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This American television game show featured contestants competing to correctly identify songs being played by an on-stage orchestra or band.
The show originally appeared on NBC radio before making a move to television in 1953 with Red Benson hosting. It was picked up by CBS in 1954, originally hosted by Bill Cullen and then by George DeWitt.
A short-lived revival aired in 1970 with Richard Hayes as host, but a second revival in 1974 was more successful, being broadcast in syndication until 1981, with Tom Kennedy hosting.
Two attempts were made at reviving the series for NBC. Dennis James hosted the first of these series, which ran daily for five months in 1974. In 1977, a second daily daytime series with Kennedy hosting was conceived, but this too was short-lived and was cancelled after six months.
Name That Tune returned to syndication again in 1984, branded as The $100,000 Name That Tune. Hosted by Jim Lange, this revival was not successful and came to an end in 1985 after just one season.
A new primetime version of Name That Tune was launched in 2021 and hosted by actress Jane Krakowski.
Local versions of the show have also been produced in the UK (1976-1988 and 1997), Australia (1956-1957 and 1975) and many other countries.