
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Featured in North America: Episode 1 "Born To Be Wild"
In the jungles of Costa Rica, a red-capped manakin snaps his wings to the beat of De-Phazz's "The Mambo Craze" in an attempt to score a date with a picky female.

Written by Pit Baumgartner, Enric Madriguera, Pat Appleton and Eddie Woods
Published by EMI SONGS MUSIKVERLAG GMBH, MOLE Listening Pearls PUBLISHING/UCMG Germany and Peer International Corporation
All Rights for EMI SONGS MUSIKVERLAG in the US & Canada are Controlled and Administered by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
-contains elements of "Adios"
Performed by De-Phazz
With kind permission: Edel Germany GmbH
All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Used By Permission.

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Long-Tailed Manakin Mating Dance Theme Song: Perez Prado "Guaglione"
 

PEREZ PRADO "Guaglione"
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Featured in North America: Episode 1 "Born To Be Wild"
A pair of long-tailed manakins dance to the beat of Perez Prado's "Guaglione" in a coordinated mating dance, one in which only the dominant male gets the female while his "wing man" is left without a date.

Written by Giuseppe Fucilli and Nicola Salerno
Published by Curci USA Music Publishing administered by Spirit Two Music, Inc.(ASCAP)
Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Mexico
By arrangement Sony Music Licensing

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The Great Migrations of North America Theme Song: Radical Face's "Welcome Home"
 

RADICAL FACE "Welcome Home"
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Featured in North America: Episode 1 "Born To Be Wild"
In Spring, billions of birds, millions of bats and butterflies, and thousands of caribou head for home across North America, a majestic spectacle scored by Radical Face's "Welcome Home."

Written by Ben Cooper (ASCAP)
Performed by Radical Face

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