Going for Gold

Album: Not released on an album (1987)
  • songfacts ®
  • Years before he became a successful film composer of such movies as The Lion King, the Pirates of the Caribbean series and The Dark Knight trilogy, German composer penned this Europop theme tune for the BBC daytime television game show Going for Gold.

    Going for... GOLD!
    The heat is on, the time is right,
    It's time for you, time for you, to play your game

    "Going for Gold? I'm not ashamed of it!" Zimmer told the Guardian in 2014. "It paid the rent and opened up all sorts of doors. I will admit to it: we all have to have our guilty little somethings!"
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Mark Arm of MudhoneySongwriter Interviews

When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

Ed Roland of Collective SoulSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.

Trucking Songs That Were #1 HitsSong Writing

The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.

Randy HouserSongwriter Interviews

The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.

Janis Ian: Married in London, but not in New YorkSong Writing

Can you be married in one country but not another? Only if you're part of a gay couple. One of the first famous singers to come out as a lesbian, Janis wrote a song about it.