Bop or flop? ‘Neighbours’ theme tune gets Mardi Gras remix

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Aussie soap Neighbours has unveiled a remix of its theme tune in time for the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this weekend.

A large contingent of the cast and crew of the show will be taking part in this year’s parade for the first time.

“We’ve only gone and given the Neighbours theme song a remix for @sydneymardigras and it’s a banger,” the official Neighbours Twitter account wrote.

“Composer and Producer, Dariush Etemad, has added some sparkle and a thumping dance beat to the theme song for this historic night.

“We can’t get it out of our head. You’re welcome.”

But is it a bop or a flop?

“This is honestly one of the worst things I’ve ever heard,” one YouTube user wrote in the comments on YouTube.

“This slaps!” another wrote.

Last year, Neighbours featured the first legal same-sex wedding on an Australian drama as characters Aaron (played by Matt Wilson) and David (Takaya Honda) tied the knot.

Comedian and marriage equality campaigner Magda Szubanski played the couple’s celebrant, Jemima, in the soap’s wedding episodes.

In January, it was announced Neighbours is also set to shoot scenes at this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in March.

The show’s production company, Fremantle, said Neighbours stars would appear on a float in the Parade and the long-running soap would also shoot scenes during festivities for a storyline that will feature in upcoming episodes.

The 41st annual Sydney Mardi Gras festivities kicked off on Febuary 15, and will culminate in the annual parade and party on Saturday, March 2.

A live stream of 2019 Mardi Gras parade will be available online on SBS On Demand and the SBS Twitter account on the Saturday.

If you’re not travelling to Sydney for this year’s Mardi Gras parade, you’re invited to join in the celebrations at Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel. Entry is free all night and a live stream of this year’s parade on the big screen from 6pm.

The next day, the SBS telecast of the parade with commentary from Joel Creasey, Nerelda Jacobs, Zoe Coombs Marr and Patrick Abboud will screen on Sunday, March 3 from 8:35pm.

Jordan Hirst
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